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24 Feb 6:31 pm
SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecuritySmart City: the next step or privacy threat? (Computer Business Review)  Data Commissioner legally required to suspend US data transfers, court told (The Irish Times) Will the ePrivacy Reg overshadow the GDPR in the age of IoT? (iApp)   European Data Protection Supervisor Publishes Priorities for 2017 (Hunton & Williams)Data Privacy in a Time of Reaction: "Big Data" versus "The People" (JD Supra)  Licensing/Intellectual… [read post]
24 Feb 5:15 pm
What do you get when you cross blue state liberal marijuana laws with red state conservatism? A purple haze. Copyright: chris2766 / 123RF Stock PhotoCalifornia voters approved recreational use of marijuana for adults in the November 2016 election. But federal law still characterizes marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic. The extent to which the current administration will attempt to enforce federal marijuana laws in more permissive states is anyone’s guess. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made comments at a press conference yesterday that indicated that the… [read post]
24 Feb 3:56 pm
Running an intergenerational family-owned company can be very challenging. How do you balance present family and lifestyle goals, with operating a successful and growing company? How do you choose what is best for the family and its individual members, while also considering the future and thinking ahead to the next generation of the business?While some family business dynasties such as the Mars Candy company and the descendants of William Randolph Hearst continue to thrive, other dynasties have crumbled. Frances Stroh was born an heiress to one of the largest beer companies in… [read post]
24 Feb 3:45 pm
In South Caroline the legislature is going to engage the topic of lifetime Spousal support.  They want to discuss whether the party who must pay for the rest of their live to the other party support is justified.  It has been a long standing law in family law court that a marriage lasting a certain period of duration must allow one party that is not financial equal to the other party lifetime spousal support. In California if the marriage lasts more than 10 years one party is can receive lifetime spousal support.  The lifetime spousal support can only be awarded of… [read post]
24 Feb 3:09 pm
My home institution is undergoing a presidential search right now. Today, I heard a puzzling story during the local segment of my NPR station: The 27-person presidential search committee has interviewed prospective candidates for president of the University of Arizona, and it has sent the Arizona Board of Regents a short list of names for consideration. The names and number on the list are not being made public, said regent Bill Ridenour, who chairs the search committee. “We certainly don’t want to put out the names because they are only prospects,” Ridenour said.… [read post]
24 Feb 2:50 pm
Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property guardian may be a stranger who will add another layer of bureaucracy to the situation. When your child needs money, formal requests will need to be made through the court system. One solution is to set up a custodial account for your child. You are allowed to choose the custodian, and the custodian makes decisions regarding how the money is spent.… [read post]
24 Feb 2:50 pm
Maine Fish Market, a popular seafood restaurant in East Windsor, Connecticut, paid $750,000 in back wages to approximately 70 employees for unpaid wages and tip theft violations. The class action lawsuit alleged that Maine Fish Market neglected to pay the federal minimum wage to its servers and bartenders and failed to pay overtime wages to … Continue reading Maine Fish Market to Pay $750,000 in Back Wage to Employees → The post Maine Fish Market to Pay $750,000 in Back Wage to Employees appeared first on New York Restaurant Worker Rights – Wages, Training & more… [read post]
24 Feb 2:46 pm
Car Accident in Goleta I’m Ed Smith, a Goleta auto accident lawyer. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that a car crash occurs once about every 60 seconds. That’s nearly 6 million auto accidents a year. Of those crashes, just about one-third involve multi-vehicle crashes, also known as pile-ups or multi-vehicle collisions. It only takes one person who is driving distracted to set off a huge chain reaction of cars, motorcycles, trucks, travel trailers and other vehicles, all colliding into each other. With thousands of pounds of… [read post]
24 Feb 2:44 pm
THE LIVERY STABLE BLUES: February 26, 1917. It’s still a controversial recording. But then, man, like, “what qualifies as jazz?” Strange contemporary resonance: The New York Times published editorial after editorial throughout the late 1910s and 1920s touting the dangers of jazz, which had historically been associated with the brothels where it was initially played… Why, that’s racism and sexism, straight up. Will CNN and the Huffington Post condemn? [read post]
24 Feb 2:41 pm
OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code. via www.newscientist.com [read post]
24 Feb 2:39 pm
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 17-03062 Sommers v. The Ryerson Law Firm, P.C.. [read post]
24 Feb 2:38 pm
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 17-01067- Connolly v. Anzman et al. [read post]
24 Feb 2:32 pm
THE INSTA-WIFE: Men: Quit Providing. “Seriously, how dare anyone ask women to appreciate anything?” [read post]
24 Feb 2:30 pm
Administrative Justice Coordinator David Goldin: A Life in Public Service David Goldin, Administrative Justice Coordinator The 2005 City Charter Revision Commission proposed a Charter amendment to require the Mayor and the Chief Judge of the Office of the Administrative Trials and Hearings to create a code of ethics for the over 500 administrative law judges and hearing officers in the City’s administrative tribunals. At the time it was unclear to what extent the State Code of Judicial Conduct applied to and could be enforced against ALJs. The proposition… [read post]
24 Feb 2:29 pm
As the way law firms communicate with the community evolves, it’s important that law firms evolve with the times by creating policies that address employee social media use. [read post]
24 Feb 2:29 pm
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Why should elite universities get more taxpayer support than regional public colleges? Public institutions frequently go begging because they are supported by a combination of steadily rising tuition and declining tax revenue. And state legislatures must publicly balance the share of tax revenue allocated to these colleges against competing budget demands, such as highways, health care and public K-12 education. In contrast, taxpayers, for the most part, unknowingly support private institutions primarily through tax deductions and exemptions. For… [read post]
24 Feb 2:26 pm
Adding to a currently short ILB list of similar cases, Danika Worthington of the Denver Post reported this week in... [read post]