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Former Judge Disbarred

A former judge has consented to disbarment by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a Stipulation for Consent Order of Discipline, which was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the hearing panel.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Attorney Grievance Commission


Judge Charged With Improper Communications With A Court Employee

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint alleging misconduct by a Hamilton County Municipal Judge. The complaint alleges that the judge sent a Facebook friend request to a court reporter (not in his court) which she ("Jane Doe") accepted. He... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Facebook, Law, Hamilton County, Jane Doe, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Life Insurance Claim Against Employer Prevails In Ninth Circuit Review

    The estate's claims against the life insurance company failed, but the Ninth Circuit remanded for further review claims against the decedent's employer. Estate of Foster v. Am .Marine Sys. Group Ben. Plan, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 3555 (9th Cir. Feb. 9, 2021).      The estate filed suit under the civil enforcement provision of ERISA against American Marine Corporation (American Marine) and United Omaha Life Insurance Company (United) alleging defendants wrongfully denied a claim for life insur...
Tags: Insurance, United, ERISA, Ninth Circuit, Tred Eyerly, American Marine, Estate of Foster, American Marine Corporation American Marine, United Omaha Life Insurance Company United


At the Gray Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Gray Café


In Supreme Court March Madness, eight justices remain standing

The first round of SCOTUS bracketology – our unofficial tournament to allow readers to choose the greatest Supreme Court justice – wasn’t as chaotic as the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. There were no stunning upsets of juggernaut justices and no magical runs from... The post In Supreme Court March Madness, eight justices remain standing appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ncaa, SCOTUS bracketology, Supreme Court March Madness, The post In Supreme Court March Madness


US official: North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

By Barbara Starr | CNN North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Thursday, according to an intelligence assessment, a senior US official tells CNN. The US military and intelligence community is still analyzing the data from the test launch to determine what kind of missile was fired and how far it went. It is not known yet whether the missiles were short, medium or long range, such as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The US tracks all North Korean weapons tests through radar an...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Biden, Korean Peninsula, Barbara Starr, National News, South Korean Joint Chiefs


What does it mean that Biden has put Kamala Harris in charge of the border crisis?

Here's a collection of articles on the subject.Do you think choosing her is an effort to give her the opportunity to do something important and prominent so she can burnish her reputation in preparation for taking over the presidency? Or do you think it is more of an effort to hold her back, to saddle her with a huge problem that she's unlikely to handle well, and the idea is to keep her from edging Biden out? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Kamala Harris, Ann Althouse, Biden And Immigration, Kamala and immigration


"Kamala Harris to hold discussion with Bill Clinton on 'empowering women and girls'.... 'Is this a ... joke?' asked Juanita Broaddrick."

Fox News reports.I guess this is good news for Andrew Cuomo: Bill Clinton, never cancelled, and now, forefronted, with special access to the first woman Vice President. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rape, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Andrew Cuomo, Sexual Harassment, Kamala Harris, Juanita Broaddrick, Ann Althouse


Bonus Wars Continue — See Also

More Spring Bonuses! At Milbank and Skadden. Law School Dean Peddles Stereotypes To Move Books: But at least he realizes it was wrong. Biglaw Discrimination Lawsuit: At Quinn Emanuel. The Best Brands In Biglaw: A top 10 list, we know you love lists. Law School Racism Controversy: Well, that'll happen when you're named after a slaveholder.
Tags: Law, Milbank, Quinn Emanuel, See Also, Skadden Law School


Okay, guys, but I've got to tell you — even though I see what you're seeing — and in spite of my stoical distancing — I got chills — repeatedly, even on a second viewing.

OMFG. I made it 15 seconds in.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) March 24, 2021 Can I explain getting chills? I'm not a fan of the Biden administration or a sucker for social programs, but the music is familiar and emotionally effective, and the woman's commitment to the role — with added silliness — is disarming. I can't tell that this particular performer is a dimwit fan of the new administration. This clip made me think of this extremely silly extolling of Trump:   It's humor. But does it ...
Tags: Music, Law, Disney, Little Mermaid, Biden, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, emotional Althouse


Is Greed Good? Comeback Of Congressional Pork Spending Might Resurrect Compromise, Bipartisanship

Congressional pork (in the form of earmarks) has been gone since 2011, but now it might be making a comeback.
Tags: Law, Republicans, Finance, Government, Pork, Spending Priorities


South Dakota Contemplates Outlawing Nonexistent Threat Of Forced Abortions

The new law-to-be misunderstands the risks posed by surrogacy relationships and is likely to have negative consequences for South Dakota families.
Tags: Law, South Dakota, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART




Skadden Jumps Into The Spring Bonus Wars

Another Biglaw firm says yes to more special bonuses!
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Skadden, Spring Bonuses, Unprecedented, Associate Bonus Watch 2021


