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Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas mass shooting

The corporate owners of the Mandalay Bay casino filed suit against the victims of last year’s Las Vegas concert mass shooting, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday.<p>MGM Resorts International went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took …

Las Vegas

Lawyer gets interim suspension for alleged 'copy and paste' suits; federal judge had blasted tactics

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Lawyer gets interim suspension for alleged…<p>Legal Ethics<p>Pavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.com.<p>A Phoenix lawyer has been placed on interim …

Law

Top Lawyer Group Says Trustee Fight in Howrey Law Firm Collapse Could Discourage Lawyer Moves

American Bar Association pushes back against a lawsuit targeting several law firms<p>Sign in or subscribe for access to peerless insight & analysis, curated data & interactives, and networking events.

Networking

Being smart isn't as admirable as you may think

There are certain things that matter more to me than I care to admit. Chief among them have been my accomplishments when compared to my peer group …

Graduate School

Months In Brief Archive

CURRENT MONTH (June 2018)<p><b>Securities Regulation</b><p><b>A Big “Uh-Oh” for the SEC’s ALJs and Administrative Courts</b><p>By Ernest Badway, Fox Rothschild LLP<p>Recently, …

Financial Services

Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge

President Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son cattle ranchers in southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for the same charges of arson on public lands, a move their supporters hailed as a shift in how the federal government approaches the …

Forests

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100% of the proceeds from the sale of t-shirts (minus the cost of the shirt and shipping) will go directly to one of the two organizations listed …

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Travel and Hotel

Program Location<p><b>Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel</b><p>Rue du Châtelain, 17<br>Brussles, Belgium<p><b>Hotel:</b><p>Reservations can be made by calling Le Chatelain directly at …

Hospitality

Ninth Circuit Blog

Commentary and summaries of cases before the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.<p><b>Author:</b> John Rhodes, Carl Gunn, Steve Sady, Steve …

Judiciary

ABA applauds Senate ratification of Marrakesh Treaty « ABA News Archives

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2018 — The American Bar Association commends the Senate for its ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to …

Disability

The art--and craftiness--of cease-and-desist letters

While they’re often ominous, cease-and-desist letters can also be playful while sending a pointed message. Here are the stories behind some of …

Law

Massachusetts governor signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Thursday signed a bill that will progressively increase the state minimum wage to $15 per hour.<p>The bill will …

Income Inequality

National Resources

<b>Contact your State or Local Lawyer Assistance Program</b><p>Lawyer Assistance Programs provide confidential services and support to judges, lawyers and law …

Substance Use Disorders

Helen Keller (1880–1968)

In 1903, <b>Mark Twain</b> comforted <b>Helen Keller</b>, who had been accused of plagiarizing her story “The Frost King,” telling her in a letter, “All ideas are …

Mark Twain

Apple and Samsung settle seven-year-long patent fight over copying the iPhone

Apple and Samsung have finally put an end to their long-running patent battle whose central question was whether Samsung copied the iPhone. In a court filing today, Judge Lucy Koh said the two companies had informed her that they had reached a settlement. Terms of the settlement were not …

Apple

Poland Backtracks On A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law

Poland is taking steps to soften a controversial law that means anyone who accuses the nation of complicity during the Holocaust could be handed a prison sentence of up to three years.<p>President Andrzej Duda signed the bill into law in February, after it was proposed by the ruling right-wing Law and …

World News

MTSU in talks with Valparaiso U. to move law school

Wed, 06/27/2018Top NewsMiddle Tennessee State University has secured a non-binding letter of intent with Valparaiso University to transfer the …

Law School

Best Books: 22 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

Legal knowledge doesn’t always just come from case studies, textbooks, and lectures. Sometimes it comes from <b>books</b>. We reached out to industry …

Books

Westworld game hit by Bethesda legal claim

<b>Game publisher Bethesda is suing Warner Brothers over a game based around the HBO series Westworld.</b><p>Bethesda alleges the Westworld game, released last week, is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter title.<p>Included in the legal challenge is Canadian developer Behaviour Interactive, which helped …

Bethesda

Volume 71, No. 3 - Spring 2018 | Section of Taxation

<i>The Tax Lawyer</i>, the nation’s premier, peer-reviewed tax law journal, is published quarterly as a service to its members by the American Bar …

Taxes

There aren’t enough immigration lawyers to handle the family separation crisis

“As soon as they finish a case, they know there’s 10 more waiting for representation.”<p>The Trump administration’s family separation policy — and its sudden reversal — has thrown kids in the immigration system into chaos. It’s made it increasingly difficult for them to get access to some of the only …

Immigration

Suit claims landlord didn't see lawyer's clause freezing his rent in perpetuity

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Suit claims landlord didn't see lawyer's…<p>Real Estate & Property Law<p>Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.com.<p>A lawsuit filed against an …

Law

Reality Winner Reaches Plea Deal With Government Over Leaked Document | Daily Report

Reality Winner (Courtesy photo)<p>A U.S. Air Force veteran charged with espionage, allegedly for leaking information about Russian hacking of state …

Corruption

June 20, 2018: Statement on U.S. Border Policy from New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller

“The current policy of separating minor migrant children from their parents as part of U.S. border policy is cruel and heartless child abuse, it is …

New York State

Bipartisan Group of Former United States Attorneys Call on Sessions to End Family Separation

Dear Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions:<p>We write as former United States Attorneys who have served under both Republican and Democratic …

Immigration

Meet the lawyer-'Daderina' who came to the aid of his panicked daughter in this viral video

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Meet the lawyer-'Daderina' who came to the…<p>Personal Lives<p>The “Daderina” shown in this viral video helping his panicked ballerina …

Law

Creating Your Own Niche

<b>Niche:</b> Environmental attorney<p><b>How has finding a niche helped you?:</b> “Clients will seek out those who are demonstrated as having extensive knowledge in …

American Bar Association

MHS Capital LLC v. Goggin: Reviewing Fiduciary Duty and Exculpation Provisions in Limited Liability Company Agreements

In <i>MHS Capital LLC v. Goggin</i>, the Delaware Chancery Court, in addressing claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, provided guidance …

American Bar Association

New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’

The New York attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization — to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of …

Politics

Piercing sound can be excessive police force, federal court rules

Black Lives Matter protesters suffered hearing damage after the NYPD used a long-range acoustic device, or what critics call a “sound cannon.”<p>A powerful speaker that’s capable of causing hearing damage and is used by a growing number of police around the world isn’t merely a “communication device” …

Justice