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24 Mar 2:42 pm
When driving somewhere in a hurry, it is common to reason with the speed limit and justify going a little bit faster. After all, what could be the harm in driving just five miles over the legal limit? Most people will do this anyway, right? While it might seem like no big deal to drive over the speed limit, the limit is set in place for a reason. Whether you are on a city street or on a major interstate, speeding is a dangerous behavior that can result in serious car accidents. Discuss your situation with a car accident attorney in Chicago today. Dangers of Speeding Even a… [read post]
24 Mar 2:26 pm
I'm reading "Diversity and Free Speech Can Coexist at Stanford" (in the Wall Street Journal), in which Dean Steinbach defends herself, saying things that feel familiar and reasonable to me: My role was to observe and, if needed, de-escalate....  I stepped up to the podium to deploy the de-escalation techniques in which I have been trained, which include getting the parties to look past conflict and see each other as people.... To defuse the situation I acknowledged the protesters' concerns; I addressed the Federalist Society's purpose for inviting Judge Duncan and the… [read post]
24 Mar 2:26 pm
“Appealing § 1447(e) Remands, Genuine & Otherwise; The Second Circuit tackled a series of issues concerning remand appeals, including whether § 1447(d)’s bar on appeals applies to § 1447(e) remands and whether an appellate court can inquire into the true grounds for a remand”: Bryan Lammon has this post at his “final decisions” blog. The post “Appealing § 1447(e) Remands, Genuine & Otherwise; The Second Circuit tackled a series of issues concerning remand appeals, including whether § 1447(d)’s bar on appeals… [read post]
24 Mar 2:21 pm
By Alex W. Karasik, Tyler Z. Zmick, and Elizabeth C. Mincer Duane Morris Takeaways:  In the Illinois Supreme Court’s latest ruling in the biometric privacy space, it decided in Walton v. Roosevelt University, 2023 IL 128338 (Ill. Mar. 23, 2023), that claims brought under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by bargaining unit employees are preempted by Section … Continue reading "Illinois Supreme Court Holds Federal Labor Law Preempts BIPA Claims Asserted By Unionized Employees" [read post]
24 Mar 2:08 pm
Scattered protests in France continued Friday, following Thursday’s mass demonstrations over nationwide opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reform bill. UK King Charles III’s also cancelled his scheduled visit to France on March 26 early Friday morning. Macron stated in a news conference that the visit “would have prompted incidents” he characterized as “detestable.”  National trade union federation CGT stated that 3.5 million protestors took to the streets across France Thursday to voice their discontent with… [read post]
24 Mar 2:06 pm
From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking applicants for a visiting professor in Criminal Law for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Visitor may also have the opportunity to teach an elective/seminar, if the schedule permits, as part of a commitment to two courses each semester. Details/Application   [read post]
24 Mar 2:00 pm
"What kind of person can charge another person...known by all that No crime has been committed, & also known that potential death & destruction in such a false charge could be catastrophic...a degenerate psychopath that truly hates the USA!" The post Trump Claims ‘Death & Destruction’ Will Happen if DA Bragg Charges Him first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. [read post]
24 Mar 1:51 pm
The U.S. Copyright Office instituted an inquiry into a registration relating to a graphic novel that uses AI-generated artwork. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo  talk about this case on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog. Listen to this podcast episode here. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here: [read post]
24 Mar 1:48 pm
The California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to California employers—employees who’s individual PAGA claims are compelled to arbitration now maintain standing to bring their representative PAGA claims in court. Put simply, an arbitration agreement no longer saves you from a PAGA claim. In doing so, the Court of Appeal, in Galarsa v. Dolgen California, LLC, rejected the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises that instructed courts to dismiss representative PAGA claims when individual PAGA claims were compelled to arbitration. But how… [read post]
24 Mar 1:47 pm
Some New York winter storm and snowstorm victims now have until May 15 to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of storms that occurred between Dec. 23 and Dec. 28, 2022. The current list of eligible localities is available on the Tax Relief in Disaster Situations page. *** Read more… [read post]
24 Mar 1:44 pm
We realize it may be a stretch for ordinary people to want to keep up with the comings and goings of the Social Security Administration, but sometimes circumstances permit where someone does want to follow the latest news regarding the agency due to a possible retirement or disability interest. This blog is an ongoing piecemeal of recent stories that have involved Social Security. Some are tidbits and some are important things that should be known in the world of retirement or disability and others are just interesting stories and nothing more. The Fight Over Funding Now that we have… [read post]
