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Pentagon Got $1 Billion to Fight Coronavirus, Bought Drones, Jet Parts, and Body Armor Instead: Report

The Pentagon has spent the $1 billion it received through the CARES Act on personal protective equipment, medical gear, and other emergency response supplies to support the nation’s teetering healthcare system. Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, War, Military, US military, Pentagon, Military Industrial Complex, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, CARES Act

Thanks To COVID-19, Biglaw Summer Associates Are Very Concerned About Job Security, Money

What matters most to summer associates? Here's some insight.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Law Students, Summer Associates, Coronavirus, COVID-19

"when you lose the emmy"

when you lose the emmy — ramy youssef (@ramy) September 21, 2020 ADDED: I don't have Hulu and I don't keep track of all the many shows that are flowing out of the television these days, so I didn't know anything about Ramy Youssef. I looked him up and found this, which explains his show:Now, I know who he is. He seems like a nice person. I still don't have Hulu. More interestingly, I have no idea who did win the Emmy in the category he was nominated in, so that shows...
Tags: TV, Law, Awards, Hulu, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Ramy Youssef, Coronavirus

Why insurance firms’ earnings are down

Covid-19 has hit the insurance industry especially hard The post Why insurance firms’ earnings are down appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Insurance, Economy, Discovery, Profits, Top Six, Coronavirus, South African Economy, COVID-19, Association For Savings And Investments, Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa

For Some Biglaw Firms, It’s Compassion Over Cash-In

The Compassionate Release Clearinghouse is recruiting and training pro bono lawyers to represent federal prisoners and their families.
Tags: Justice, Law, Biglaw, Criminal Justice Reform, Pro Bono, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Kevin Ring, FAMM, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Am Law 100 Firm Announces Attorney Layoffs, Salary Cut Rollbacks

Furloughs have turned into layoffs at yet another Biglaw firm.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Seyfarth Shaw, Furloughs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

13 Things to Know About Employment Law Right Now (in Honor of 13 Years!)

13 years ago this week, I started this blog. But rather than dwell on another anniversary (and six months since working from home), I’d rather spend the time hitting a few (ok, 13) items in employment law because have been quite a few developments. Governor Lamont issued new Executive Orders this week amending the travel quarantine.   The biggest change from Executive Order 9C?  There’s now an expanded testing alternative that allows for a traveler to get a negative test either immediately prio...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Jobs, Law, Labor, Uncategorized, Training, Website, Unemployment, Connecticut, Guidance, Prevention, Sexual Harassment, Free Speech, Rate, EEOC

"It’s probably the fastest selling flight in Qantas history. People clearly miss travel and the experience of flying."

Said a spokesperson for Qantas, quoted in "Australian air carrier’s seven-hour scenic ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in 10 minutes" (WaPo). The plane will take off and land in the same place — no stops along the way — in order to comply with the coronavirus restrictions. People paid $575 and $2,765 (U.S. dollars) for this plane ride. I guess the big price difference reflects the importance of a window seat. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Travel, Law, Airplanes, Qantas, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

Connected With Compliance: Tracking MCLE Rules During The Pandemic [Sponsored]

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the way lawyers and law firms do business -- it’s also had an immediate impact on continuing legal education as states have temporarily modified their Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) rules.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Pli, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practicing Law Institute, Coronavirus, COVID-19, PLI Custom, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education MCLE

With Apologies To Michael Scott, Lawyers Should Ditch Some Paper Products

If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it has shown us that we can use less paper.
Tags: Technology, Law, Paper, Michael Scott, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

"Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park."

"The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew...." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, South Park, Randy, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

"Every treatment so far shown to help coronavirus patients... is intended only for seriously ill hospitalized patients. Those with mild to moderate disease have had to wait and hope for the best."

But now: "A single infusion of an experimental drug has markedly reduced blood levels of the coronavirus in newly infected patients and lowered the chances that they would need hospitalization, the drug’s maker announced on Wednesday."Writes Gina Kolata in "An Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients, Eli Lilly Claims/A so-called monoclonal antibody lowered blood levels of the coronavirus and prevented hospitalizations. The research has not yet been vetted by independent experts" (NYT).I was...
Tags: Medicine, Law, Fat, Grammar, New York Times, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Don, Cohen, Eli Lilly, Myron Cohen, Gina Kolata, Ann Althouse, Daniel Skovronsky, Coronavirus, Institute for Global Health

DraftKings And Penn Stock Prices Soar As Sports Betting Remains Illegal In Most States

However, both companies are still not turning profits for their shareholders.
Tags: Law, Sports, Darren Heitner, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Survey: Half of U.S. job seekers on the hunt because of coronavirus

