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Michael Avenatti’s Spectacular Fall Continues; Legal Woes Pile Up
April 17, 2019

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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For Arizona Attorneys, June 30 MCLE Deadline Looms
April 17, 2019

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
April 17, 2019

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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New Mandatory CLE Requirements as Illinois Lawyers’ Deadline Looms
April 03, 2019

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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Class Action Filed Over College Admission Scandal
April 01, 2019

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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Business and Corporation
Industry Insight – How AP Departments Of The Future Will Make A Strategic Difference
March 27, 2019

It’s the burning industry question…What is the future for Accounts Payable? In partnership with Yooz, we’ll give you the answer! Yooz and The Knowledge Group have come together to give you a very special edition of The Knowledge Group Podcast. We sit down with Mark Brousseau the president of Brousseau & Associates as we ask […]

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Intellectual Property Law
USPTO to Introduce CLE and Membership Dues?
March 19, 2019

Late last summer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office raised the possibility of instituting annual Patent Enrollment Fees for members of the patent bar. The idea is evidently to fund the patent bar’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, as well as enhance the level of legal education for practitioners. The dues were proposed at an upper level of $410 per […]

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Business and Corporation
Third Tesla Whistle-blower Piles Misery on Musk
March 19, 2019

It is indeed a tangled story. It was June 2018 when Business Insider printed details about dangers and inefficiencies costing millions at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, which makes the batteries for electric cars. The presumed whistleblower was former worker Martin Tripp. Tesla sued Tripp, for allegedly creating hacking software to steal Tesla data. Tripp countersued, denying the accusations and claiming […]

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Employment Law
Waving Goodbye to Walmart Greeters? Hello, ADA Challenges
March 04, 2019

On April 25, front-door greeters will be out of their jobs at about 1,000 U.S. Walmart stores, unless they are physically able to handle more demanding job duties. The new “customer host” position will include duties such as security, cart retrieval, or customer assistance (lifting up to 25 lbs. and working with ladders required), and […]

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New in 2019: North Carolina Bar Requires CLE in IT or Cybersecurity
March 04, 2019

Attorneys must know how technology is changing the delivery of legal services to people. Thus, last year the North Carolina Bar decided to require a technology CLE Credit, joining a new trend of bar associations requiring CLE studies on topics from social messaging to cybersecurity. In 2012, Model Rule 1.1 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of […]

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