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Is This Part Of The Test?: Mississippi wants bar exam applicants to sign away their rights. Do You Need A Second?: Duke isn't sure what you need to do to get in. Have You Considered A Class Action?: Man demands restitution against daughter's ex-boyfriend based on medieval worldview. Is There A Message In The Coke Can Leaves?: Clarence Thomas has no interest in stepping down. Have You Forgotten Kershner?: We check in on the unexpected ways that the pandemic has hit family law.
Fri, 29 May 2020 22:43:30 +0000

Welcome This Law Firm To The Big Time

Biglaw has a new member.
Fri, 29 May 2020 22:14:41 +0000

Cameron Winklevoss Savages Old Case Against Bitcoin With Even Older Joke

What Larry Summers meant to say was that the tall half-billionaire is a 'lame, cheesy asshole.'
Fri, 29 May 2020 21:46:05 +0000

Law Firm Job Hunting And Recruiting In The Age Of COVID-19 [Sponsored]

Here are five ways in which job searching and recruiting have changed in the past three months.
Fri, 29 May 2020 21:17:20 +0000

Another T14 Law School Will Accept The GRE For Admissions (Probably)

A little oopsie over at Duke Law.
Fri, 29 May 2020 20:44:28 +0000

COVID-19 Special International Law Podcast [Sponsored]

On this special report, we explore how the international law community is coping with the massive impact of COVID-19 and how the crisis has sparked liberal acceptance of technology.
Fri, 29 May 2020 20:14:01 +0000

Law Technology Today

Seven Surprising Ways to Save Your Practice Money

Providing great service to your clients and potential clients is one way to ensure a healthy bottom line.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 15:00:00 +0000

WATCH: Creativity Workshop and Application | Learn To Be a Happy Lawyer

Watch Creativity Workshop and Application: Learn To Be a Happy Lawyer from Sponsor Case.one as part of the Industry Insight Webinar Series

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Thu, 28 May 2020 19:00:02 +0000

Legal Data Analytics Can Benefit Any Type of Legal Practice

Legal analytics are one of the fastest ways to build a business case for legal practice.

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Wed, 27 May 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Legal Reader

Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo Recalled Over Misbranding Issues

Certain Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo products were recently recalled because they may contain chicken and soy, a known allergen, even though they're not listed on the product's ingredient list.
Sat, 30 May 2020 02:53:46 +0000

Why are Effective Mobile Healthcare Apps Necessary During a Crisis?

As technology continues to expand its horizon, mobile apps are becoming a go-to option for many healthcare service providers.
Fri, 29 May 2020 21:21:51 +0000

The Importance of Product Packaging on Business

Your packaging, most of the time, is the identity of your product. So, it's not surprising for many consumers to decide based on how they perceived your product through your packaging.
Fri, 29 May 2020 20:57:41 +0000

5 Tips to Building a Professional Brand Image That Earns Respect and Admiration

Building a successful startup is a challenging task, to say the least, which is why you have to shape the perception of your brand from the very start if you are to solidify your position in the market.
Fri, 29 May 2020 18:06:46 +0000

Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade Plaintiff Turned Pro-Life Champ, Was Never Really Anti-Abortion

McCorvey became an outspoken pro-life activist in 1995--but, near the end of her life, "Jane Roe" confessed she'd been paid off by anti-abortion groups.
Fri, 29 May 2020 17:51:34 +0000

How to Start Your Own Car Repair Business

Open a business bank account for your new car repair business because it is bad practice to mix personal assets with business. If your business ever gets sued, your personal assets will be protected if you have a separate business account.
Fri, 29 May 2020 17:37:51 +0000

Labor & Employment Law Blog

Overview of Recent Updates for Employers in the Commercial Trucking Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the central role local and long haul trucking companies and drivers play in the overall U.S. economy and specifically our public health infrastructure.  Now, as states and businesses around the country gradually reopen and truck deliveries begin to ramp up, employers in the commercial trucking industry should be aware of...… Continue Reading
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:51:07 +0000

A Roadmap to Resilience: Debriefing California’s Reopening Plan

On March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay At Home Order mandating that all California residents stay home, except as needed to support California’s essential critical infrastructure sectors.  This Order has no set end date. However, as many states across the country begin to slowly reopen their economies, California Governor Gavin Newsom...… Continue Reading
Tue, 19 May 2020 22:36:43 +0000

Cal/OSHA Issues New COVID-19 General Industry Guidance for All California Employers

As California businesses begin to reopen and return employees to physical workplaces, there are numerous safety measures for employers to consider implementing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  On May 14, 2020, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) issued its “Interim General Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19.”  The new guidelines replace the...… Continue Reading
Mon, 18 May 2020 23:38:59 +0000