24 Mar 1:42 pm
Once an application for Social Security disability benefits is filed a claimant can expect to received correspondence from Social Security regarding the claim. This paperwork is important to keep the claim on track. Failing to respond to Social Security’s request for action can result in denied claim. Below we will explain the type of paperwork a claimant can expect to receive in the mail and the requirements in completing requested action by Social Security. Work History Report This report is something Social Security will send to a claimant to get a better idea of the… [read post]
24 Mar 1:39 pm
Most people think of retirement benefits when Social Security is discussed, but there are other types of Social Security benefits for people who are unable to work due to disability, survivor’s benefits, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Below we look at the different types of benefits that are available through the Social Security Administration. • Retirement benefits: These benefits are paid to individuals who have reached full retirement age (currently 67 years old for those born in 1960 or later) and have worked for a certain number of years. The amount of… [read post]
24 Mar 1:37 pm
General Motors (GM) has settled a class action lawsuit for selling vehicles with defective 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is reported that GM sold over 800,000 vehicles with these faulty transmissions without disclosing the issue to customers prior to purchase. Consequently, the class action settled in 26 states as the automaker sold defective transmission vehicles and allowed […] The post Class Action Against GM For Defective Transmission | Gear up for Justice appeared first on California Consumer Attorneys, P.C.. [read post]
24 Mar 1:32 pm
When parties separate on amicable terms, they may choose to create a Separation Agreement without the involvement of lawyers or other third-party professionals. While the spirit of cooperation and collaboration in creating the Agreement is admirable and indeed encouraged, failing to create an Agreement with the proper safeguards can leave the Agreement vulnerable to being challenged, or “set aside” in the future. Setting aside an Agreement refers to the process by which a party can ask the Court to essentially “cancel” all, or some, of the content in an… [read post]
24 Mar 1:26 pm
 As of today: Who is Howard Knopf? Howard Knopf is a Canadian lawyer who specializes in intellectual property law. He has been practicing law for over 40 years and is considered one of Canada's foremost experts in copyright law. Knopf has been involved in many high-profile copyright cases in Canada and is known for his outspoken and often controversial views on copyright policy. He has been an advocate for balanced copyright laws that respect the rights of creators while also promoting access to information and innovation. In addition to his legal practice, Knopf has also… [read post]
24 Mar 1:24 pm
Over 100 Barristers Thursday signed a declaration calling upon the UK government and colleagues to address the causes and consequences of the climate crises and to advance a just transition to sustainability, posing concerns over how serious governments around the world are taking the climate emergency. A statement from the group, called Lawyers Are Responsible, referred to the “potential conflict” of offering their services “between what individual barristers’ consciences tell them is the right course of action and the rules of their profession.” While UK… [read post]
24 Mar 1:24 pm
The US Department of State Friday imposed further sanctions against Myanmar, joining other nations in their efforts to condemn human rights violations and violence occurring in the country in the two years since the military coup. The sanctions apply to two individuals and six entities, according to a statement released by the US Department of State. The individuals are Tun Min Latt, a Burmese businessman, and his spouse Win Min Soe. The sanctions also cover three entities that Latt controls or owns. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said of the sanctions, “The actions we are… [read post]
24 Mar 1:23 pm
Franklin Boulevard Hit-and-Run Kills Motorist A two-vehicle hit-and-run in Sacramento on March 19 caused the death of one driver. The fatal accident occurred along Franklin Boulevard between 27th and 26th avenues in the North City Farms area during the morning hours. The driver who died was identified as a Glendale resident, Richard Cortez, age 52.  Continue reading › [read post]
24 Mar 1:22 pm
Dr. Burton Bentley discusses how a medical expert effectively simplified complex concepts in his testimony in a $68.6 million medical malpractice trial. You can watch the full episode here.  Effectively simplifying complex concepts underlying your case is critical to persuading your jury. If jurors don’t understand the basic concepts at the heart of your case, they’re far more likely to become confused about your broader argument. As part of the latest Medical Testimony Master Class, Burton Bentley, II, M.D., details how attorney Michael Trentalange… [read post]