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Increase Your Firm’s Cash Flow With These Easy-To-Implement Tips [Sponsored]

Download our free guide to optimize your business operations and position your firm for long-term success.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:12:29 +0000

Latham Bonuses Are Out And The Median Bonuses Beat The Market

With big bonus numbers like this, waiting isn't so bad!
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:47:26 +0000

The Federalist Society And The Capitol Attack: What Is To Be Done?

Will all the behind-the-scenes drama and soul-searching take FedSoc to a better place?
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:17:48 +0000

School Sued For Allegedly Skimming Money From Deceased Donor Endowments To Law School

St. Mary's University allegedly taking law school endowments and diverting them to cover undergrad expenses.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:50:31 +0000

Engine Of Deutsche Bank’s Strong 2020 Probably Rife With Fraud

We know, hard to believe at a firm that’s paid roughly €11ty gazillion in fines the last few years.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:03:55 +0000

Morning Docket: 01.26.21

* Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, is filing a defamation lawsuit against a tabloid that said he was having an affair. Guess people should stop circulating "pillow" talk... [E! Online] * An attorney has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to file tax returns and pay taxes. [Chicago Tribune] * A Texas lawyer and client were ordered to pay $150,000 for "outright lies" in court. [Texas Lawyer] * A Chicago attorney is racking up wins on the game show Jeopardy! [Chicago Tribune] * A lawyer is giving $20 Starbucks gift cards to teachers as a way to express his gratitude for educators. Guess it's more useful than apples...[Fox News]
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:30:54 +0000

Law Technology Today

The Future of Anti-Fraud Technology

The rise of cutting edge internet technology within an increasingly globalized financial world has seen a parallel rise in financial fraud.

The post The Future of Anti-Fraud Technology appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Potential Legal Implications of Telemedicine and Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has required shutdowns to occur radically and rapidly nationwide.

The post Potential Legal Implications of Telemedicine and Telehealth appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Three Ways Contract Analytics Deliver Value Beyond Corporate Legal

With ever-increasing frequency, in-house counsel is adopting data reporting tools like never before.

The post Three Ways Contract Analytics Deliver Value Beyond Corporate Legal appeared first on Law Technology Today.


Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Legal Reader

Coronavirus Precautions for Travelers to Stay Safe and Healthy

Most of the people who get infected with coronavirus will fully recover. In fact, many of them wouldn’t even need hospitalization.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:14:35 +0000

Extreme Caution Required With Coronavirus

As with all viruses, it’s best to be careful when you’re in a situation where exposure is possible. This is why we must all be mindful of the new coronavirus disease strain, now named COVID-19, that originated last year in Wuhan, China. In just a few months, it had already spread around the world. Previous
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:02:58 +0000

What is next in Digital Marketing?: A 2021 Perspective

Digital marketing is the strongest aspect of marketing to promote your business through some online technologies such as personal computers, smartphones, and some other services that can promote your business rather than traditional marketing. Digital marketing has changed the way marketing technology is used by companies and businesses and has also allowed them to grow
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:50:29 +0000

How to Get Through Rough Patches Without Hurting the People You Love

At the end of the day, you are doing this and all the above for you. You are being a better person, so who cares about the rest?
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:25:59 +0000

Is Maryland Recognizing the Opportunity from Online Gambling Legalization?

With less than a dozen states allowing online gambling, Maryland is not the only state that has yet to fully realize the potential of this type of betting.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:11:57 +0000

Using Technology to Prove Your Minor Car Accident Claim

Modern vehicle technology is able to assist accident victims in recovering damages.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:22:36 +0000

Labor & Employment Law Blog

New Year, New Rules: The District of Columbia’s New Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

On January 11, 2021, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 (the “Act”), which, once effective, will be one of the broadest bans on non-compete agreements in the country.  Notably, the Act not only forbids agreements and policies that prohibit an employee from being employed by another person,... Continue Reading
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 22:35:43 +0000

Cal/OSHA Provides New Guidance for California Employers to Comply With COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) on COVID-19 prevention in the workplace on November 19, 2020, which we covered here.  Shortly after their adoption, the ETS became binding and enforceable against nearly all California employers effective November 30, 2020.  The next day, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health... Continue Reading
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:28:16 +0000

The Ninth Circuit Puts the Brakes on Truckers’ California Meal and Rest Break Claims

After a decade of ups and downs on the question of federal preemption, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (“FMSCA”) decision to preempt California’s meal and rest break rules.  The long-awaited decision in IBT v. FMCSA upholds the FMSCA’s December 2018 determination that drivers, who are involved... Continue Reading
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:57:57 +0000

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes New Rule Setting Forth Test to Assess Employment Versus Contractor Status; But Will It Survive Under the Biden Administration?

