Matt Gaetz Keeps Talking as More Chips Fall

Matt Gaetz was a lawyer before he ran for Congress. I have no idea why he believes he can talk his way to innocence in a pending criminal investigation involving alleged sex trafficking of a minor, but it seems he's intent on trying. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to an ally now accused of sex trafficking who gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz once sent $900 to Joel Greenberg, a political ally now accused of sex trafficking. The Daily Beast reported that the money was sent through Venmo in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz has called himself the victim of a smear campaign, with the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the law...
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Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to ally and accused sex trafficker, who then gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz sent $900 over Venmo to Joel Greenberg, a political ally and accused sex trafficker. The Daily Beast reported the money was sent in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Matt Gaetz has claimed to be the victim of a smear campaign, the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the lawmaker, who is now under fede...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Trends, Charles Davis, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Venmo, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Fritz Scheller, Tuition School and School, US Department of Justice Greenberg

Tiger Mom In Hot Water For Socializing With Students — See Also

Yale Law School Takes Action, Again, Against Amy Chua: But you aren't really surprised, are you? Sidney Powell's Double Speak Trips Her Up: You can't have it both ways. More Special Bonus News: From HoLove and Norton Rose Fulbright. NRA's Big Balling Doesn't Play Well In Bankruptcy Court: But it sure makes for great copy.
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Lots Of Biglaw Firms Saw Attorney-Client Relationships Take A Hit In 2020

Not every Biglaw firm escaped 2020 unscathed.
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New Site Connects Consumers To Lawyers For Instant Video Consultations

A new website called Pro Help Legal offers near-instant access to video chat with a lawyer, with clear disclosure in advance of the cost of the consultation.
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Playing Career Jeopardy

How many admonishments is one judge permitted?
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Lawyers, Biglaw, Jill Switzer

Centene Refutes Ohio AG’s Lawsuit, Says It Reflects Misunderstanding Of Medicaid Billing

Centene has rebutted the accusations made in a sealed lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that accused the insurer of over-billing the state's Medicaid department. The lawsuit is based on a misunderstanding of how Medicaid billing operates and should be unsealed, Centene said.
Tags: Law, Ohio, Medicaid, Centene, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, Centene Refutes Ohio AG

U.S. Space Force division to be headquartered near Los Angeles airport

Home to more than 25 aerospace companies, Southern California could enjoy a boost in the industry locally now that the U.S. Space Force plans to locate one of its three divisions near the Los Angeles airport. U.S. Space Force officials announced on Thursday, April 8, that its Space Systems Command – tasked with developing and buying space technologies – will operate at the Los Angeles Air Force Base’s Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo. The command is set to officially stand up in su...
Tags: Spacex, News, Colorado, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Ted, Soccer, Military, Long Beach, Mars, Pasadena, Aerospace, Southern California, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Ninth Circuit provides yet another ruling on post-FIRST STEP Act federal compassionate release authority

When it rains it pours, at least wih respect to compasionate release rulings these days.  In this last post, I called a Fifth CIrcuit decision handed down yesterday the latest such ruling.  But, thanks to people on Twitter smarter than me, I learned that the Ninth Circuit issues a ruling on this topic today in US v. Aruda, No. 20-10245 (9th Cir. April 8, 2021) (available here). Here is the start and a key paragrph of the ruling: Patricia Aruda appeals from the district court’s order denying her...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Law, US, Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit, Gunn, Seventh Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Sentencing Commission, Aruda, New District Court, Patricia Aruda

Become A Known Expert: Your Plan Awaits! 

Download our free guide to Mike Whelan's "90-Day Known Expert" series.
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Lessons From COVID-19: What Is A Lawyer, Anyway?

Finally, everyone understood the struggle.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, MothersEsquire, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Julia Gieseking

In-House Q&A: Thomson Reuters’ Steve Rubley

The president of Thomson Reuters' government segment discusses a digital evidence product he's developing along with home-office style.
Tags: Law, Finance, House, General Counsel, Thomson Reuters, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, Finance Docket, Law Departments, Steve Rubley

Sidney Powell Played Herself With Bold Claim No One Should Believe Her

Navigating the Scylla and Charybdis of defamation and sanctions.
Tags: Law, Courts, Michigan, Sanctions, Legal Ethics, Sidney Powell, Dana Nessel, Election Law, Jocelyn Benson, Gretchen Whitmer, Heather S. Meingast

Yale Law School Strips Amy Chua Of 1L Group For Repeated Violations

She breached a 2019 agreement with school.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Amy Chua, Yale Law School, Jed Rubenfeld

