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Steele Dossier SLAPP

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by plaintiffs alleging defamation in the Steele Dossier Appellants challenge an order of the Superior Court which granted appellees’ special motion to dismiss, brought under the District... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Superior Court, Legal Profession Prof, District of Columbia Court of Appeals


Advice Of Counsel Defense In Bar Proceedings

The Florida Supreme Court has remanded a bar discipline matter This case arises entirely out of Herman’s personal bankruptcy proceeding. More specifically, the case is about certain final disclosures that Herman allegedly failed to make in that proceeding. The disclosures... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Herman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Click fraud might violate CFAA

Click fraud is a problem in online advertising and in situations where companies and advertisers use publishers to promote their content. A federal court in Delaware recently addressed this problem.  Plaintiff job search engine sued one of its former “publishing partners” and its owners. Defendants sent out email messages with links to job search results. Plaintiff paid defendants on a “pay-per-click” basis – a certain amount each time someone clicked on one of the links. The Alle...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Fraud, Delaware, Contracts, Usc, Computer Fraud, CFAA, Click Fraud, Computer Crime, CollegeSource Inc, AcademyOne Inc, Juju Inc, Native Media LLC


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about anything you want.Meade took this picture of me looking at the sunrise at 5:24.And let me remind you about the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Sunrise, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Going Back To Biglaw — See Also

Phase 2 Is Starting In NYC: Are you ready to head back to the office? Which Firms Are Opening Up? Help us start the list. The Supreme Court's DACA Decision: Better than expected, but not great.  DLA Piper Faces A New Lawsuit: Alleging double dealing. Diploma Privilege As A Matter Of Racial Justice: The butterfly effect of delaying the bar exam.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, See Also, DLA Piper Faces


CCPA: California Attorney General Releases Final Proposed Regulations

Christina H. Kroll On June 1, 2020, the California Attorney General’s office released the third and final set of CCPA proposed regulations (available here). Below, we provide information about the final proposed regulations and enforcement actions. The CCPA, or the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, gives California consumers certain rights to learn about and control how businesses within the CCPA’s scope handle the “personal information” collected by those businesses. A business is subj...
Tags: Law, California, Regulations, Legislation, Anna, Privacy Policy, Compliance, Oag, AG, Proskauer, CCPA, Data Privacy Laws, Privacy Law, Privacy Litigation, OAL, California Office of Administrative Law


Pandemic Law Practice Management: How To Leverage Resilience In The Face Of Uncertainty [Sponsored]

A framework for taking stock of your practice, analyzing your strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing the tools you need to grow your practice.
Tags: Law, Cle, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline


CORE Act Introduced in Congress Seeking Oversight for COVID-19 Relief Funds [Sponsored]

Democratic members of Congress have introduced the CORE Act in both the Senate and the House to provide oversight and accountability of COVID-19 relief funds.
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, House, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


Biglaw Associate Arrested For Breaking Curfew After Protest Has His Firm’s Support For Now

But will Biglaw continue to support attorney activism in the future?
Tags: Activism, Law, Biglaw, Social Change, Quote Of The Day


Supreme Court Provides a Respite for DREAMERS

The Supreme Court today invalidated Donald Trump's order ending President Obama's DACA program for DREAMERS, which provided a two year haven from deportation for children who came to this country without proper papers and met certain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Donald Trump


Tomorrow: Jack Newton Joins Our Weekly Journalist Roundtable to Discuss Latest Clio Research on COVID-19

As I reported Wednesday, Clio was out this week with its latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on law firms and clients. Tomorrow on our weekly Legaltech Week journalists roundtable, Clio CEO Jack Newton will be our guest to discuss the research with the panel. The program is Friday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Panelists this week will be: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase. Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider; Victoria Hudgins, rep...
Tags: Law, Clio, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Jack Newton, COVID, Legaltech Week, MyCase Caroline Hill, Victoria Hudgins, Legaltech News Joe Patrice


Stock Exchanges Don’t Have To Do Thing They Very Much Don’t Want To At Their Own Expense

If the SEC wants to know how rebates impact stock trading, they’ll have to figure it out themselves.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC


Court fast-tracks federal death penalty dispute 

After the federal government announced that it plans to resume executions in July after a pause of nearly 20 years, the Supreme Court today put the dispute over the lethal-injection protocol that the government plans to use in those executions on a fast track. In an order issued this afternoon, the justices instructed the federal government to file its brief opposing the inmates’ petition for review tomorrow, with the inmates’ reply brief to follow on Monday, June 22. This briefing schedule, whi...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Department Of Justice, D C Circuit, Howe, Bureau of Prisons, Keith Nelson, Tanya Chutkan, William Barr, Capital Cases, Emergency appeals and applications, Daniel Lee Wesley Purkey Dustin Hanken


The COVID Law Firm Reopening Tracker: How Is Your Firm Going Back To Work?