On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule (the “Final Rule”) setting the standard to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The employee versus independent contractor debate has garnered significant attention over the years as more workers... Continue Reading
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 20:13:20 +0000

SCOTUSblog

The morning read for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Each weekday, we select a few noteworthy news articles, pieces of commentary, and other interesting links related to the Supreme Court. Got a suggestion for a piece you’d like us to consider? Email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s what we’re reading on Jan. 26: Biden’s Solicitor...

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:27:54 +0000









Rocket Lawyer

2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update

Normally a time to celebrate with family and friends, this year’s winter holiday season was largely spoiled by the global pandemic. The normally joyous countdown to 2021 took on an […]

The post 2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Tue, 26 Jan 2021 05:41:10 +0000

How to Write a Business Plan During the Pandemic

A detailed business plan offers small businesses an essential tool for starting a new venture or reimagining an existing one. It can be a compass that points towards success by […]

The post How to Write a Business Plan During the Pandemic appeared first on Rocket Lawyer.


Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:50:41 +0000

Should You Incorporate Your Rental Property?

As a rental property owner, you have to address a lot of challenges—from midnight phone calls about leaking water to ensuring that tax payments are paid on time. With the […]

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Fri, 22 Jan 2021 22:36:59 +0000

Identify Your Target Audience and Grow Your Small Business

Learning the ins and outs of marketing for your business takes a good deal of commitment. It’s easy to get lost in all of the techniques because there can be […]

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 22:51:22 +0000

Should You File for Bankruptcy?

In an effort to survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, more and more Americans are going deeper and deeper into debt. Businesses are shuttering for good and workers […]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:18:22 +0000

Small Business Tax Deadline: Unemployment Reports, W2s, and 1099s

The year-end rush many small businesses face may end when the calendar turns from 2020 to 2021. However, small business owners and managers must then turn their attention to meeting […]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:24:15 +0000

What Are the Rules for Presidential Pardons?

The President of the United States is granted many powers under the Constitution. One of these powers is the power to give pardons, which is granted under Article II, Section […]

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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:52:10 +0000

The Crime Report

Public Defenders Suffer From the ‘Stress of Injustice’: Study

Budget cutbacks, huge caseloads and most recently the pressures placed on the justice system by COVID-19 are taking a heavy psychological toll on public defenders, according to a new study, in what researchers said was a too-often neglected consequence of the inequities of the justice system.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:17:47 +0000

Do Aging War Criminals Deserve Humane Treatment?

A forthcoming paper in the Virginia Journal of International Law argues that even individuals convicted of the most “heinous” crimes are covered by international conventions guaranteeing adequate medical care and nondiscriminatory treatment as they grow older.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:16:01 +0000

Coalition of Judges, Prosecutors Asks Biden to Abolish Death Penalty

In a letter sent to the president Monday, the coalition called capital punishment “an assault on human dignity and an affront to American values.”
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:06:10 +0000

Fentanyl Offenders Increased ‘Sharply’ Since 2015

In 2019, fentanyl or fentanyl analogue offenders accounted for almost three-quarters of all drug trafficking offenders sentenced where the offense of conviction established that death or serious bodily injury resulted from the substance’s use, the United States Sentencing Commission reported.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:59:49 +0000

‘No Beds Left’ in Houston’s COVID-19 Superspreader Jail

Houston-area politicians and law enforcement leaders have been blaming one another for the outbreak. Since mid-April, the number of people held at the Harris County Jail has steadily swelled and more than 2,600 people incarcerated there, and around 1,200 workers, have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:50:05 +0000

Law.com

New Impeachment, Same Lawyers: House Judiciary Rehires Barry Berke & Joshua Matz for Trump's 2nd Trial

Both Berke and Matz worked on the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, and recently reunited to help defend Pennsylvania in its postelection litigation.
         

