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At the Effulgence Café...

... you can radiate everything you are.And now that the geese have flown off, it's a good time to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. Something I just bought — a new FlipBelt. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Ann Althouse, Amazon Something


Jenner & Block Sued Over Rent — See Also

Biglaw Firm Has Rent Problems: Jenner & Block is just like us! Another Celebrity Without A College Degree Thinks She Can Pass The Bar: We'll see, Halsey. We'll see. Bar Exam Debacle: New Hampshire edition. Law School Is Really Expensive: Here are the most expensive ones. Judge Removed From Bench: And it's about time.
Tags: Law, New Hampshire, Jenner, Jenner Block, See Also


EDVA Judge Boots Nunes SLAPP Suits To Venues With Some Actual Connection To Cases

You can't forum shop your way onto the rocket docket, Congressman!
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, Defamation, Devin Nunes, Robert Payne, Stephen Biss


Homeowners are unprepared for flooding in many cities: report

In cities with floodplains but no recent catastrophic events, few homeowners actually have flood insurance, according to a report by ValuePenguin.
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, Texas, Colorado, California, Boston, Sacramento, Insurance, Radio, Idaho, Hawaii, Hurricane Sandy, Fema, Hurricane, Flooding, Michigan


Georgia Supreme Court Confronts Fraudulent Sperm Case

A sperm bank is alleged to have sold sperm provided by a donor who lied about his IQ, professional background, and criminal history.
Tags: Law, Family law, Georgia Supreme Court, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


The 'super-driven' ex-TalkTalk chief behind England's track-and-trace scheme

With UK’s route of lockdown dependent on success, Dido Harding faces a huge challengeCoronavirus – latest updatesGovernment unveils test-and-trace stragegy for England The ex-TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding is facing one of the biggest moments in her eventful career, as she leads the government’s new track and trace programme upon which the country’s path out of lockdown depends.Baroness Harding, 52, the chair of NHS Improvement, was brought in to shoulder the responsibility of this signif...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Dido Harding, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Baroness Harding


Biglaw Associates Billing $1,000 Per Hour

Biglaw associates are being billed out at over $1,000 an hour at some law firms. If you thought that $1,000 per hour lawyers were just in the partnership ranks, you should promptly disabuse yourself of such foolish notions. What’s more, is that even more junior law firm associates are billing at well over $500 per hour. Will Covid-induced company cost-cutting lead to law departments negotiating more favorable rates from their outside counsel? Or will law departments look to save by hiring experi...
Tags: Law, Careers, Law Firms, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, Kirkland Ellis, Weil Gotshal Manges, Biglaw Associates Billing


Zooming Toward Innovation … Or Not?

Yes, I know the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul, but are the eyes sufficient, do they tell me enough?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Zoom, Jill Switzer, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Rivian is building an in-house insurance agency

Rivian is hiring an insurance agency data manager, a job posting that suggests the all-electric automaker is planning to offer its own insurance to customers. The job was first posted by , which also reached out to TechCrunch with the tip. Roadshow/CNET about this new position. Rivian wouldn’t provide more details about its plans, but did confirm it has some job postings in the area of insurance. The job is to lead Rivian’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance agency, a position that e...
Tags: Money, California, Finance, Insurance, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Automotive, Michigan, Illinois, TechCrunch, Normal, State Farm Insurance, Bloomington Ill, Plymouth Mich, Rivian


How DLA Piper Moved Over 3,000 Staff to Working from Home in 36 Hours

I have to confess that I have been surprised by the ease with which many large law firms transitioned to working from home. In various contexts over the past few months, I have spoken with law firm leaders who described transitions that were fairly seamless and that were pulled off within a relatively short time frame. But what hasn’t surprised me is the common thread among these firms, which is that they all had in place a strong, technology-driven operational base. It is only common sense that...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Dla Piper, Le Blanc, BigHand, Norma Spearman, DLA Piper Moved Over, Baker Donelson In, Sonji Le Blanc


Should COVID-19 Status Be A Protected Classification?

