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Life-saving free train travel offered to domestic abuse victims in the UK

A pioneering railway scheme in the UK is helping domestic violence victims to escape their abusers by providing them with free travel to reach refuge The post Life-saving free train travel offered to domestic abuse victims in the UK appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: UK, Children, Women, Society, World, Community, Violence, Gender Equality, Domestic Abuse, The Independent, Openaccess, Top Six, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence, National Shelter Movement of South Africa, Towards Equality


Claims that COVID-19 Present on Property Survive Motion to Dismiss

    Plaintiffs successfully argued against a motion to dismiss by alleging COVID-19 was present on their premises and required repairs and alterations to their properties. Legacy Sports Barbershop LLC v. Cont'l Cas. Co ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102545 (N. D. Ill. June 1, 2021).      Plaintiffs operated a barbershop, barbering school and hair salon. They were insured by Continental. Plaintiffs alleged that the presence of COVID-19 required that they install a new air filtration system, build a ne...
Tags: Insurance, Continental, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, COVID-19, Legacy Sports Barbershop LLC, Cont l Cas Co, Continental Plaintiffs, Business Income and Civil Authority, Continental Plaintiff


The Allure Of Toxic Productivity

Toxic productivity occurs when we try to schedule the maximum amount of output for every minute of our day.
Tags: Technology, Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Can Lawyers Of Color And Women Get Ahead Now?

There have been many opportunities for change and so far, the change needle has not moved very much.
Tags: Gender, Law, California, Diversity, Women's Issues, Law Firm Diversity, Minority Issues, Jill Switzer, Law School Diversity, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Law Firms Can Save Tons Of Money By Continuing Virtual Work

It may be difficult to persuade some lawyers to adopt a new way of thinking about real estate.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Mammoth Tech Bill Clears Senate With Bipartisan Support

A huge round of financing aimed at keeping U.S. technology competitive with China advances with 68 votes.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, China, Jonathan Wolf, ATL Finance, COVID-19, Finance Docket


Federal Judge Charges Marshals With Criminal Contempt For Being… You Know, Contemptuous

Not exactly the historic agency's finest look.
Tags: Law, Courts, Charles Kornmann, U.S. Marshals Service, COVID-19


Motion to Dismiss Beauty Salon's COVID-19 Claim Denied

    The insured beauty salon's claim for losses caused by shutdown orders due to COVID-19 survived the insurer's motion to dismiss based upon a Communicable Disease endorsement. T reo Salon, Inc. v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. , 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88577 (S.D. Ill. May 10, 2021).      The insured's policy included an endorsement for Communicable Disease Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage. It provided coverage for any shutdown or suspension be due to an outbreak of communicable disease at a...
Tags: Insurance, West Bend, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, COVID-19, COVID, T reo Salon Inc


Morning Docket: 06.14.21

* Six Flags has settled a lawsuit for $36 million involving the use of fingerprint scanners at a park . What would the old guy in its commercials think? [USA Today] * A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital who protested their employer's policy that workers need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. [NBC News] * A Connecticut lawyer is under police investigation after a shooting occurred outside his office. [ABA Journal] * Check out this article on an Arizona l...
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Arizona, Houston, Usa Today, ABA Journal, Six Flags, Arizona Republic, Morning Docket, Pride Month, COVID-19


Is The Economy Recovering Too Quickly?

Some fear prospect of market shortages, inflation, and tighter monetary policy.
Tags: Law, Finance, ATL Finance, COVID-19, Unprecedented, Finance Docket


FL And TX Govs Agree: No To Gay Wedding Cakes, Yes To Covid Cruises

Culture war now, culture war tomorrow, culture war forever.
Tags: Law, Government, Constitutional Law, COVID-19


Biglaw Firm Reopens With Eventual Plans To Have Office As ‘Primary Workspace’

Let's just make believe the pandemic never happened....
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Cadwalader, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Morning Docket: 06.09.21

* The MLB is playing "hard ball" over a lawsuit concerning the location of the League's All-Star Game. [Hill] * The Ohio Attorney General has filed a lawsuit seeking to declare Google a public utility. [CBS News] * Systems at the New York City Law Department are still down days after it was targeted by a cyberattack. It was hard enough to schedule depositions with them already... [New York Times] * A woman who was impaled by a beach umbrella has filed a negligence lawsuit. [Scranton Times ...
Tags: Google, Law, Cbs News, New York Times, Mlb, Ohio, Beach, Scranton Times Tribune, All-star Game, Morning Docket, COVID-19, COVID, Ohio Attorney General, New York City Law Department


