Picturing the Law

I went through law school without ever seeing pictures in the law books I read. And only once did I imagine the parties in a case and give them faces – State v. Williams, 484 P. 2d 1167 (Wash. Ct. App. 1971). There, in my criminal law textbook, was the story of an Indian couple without a lot of education who were charged with manslaughter because their child died after they failed to take him to a doctor. They thought he had a toothache. Ignorance was not an excuse. I still visualize them and th...
Tags: Law, France, New York City, Williams, Yale, Melbourne, Madrid, State, Mike, Grolier Club, Nathaniel Burney, Jennifer Jenkins, Legal Information, Noëlle Herrenschmidt, Mark Weiner, Thomas A Woxland

What it’s like to be sued by your employee

When you litigate, you’re losing. This is an odd statement for a litigator to make. But it’s true. When you litigate, the only people that “win” are the lawyers. It’s for this reason that I believe that every claim or potential claim should settle.  The two key considerations are when and for how much. Understanding this fundamental truth, the only way to survive as an employer is to draw a reasonable line in the settlement sand and stick to it. If you are dead in the water, then you are bet...
Tags: Law, Jon Hyman, Employment Practice Liability Insurance

Calling President An Idiot May Be Protected Speech (But Maybe Not)

“President Trump is a Big Fat Idiot” or, for that matter, “Secretary Clinton is a Sore Loser.” Let’s suppose you see one of your employees tweeting one of these expressions on Twitter during non-work hours from a personal account. Can you discipline or even fire your employee over that tweet? That, in essence, is at the heart of an issue that has been circulating in the sports pages (and in the President’s press briefings) over the last week due to the tweets of ESPN Sportscenter Anchor Jemele H...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Connecticut, Constitution, Freedom Of Speech, Espn, Charlottesville, Free Speech, First Amendment, Interference, Clinton, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Schumann, Hill, Ms Hill

FAB Defense Tactical Sniper Bench (TSB) Kit

Fab Defense makes an interesting shooting bench called TSB (Tactical Sniper Bench). It basically offers the same as a normal stationary bench does. However, it is portable and can be disassembled and stored in a relatively small package. The TSB kit is ambidextrous in that there are folding and adjustable elbow rests on either side of the […] Read More … The post FAB Defense Tactical Sniper Bench (TSB) Kit appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Hunting, TSB, Daily News, Sniper, Other Gear & Gadgets, Fab defense, Shooting Bench, Tactical Sniper Bench

Presentations and Legal Project Management

If you’re managing legal projects, there will be times you need to present information to your boss(es), your clients, or your team. I’ve seen many successful projects perceived as troubled simply because the project manager couldn’t “manage” a presentation. In a project management presentation, PowerPoint (or its equivalent) is good for two things, and two things only: Visuals, and Signposts It is a very poor tool for the purpose most people use it: transmission of information. The “Bad” of S...
Tags: Law, Marshall McLuhan, Ishihara, Practice Of Law

Calculate your gratuity

This is only a broad guidelines and does not represent the law. Please refer to the concerned authorities and your lawyer for accurate information.  Calculating your end of service gratuity is something that comes up very frequently in conversation between Dubai residents? And why not? It is extremely important to be aware of the rules for calculation of gratuity so that one can clearly manage one's financial plans and also be up to speed in case the situation arises.  The starting...
Tags: Travel, Law, Dubai, Employer, Uae, Gratuity, Employee, End Of Service

Behind The Scenes Look - The Making of the 2018 Catalog

Rothco's 2018 Catalog will be released later this month but below is an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of our latest wholesale military catalog.  Some Facts About this year's Catalog: It's our biggest catalog ever - weighing in at 332 pages The 2018 Catalog has over 150 BRAND NEW ITEMS  Rothco prints 32,000 catalogs this year All 32,000 copies were printed in less than 24 hours Be on the lookout for the new Wholesale Military Catalog mailing in just one short week! A...
Tags: Military, Rothco, Tactical, Rothco NY, Wholesale Catalog, 2018 Catalog, Wholesale Military Catalog

Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: White v. United States 17-270 Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case. Issue: Whether, under the Speedy Trial Act, time engaged in a plea negotiation that does not result in a finalized plea agreement is automatically excludable as “other proceedings concerning the defendant” under 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(1), as four circuits hold; or whether such time is excl...
Tags: Law, United States, White, Vinson Elkins LLP, Cases in the Pipeline

Google celebrates the birthday of Samuel Johnson.

