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May 2019

Legal
Just Added to South Carolina MCLE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
      0 Comments     2019-05-28

South Carolina lawyers, take note! The new Continuing Legal Education requirements came into effect on May 1. South Carolina’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys include 14 credit hours—at least two in legal ethics and professional responsibility. Now, SC lawyers must earn one hour of SA/MH—substance abuse, mental health issues, or stress management and the legal profession. Lawyers and judges must […]

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Technology
Our Way or The Huawei? Tech Cold War Exposes US Firms to New Risks
      0 Comments     2019-05-28

The Trump administration has followed through on threats to blacklist Huawei this month. Huawei, second only to Samsung in world Android smartphone production, was one of the rare hardware partners with early access to new Google and Android innovations. Now Huawei will only have access to the public versions, and it’s cut off from offering Google apps. […]

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Corporate Law
Investors Challenge Lyft in Class Action Securities Fraud Suit
      0 Comments     2019-05-28

Investors have ride-share firm Lyft in the legal spotlight. An investors’ class-action suit will likely impact the company’s financial and PR strength—even as Lyft’s current market capitalization, about $16 billion, is now well below its IPO value of $20 billion. The lawsuit claims Lyft misled and defrauded the public through promotional statements surrounding the company’s initial public offering with the SEC. The suit, in U.S. […]

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Legal
Good News for New York Lawyers & CLE Compliance
      0 Comments     2019-05-13

Heads up, New York attorneys. There’s a new CLE requirement added to the two-year compliance cycle. Lawyers admitted in New York, who are due for re-registration on or after July 1, 2018, must now take one credit hour or more in Diversity, Inclusion, and the Elimination of Bias. The new anti-bias credit hour can include education on […]

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Employment/Labor Law
Delta Says: Stay Away From Unions. Video Games Are Cheaper.
      0 Comments     2019-05-13

Delta Air Lines, Inc. recently suggested that ramp agents buy games instead of shelling out $700 a year for union dues. As reported by Fast Company, the ploy is in keeping with Delta’s broader campaign to thwart the International Association of Machinists. Delta pilots have a union, but part-time ramp agents do not. Government data indicate that a unionized airline worker can earn $12,500 […]

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International Trade Law
Pepsi vs. Indian Potato Farmers: Food Litigation Today
      0 Comments     2019-05-13

PepsiCo’s subsidiary in India dropped its lawsuit against local farmers for growing a breed of potatoes the company claims to own. According to reports, PepsiCo, owner of Lay’s, took in about $65 billion in revenue last year. The company had sued for $143,000 from each of multiple farmers who run a few acres each. Earlier, PepsiCo India Holdings pressed the farmers to resolve […]

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