Darien Gap: CNN Encourages Women and Children through the Jungle of Rape

Incredible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9ekAbOKdg [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
Tags: Featured, Cnn, Military, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Darien Gap


Law School STILL Named After Slaveholder

Even if there are difficult naming controversies out there, this is not one of them.
Tags: Law, Racism, Law Schools, UIC, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law


Boris Johnson warns EU not to ban Covid vaccine exports to UK

PM says Europe would be the loser if it were to impose a blockade in the latest salvo in row over suppliesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has told the EU that Europe would be the loser if it imposes a Covid vaccine blockade on Britain, as Brussels empowered officials to prohibit shipments to countries with a better record in vaccinating their population.The UK had been singled out by EU officials for failing to export any doses to the the bloc as the Eur...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Johnson, Coronavirus


Virginia officially repeals its death penalty

I reported here last month that Virginia was on the verge of repealing the death penalty in the state.  Today, as reported in this new NPR piece, the repeal became official.  Here are some details: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law abolishing the death penalty in the state after the Democratically-controlled legislature passed the measure late last month. "It is the moral thing to do to end the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia," said the governor.... Virginia is th...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Virginia, House, Npr, Jamestown, Michael Stone, Ralph Northam, Northam, Douglas A Berman, Commonwealth of Virginia, William Morva, Morva, Rachel Sutphin, Eric Sutphin, George Floyd


Pretty Stiff Language Here

35 U.S.C. § 185 – Patent barred for filing without license Notwithstanding any other provisions of law any person, and his successors, assigns, or legal representatives, shall not receive a United States patent for an invention if that person, or his successors, assigns, or legal representatives shall, without procuring the license prescribed in section 184, have made, or consented to or assisted another’s making, application in a foreign country for a patent or for the registration of a utility...
Tags: Law, United States, Patent


Coronavirus Update 3-24-2021: Which of your employees should you bring back to work

For the past year, an astounding 44 percent of employees have been working remotely full time, and two-thirds of employees have been working remotely at least one day per week. With vaccination rates on the rise and offering a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, employers are starting to plan for bringing employees back to the physical workplace.These decisions involve a lot of key questions an employer needs to answer in planning for where employees will work in a post-vaccine, post-pande...
Tags: Law, Jon Hyman


Find Rothco on TikTok

We did it! You can now find Rothco on TikTok, join us as we have fun playig around with our gear. @rothco_brand ##renegade ##camo ##camochallenge ##camopants ##lottery ##roulette ##renegadechallenge ##foryoupage ##viral ##rothco ##rothcobrand ♬ Lottery - K CAMP [Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Social Media, Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Tiktok


Your annual reminder that movements in the US News.com rankings are almost all meaningless

With the new nonsense numbers about to appear, it's worth reminding everyone (and especially journalist) that: 95% of movement in the US News.com "overall" rank... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Remand In Facebook Privilege Litigation

An opinion of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court In this case we address the applicability of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine to an internal investigation conducted by the respondent, Facebook, Inc. (Facebook). After public reporting revealed potential... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Privilege, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Facebook Inc Facebook, Facebook Privilege Litigation


"His Audacity Trumps His Dishonesty"

A Pennsylvania disbarment drew identical reciprocal discipline from the New Jersey Supreme Court and this language from the report of the Disciplinary Review Board Respondent’s most serious misconduct is his knowing misappropriation of client settlement funds. After stealing from his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board Respondent


Life Insurance Claim Against Employer Prevails Ninth Circuit Review

    The estate's claims against the life insurance company failed, but the Ninth Circuit remanded for further review claims against the decedent's employer. Estate of Foster v. Am .Marine Sys. Group Ben. Plan, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 3555 (9th Cir. Feb. 9, 2021).      The estate filed suit under the civil enforcement provision of ERISA against American Marine Corporation (American Marine) and United Omaha Life Insurance Company (United) alleging defendants wrongfully denied a claim for life insur...
Tags: Insurance, United, ERISA, Ninth Circuit, Tred Eyerly, American Marine, Estate of Foster, American Marine Corporation American Marine, United Omaha Life Insurance Company United


California Becomes 39th State To Adopt Duty Of Technology Competence

California, home to roughly 13% of all U.S. lawyers, has become the 39th state to adopt the ethical duty of technology competence. Effective this week (March 22), the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct provide that a lawyer’s duty of competence encompasses “the duty to keep abreast of the changes in the law and law practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” The California Supreme Court approved the new rule on Feb. 18, 2021, which appears as Comment 1 to ...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, California Supreme Court, American Bar Association, Aba, House of Delegates, Access Through Innovation of Legal Services, State Bar of California s Board of Trustees



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