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New federal anti-SLAPP legislation would protect activists and whistleblowers from frivolous lawsuits

Federal legislation introduced last week would help human rights defenders, environmental activists and ordinary people fight baseless lawsuits designed to drain them of their resources. Strategic Public Participation Lawsuits, or SLAPPs, seek to silence critics of companies or individuals by subjecting them to lengthy and costly litigation. The goal is …

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Judge Aileen Cannon channels her inner Kavanaugh

Remember when John Roberts chastised then-President Donald Trump for calling a federal lawyer “Judge Obama”? The Chief Justice said, “We don’t have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” It wasn’t characteristic of Roberts to be so outspoken, but the right thing to say at the time, …

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Greenpeace takes legal action against EU ‘green’ label for gas and nuclear

European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Greenpeace and other environmental activists have launched legal challenges against the European Commission over its decision to …

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5th Circuit upholds Texas social media law

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld a controversial Texas social media law that prohibits companies from removing posts based on a person’s political ideology, reversing the decision to a lower court blocking the law and likely setting up a Supreme Court showdown over …

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The FICL organizes a snack for the first visit of the Bar

From left to right: PK Malhotra, Ashok Sharma and Stephanie Boyce The Indian Federation of Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted a grand reception on September 6 for Law Society of England and Wales President Stephanie Boyce and International Head Mickael Laurans at their first visit to India. PK Malhotra, former secretary …

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Google faces lawsuits in Europe over digital advertising

Google will face claims for damages of up to €25 billion over its digital advertising practices, in two lawsuits due to be filed in UK and Dutch courts in the coming weeks by a law firm in names of publishers. Google’s adtech has recently come to the attention of competition …

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Commercial Drive institution Fets Whiskey Kitchen set to close as legal fight continues

The longtime owners of Fets Whiskey Bar, a veritable library of specialty whiskeys on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, will exit the restaurant business in December after 36 years in business. Eric and Allura Fergie will host a series of whiskey pairing dinners, the first of which since the start of 2020 …

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Iowa solar panel company says new law will benefit them

Photo by start line staff An Iowa-based solar panel maker sees a bright future for the growing industry thanks to the Cut Inflation Act. Todd Miller, president of 1 Source Solar in Ankeny, said his company has projects in all 99 counties of Iowa, installing solar panels for residential and …

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Opinion: Americans should be able to marry whoever they want. But some senators are not in favor of protecting this right

This is something that I have taken for granted, and it is essential that we remember that these rights are as fragile as they are important. Indeed, most Americans will never understand the trauma interracial and LGBTQIA+ couples go through — from sidelong glances to senseless insults — even though …

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Reconsidering insolvency law to save companies from premature death

Columnists Reconsidering insolvency law to save companies from premature death Thursday 01 September 2022 Statistics released by the Official Receiver on insolvency cases in Kenya reveal a number of interesting trends. Voluntary arrangements and company administration, despite the potential for saving the company, have hardly been adopted. Liquidation despite its …

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Antrix-Devas Arbitration: A Timeline of the 11-Year-Long Legal Battle

The Delhi High Court on Monday overturned an arbitration award against the Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro), in which it was asked to pay $562 million in damages, to a company based in Bengaluru. Devas Multimedia. Here’s a look at the 11-year …

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Is Norton Rose’s ambitious African strategy bearing fruit?

Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa has reinvented itself over the past four years, including revamping its management team and changing the way partners are compensated. This has allowed the company to cut costs, increase revenue and embark on an aggressive sideways hiring campaign, said Andrew Robinson, CEO of the company …

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Payday Loans in the USA: How Many Americans Use them?

Every year, 12 million Americans take out payday loans. Over the last five years, around 6% of adults in the United States have used payday loans, and this figure is expected to rise further. Payday loan costs cost the economy $9 billion per year. Payday lending gives Americans a cash …

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Why is business intelligence important for law firms and why should you care?