Flexibility Is A Two-Way Street When It Comes To This Biglaw Firm’s Reopening Plans

The firm's managing partner has no plans to micromanage anyone's schedule.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Arent Fox, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Firm Breaks Down Two-Class Biglaw System In Office Reopening Plan

'Staff are people too.' That's apparently something we need to say in Biglaw.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Biglaw Firm’s Reopening Focuses On Flexibility, With No Minimum Number Of In-Office Work Days

The rest of 2021 is looking pretty great at this firm.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Loeb & Loeb, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Restaurant's COVID-19 Claim Survives Motion to Dismiss

    The insurer's argument that the insured restaurants' claim for business interruption due to COVID-19 should be dismissed because there was no physical damage to the structure was rejected by the federal district court in Alabama. Serendipitous, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co. , 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86998 (N.D. Ala. May 6, 2021).     Due to closure orders issued at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants could provide only curb pick up for months Later, they were allowed to seat c...
Tags: Insurance, Cincinnati, Tred Eyerly, First Party Insurance, All-Risk Policy, Cincinnati Ins, COVID-19, COVID, Alabama Serendipitous LLC


Claim for Business Interruption Based on Government Orders Precluding Use of Property Survives Motion to Dismiss

    The court found that the insured hair salon and barbershop plausibly alleged an entitlement to coverage for lost business income when the government orders restricted use of the property as intended. Seifert v. IMT Ins. Co ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103420 (D. Minn. June 2, 2021).      Plaintiff's business was ordered to close by two executive orders issued in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota. The policy covered the loss of business income due to a "suspension of ...
Tags: Minnesota, Insurance, IMT, Plaintiff, Seifert, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, COVID-19, IMT Insurance Company


COVID-19 Claim Survives Insurer's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

    The Federal District Court for the Easter District of Texas rejected the insurer's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the insured's claim for losses due to the coronavirus. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. v. Factory Mut. Ins. Co ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90124 (E.D. Tex. May 5, 2021).      Cinemark operated the nation's third larges movie theater circuit. It held an "All Risks" policy from Factory Mutual. The policy expressly included coverage for physical loss or damage by a communicable disea...
Tags: Insurance, Cinemark, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, Cinemark Holdings Inc, Colony Ins, COVID-19, Factory Mutual, Communicable Disease Cinemark, Selery Fulfillment Inc, Selery


Checking In On CLE: How Long Will COVID-19 Rule Changes Last? [Sponsored]

Mid-year is a good time to check up on your CLE progress and make sure your credits are on track -- especially for those with a June 30 compliance deadline.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute (PLI, COVID-19, Unprecedented, PLI Custom Unprecedented


Top 50 Biglaw Firm Will Allow Lawyers To Work From Home 50% Of The Time

The firm has reached a happy, middle ground as far as flexibility is concerned.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Dechert, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Some Biglaw Firms Will Still Be Holding Their Summer Associate Programs Virtually

Ugh. Thanks, COVID. Maybe next year these will be held in person?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Law Students, Summer Associates, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Are You Languishing?

'Meh' is the perfect word to describe that kind of nether world in which we find ourselves these days.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Jill Switzer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Languishing


Will You Have To Wear A Mask At Your Law Firm?

Some firms will follow the new CDC guidelines, and others will not.
Tags: Law, Cdc, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Biglaw: I Worry My Work Hurts People. This Firm: Hold My Beer!

The NY firm at the heart of the effort to keep us sick with COVID forever.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, COVID-19, Siri & Gilmstad


Top 50 Biglaw Firm Announces Latest Return To Office Date Yet, With Masks Required — For Now

More than half of firm personnel have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Perkins Coie, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Top Biglaw Firm Looking Forward To Associates Spending ‘Meaningful Time’ In The Office

Associates are worried there's not enough flexibility.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Simpson Thacher, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings


Survey Shows There’s A Gender Divide Regarding The Return To In-Office Work

It's clear that something needs to change, both at a societal level and within law firms.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Nicole Black, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings



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