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Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discours...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Social Media, Ethics, Web/Tech, Nopd, Louisiana, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Gill Pratt, National Guard, Jefferson


Eight new grants, Ginsburg recovery from surgery “on track”

One day after Politico reported that White House officials were preparing for the possible “death or departure” of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery in late December to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced today that there was no evidence of any other cancer, and that the 85-year-old Ginsburg would not require any further treatment. Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, althoug...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, White House, Usda, United States, South Dakota, United Arab Emirates, Davis, Wisconsin, Lgbtq, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Newton


NRA 2019 Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee: Interview

Editor Note: AmmoLand News has officially endorsed Willes Lee for the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. Please consider him for your vote. NRA Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Later this month NRA members will receive their ballots to select members of the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. One-third of the Board's 76 seats are due to expire in April at the NRA Annual Meeting. Voting-eligible NRA members will determine which 25 nominees will receive a three-year term t...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, US, America, Military, House, Marco Rubio, US Senate, John, Goa, Gun Rights, Rnc, Nra


PSA: Performing Construction Work in Virginia Requires a Contractor’s License

As a Virginia construction attorney, I often get calls for assistance in dealing with payment disputes.  Frequently, these calls come from out of state contractors and subcontractors that have performed work in Virginia. One of the first questions that I ask is whether these contractors and subcontractors hold a contractor license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. While most do, some do not, likley because they are unaware of the requirement in Virginia that all contractors be licensed when per...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, General Assembly, Murphy, Richmond VA, Virginia Check, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Mediator, Contractor License, virginia DPOR


No action on blockbuster cases

This morning the Supreme Court released another set of orders from the justices’ private conference last week. On Friday, the justices announced that they would add eight cases from that conference to their docket. Today’s list did not grant review in any new cases, but it was perhaps most significant for what it did not do: The justices did not act on a long list of high-profile cases that they considered last week, involving everything from abortion to the Trump administration’s ban on service...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, New York City, Indiana, United States, Lgbtq, White, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Toshiba Corp, Moore, Michaels, Howe


Take Advantage of Great American Outdoor Show Ticket Specials

Take Advantage of Great American Outdoor Show Ticket Specials HARRISBURG, Pa. -(AmmoLand.com)- We are less than one month away from the return of the largest consumer outdoor sports show in the world—the Great American Outdoor Show! Regular adult admission is only $14, and special rates apply for kids, seniors, groups and multi-day tickets. Plus, there are many other ticket specials to take advantage of for the Feb. 2-10 show at the PA Farm Show Complex… Find out more below!Short on time? No ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Pennsylvania, Fishing, Hunting, Nra, Harrisburg, Cabela, Shooting Industry News, Shooting Media News, Great American Outdoor Show


The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research


Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia

Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. That just added another vertical to its business after Grab announced it is teaming up with China’s ZhongAn to introduce insurance. Grab and ZhongAn International, the international arm of the Chinese insurance giant, said today they will create a joint venture that will provide digital insurance services acro...
Tags: Google, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Insurance, Tech, Thailand, Tencent, Vietnam, Meituan


Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

In a move that surprised many in the IP community, a budget bill that received royal assent before the holidays, introduced file wrapper estoppel to Canadian patent law. Bill C-86 (link) included a number of changes to intellectual property legislation including enacting the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act, reforming the Copyright Board, and numerous amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Copyright Act. One of the changes to the Patent Act, allows for the patent fil...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Law, US, Canada, United States, Intellectual Property, US supreme court, Patent Office, Locke, SG, Eli Lilly Co, Neuberger, Pollard Banknote Limited, Babn Technologies Corp, Copyright Board


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. I’m today, so I’m going to be more summary than usual. The April calendar already appears to have a full complement of 12 cases, but the court in theory could add to it with this Friday’s grants. Admittedly, if it does so, petitioners won’t have the full 30 days to file reply briefs before oral argument. After this Friday, the court’s next scheduled conference isn’t until February 15 – almost a month from now. And any cases granted at that conference will ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, New York City, Freedom, Alabama, Indiana, Dhs, United States, House Of Representatives, Kansas, Louisiana, Nielsen


Round Up: Artificial Intelligence, Millennial Lawyers, and Law Practice Management Software

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from November 2018: The ins and outs of law practice management software - ABA Journal  Knowing When (And How) To Upgrade Your Legal Software - Attorney at Work  Practicing Law in the 21st Century: The Ethical Requirement of Technology Com...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, ABA Journal, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Book review: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: The evolution of a justice

