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22 Jan 8:08 am
The University of Akron School of Law is seeking to hire an Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success Programs. Responsibilities: The University of Akron, School of Law Dean's Office, is seeking an Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success... [read post]
22 Jan 8:01 am
Michigan Business School Emeritus Professor George Siedel recently published a book you might want to read – Seven Essentials for Business Success: Lessons from Legendary Professors.  Although it focuses on teaching in business schools, it provides insights relevant to pedagogy in higher education more generally. The book takes readers into the classrooms of award-winning professors … Continue reading George Siedel’s Book on Pedagogy → [read post]
22 Jan 7:56 am
Posted by Maria Castañón Moats and Paul DeNicola, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Maria Castañón Moats is Leader and Paul DeNicola is Principal at the Governance Insights Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on their PwC memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance (discussed on the Forum here) and Will Corporations Deliver to All Stakeholders?, both by Lucian A. Bebchuk and Roberto… [read post]
22 Jan 7:55 am
Posted by Adam O. Emmerich, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Saturday, January 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Adam O. Emmerich is partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. This post is based on his Wachtell memorandum. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Are M&A Contract Clauses Value Relevant to Target and Bidder Shareholders? by John C. Coates, Darius Palia, and Ge Wu (discussed on the Forum here); and The New Look of Deal Protection by Fernan Restrepo and Guhan Subramanian (discussed on the Forum here). 2021 was the most active… [read post]
22 Jan 7:54 am
In his Report and Recommendation entered in Bear Box LLC et al. v. Lancium LLC et al., Civil Action No. 21-534-MN-CJB (D.Del. January 18, 2022), the Honorable Christopher J. Burke recommends that the Court grant Defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings seeking the dismissal of Counts III, IV and V of Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint which purport to assert state law claims for conversion, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation.  Counts I and II of Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint purport to assert claims to correct the inventorship for United… [read post]
22 Jan 7:44 am
ABA Journal, Lawyer With Over $543K in Student Debt Gets Reprimand Vacated After Telling Court of Financial Hardship: A federal appeals court has vacated its reprimand of a lawyer who skipped oral arguments in a late-settled case, citing information provided in her request for reconsideration. In a Jan. 14 order,... [read post]
22 Jan 7:20 am
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will start requiring people to provide a photo of themselves to a third-party company to verify their identification before they can access their online accounts. This applies to people who created an online account to manage their tax records with the IRS. The login credentials will not work to gain access by summer of 2022. Users will then be required to log in to through an online identity verification service called, which the IRS deems “a trusted technology provider.” “Identity verification is critical to protect… [read post]
22 Jan 7:17 am
An attorney on a ListServe seemed surprised to learn that some property insurance policies have clauses that can change the forum of litigation. They can also change the law and other requirements based on a state law. Attached is another case in Florida upholding these very anti-consumer provisions.1 Policyholders and public adjusters should always check... Continue Reading . [read post]
22 Jan 7:15 am
"From around 1850 on, [researchers] found, the frequency of words such as 'technology,' 'result,' 'assuming,' 'pressure,' 'math,' 'medicine,' 'percent,' 'unit' and 'fact' has gone down while the frequency of words such as 'spirit,' 'imagine,' 'hunch,' 'smell,' 'soul,' 'believe,' “feel,” 'fear' and 'sense' has gone up. The authors associate their observations with what Daniel Kahneman has labeled the intuition-reliant 'thinking fast' as opposed to the more deliberative 'thinking slow.' In a parallel development, the authors show that the use of plural pronouns such as 'we'… [read post]
22 Jan 7:15 am
Johann Sebastian Bach is of course one of the great composers in Western Music. His innovative and prolific musical output over the course of his long life is nothing short of astonishing. As it turns out, he also lived a surprisingly interesting life, as is well told in Harvard University Professor Christoph Wolff’s excellent one-volume Bach biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician.   Bach was born in 1685 as the youngest of eight siblings into a well-established family of musicians who were regionally famous at the time in German Thuringia. His… [read post]