Article by Red Rain CEO Stephen Butler. Gone are the days when being a successful and profitable law firm meant simply hanging a shingle over your front door and waiting for the job to come in… The legal profession in Australia is more competitive than it looks has never been. …

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Big Crypto Firm Tether Defies US Sanctions Over Service That Hid Stolen Assets

Comment this story Comment The latest effort by the US government to crack down on the illicit use of cryptocurrency by rogue foreign regimes and criminals is meeting resistance from the industry itself, including one of its most important players and the most influential. Earlier this month, the Treasury Department …

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Ben & Jerry’s loses bid to stop West Bank sales

Ben & Jerry’s, a Unilever brand, is displayed at a store in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Ben & Jerry’s bid to block its parent …

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Beau Blixseth’s tire pile along the Willamette River is legal

Stacking tons of shredded tires along the Willamette River where they can be loaded onto a cargo ship is permitted, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Inspectors showed up unannounced at the former Louis Dreyfus grain terminal, just north of the steel bridge, on August 4, but found …

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Federal judge blocks part of ‘Stop WOKE’ law on grounds it violates corporate free speech

The STOP WOKE ACT states that schools and employers cannot make a person feel guilty or responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, gender or ethnicity. same nationality, and that companies cannot force their employees to take training. on these matters as a …

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How to Start a Real Estate Business in 2022

In order to start your career, you must first focus on expanding your professional knowledge. Figuring out the best way to invest your hard-earned money may seem difficult, but if it’s something you’re considering, then real estate is definitely a direction you should consider. Besides being incredibly lucrative, it’s also …

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Naperville gun shop owner questions grounds for restraining order

Robert Bevis insists his family’s future hangs in the balance Tuesday night. When the Naperville City Council passes an ordinance banning the sale of certain high-powered rifles, the outcome will directly impact two businesses in the city. While Range USA is a chain with multiple locations, Bevis family-owned Law Weapons …

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Google to pay $60 million fine following dispute with Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Google has agreed to pay $60 million in fines to settle a protracted legal dispute with Australia’s competition authority over its misrepresentations about collecting users’ personal location data. In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that Google breached consumer laws by misleading certain local customers …

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Illinois law firm founder faces suspension for feigning capital injection

The skyline is seen in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – Illinois officials this week recommended a five-month suspension for a lawyer who admitted lying and fabricating documents to convince partners he had invested tens of thousands …

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Law to “decriminalize” provisions in all ministries to facilitate business

The Center is about to finalize a new law to support “ease of doing business and ease of living” through an Act of Parliament. The new law aims to “decriminalise” the imprisonment provisions for minor economic offences/trivial procedural violations/non-compliance in more than 30 corporate laws administered by various Union departments, …

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India’s new data privacy rules may look more like China’s than Europe’s

After five years of negotiations involving government, tech companies and civil society activists, the world’s largest democracy is sending its privacy debate back to the drawing board. The Indian government has rejected the Personal Data Protection Bill and decided to replace it with “a comprehensive legal framework“. …

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Hartford faces a high-stakes retrial over Dunkin’ Donuts Park; tab for attorney fees now well into millions – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — Hartford has paid $4.5 million in fees since 2017 to hire outside attorneys to defend against a high-stakes lawsuit claiming the city shouldn’t have fired the league’s first baseball park developers minor of Hartford and the land surrounding it, according to records provided by the city. Now, with …

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Pot maker Canopy Growth posts large loss on impairment charge

A sign displaying the Canopy Growth Corporation logo is pictured at its factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) reported a quarterly loss on Friday as …

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FanDuel promotes former JPMorgan attorney to chief legal officer

FanDuel Inc.the sports betting firm, elevated Carolyn Renzin to chief legal officer after adding at least half a dozen attorneys this year. Renzin, a former in-house lawyer at JPMorgan Chase & Co., takes on the role after serving since early last year as head of risk and compliance at FanDuel, …

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Longtime Walmart executive retires; retailer sees staffing changes in legal and communications departments

Del Sloneker, the influential Walmart executive who has held multiple leadership positions around the world for the Bentonville retailer, is retiring at the end of the year, according to a July 22 memo sent to employees of Walmart’s U.S. CEO. , John Furner. Sloneker, who has worked for Walmart since …

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“My heart is crying”: Singapore increases the pace of executions

Kalwant Singh’s death sentence was settled in a Zoom call. The Malaysian watched from jail as his appeal was discussed virtually by three judges in Singapore this month. For Singh, convicted of smuggling around 120g of heroin, it was his last chance for a reprieve after spending more than six …

