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Good News for New York Lawyers & CLE Compliance
May 13, 2019

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.
May 13, 2019

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
May 13, 2019

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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Business and Corporation
Drivers Protesting Uber IPO to Stay Home May 8th
April 30, 2019

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
April 30, 2019

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
April 26, 2019

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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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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