DA Suspended

The Star Gazette reported on a recent Pennsylvania interim suspension. A Pennsylvania disciplinary board has temporarily suspended the law license of Bradford County District Attorney Chad Salsman, who faces multiple accusations of sexual assault and other crimes. The Disciplinary Board... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Star Gazette, Bradford County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Board, Chad Salsman

Law Firms Need to Keep Blog Content From Lawyers Live On The Net – Forever

Someone recently asked me how many years of blog content you should keep live on your law firm website. Your law firm website is not the right place for blog content, an independent blog site is, but if the website is where your blogs live, the answer is forever. You do not delete blog content from your website. If a lawyer who penned a blog post leaves the firm make sure the content or the blog in entirety moves with them or remains in your archives live to the net. Legal insight ...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized

CCP information War in Panama City, Panama: Confucius Institute

Panama City, Panama A Yon-Genre mind-dump, sans edit Panama is one of the most strategic slices of land on earth. The short story: The Panama Canal was opened to traffic on 15 August 1914. A marvel of engineering, labor, and human sacrifice in the face of yellow fever, malaria, and plenty more. This gateway between the seas is also a strategic commercial and military artery. The spectre Chinese control of The Canal is a big, big deal. Some will say this is not permitted under Panam...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Featured, Washington, China, Cnn, Colombia, Thailand, Military, United States, Jimmy Carter, Paraguay, South America, New Mexico, Evergreen, Panama Canal

Court struggles with the “indefensible morass” it’s made in Indian law

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Cooley. The case concerns whether tribal police officers may detain or search non-Indians suspected of violating state or federal law on public highways running through reservations, and if so, in what circumstances. Tribal... The post Court struggles with the “indefensible morass” it’s made in Indian law appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Cooley, Merits Cases

At the Sunrise Café...

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

Keep Tabs On All The Bonus News — See Also

It's Here: The special bonus tracker has arrived. Willkie Joined The Crowd: The firm that kicked off this round has joined the new standard. They Shoot, They Score: Noted sports firm Proskauer matched. California!: Hueston Hennigan also came on board. What Else Happened?: Fox got sued for $1.7 billion.
Tags: Law, California, Fox, Proskauer, Willkie, Hueston Hennigan, See Also

Hacking Weapons Systems

Lukasz Olejnik has a good essay on hacking weapons systems. Basically, there is no reason to believe that software in weapons systems is any more vulnerability free than any other software. So now the question is whether the software can be accessed over the Internet. Increasingly, it is. This is likely to become a bigger problem in the near future. We need to think about future wars where the tech simply doesn’t work. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Uncategorized, Infrastructure, Military, Cyberattack, Hacking, Weapons, Bruce Schneier, National Security Policy, Cyberweapons, Lukasz Olejnik

Navy Positive MEPS Drug Test Waiver

It was about 16 years ago that the Navy initiated an enlistment ban for any applicant from any branch of service who failed the drug portion of the MEPS Drug and Alcohol Test (DAT). The DAT test is administered to every applicant processing through MEPS for their initial physical. After the Navy, eventually, the other […]
Tags: Navy, Military, Navy Recruiting, Navy Requirements, Navy Waivers

Morgan Lewis Rolls Out Big-Time Special Bonuses For Associates

It's springtime and it's Biglaw bonus season. Woohoo!
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Morgan Lewis, Associate Bonus Watch 2021

Pre-Litigation Investigation of Patent Validity

by Dennis Crouch I previously wrote about the Federal Circuit’s decision in WPEM, LLC v. SOTI Inc., 2020-1483 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 9, 2020).  The case focuses on pre-filing investigation — the amount of investigation that a patentee must conduct before filing a patent infringement lawsuit. Here, WPEM filed an infringement action against SOTI, but later dismissed the action after learning that the patent claims were very likely invalid.  The district court awarded attorney fees to the defendant based ...
Tags: Law, Circuit, Patent, Federal Circuit, FRCP, Soti, Dennis Crouch, Fed Cir, WPEM LLC, WPEM, SOTI Inc, Accused Technology

Stat Of The Week: It’s Time To Talk Maritime Law

The Suez Canal grounding could create sprawling litigation.
Tags: Law, Insurance, Suez Canal, Stat of the Week, Maritime Law

"This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic..."

Said Joe Biden at his press conference yesterday. Transcript. He was talking about new legislation in some GOP-led state legislatures tightening up voting requirements.Context: What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. Deciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote, deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work, deciding that there will be no ab...
Tags: Comedy, Voting, Law, Senate, White House, Disney, Metaphor, Birds, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Reddit, Biden, Jim Crow, Cliff Edwards, Rice

Don’t Manage The Litigation; Win The Litigation

Too many lawyers don’t creatively come to the case with a focus on the strategic goal.
Tags: Law, Litigators, John G. Balestriere

"The woman... told officials she was swimming in a canal when she noticed a door and entered it. She said she eventually became lost..."