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:44:31 EST

Lawyer at Capitol Riots Is Arrested

Calhoun said this week he was motivated by a belief that the election had been "stolen," despite dozens of courts, election officials and even Trump's attorney general, Bill Barr, rejecting these theories.
         

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:04:48 EST

A Different Kind of Cost Shifting in Google v. Oracle + Sizing Up the CASE Act + Nothing Runs (the Table) Like a Deere

We're coming up on two years that Google v. Oracle. has been pending before the Supreme Court. The clash over copyrightability, fair use and Java application programming interfaces arrived at the high court (for the second time) with Google's cert petition on January 24, 2019.
         

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:29:54 EST

Introducing the 'Diversity in the Raw' Project

The upheaval, the pain, the riots, the chaos we've seen in our country in recent months all point to the need for radical change when it comes to racism and inclusion. We must speak out. We need brutal honesty about race and the law, and then a meeting of the minds to find solutions.
         

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:32:28 EST

News Headlines

No Fly List - Legal Talk Network
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

LexisNexis Launches Law360 Pulse, a Comprehensive Business of Law News Service - Yahoo Finance
Posted on Monday January 04, 2021

ALM Media And Bloomberg Law Enter New Content Agreement For Legal News, Verdicts, Experts - PRNewswire
Posted on Tuesday January 05, 2021

After Trump’s drubbing in the courts, liberals fear a legal hangover - POLITICO
Posted on Friday January 01, 2021

'Inciting a Riot': Legal Community Erupts in Calls for Trump's Removal as Mob Storms Capitol | National Law Journal - Law.com
Posted on Wednesday January 06, 2021

Trump legal vets torn over new impeachment defense - Politico
Posted on Friday January 08, 2021

China brings in new law to fight Trump's sanctions - BBC News
Posted on Monday January 11, 2021

Trump Call to Georgia Official Might Violate State and Federal Law - The New York Times
Posted on Sunday January 03, 2021

Trump's call could put the President in jeopardy, legal experts say - CNN
Posted on Tuesday January 05, 2021

What Will Happen to the Trump Lawsuits Once He's Not President | National Law Journal - Law.com
Posted on Monday December 28, 2020

President Biden Issues New Executive Orders and Supports Comprehensive Reform of Immigration Policy - JD Supra
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

A Second Trump Impeachment Lawful and Law-Enforcing - JURIST
Posted on Wednesday January 13, 2021

Could Trump derail his impeachment trial? - CNN
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

Reveal Acquires Analytics Provider Brainspace, Doubling Down on AI for E-Discovery | Legaltech News - Law.com
Posted on Tuesday January 26, 2021

Building a Top-notch Legal Resume for Today's Market: Part I - JD Supra
Posted on Tuesday January 05, 2021

'A crisis moment': States, advocates brace for new fight over abortion rights - NBC News
Posted on Monday January 11, 2021

“He Knew He F--ked Up”: Facing Legal and Political Peril, Trump Is Turning On Even His Most Devoted Allies - Vanity Fair
Posted on Friday January 08, 2021

Suing Gascon! - Legal Talk Network
Posted on Friday January 08, 2021

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccine mandates don't violate US employment law - USA TODAY
Posted on Thursday December 31, 2020

Murphy, Dems still hammering out issues for decriminalizing weed - NJ Spotlight
Posted on Thursday December 31, 2020

New Law 2021: Legal Services Predictions for the Year Ahead - JD Supra
Posted on Tuesday January 12, 2021

Trump’s Legal Allies Attack Each Other After Lin Wood Tweets Wild Conspiracies - Forbes
Posted on Saturday January 02, 2021

Distinguished advocates to share career advice with law students - Scottish Legal News
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

Legal news - Thomson Reuters News & Insight
Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2020

Today In Payments: Mastercard To Hike Fees For UK EU Transactions; NCR Closes $2.5 Billion Acquisition Deal For Cardtronics - pymnts.com
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

GW Bush Condemns ‘Violent Assault’ by Trump Supporters on Capitol, Law Enforcement - Voice of America
Posted on Wednesday January 06, 2021

Joe Biden’s New Policies For Asylum, DACA And Legal Immigration - Forbes
Posted on Tuesday January 05, 2021

U.S. judge blocks Trump administration's sweeping asylum rules - NBC News
Posted on Friday January 08, 2021

It's the Externalities, Stupid — Climate Edition | Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law - JDSupra - JD Supra
Posted on Monday January 25, 2021

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