"As a popular search engine marks the great lexicographer’s birthday, it’s a good time for some defining questions. Can you get them right without googling?" (The Guardian). ("What is Johnson defining here? 'To deprive a dog of something, nobody knows what, under his tongue, which is said to prevent him, nobody knows why, from running mad.'") I got 5/10."Who was Samuel Johnson? The father of the modern dictionary's funniest entries" (The Telegraph). ("Lexicographer: A writer of dictionaries; a h...
Tags: Google, Books, Law, Language, Grammar, Johnson, Don, Goldsmith, Burke, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Boswell, James Boswell, Garrick, Ann Althouse, Alexander Pope

The 19th nominee for the “worst employer of 2017” is … the pizza punisher

Your 19th nominee for the worst employer of 2017 is a Jacksonville, Florida, Pizza Hut franchisee that threatened its employees if they skipped work because of Hurricane Irma. Really. Expectation is that all TM’s work their schedule until storm related closure (unless evacuating), then a 24 hour period will be given. … Again, failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call/no show and documentation will be issued. … After the storm, we need all TM’s ava...
Tags: Law, Pizza Hut, The Washington Post, Irma, Jon Hyman, Jacksonville Florida Pizza Hut

Equifax was always dirty, it bills the US government for millions, and was repeatedly hacked

Before Equifax changed its name in 1976 -- in the midst of a Congressional investigation and a national scandal -- it was the Retail Credit Company, founded in Atlanta in 1899. (more…)
Tags: Post, Business, Corruption, News, US, Insurance, Atlanta, Infosec, Identity Theft, Congressional, Equifax, Private Sector Stasi, Retail Credit Company

For Immediate Release 105: Centre Stage for Credible Sources For Immediate Release 105: Centre Stage for Credible Sources Shel and I got together for the September edition of The Hobson & Holtz Report to talk about these topics: The self-inflicted downfall of the UK PR agency Bell Pottinger (and kudos to the PRCA for putting teeth in its ethics code) How various fields will be affected by speech recognition (including PR and communications) Mitch Joel’s open letter to the advertising industry: The proliferation of fake scientific jo...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Wordpress, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Communication, Public Relations, Society, Blogging, Web, Ethics, Pew, Pew Research Center, Reputation

Put Your Law Firm on the Map: FREE Training Webinar Tomorrow on Local Search Ranking

Local search is becoming increasingly important when trying to improve the ranking for your law firm website on Google and other search engines. Google is all about delivering relevant search results to its users, which is why you should be doing whatever you can to rank well for local search. Google knows the IP address of the searcher and serves up local options first. The results searchers see include a map and a few listings of high ranking businesses. This is the sweet spot, and we will sho...
Tags: Google, Law, Local Search, Local Seo, UCSD, Michael Veinbergs, SEO for law firms, Seo For Lawyers, CEO Local Marketing Geeks Michael, Local Marketing Geeks, Local Search Marketing

At the Sunflower Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. (And consider shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Althouse Amazon Portal, Sunflower Café

Francisco confirmed as solicitor general

By a vote of 50-47 that broke down almost completely on party lines, the Senate today confirmed Noel Francisco to serve as the solicitor general, the government’s top lawyer in the Supreme Court. Francisco’s confirmation comes less than two weeks before the court’s new term is scheduled to start, with a number of important cases – ranging from the challenge to the Trump administration’s March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel ban,” to a dispute over the right of employees to pursue w...
Tags: Featured, Law, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Francisco, George W Bush, Trump, Howe, Robert McDonnell, Elena Kagan, Donald Verrilli, What's Happening Now, Jeffrey Wall

Fintech Startup Zebra Raises $40M, Seremedi, Alice & More Texas News

Austin—The Zebra founder Adam Lyons has described the insurance startup as the “Kayak of insurance.” Now, The Zebra’s got a new CEO: the former head of Kayak. Keith Melnick, who was Kayak’s president, takes the reins at five-year-old The Zebra, a website that allows consumers to enter basic information about their car’s make, model, and year, as well as their ZIP code, and search for the best insurance matches available to them. The Zebra has also raised $40 million in a Series B round fr...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Accelerator, Spotify, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Africa, Dallas Mavericks, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Insurance, Web, Palo Alto, Software, Austin

Geo-Pak Hunting App for your iOS and Android Devices

Billing itself as “The Ultimate Hunting Multi-Tool,” the Geo-Pak Hunt app offers hunters a variety of planning and stalking tools that are run from your phone or tablet. The Geo-Pak Hunt app can be had on the Google Play and Apple App Store. Believe it or not, you can also get it for a Windows […] Read More … The post Geo-Pak Hunting App for your iOS and Android Devices appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Google, Technology, News, Guns, Android Devices, Hunting, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Geo-Pak, Kill The Wabbit, Geo Pak Hunting App

At the Cleome Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.(And please support this blog by shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Althouse Amazon Portal

Monday round-up

The challenge to President Donald Trump’s March executive order on immigration continues to generate headlines. At CNN, Ariane de Vogue reports that although “[t]he Supreme Court is poised to hear oral arguments in the travel ban case early next month,” in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, “that doesn’t actually mean justices will ever decide the legality of [the] controversial executive order,” and that “[m]uch depends on what the White House decides to do.” In The Economist, S...
Tags: London, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Round-up, Gill, Steven Mazie, Andrew Chung, Arab Bank Plc, New York Times Adam Liptak, CNN Ariane de Vogue, Whitford, International Refugee Assistance Project

