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Drivers Protesting Uber IPO to Stay Home May 8th
      0 Comments     2019-04-30

Uber workers are planning protests in major U.S. cities, with drivers saying they’ve had enough of the low-wage gig work that pays some of them less than their states’ minimum wages. The drivers involved will refuse to drive on 8 May. That’s the day Uber stock goes public in the company’s quest to raise $1 billion. The drivers intend to switch off […]

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Privacy Law
Big Brother Goes Brick-and-Mortar
      0 Comments     2019-04-30

Consumer privacy problems are not just online these days. Physical stores are trying to compete with e-commerce and targeted advertising on the web. And they’ve joined the race to influence consumption—with technology that pries into our personal habits. Stores can now install almost invisible cameras that guess customers’ ages, genders, and even mood states. The idea is […]

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Legal
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Compliance: Deadline Approaches
      0 Comments     2019-04-26

Minnesota attorneys who are winding up their three-year compliance cycle need to finish their 45 total CLE hours by 30 June 2019. Of the 45 total hours, 15 may be earned online. The credits should include at least three hours of legal ethics or professional responsibility, and two hours of elimination of bias. Reporting is due 31 August 2019. […]

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Legal
Michael Avenatti’s Spectacular Fall Continues; Legal Woes Pile Up
      0 Comments     2019-04-17

Michael Avenatti once wanted to run for president. Now, the outspoken California lawyer faces dozens of charges, after an indictment accusing him of stealing clients’ money and spending it on a private jet, his own legal expenses, and a coffee company he owned. Avenatti stands accused not only of misappropriating clients’ money but also of misleading bank […]

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Legal
For Arizona Attorneys, June 30 MCLE Deadline Looms
      0 Comments     2019-04-17

If you are licensed in Arizona, your annual deadline for completing the state’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits is June 30. The reporting deadline will be September 15. Bookmark this page; online filing starts in mid-July. Attorneys will then find the online electronic affidavit form by logging in to their individual accounts. Attorneys May Choose Their CLE Courses and CLE Providers The Arizona Bar […]

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Antitrust
Three Antitrust Suits Seek to Pare Apple
      0 Comments     2019-04-17

Antitrust suits are piling up against Apple. Three separate cases are underway: Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission, claiming Apple promotes its music service to the detriment of other services. Spotify also objects to the “Apple tax”—30% of the revenue for apps in their first year on the App Store, and 15% thereafter. Spotify has ratcheted up its price by 30%, […]

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Legal
New Mandatory CLE Requirements as Illinois Lawyers’ Deadline Looms
      0 Comments     2019-04-03

New Continuing Legal Education rules are in effect in the Land of Lincoln this year. Illinois lawyers still need 30 hours of online audio-visual CLE courses every two years—but these now must include at least: 4 hours of legal ethics education; 1 hour of diversity and inclusion education; and 1 hour of mental health and substance abuse education. This […]

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Legal
Class Action Filed Over College Admission Scandal
      0 Comments     2019-04-01

In a federal court in Boston, prosecutors have targeted dozens of people, including coaches and parents, over a conspiracy in which actors and wealthy families manipulated college admissions at: Wake Forest University Stanford University Harvard University Georgetown University Northwestern University The University of California (UCLA, UC Berkeley) University of San Diego University of Southern California Yale University University of Texas at Austin […]

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