People who have recovered from COVID-19 already face significant disadvantages, even if they have fully recuperated from the virus.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Disability Law, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Senate Passes Bill to Authorize SEC Ban on Trading of Foreign Companies Over Auditor Access [Sponsored]

The bill would address long-running concerns by the SEC and PCOAB over foreign companies for which U.S. regulators cannot access audit papers because of positions taken by overseas authorities.
Tags: Law, Senate, SEC, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


Halsey Is Studying For The Bar Exam, Declaring ‘Law Is Fun But Hard’

You may not be able to take the bar, but she's working on it.
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, Law, Law Schools, Halsey, Bar Exams




Lockdown violators using Cummings as excuse, say police

Police commissioner warns of public pushback over Covid-19 containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLockdown rule-breakers are using the controversial actions of the prime minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, as an excuse, a police and crime commissioner has warned.The West Midlands PCC, David Jamieson, revealed he had received intelligence that officers are getting “pushback” from members of the public breaching Covid-19 containment measures after Dow...
Tags: Politics, Law, Police, UK News, Boris Johnson, West Midlands, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, David Jamieson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


How Netflix’s Space Force Acts Like a Parallel Universe to Our Own

Fans looking to blame something or someone that the American version of The Office hasn’t returned need only look to the stars. In the seven years since that show’s end, its creator and executive producer Greg Daniels has been working almost solely on shows with space or sci-fi themes. His latest show, Netflix’s Space…Read more...
Tags: Space, Politics, Comedy, Science, Interview, Office, Netflix, Military, Streaming, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Greg Daniels, Space Force


Examining The Ongoing Challenges Faced In The Legal Industry [Sponsored]

Complete this 5-minute survey and be entered to win one of three $150 Amazon gift cards.
Tags: Amazon, Law, Clio, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms


Larry Kramer, groundbreaking author and Aids activist, dies aged 84

Kramer founded pioneering Gay Men’s Health Crisis groupPlaywright and author died Wednesday morning in ManhattanThe groundbreaking American writer and tireless activist for gay rights and a national effort to tackle the HIV/Aids crisis, Larry Kramer, has died in New York. Related: Coronavirus US live: cases still increasing in two dozen states amid push to reopen Continue reading...
Tags: New York, US, Society, World news, US news, Aids and HIV, Kramer, Larry Kramer, Gay Men 's Health Crisis


Relist Watch: Looking for the living among the dead

John Elwood reviews Friday’s relists. A funny thing happened on Friday: The Supreme Court relisted cases for the next week’s conference, only one day following its previous conference. That may not seem like a big deal, but it’s the biggest change in the court’s relisting procedures in years. Usually, the court relists cases after it releases orders from the previous conference — usually following a Monday order list (or Tuesday, for holiday weekends). Because the Supreme Court usually relists e...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Massachusetts, West, United States, New Jersey, Wisconsin, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Anderson, Rogers


How The Left-Wing Media Botched The Tara Reade Story

Current Affairs’ Nathan Robinson, podcaster Katie Halper, and other activist journalists screwed up because they approached the story as litigators, rather than simply as journalists.
Tags: New York, Law, Sexual Assault, Joe Biden, Current Affairs, Glenn Greenwald, Nathan Robinson, The Intercept, Ryan Grim, Katie Halper, Media and Journalism, Alaric DeArment, Tara Reade, Lyta Gold


Law student shot dead in crossfire of business dispute, court told

Aya Hachem, 19, was hit by bullet from a passing car as she was shopping in BlackburnA “remarkable and inspirational” law student was shot dead in the street after being caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two tyre companies, a court has heard.Aya Hachem, 19, was hit by a bullet fired from a passing car as she shopped for groceries near her home in Blackburn on 17 May. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, UK News, Blackburn, Aya Hachem


With his return to blogging, is Bill Otis no longer a potential nominee for the US Sentencing Commission?

Long-time readers should be familiar with the name Bill Otis, not only because he was for years a regular commentor on this blog, but also because he is a prominent former federal prosecutor who often prominently shared his (tough-on-crime) sentencing perspectives in many media.  We have not heard much from Bill in a few years; his recent quietness seemed a direct result of Bill being tapped to be one of Prez Trump's notable March 2018 nominations to the US Sentencing Commission.  I surmise that...
Tags: Law, Senate, US, Bill, Felicity Huffman, Flynn, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, USSC, Douglas A Berman, U S Sentencing Commission, US Sentencing Commission, Bill Otis, Prez Trump, Crime Consequences, FAMM


Facebook Post Leads To Bar Sanction Dispute

The web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court has a preview of an oral argument scheduled on May 28 In re: Winston Bradshaw Sitton– This attorney-discipline case originated after attorney Winston Sitton commented on a woman’s public Facebook post, identifying... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Facebook, Law, Tennessee Supreme Court, Facebook Post, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Winston Bradshaw Sitton, Winston Sitton



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