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Administrators banned for abusing the dissolution procedure

The four directors were disqualified after they all got bounced loans before dissolving their companies to avoid paying off their debts. In the most recent case, Sirfraz Ahmad of Leeds was disqualified for 10 years after he overstated his turnover to secure a higher bounce-back loan he was not entitled …

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Business and Philanthropy Sectors Lead Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives

The United States Chamber of Commerce and United Way Worldwide produced the publicationTrust through performance: uniting business and philanthropy against trafficking to commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which is held annually on July 30. This report highlights the critical role that business and philanthropic sectors play in …

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Gaddafi’s widow appeals Malta’s decision to repatriate funds to Libya

VALLETTA, July 23 (Reuters) – The widow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appealed a Maltese court ruling ordering the Bank of Valletta to return some 95 million euros to Libya ( $100 million) deposited by Gaddafi’s late son, Mutassim, according to court officials. said. Safiya Ferkash Mohammed and …

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UK Legal Services Market Report 2022: Revenue Rebounded Strongly in 2021 Driven by Corporate Law Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The report “UK Legal Services Market Report 2022” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The UK Legal Services Market Trend Report provides in-depth and unique review and analysis of the UK legal services market, including conveyancing, family law, personal injury, wills and probate. After a difficult period in …

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Struggling New York State Farms Turn to Legal Recreational Pot Production for Business

MILTON, NY — Adult marijuana sales will begin in New York before the end of the year, the state’s Office of Cannabis Management promised Friday. All marijuana sold in New York must also be grown in New York. On the banks of the river in the sunny Hudson Valley, cannabis …

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Hays profits rise as employers compete to fill vacancies

A view over the London skyline shows the City of London’s financial district as seen from St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Britain February 25, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Hays sees fees in the quarter jump 23% Rival PageGroup reports 26% increase in …

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Marijuana sales could become legal in Sacramento County

A vote by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon could pave the way for the first legalized cannabis sales in unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. Supervisors were to vote on a plan to put on the ballot in November an authorization that would allow marijuana companies to …

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Law firm executives – Don’t be a Boris Johnson

Just for fun, let’s imagine that the outgoing Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, was a chief of staff of lawyers. A partner is accused of bullying. He ignores her. A partner breaks the COVID rules. He ignores her. Amid a company-wide diversity spurt, he utters racial and …

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Legal sports betting survey finds increased support

A growing number of Americans support legalizing professional sports betting, according to a new poll. The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 66% of Americans support betting on professional sports. That number is up 11 percentage points from 2017, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way …

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Kanye West is forcing small businesses to rethink Ye-inspired branding

Kanye West is appearing on Creative Bloq more than we ever imagined. But as long as he dips his finger in the design, that’s what we’re here for. Yeezy’s latest story is up our street as he’s taken legal action against a restaurant for overusing Kanye in their branding. A …

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mike jones | Does the sport have a legal basis to collect performance data?

At the elite level of sport, an athlete’s ability to increase performance levels through marginal gains is often the difference between success and failure. Opportunities for marginal gains exist in all aspects of elite-level sport, from power, recovery and more ‘left field’ angles – such as the Sky team of …

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Bill making divorce legal reintroduced in 19th Congress

A bill to legalize divorce in the country was reintroduced in the 19th Congress. In House Bill (HB) 78, Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, the main author of previous bills legislating absolute divorce, pointed out that there are only two sovereign states in the world where divorce is illegal: the …

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California’s ‘private attorney general’ law is constitutional, court rules

Trade group says state must monitor worker lawsuits But state law already provides for it, the appeals court ruled. (Reuters) – A California appeals court has rejected a business group’s claim that a single law allowing workers to sue their employers on behalf of the state is unconstitutional. A unanimous …

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Debt collectors’ pay-to-pay fees are ‘often illegal’: watchdog agency

Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images Some “unwanted” fees often collected by debt collectors are illegal under federal law, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday. Collection agents charge so-called “pay-to-pay” fees, also known as convenience fees, when consumers make a payment online or over the phone, according to the …

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Wells Fargo says it will cover employee travel costs for legal abortion services

