California fines Uber for not cooperating with sexual assault and harassment investigation

Uber was fined $59 million Monday for failing to provide the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with information on a number of sexual assault and harassment claims. Reuters reports that Uber's permit to operate in California could be suspended if it fails to pay the penalty within 30 days, according to the CPUC ruling which you can read here [PDF]. — Read the rest
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Answer No

An opinion of the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion Number: 2020-26 Date of Issue: December 10, 2020 ISSUE Whether an outgoing judge may authorize a prospective employer to advertise the judge’s anticipated post-judicial employment at the firm ANSWER: No... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts

What’s In a Name? Be Mindful For Duplicates When Running Background Checks

Back in law school, I submitted a letter and resume for a summer internship at a Chicago lawfirm.  (We did this via letters back then. Ask your parents.) Imagine my surprise when a week or so later I received a letter offering me a position at the law firm. No long interview sessions. And, well, no interviews at all! But alas, I was quick to realize something was amiss. The letter was addressed to a Daniel  J. Schwartz and referenced Northwestern University; I was at Washington University in St...
Tags: Google, Law, Interview, Confusion, Chicago, Connecticut, St Louis, Burger King, Letter, Data Privacy, Hiring, Northwestern University, Schwartz, Daniel, Stamford, Hartford

Dispatch 53: Washington, D.C.: A few hints on combat safety in America

14 December 2020 Washington, D.C. Yon-Genre, unedited mind dump: This is intended for journalists -- the few still on the field -- and peaceful people. I spent all day Saturday, 12 December 2020, with various protest groups in Washington, D.C. I believed the probability for violence was 90 percent. And it happened. Numerous stabbings, beatings, large fireworks, pepper spray, arrests, etc. Long time readers know that I spent years in serious wars, and more years in serious conflicts s...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Featured, Washington, America, Military, Sun, Jimmy Lai, Gordon Chang, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, John Batchelor, Bruce Lee You, Yon Genre

At the Frosted Trees Café...

... you can talk all night.  AND: I changed the time on this post to put it on top of the William Barr post. I like the open thread closing the day.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, William Barr

William Barr's "I'll Go Now" Letter to Trump

Attorney General William Barr tendered his resignation letter (available here) to Donald Trump today. It's a fanboy letter. One thing the letter makes clear is that Trump and Barr discussed his resignation prior to his submitting the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Big Holiday Bonus News Today — See Also

Everything's Bigger In Texas: And everywhere else Susman Godfrey maintains offices. They're handing out big bonuses again this year. Speaking Of Big: Tensegrity also blew away market bonuses. Head Scratcher: Hogan Lovells associates are working sliderules to figure out if they're eligible for a bonus. Crybabies: Stephen Miller laments that FedSoc judges aren't tough enough.
Tags: Texas, Law, Hogan Lovells, Susman Godfrey, Stephen Miller, See Also

Barr's out.

...Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Donald J Trump, Barr, Jeff Rosen, Ann Althouse, President Trump, William Barr, Richard Donoghue

Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Better Hope The Next Judge He Sees Doesn’t Think He’s A Thief And A Liar

Because that judge will be the one fulfilling his prophecy about going to jail.
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"In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed. The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a lot time ago. And we now know that nothing - not even a pandemic - or an abuse of power - can extinguish that flame."

"What beats deep in the hearts of the American people is this: Democracy. The right to be heard. To have your vote counted. To choose the leaders of this nation. To govern ourselves. In America, politicians don’t take power — the people grant it to them."  That, we are told, is what Biden will say in his speech tonight — at 7:30 ET, quoted in "Electoral College confirms Biden is President-elect': Joe to address the nation tonight to say 'democracy prevailed' in rebuke to Trump's refusal to giv...
Tags: Voting, Law, Democracy, America, Biden, Joe, Trump, Electoral College, Ann Althouse, Biden rhetoric

As ROSS Wraps Up, Pondering Its Legacy

Over six years, they proved that a feisty startup could truly make a dent in the market.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence, Ross, Robert Ambrogi

Reynen Court Now Lets You Take Legal Tech Products For A Test Drive

Reynen Court, the platform that describes itself as the app store for legal technology, has introduced a new feature, appropriately called One-Click Test Drive, that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to test products without having to buy them or negotiate trial licenses. Using Test Drive, a user can quickly deploy a pilot of a pre-configured application in a secure environment. The application comes fully loaded with dummy data and transaction or case materials. It can be easily...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Amsterdam, Klein, Andrew Klein, Reynen Court, Each Test Drive

"After years of protests from fans and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name..."