22 Jan 7:00 am
Listen Here! Most Americans are getting a failing grade in financial literacy especially revolving around retirement. Victor and Mark share the top topics people are struggling with so you can understand! Then, they will go on to discuss the insurance world, and how it can benefit retirees. Finally, they’ll talk about why it’s important to have a financial advisor, even if you have a financially savvy spouse. Are You Paying Too Much In Taxes In Retirement? Click here to download the free guide Also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & Google… [read post]
22 Jan 6:51 am
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22 Jan 6:48 am
California has allowed victims’ pain and suffering damages to die with them for decades. In other words, California has long barred surviving family members from obtaining pain and suffering damages. Usually, pain and suffering damages are the greatest sum of money at stake in a civil suit. For a very long time, California law limited the damages that surviving family members could recover to the loss or damage that the decedent incurred before their death, including punitive damages that the decedent could have been entitled to recover if they had lived. Finally, in January… [read post]
22 Jan 6:30 am
Here is a life insurance claim denial that is interesting factually and legally, and a must read for lawyers handling life insurance claims.  This is a case handled by the Law Office of Mark S. Humphreys. The opinion is a December 10, 2021, summary judgment ruling from the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.  It is styled, Pham v. TransAmerica Premier Life Insurance Company.  Johnny Pham sues in his own right and Kim Van Bui sues on behalf of minor children SKB and BDB. This case will be presented in multiple blogs. Continue reading › The post Life… [read post]
22 Jan 6:28 am
It was a pleasure to play a small part in today's New York Times story which focuses on the latest case raising "questions over who has the right to make wrenching life-or-death decisions when patients cannot speak for themselves." [read post]
22 Jan 6:23 am
"Imitating one of his own in an intimidating voice, he warned that there was a monster in a swamp nearby. With childlike fear in his eyes, Anderson reported that he avoided that area 'until I got a little older and a little smarter and a little brother.' Pivoting to the future in an instant, he adopted the older brother voice, pointing to the swamp and telling his sibling: 'That’s where your real parents live.'"From "Louie Anderson and the Compassion of America’s Eternal Kid/He displayed an empathetic humanity that he shared offstage with his friend Bob Saget. The loss of… [read post]
22 Jan 6:08 am
Following up on my previous posts: Law School Rankings By Fall 2021 Median LSAT Scores Law School Rankings By Fall 2021 Median UGPAs Law School Rankings By Fall 2021 Acceptance Rate Preview Of The 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Admissions 24/7 Wall Street, 50 Hardest Law Schools to Get... [read post]
22 Jan 6:00 am
From KRTV Great Falls News: Victim-Witness Assistance Services (VWAS), a non-profit organization that specializes in helping victims of domestic violence in Great Falls, is seeing an increase in calls. The numbers show that just the last quarter from October to... [read post]
22 Jan 5:26 am
Berk Law Group is pleased to introduce its newest associate attorney, Ryan Murphy.   For undergraduate school, Ryan attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated cum laude, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and a bachelor’s degree in political science in three years. Ryan then attended the Sandra Day O’Connor of Law at Arizona State University. He graduated from ASU law school and received his Arizona license to practice law in 2021. Ryan looks forward to serving clients with his compassion, positive attitude, and diligent work ethic. Like… [read post]
22 Jan 5:02 am
Consider the question for yourself before reading the criticisms. At Instagram, British Vogue says: "The nine models gracing the cover are representative of an ongoing seismic shift that became more pronounced on the SS22 runways; awash with dark-skinned models whose African heritage stretched from Senegal to Rwanda to South Sudan to Nigeria to Ethiopia. For an industry long criticized for its lack of diversity, as well as for perpetuating beauty standards seen through a Eurocentric lens, this change is momentous."At CNN, a writer based in Nigeria says: Why are the models… [read post]