UK Covid cases could rise again despite vaccine progress – WHO official

Exclusive: Dr Catherine Smallwood says there is potential for surge unconnected to increases in EuropeThe success of Britain’s vaccine programme is not enough to protect it from another wave of coronavirus unconnected to rising cases in Europe, a senior World Health Organization expert has said.Dr Catherine Smallwood, a senior emergency officer at WHO Europe, also said confidence in vaccines may have dipped after changes to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab rollout, with under-30s to be offered alterna...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Britain, Health policy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, WHO Europe, Catherine Smallwood, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fair Use in Google-Oracle Software Battle (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa [BONUS: Prof. Ochoa will be speaking on this case April 13, 6pm Pacific. Free registration.] On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-2 that Google’s copying of 11,500 lines of code from the Java SE Application Programming Interface (API) in creating its Android operating system was a fair use.  Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., No. 18-956.  Writing for the majority, Justice Breyer declined to answer the first question presented in the petition for certoriari: “Wh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Usa, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Congress, Court, Copyright, United States, Sun, Sony, Silicon Valley, Warhol, Lotus

Is Delta-8 THC Legal? Yes. No. Maybe.

Federal law issues aside, any company planning to manufacture, sell, and market Delta-8 THC products should first gain a thorough understanding of the relevant state laws to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Delta, Thc, Nathalie Bougenies, Cannabidiol (CBD, Delta-8

New April CLE: Conducting Virtual Trials, Real Estate Issues For Cannabis Businesses, And More [Sponsored]

If you can’t attend a live webcast, don’t worry! All of our courses go on-demand within 48 hours after airing.
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Top-Ranked Biglaw Firm Announces Market Bonuses, But Only For Associates In Some Offices

Oof. Associates who won't be receiving matching bonuses are 'pissed.'
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Norton Rose Fulbright, Associate Bonus Watch 2021

Fifth Circuit latest to issue notable ruling on federal compassionate release authority after the FIRST STEP Act

Last week brought a number of notable Tenth Circuit opinions regarding compassionate release authority after the FIRST STEP Act, as discussed in posts here and here.  A helpful reader made sure I did not miss the latest circuit ruling of note in this arena, this one coming from the Fifth Circuit in US v. Shkambi, No. 20-40543 (5th Cir. April 7, 2021) (available here).  Here is the start and some key parts of the ruling (with some cites removed): The question presented is whether the U.S. Senten...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Law, Congress, Fsa, United States, Commission, Jones, McCoy, Fifth Circuit, Second Circuit, Gunn, Tenth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Brooker

Employer Cannot Turn Blind Eye to Employee’s Disability

By Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. A recent decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta, Kvaska v Gateway Motors (Edmonton) Ltd., 2020 AHRC 94, confirms the law on accommodation of alcohol addiction. In this case, the human rights complaint of a dismissed employee was upheld. The Tribunal offers important advice to employers in how to deal with such difficult situations. The risk in not doing so is potentially costly: in this case, $30,000 in general damages, lost short-...
Tags: Post, Human Rights, Law, Disability, Employment law, Tribunal, Impairment, Daniel, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Substantive Law, AHRC, Undue hardship, Editor First Reference Inc, Duty to accommodate a disability, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Introducing Finance Docket!

Dealbreaker and Above the Law detail the latest in litigation, regulation, transactions, and trends for in-house counsel in the financial services sector.
Tags: Law, Finance, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, Finance Docket, Law Departments

Tomorrow: The First Virtual Version of the Legaltech Journalists’ Roundtable, Complete with Avatars

The Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable will enter a new realm tomorrow, as our weekly panel goes virtual and our usual talking heads take the form of avatars (for this week only). You’ll be able to watch us the normal way, on Zoom, and if you haven’t already registered for one of our previous weekly roundtables, you will need to register in advance. I’ll share my screen in the webinar and, if all goes as planned, you’ll see and hear the panelists in the virtual conference room. We convene to...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Mary Mack, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Niki Black, Monroe County Bar Association, Caroline Hill, Kaylee Walstad, Legaltech Week, ABA Journal Joe Patrice, Victoria Hudgins, ABA Journal Molly McDonough, Legaltech News Victor Li, Legaltech News Hope, Legaltech Journalists

Allowance by Entity Size

The chart above is an update on yesterday’s data that also includes patent applicant entity size status (Large, Small, Micro).  Large entities substantially outperform their counterparts in terms of allowance rates.
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