Airframe: F-15 Eagle

Tags: Ge, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Military, Royal Air Force, Aircraft, Raf, Las Vegas, Fighter, Iceland, Air Force, Boeing, Low, Eagle

To avoid honoring FOIA requests, some governments are suing requesters

Freedom of information requests for public records are getting harder to complete, especially now that some governments are suing requesters. (more…)
Tags: Post, Legal, News, Activism, Law, Foia, Rights, Obstructionism

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing Respect and Regard Neil Guthrie Feeling respect and regard for your readers is important, but this edition is more specifically about words and phrases derived from respect and regard. … Technology Summer Tip Roundup: Current Awareness Alan Kilpatrick Over the summer, we will be highlighting Legal Sourcery’s m...
Tags: Law, Tips Tuesday, Neil Guthrie, Legal Sourcery, Alan Kilpatrick, Research Writing Respect

Chilean startup ComparaOnline raises $14 million for its financial education tools for Latin America

 Venture investing in Latin America continues to pick up the pace, with new deals in financial technology services leading the way. One example of investors’ renewed interest in regional financial services companies is the $14 million in financing that ComparaOnline just wrapped up. The company, now backed by private equity firm Bamboo Capital Partners and the International Finance Corp.,… Read More
Tags: TC, Money, Finance, Insurance, Tech, Economy, Chile, Brazil, Credit, Credit Card, Financial Services, Latin America, Kaszek Ventures, Credit Karma, International Finance Corp, Ribbit Capital

"Advancing Justice: An Agenda for Human Dignity & Public Safety"

The title of this post is the title of this all-day event taking place next month (October 26) in Washington DC. The event is sponsored by the Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation, and here is how this registration page briefly describes the event: Criminal justice and policing reforms have made tremendous gains at both the state and federal level in the last several years.  However, the ongoing opioid crisis, questions around violent crime, and continued police militarization sho...
Tags: Law, Washington, Public Safety, Douglas A Berman, Charles Koch Institute, Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation

Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Ho v. ReconTrust Co. 17-278 Issue: Whether entities conducting foreclosure-related activities, including notifying borrowers that their homes will be sold unless payment is made, are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s general restrictions on “debt collectors.” The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Cases in the Pipeline, ReconTrust Co

Tuesday round-up

In (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro highlights an amicus brief filed “on behalf of a group of ‘cake artists’ across the country” in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which stems from a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple; the brief “contains roughly three dozen photos of luscious wedding and other special-occasion cakes, ranging from one that looks like a silver pot brimming with crawfish waiting to be boiled, to a ‘Pistol P...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Atlantic, Arkansas, Houston, District Of Columbia, Round-up, Oklahoma State University, Adam Feldman, Gill, Dorf, Garrett Epps, Richard Hasen, Texas Supreme Court

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Slater Vecchio Connected 3. NSRLP 4. First Reference 5. Clicklaw Blog Canadian Securities Law Canada Welcomes T+2 Settlement Effective September 5, 2017, the sta...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Canada, ICBC, Monday’s Mix, Slater Vecchio Connected, NSRLP, Glimhagen, GWR Resources Inc

Washington Post’s Arc publishing platform a model for LexBlog

When Amazon built a digital department store, then competitor, Toys “R” Us licensed Amazon’s technology for the online sales of its goods. Toys “R” Us could not compete on software. When Amazon had surplus cloud hosting capacity, Amazon created AWS for the licensing of its cloud hosting services to third parties. AWS now represents over a third of Amazon’s revenue. When Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, the Post, at the encouragement of Bezos to follow the AWS model...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Publishing, Technology, Law, Washington Post, Time, Chicago, Aws, Seattle Seahawks, Dc, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Bezos, PSD

Majority of Hunters Believe Scent-Masking Products are Effective

Under Armour Scent Control FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -( One of the most debated topics in the hunting world is whether or not products that are geared to hide or mask human scent while hunting are effective, but a recent poll is shedding new light on the topic.88 percent of hunters believe scent control products are effective for their intended purpose, according to Southwick Associates, the leading market research and economics firm in the outdoor industry. Among t...
Tags: Guns, Hunting, Containers, Southwick Associates, Hunting News, Scent Control, Fla Ammoland, HunterSurvey, Cody Larrimore

Poll results for "Does Trump have a sense of humor?"

I put this poll up yesterday in a post inspired by the NYT op-ed (which stated that Trump completely lacked a sense of humor). My personal opinion is that Trump has a strong sense of humor and frequently uses humor. He uses it like a professional comedian, not like a traditional politician.The NYT writer (a former Obama speechwriter) talked about the "bipartisan Oval Office tradition" of "safe, well-placed quips that crowds are well primed to laugh at," which are the "presidential equivalent o...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Obama, Trump, Oval Office, Ann Althouse, Laughing, Trump and pop culture

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