The California Data Privacy Implications of Using Facial Recognition in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state would begin the process of allowing various businesses to reopen physical locations as part of a four-phase plan that seeks to gradually re-establish business operations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  While a welcome sign for many businesses and employees, the phased...… Continue Reading
Thu, 14 May 2020 22:41:31 +0000

SCOTUSblog

Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services (UPDATED)

Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services (UPDATED)Last night the Supreme Court declined to intervene in challenges by churches in southern California and the Chicago area to stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The churches had asked the justices earlier this week to lift restrictions on crowds in time for them to hold services on Sunday, when Christians […]

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Sat, 30 May 2020 13:31:30 +0000

Empirical SCOTUS: How the justices and advocates spent their speaking time during the May arguments

Empirical SCOTUS: How the justices and advocates spent their speaking time during the May argumentsEditor’s note: This is the third post in a series analyzing the Supreme Court’s telephonic oral arguments with live audio instituted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court heard some of the most important cases of the term in a month when there almost were no arguments at all. The court canceled its March […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 19:32:20 +0000

Senators ask Supreme Court to continue with live audio

Senators ask Supreme Court to continue with live audioIn a press release today, Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on the Supreme Court to continue providing live audio of its oral arguments in the future, even after the coronavirus pandemic is over. The senators also requested that the court consider the […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 17:27:23 +0000

Petitions of the week

Petitions of the weekThis week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that involve, among other things, under what circumstances the foregone-conclusion exception to the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination might apply to the compelled production of passwords to encrypted electronic devices, and when the Federal Communications Commission under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 may repeal or […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 14:30:41 +0000

Friday round-up

Friday round-upAt Law & Liberty (via How Appealing), John McGinnis worries that in two cases involving “the ability of presidential electors in the Electoral College to exercise their own legal discretion in the choice of President,” “the Court may do grave damage to originalism by suggesting that the bad consequences of a constitutional provision or practice subsequent […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 10:58:54 +0000

Rocket Lawyer

Going Out of Business: Closing a Business Checklist

Sometimes, entrepreneurs decide to close, sell, or transfer their businesses years in advance and have plenty of time to plan their exit strategies. Unfortunately for many other business owners, circumstances […]

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Fri, 29 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

The Importance of Incorporation During an Economic Downturn

If you are unemployed due to COVID-19 and are considering starting a business, or if you simply want to formalize your existing side hustle, you may be wondering if it […]

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Thu, 28 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Can an Employer Require a Doctor’s Note to Return to Work?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) requires certain employers to provide employees with medical leave for specific reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic (through December 31, 2020). You want […]

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Wed, 27 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Returning to Work Post-COVID: What Employers Should Know

Most states are planning to reopen (or already have reopened) public spaces and workplaces that were restricted due to social distancing guidelines put in place to mitigate the spread of […]

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Tue, 26 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

COVID-19 Cancellations: Event Contracts and Force Majeure

If you’re a small business owner or sole proprietor who scheduled an in-person event prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably wondering how to work out the logistics of a […]

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Fri, 22 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

COBRA Insurance: What is COBRA and How Does It Work?

Many American workers have been laid off as a result of non-essential businesses having to close or reduce operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While unemployment benefits have been expanded […]

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Thu, 21 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000

Severance Pay: Severance Package Legal Answers

Ever since the global COVID-19 pandemic began making its way across the United States, employers and employees have been asking more questions about employment contracts, unemployment benefits, and severance packages. […]

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Wed, 20 May 2020 16:56:16 +0000

The Crime Report

Violence Nationwide In Protest Of Floyd’s Death

local leaders said they needed help from National Guardsmen or even military police to contain the unrest. States of emergency were declared in Atlanta and Portland, Or.
Sat, 30 May 2020 17:09:12 +0000

Protests Across U.S. as MN Cop Charged With Murder

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air, was charged with murder as authorities imposed curfews to try to stem protests over police killings of African Americans that spread to several cities.
Sat, 30 May 2020 16:01:12 +0000

MN Gov. Walz Apologizes for CNN Crew Arrest

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on protests over the death of George Floyd.
Sat, 30 May 2020 15:06:51 +0000

17 Complaints Against Derek Chauvin in 19 Years On Force

Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, shot one suspect, was involved in the fatal shooting of another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly two decades with the department.
Sat, 30 May 2020 14:33:22 +0000

MN Death Shows Need For ‘National Norms for Policing’

"We need consistent guidelines to set thresholds for what constitutes professional and acceptable conduct for police officers," say Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson of President Obama's policing task force.
Sat, 30 May 2020 13:07:37 +0000

Law.com

King & Spalding Resists WhatsApp's 'Drastic' Disqualification Bid in Cyber Case

A team from King & Spalding, including former partner and now FBI Director Christopher Wray, provided legal services to WhatsApp in a sealed matter four years ago. WhatsApp's counsel at Cooley says the firm acquired confidential information relevant to a pending case where King & Spalding represents a WhatsApp adversary.
         