One might think that the market for treatments of the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be saturated by now. The past three years alone have seen the release of a carefully curated collection of the justice’s writings, “My Own Words,” a surprise hit documentary about her life and career, “RBG,” and a recent feature film, “On the Basis of Sex,” which focuses on the first sex-discrimination case Ginsburg argued in federal court. Now comes “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life,” by Jane...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Book Reviews, Brooklyn, United States, Aclu, Bill Clinton, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Civil Liberties Union


"Reducing Barriers to Reintegration: Fair chance and expungement reforms in 2018"

The title of this post is the title of from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center to document the laws passed in 2018 aimed at reducing barriers to successful reintegration for individuals with a criminal record. Here is the report's executive summary: * In 2018, 30 states and the District of Columbia produced 56 separate laws aimed at reducing barriers faced by people with criminal records in the workplace, at the ballot box, and elsewhere.  Many of these new laws enacted more than one...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Colorado, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maine, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Arizona California, Douglas A Berman


Empirical SCOTUS: Which Supreme Court cases are generating the most interest?

This Supreme Court term, like the past several before it, has been slow out of the gates. It also marks another term with a new justice – this time Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The justices often find consensus both early on in a term and after a largescale change, defining or redefining their jurisprudential boundaries only later. The justices have released five decisions in argued cases so far, all of them free even from concurrences. This is a new high count for unanimous decisions without a conc...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Indiana, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Madison, Apple Inc, Hyatt, American Legion, Frank, John Roberts, Murphy, Weyerhaeuser


New Year Kicks Off With Huge $200M Investment In Legal Tech Company

Just a few weeks ago, in my 2018 year-end round-up of the most important legal technology developments, I noted that it had been a banner year for investments in legal technology companies, with the total hitting $1 billion. Now, 2019 is off to a roaring start, with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. The investment was made by K1 Investment Man...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Houston, Eric Smith, Beaverton, LegalZoom, Exterro, Elfman, Litera Microsystems, Onit, Eric M Elfman, Leeds Equity Partners K1, Sackett Group, Wolters Kluwer Today


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 6 (IP, E-Commerce, Censorship, & More)

Intellectual Property * Daniel v. FanDuel (Ind. Oct. 24, 2018): “online fantasy sports operators that condition entry to contests on payment and distribute cash prizes do not violate the Indiana right of publicity statute when those organizations use the names, pictures, and statistics of players without their consent because the use falls within the meaning of “material that has newsworthy value,” an exception under the statute.” * Washington Post: ‘Everyone signed one’: Trump is aggressive in ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Minnesota, Law, Congress, Washington Post, China, Massachusetts, Court, E-commerce, Indiana, Trade Secrets, Maine, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Ada


Massage Misconduct Matter Concludes

The terms of a stayed suspension have been concluded by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The 2017 order had stayed a three-month suspension on conditions for twelve months. From the summary of the misconduct on the web page of the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Transfer of Title: Can Power of Attorney Person Sign Transfer of Vehicle Title

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Pennsylvania I have full power of attorney for my Mother (90 yrs old). I live in New York state and she lives in Pa. Due to medical issues, she is no longer allowed to drive and never will be. I want to sell her car so that she will have these funds for her expenses. If she does not agree (which is very possible), can I sign the title for the purpose of transferring it to a buyer? Thanks for any help.
Tags: New York, Law, Pennsylvania, Cars and Dealerships, Pa Due


How to Fix a Description in a Quit Deed Without Grantor

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Florida Description was incomplete and am unable to locate grantor to reissue new deed or get signatures. Is there a way to get corrected description in deed. For purpose of land and taxes to be in our name.
Tags: Florida, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


California Supreme Court exercises its curious, rarely-used power to reject 10 of out-going Gov's clemencies

I have often said California is a crazy and crazy-interesting state for sentencing developments, and this story about recent clemency developments showcases this reality.  The story is headlined "‘It was like a ton of bricks crushed me’: California grapples with historic clemency rejections," and here are some of the particulars: Joe Hernandez found out that the California Supreme Court had rejected his commutation request late last month during a phone call with his wife, when she checked the ...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Hernandez, Santa Clara County, Rosen, Newsom, Jeff Rosen, Joe Hernandez, Douglas A Berman, David Ettinger, Kate Chatfield


Comedy tonight: Jurists play for laughs at Shakespeare Theatre mock trial

Justice Samuel Alito struggled to suppress a smile. Justice Stephen Breyer buried his head in his hands. Chief Judge Merrick Garland succumbed to a giggle fit. The esteemed panel knew it was in for an unconventional night of jurisprudence when, just a few sentences into her spiel, counsel representing the estate of the Duke of Buckingham referred to King Richard III as “Individual Number One.” The audience at the Sidney Harman Hall burst into applause – a raucous show of enthusiasm from a crowd ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Richard III, Duke, Trump, Buckingham, Lancaster, Alito, Stephen Breyer, Garland, Samuel Alito, Henry VII, 5th Circuit, Sidney Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company, United States Court of Appeals