"... moving away from a moniker that has long been criticized as racist, three people familiar with the decision said Sunday. The move follows a decision by the Washington Football Team of the N.F.L. in July to stop using a name long considered a racial slur, and is part of a larger national conversation about race that magnified this year amid protests of systemic racism and police violence.... One option that the team is considering, two of the people said, is moving forward without a replace...
Tags: Law, Hosiery, Animals, Birds, Ohio, Native Americans, Tigers, Baseball, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland, Mascots, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Trump, Diamondbacks

Trump May Take His Election Litigation To The Highest Court In The Universe

Will he take his claims to the final frontier?
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Tweet Of The Day, Election Law

33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

Matt Hancock doesn't seem thrilled with the Christmas gift from Boris | John Crace

The health secretary, once so Tiggerish, thumped the dispatch box in frustrationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEvery cloud has a silver lining. While the increasingly prolonged Brexit trade negotiations – Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen appear on a mission to prove Zeno’s paradox – made most of the headlines in the past week, the coronavirus has been relegated to the second item on most news bulletins.Which proved an unexpected bonus for Matt Hancock as he fou...
Tags: Health, Politics, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, John Crace, Zeno, Ursula von der Leyen, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, Tiggerish

Biglaw Firm Disappoints With Convoluted Bonus Formula With High Billable-Hour Requirement

But even the highest billers might not make market bonuses.
Tags: Money, Law, Hogan Lovells, Bonuses, Biglaw, HoLove, Associate Bonus Watch 2020

What Could Be Better Than Cravath-Scale Bonuses? GIGANTIC Bonuses!

This firm is showing associates the money.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Boutique Law Firms, Associate Bonus Watch 2020, Better Than Cravath Scale Bonuses

Arguments For Religious ‘Accommodation’ Have Become Tyrannical

Respect for pluralism is one thing, trying to make nonbeliever rights submissive to conservative religious views is entirely another. 
Tags: Law, Philadelphia, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker

Attorney General William Barr announces his resignation ... effective on Festivus

I suspect Attorney General William Barr may have lots of grievances he is eager to air because today he announced that he will be resigning effective on December 23, which all Seinfeld fans know is Festivus.  This NPR story, headlined "William Barr To Step Down As Attorney General Before Christmas," reports the news and some context: Attorney General William Barr, an outspoken proponent of conservative values and an expansive view of presidential power, will leave office before Christmas, Presi...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Russia, Alabama, Npr, Doj, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, George H W Bush, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Jeff Sessions, Barr, Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller

The In-House Counsel: Guiding People Through Change

Change management is, put simply, oiling a transition process so that it runs smoothly.
Tags: Technology, Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack

How a new Covid strain may have spread virus in south of England

While variant seems to spread more quickly, it does not appear to be more dangerousCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne factor could be a new strain of coronavirus that has shown up in England’s genomic surveillance in the past two months. The strain contains a number of different mutations and has been detected in parts of the south where cases of the virus are rising fastest, according to the health secretary, Matt Hancock. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, London, Society, UK News, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Learn How The Fortune 500 Saves Millions in Litigation Costs [Sponsored]

Take a 2-minute assessment for a free report on how AI document review could affect your bottom line.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Text IQ

Highlighting the election of local prosecutors who have pledged never to seek death sentences

Daniel Nichanian has this great entry at The Appeal: Political Report titled "Newly Elected Prosecutors Are Challenging The Death Penalty," which effectively reviews the political success of a significant number of prosecutors who have pledged not to pursue capital sentences. Here is parts of the poast: Death penalty opponents have made great strides over the last decade, getting states to outlaw the sentence or at least reduce its use. Now they’re gaining allies from local officials with direc...
Tags: Texas, Law, Colorado, California, Virginia, Los Angeles, Georgia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Arizona, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jason Williams, Republican, Ben Cohen, Los Angeles County

Profiles In Cowardice

Columnist Mark Herrmann thinks about presidents modeling behavior, whether it’s masks in 2020 or telling the truth under oath in the late 1990s.
Tags: Law, Government, Perjury, Mark Herrmann

Worthless D.C. Metro Police deny safety to young children in face of ANTIFA attacks.

WATCH as Worthless D.C. Metro Police deny safety to young children in face of ANTIFA attacks. I made this video shortly before Proud Boys got stabbed by ANTIFA in front of me. PLEASE support my work. Because this is important to America, and to the world. We are moving into authentic civil war. All indicators are bad at this time. I need to stay out here roaming around the various "frontlines" -- this is expensive, and dangerous. I can cover the danger. Need you to cover the expense. Than...
Tags: Featured, America, Military, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Antifa, Worthless D C Metro Police

Divided court reinstates Arizona inmate’s death sentence

The Supreme Court issued orders on Monday from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices had already granted one case, involving class certification in a securities-fraud case, from that conference on Friday, so it was no surprise that they did not add any new cases to their merits docket for this term. The justices denied review in two high-profile cases, involving LGBTQ rights and a proof-of-citizenship requirement for voting, and issued a summary opinion that vacated a ruling b...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Arizona, Kansas, Circuit, Donald Trump, 9th Circuit, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Schwab, 10th Circuit, Cases in the Pipeline, Neil Gorsuch

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