Sat, 30 May 2020 08:51:45 EST

24 Former Federal Judges Support Emmet Sullivan in Flynn's DC Circuit Challenge

Judges are not "mere scriveners of whatever dismissal the government places before them," the former judges said in their brief, filed by lawyers from Keker, Van Nest & Peters.
         

Fri, 29 May 2020 18:16:55 EST

How the Mansfield Rule for In-House Counsel Is Faring Under COVID-19

"The work that we've done over the past 10 years has been super important in laying down a strong foundation and baking it into peoples' processes. I don't think we'll see legal departments lifting their commitments to diversity and inclusion," Leila Hock, director of legal department partnerships and inclusion initiatives at Diversity Lab, said.
         

Fri, 29 May 2020 17:03:02 EST

Skilled in the Art: Would Open IP Law Stifle COVD-19 Innovation? + MoFo and Cadwalader to Duke It Out at Federal Circuit + Who's Repping Fortinet, Synopsys and Real Intent?

BIO makes its pitch for maintaining strong IP rights around COVID-19 therapies.
         

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:31:15 EST

News Headlines

Legal immunity for police misconduct, under attack from left and right, may get Supreme Court review - USA TODAY
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Section 230 Is Now At Risk, But Experts Say The Internet Would Never Be The Same - NPR
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2020

Colin Kaepernick will help provide legal assistance for Minneapolis protesters after death of George Floyd - USA TODAY
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces curfew amid protests - Crain's Chicago Business
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2020

China approves controversial national security law for Hong Kong - CNN
Posted on Thursday May 28, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Social Media - The Wall Street Journal
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Ex-prosecutor: Complaint against Minnesota cop in George Floyd case drops important clues - CNN
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2020

Casey's opens GoFundMe site for legal defense | Coronavirus - NRToday.com
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2020

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus - Grand Haven Tribune
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery video: Legal experts explain how key frames may be used in murder trial - USA TODAY
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020

Waimea neighbors protest STVR: Mixed messages from Planning Department contribute to neighbors’ angst - West Hawaii Today
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: Health a bigger worry than finances, poll finds; SCOTUS won't rush church reopenings; United announces cuts - USA TODAY
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2020

Federal judge denies legal attempt to stop COVID-19 restrictions on religious services, appeal pending - WDEL 1150AM
Posted on Saturday May 30, 2020

Client Development During the Pandemic - Law.com
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Covid-19: China's Responsibility and Possible Legal Actions - JURIST - Commentary - Legal News & Commentary - JURIST
Posted on Sunday May 10, 2020

George Floyd family's legal team hires independent medical examiner to conduct autopsy - KAAL
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2020

Law Firm Hackers Claim to Have Dirt on Donald Trump, Up Data Ransom to $42M - Variety
Posted on Friday May 15, 2020

Just Released! Get a Jump on Class Actions With Legal Radar - Law.com
Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2020

Finally, the Supreme Court can tell Trump he's not above the law - CNN
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2020

The Forgotten Law That Could Compel Mnuchin to Hand Over Trump’s Tax Returns - POLITICO
Posted on Monday May 11, 2020

Listed legal business DWF ousts chief executive amid covid-19 crisis - City A.M.
Posted on Friday May 29, 2020

Small Law, Big Changes: The Coming Disruption in the Legal Industry | Daily Business Review - Law.com
Posted on Monday May 18, 2020

Some local Wisconsin officials are now tossing coronavirus orders over legal concerns - USA TODAY
Posted on Friday May 15, 2020

Why Gov. Whitmer is likely to win the GOP lawsuit over her emergency powers - Detroit Free Press
Posted on Thursday May 07, 2020

George Conway: No one in this country is above the law. The Supreme Court is about to teach that lesson. - The Washington Post
Posted on Saturday May 09, 2020

Wake Up Call: New Legal Work Down 40% Since Covid-19, Report Finds - Bloomberg Law
Posted on Tuesday May 05, 2020

Can Murphy keep NJ shut down? Here's what legal experts say about coronavirus executive orders - NorthJersey.com
Posted on Sunday May 03, 2020

Thousands of Ex-Prosecutors Urge Flynn Judge to Question Barr's Move to Drop Case | National Law Journal - Law.com
Posted on Monday May 11, 2020

GORDON, William "Bill" Loveland - Santa Barbara News-Press
Posted on Sunday May 31, 2020