The latest updates on how law firms are adjusting to the new normal.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID Law Firm Reopening Tracker, Law Firm Reopenings


New Lawsuit Accuses DLA Piper Of ‘Strident Double-Dealing’

Ex-client alleges global firm worked both for it and against it.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Dla Piper, Ex-Clients


Piloted in May, ditched in June: the failure of England's Covid-19 app

How the government came to scrap its contact-tracing app in favour of Apple and Google’sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDesigned to be a key component of the test, track and trace programme to forge a way out of lockdown, the NHS Covid-19 app has been beset by problems from day one – despite repeated claims to the contrary.After a trial on the Isle of Wight at the start of May, the contact-tracing app was meant to be rolled out to the rest of England by the middle of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Politics, England, Technology, Bluetooth, Society, UK News, NHS, Wight, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, NHS COVID


I told you I was going to do something today that I've never done before.

I shot a gun! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Guns, Law, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


MAP-IT Recruitment for MP District e-Governance Society 2020

IT Vacancy Recruitment by MAP-IT for MP District e-Governance Society 2020 Online applications on prescribed format are invited by MAP-IT for following contract job vacancy posts of  IT Professionals for various Information Technology Project in the field of Information Technology (IT) for filling up of vacant post at Madhya Pradesh (MP) District e-Governance Society (DeGS) in the state of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Society, Manager, MCA, District, Manisha, Trainer, Gate, IT(Computer, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy, Madhya-Pradesh, Information Technology Project, Computer-Engineer-Job


"Facebook on Thursday said it had take action against ads run by President Trump's re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate."

"The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as "Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups," featured an upside-down triangle. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday the triangle 'is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps.' 'We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate. Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group's symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that cond...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Nazis, Advertising, Nazi, Logos, Trump, Anti Defamation League, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Antifa, Andy Stone




A New York Primary Challenger Shows Why the Green New Deal Has to Take on the Military

The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. Yet the carbon footprint of warfare hasn’t been a central focus of the U.S. climate movement. Even the game-changing Green New Deal resolution that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced last year—the most…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, War, Military, Eliot Engel, Sen Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Jamaal Bowman


The 2020 Litigation Finance Survey Report [Sponsored]

Lawyers in every single industry we examined saw a significant uptick in firsthand experience with litigation finance.
Tags: Law, Research, Surveys, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Litigation Finance, Lake Whillans, Lake Whillans Litigation Finance


UK coronavirus live: Hancock says 'we backed both horses' as he defends contact tracing app

News updates: UK official death toll rises by 135; Sturgeon announces key measures in lockdown easing; Stormont ditches 2-metre rule for schools from AugustGovernment to abandon contact-tracing app for Google and Apple modelsRaab: taking the knee ‘feels like symbol of subjugation’Crisis risks UK ‘lost generation’ of people about to retireTreasury blocks plan for private hospitals to tackle NHS backlogCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 6.06pm BST The number of prisoners wh...
Tags: Health, Google, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Sturgeon, Ministry Of Justice, Sadiq Khan, Department Of Health


Everything You Need To Consider Before Locking Into High-Cost Contracts With Consultants Coaches And Marketers (Part I)

Some guidance to lawyers on what to look for to ensure the right fit and to avoid wasting money.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


Are You Ready To Go Back To Your Biglaw Office?

What do YOU think about reopening Biglaw?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Phase 2, Coronavirus, COVID-19


UK coronavirus live: Hancock takes press conference as Stormont ditches 2-metre rule for schools from August

News updates: UK official death toll rises by 135; Sturgeon announces key measures in lockdown easingGovernment to abandon contact-tracing app for Google and Apple modelsRaab: taking the knee ‘feels like symbol of subjugation’Crisis risks UK ‘lost generation’ of people about to retireTreasury blocks plan for private hospitals to tackle NHS backlogCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.32pm BST Hancock says last week there were slightly fewer people dying than in a normal we...
Tags: Health, Google, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Emmanuel Macron, Stormont


Law School Graduates Push For Diploma Privilege As A Matter Of Racial Justice

Bear in mind that pain isn't distributed evenly.
Tags: Law, Racism, Law Schools, Bar Exams


Opinion analysis: Court rejects Trump administration’s effort to end DACA (Updated)

It has been eight years since the Obama administration created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would end the program, which it believed had been illegal in the first place. Today, by a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration acted improperly in terminating the program,...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, Dhs, United States, Nielsen, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Duke



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