As of August 2020, United States' unemployment rate remains at 8.4 percent, more than double February 2020's numbers. A new survey, commissioned by Amazon, found that roughly half of today's job seekers are looking as a result of coronavirus. Amazon released survey highlights in advance of its Career Day event, where it will seek to fill some of its 33,000 open corporate and tech positions. The United States economy added 1.4 million jobs this August, reducing the unemployment rate to 8.4 perce...
Tags: Amazon, Work, Education, Markets, Economics, Society, United States, Innovation, Universal Basic Income, Social Change, World Economic Forum, Industries, Andrew Yang, Kenzie Academy, Coronavirus, Beth Galetti Amazon

Billion-Dollar Biglaw Firm Reverses Pay Cuts For Associates

More than surviving, this Biglaw firm is back to thriving.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Squire Patton Boggs, Furloughs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Even After COVID, This Biglaw Firm Is Expanding Their Work From Home Policy

Working from home won't end with a vaccine.
Tags: Work From Home, Law, Remote Work, Biglaw, Herbert Smith Freehills, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Bar Examinee Tests Positive For COVID After Leaving Last Week’s Exam Feeling Ill

But we're going to keep having in-person bar exams because... TRADITION!
Tags: Law, Virginia, Law Schools, Bar Exam, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Biglaw Firm Rolls Back Salary Cuts Earlier Than Anticipated

The firm is hopeful they'll be able to do make-whole payments in the next phase of recovery.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Duane Morris, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Associate Layoffs And Staff Cuts Come To Am Law 50 Biglaw Firm

Morale at the firm is reportedly pretty low.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Staff Layoffs, Winston & Strawn, Stealth Layoffs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Associate Layoffs

Biglaw Firm Keeps Salary Cuts In Force, Will Make Associates Do Extra Work To Recoup Lost Pay

Associates at the firm seem less than thrilled.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Baker Donelson, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Billion-Dollar Biglaw Firm Backs Off Of Salary Cuts

Associates who survived the layoffs will see their salaries restored at the end of the month.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Norton Rose Fulbright, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Top 20 Biglaw Firm Reverses Pay Cuts, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Biglaw associates are starting to expect retroactive salary payments, but that's not in every firm's plans.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Mayer Brown, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

"Nationwide, six teachers have died of Covid-19, reports Katie Shepherd in the Washington Post. 'It isn’t clear whether any of the teachers were infected at school,' she writes."

"Actually, it is clear that only one of the six had any contact with students before becoming sick. In Mississippi, Nacoma James, 42, coached football over the summer till he developed coronavirus-like symptoms and went into quarantine. It’s not known how he was infected. Some of the others had attended a teacher work day at school or visited their classroom, but none had taught students face to face...."Writes Joanne Jacobs (on her education blog).Here's the WaPo article: "As students return, t...
Tags: Law, Washington, Grammar, Donald Trump, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Joanne Jacobs, Trump derangement syndrome, Katie Shepherd, Coronavirus, Mississippi Nacoma James

Standing Against Pandemic Profiteers

International white-shoe firms continue to push corporations toward claims that threaten to undermine the public good.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mandeep S. Minhas

When Trump said "I wanted to always play it down" and not "create a panic," did he believe that 11 million Americans were going to die?

11 million is what I believed, when I did my own math in early March. Multiply the U.S. population — 330 million — times the predicted death rate — 5% — and imagine an infection rate of 70%. You get 11.5 million!Now, I'm looking at the transcript of Trump talking to Bob Woodward on February 7th, and Trump — comparing the coronavirus to the flu — says: "This is more deadly. This is 5% versus 1%, and less than 1%. So this is deadly stuff."He believed the death rate was 5%! Fortunately, that turned...
Tags: Law, Bob, Scary, Trump, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Ann Althouse, Trump and medicine, Coronavirus

Am Law 50 Firm Offers Voluntary Deferral To Incoming Associates Until Fall 2021

Will this become a trend among Biglaw firms?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Ropes & Gray, Deferrals, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deferred Associates

"A new study offers the first clear evidence that, in some people, the coronavirus invades brain cells, hijacking them to make copies of itself."

"The virus also seems to suck up all of the oxygen nearby, starving neighboring cells to death. It’s unclear how the virus gets to the brain or how often it sets off this trail of destruction. Infection of the brain is likely to be rare, but some people may be susceptible because of their genetic backgrounds, a high viral load or other reasons.... 'Days after infection, and we already see a dramatic reduction in the amount of synapses,' Dr. Muotri said. 'We don’t know yet if that is reversible o...
Tags: Law, Brain, Ann Althouse, Muotri, Coronavirus

‘Rake’ Should Be On Every Lawyer’s Quarantine Watch List

Pretty bummed it got canceled after only five seasons.
Tags: Television, Law, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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