"... and ended up three miles away from where she first began, surviving on a can of ginger ale she discovered unopened along the way. Police are trying to determine if the woman was actually underground for three weeks. They say the health officials they have consulted believe it is more likely the woman was only in the sewer for two or three days. 'We don’t feel that there was any crime committed,' Ted White, a police spokesperson, said. 'But the biggest question is, is her story credible? Wa...
Tags: Florida, Law, Soda, Survival, Delray Beach, Ted White, Ann Althouse

Highway shark.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Julie Anne (@julie_anne52) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Fish, Viral Video, Julie Anne, Ann Althouse

"Internet turns on Jensen Karp, ‘manipulative’ shrimp tail cereal man."

NY Post headline.I don't have a tag for "crustaceans." I have "lobster" and "crabs," but I don't have "shrimp." That boxes me in tag-wise. It's not as though I haven't written about shrimp before. There's this, in 2018:  I wanted to give this post a "crustaceans" tag, but I didn't want to create a new tag. So I started typing out the word in the place where I add my tags, and by the time I got to "crus-," there was only one tag the software was suggesting, and it wasn't "crustaceans," so that's...
Tags: Law, Blogging, Cereal, Barack, Kathleen Turner, Ann Althouse, Jensen Karp, Kathleen Turner Crustaceans, I'm not making a new tag for this

Stick to Covid rules as end of England lockdown approaches, public warned

Warning comes amid signs people are already mingling more before next step of easing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe public have been warned to keep abiding by Covid rules as the end of lockdown approaches, amid a falling “sense of risk” and fresh data showing increased mingling between households.Before the further easing of rules in England on Monday – when outside meetings will be permitted in private gardens for groups of six – the public already a...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus

DOWNLOAD ALBUM : High Klassified – Law of Automata: Valid (Zip File)

Another newly dropped hot new jams by High Klassified – Law of Automata: Valid, This album was published on 2021-03-26 16:09:12, You can download the zip album using any of the download links below Name: High Klassified – Law of Automata: Valid Genre: R&B | Hip-Hop Year: 2021 Format: mp3 | 320 kbps Duration: 00:13:44 Size: 37 Mb props by Name: High Klassified – Law of Automata: Valid Genre: R&B | Hip-Hop Year: 2021 Format: mp3 | 320 kbps Duration: 00:13:44 Size: 37 Mb props by H...
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Blogger Loses Copyright Ruling Over Photo…But No Mention of the CC-BY-SA License!–Von Der Au v. Imber

Von Der Au is a professional photographer. The photographer took a photo of the Semperoper opera house in Dresden, Germany. The defendant blogs at and republished the photo in a post. The court claims the “value of a license to use the Photograph is approximately $900.” The photographer obtained a copyright registration 6 years after first publication–so statutory damages and attorneys’ fees should be off the table. Because the registration was more than 5 years after publi...
Tags: Google, Law, Copyright, San Antonio, Sanders, Dresden Germany, Wikimedia Commons, Reiner, Liebowitz, Evidence/Discovery, CCB, Philpot, Imber, Alternet Media Guest Blog Post, Copyright Claims Board CCB, Von Der Au

Coronavirus Update 3-26-2021: 5 Considerations for Drafting Your COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

At some point over the next several months, most of your employees will receive one of the various COVID-19 vaccines that the Food & Drug Administration has approved for Emergency Use Authorization. As your employees consider whether and when to obtain the vaccine, you, as their employer, have numerous issues to consider regarding the vaccination status of your employees. You should also formalize these decisions in a written Vaccination Policy that you provide to each of your employees,...
Tags: Law, Food Drug Administration, Jon Hyman, Joshua Hoehne, Wickens Herzer Panza, Emergency Use Authorization As

Grey's Anatomy: the TV show that has always been there for me

Shonda Rhimes’s long-running medical drama is not exactly uplifting. But through grief, upheaval and despair, it has been the one thing I can always count onThere’s a song that I listen to every time I begin to feel the tendrils of sadness take a grip. For nearly 15 years, this song – Grace, by the Norwegian singer Kate Havnevik – has soundtracked every desperate and devastating moment in my life. It’s a little self-indulgent gift I give myself when I need to be enveloped by despair.However, if ...
Tags: Health, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Drama, Abc, Disney, US, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Television & radio, Seattle, Meredith, Grey, Derek, Patrick Dempsey

Practice Pointer: Fill Out Admissions Applications With Care

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee imposed a public censure with conditions for an attorney's statements in admission applications to the state and federal bars In 2015, Attorney Forghany was subject to disciplinary proceedings in Connecticut and Massachusetts.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Forghany

Cause Matters

An law firm's claim for quantum meruit recovery against a contingency fee client who had terminated representation depends on whether the discharge was or was not "for cause," according to a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division

No Reciprocal Suspension

An attorney whose lax supervision of a non-lawyer employee facilitated a $2.7 million misappropriation has been reprimanded by the New Jersey Supreme Court as reciprocal discipline for a six-month New York suspension. As explained by the Disciplinary Review Board When... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board When

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