Likelihood of Confusion for Two Businesses In Operation for 40 Years

In re Guild Mortgage Company (Fed. Cir. 2019) Guild Mortgage’s above-pictured mark was refused registration was refused based upon a Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) conclusion of a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.” On appeal, the Federal Circuit has vacated that decision — holding that the TTAB “failed to consider relevant argument and evidence directed to DuPont factor 8.” Under Lanham Act § 2(d), the USPTO refuses to register marks that are ...
Tags: Law, California, United States, DuPont, Patent, Southern California, Fed, Board, Guild, The Board, Federal Circuit, Pittsburg Kansas, Ttab, Guild Mortgage Company Fed, Stone Lion Capital Partners LP, Lion Capital LLP


Beto bitter over El Paso police-union fight: Here's why that's okay

Grits must admit, I thought a bit more highly of Beto O'Rourke after reading this feature from The Intercept detailing his fraught relationship with the police union in El Paso when he was on the City Council.Police unions have increasingly found themselves in conflict with progressive Democrats in cities across the country, and are notorious for defending even the worst officers on the force against charges of assault or murder. Chris Evans, O’Rourke’s spokesperson, said that when he relayed Th...
Tags: Texas, Law, Senate, Boston, Austin, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Council, AFL, Sierra Club, BETO, El Paso, Chris Perkins, Ron, Rourke, Moore


Argument transcripts

The transcript of oral argument in Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in Azar v. Allina Health Services is also available.   The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Jackson, Merits Cases, Azar, Allina Health Services, Home Depot U S A Inc


Come See Rothco at the ANME & SHOT Shows!

Check it out! Rothco's heading to Las Vegas, Nevada next week for the ANME Expo and the SHOT Show. If you plan on attending either of those shows, be sure to stop by our booths to see all the awesome new gear Rothco has to offer! For a full list of the upcoming event's Rothco will be attending in 2019, visit our website. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates during the shows, exclusive behind the scenes photos, brand new gear and much more! Subscribe to the Camoblo...
Tags: Facebook, Military, Trade Show, Las Vegas Nevada, Rothco, SHOT Show, Tactical, Rothco NY, ANME, ANME Expo, Army Navy Expo


Damon Key Team Argues Bad Faith Case Before Hawaii Supreme Court

    Our Damon Key team argued a bad faith case before the Hawaii Supreme Court today,  Adams v. Hawaii Medical Service Association , SCWC-15-0000396.     Pictured below: Joanna Zigler, Rafael del Castillo, Tred Eyerly and Robert Thomas. [Author: Tred Eyerly]
Tags: Insurance, Administrative, Adams, Hawaii Supreme Court, Robert Thomas, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Tred Eyerly, Damon Key, Joanna Zigler Rafael del Castillo Tred Eyerly


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. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 2. Michael Spratt 3. Erin Cowling 4. Know How 5. Michael Geist Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog Heller v. Uber: Some Thoughts from Ontario on Uber’s Arbitration Clau...
Tags: Uber, Law, Court, Canada, OECD, Telus, Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, Heller, Michael Geist, Uber Technologies, Organization for Economic Co, Monday’s Mix, Doorey, Erin Cowling, Michael Spratt


Things you can only do if you're in the top 1% of attractiveness.

Screenshot taken at "O'Rourke talks border during Instagram video at dentist" (The Hill). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Instagram, Law, Teeth, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke


GOA Files Case Before SCOTUS To Fight Parts Of The NFA

  The Gun Owners of America’s legal arm, the Gun Owners Foundation, is pressing further in their full-throated defense of Jeremy Kettler, a disabled US Army combat veteran. Mr. Kettler was convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act (NFA) in November 2016. The original complaint against Mr. Kettler […] Read More … The post GOA Files Case Before SCOTUS To Fight Parts Of The NFA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Law, Scotus, Appeal, Case, Goa, US Army, Editorial, NFA, Kettler, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Gun Owners of America, Suppressors, Gun Owners Foundation, Jeremy Kettler


Opinion analysis: Justices uphold arbitration exemption for transportation workers in rare victory for arbitration opponents

Arbitration month at the Supreme Court continued this morning with the unanimous decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira – following by a single week the unanimous decision in Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales. New Prime, though, is anything but business as usual: Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion for a unanimous court rejects a claim for arbitration for the first time in a string of more than a dozen of the Supreme Court’s cases stretching back more than a decade. Indeed, I doubt the court has r...
Tags: Featured, Supreme `` Court, Law, Congress, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, Henry Schein, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Kavanaugh, INS, Oliveira, Gorsuch, Merits Cases, Chadha



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