Wells Fargo, which operates the largest banking branch systems in the United States and the Philadelphia area, told its 246,000 employees on Monday that effective Friday, July 1, “we are expanding coverage for our travel benefits to include reimbursement of transport costs”. and accommodation fees for legal abortion-related services” for …

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Appeals court returns Westin lawsuit to trial judge | Legal

Westin Nashville A dispute of several years between the owners of the downtown Westin Nashville hotel and its former managers, Wischermann Partners, is not yet over. The legal battle began in 2017, when Westin developer Nashville Hospitality Capital fired Wischermann Partners, alleging the Minnesota-based hotel company was working inappropriately at …

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USC Gould School of Law Announces New Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the law becomes an increasingly integral part of society, the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California has introduced a new undergraduate degree: the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. This innovative degree program prepares students to understand how law shapes modern culture and …

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Airbus CEO says in talks with Qatar over A350 dispute

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury speaks during a visit by German Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck to the Airbus research facilities in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 January 2022. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is in talks …

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Austin City Council approves resolution to encourage raising minimum age for purchase of AR-15 type weapons

The resolution orders Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk to ‘explore all options’ to allow the city to restrict the sale of these weapons to people under 21, despite a Texas law prohibiting local governments to define their own restrictions on firearms. Lawmakers passed the resolution with a 10-1 vote. Council …

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State takes ‘holistic’ approach to fatherhood

Florida is preparing to launch mentoring and outreach programs aimed at boosting parenting skills for fathers and, in turn, helping at-risk youth as part of a $70 million initiative. The initiative was included in a new law (HB 7065) unanimously approved this year by the Legislative Assembly and signed by …

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Double jeopardy: Barrett defeats Gorsuch on tribal law

Placeholder while loading article actions In a remarkable 6-3 decision written by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court allowed the federal government to retry and reconvict an Indian tribesman who had already been tried and convicted by a special federal administrative tribunal for Native Americans. Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote …

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Government loses legal battle over $111m arbitration award to Reliance, Shell

An Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopter approaching an oil rig in the Panna oilfield, about 100 km southwest of Mumbai. Photo: ET now digital The government has lost an appeal in the English High Court against a $111 million arbitration award in favor of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and …

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Former Shopify Top Lawyer Joins 1Password as Chief Legal Officer

1Password, a digital privacy and security company valued at around $6.8 billion earlier this year, has hired Erin Zipes to be its first chief legal officer. Zipes was associate general counsel and corporate secretary at Shopify Inc., which last summer named her acting head of the legal department. She left …

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A new vision of AI

Anant Madabhushi was ready for the next step in his career as a researcher and educator. He was already widely recognized as a pioneer in the emerging field of machine learning, particularly for medical imaging and computer-aided diagnostics. He was the author of over 450 peer-reviewed publications and held over …

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One year since El Salvador announced its Bitcoin adoption plans! what is the latest?

Last year today, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele announced that the country would introduce a bill to make the Bitcoin cryptocurrency legal tender in the South American nation. Bukele kept his word, making El Salvador the first nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender on September 7, 2021. The president announced …

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From deep tech to high finance, why Leeds is drawing businesses north | Technology sector

Mmove to Leeds and take advantage of the jobs boom, says Melissa Berthelot, boss of medical device maker WarnerPatch, who relocated her business from London two years ago to benefit from booming high-tech industry in the town in West Yorkshire. With a shortage of skilled data science and software engineers …

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Nebraska joins legal push for right of Colorado businesses to deny services to same-sex couples

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has joined a lawsuit urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the First Amendment rights of business owners who want to deny services to customers who contradict their religious beliefs. The amicus brief initiative originated in Colorado, where the owner of …

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Law School Announces 2022 Dean’s Circle Award Recipients

Photo submitted Left to right: Carol Goforth, Christopher Kelley, Sharon Foster and Tracy Deffebaugh. The U of A School of Law has announced the recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Circle Award. The awards were created to recognize faculty for excellence in teaching and advising, research and scholarship, …

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Regulating Crypto Assets | Review of business law in China

THE LAST DECADE has experienced extraordinary growth in technological innovation. The emergence of blockchain technology – and distributed ledger technology more broadly – ​​has led to a range of innovations in areas such as financial services. These include new ways to raise funds, such as initial coin offerings (ICOs); new …

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The Legal Cases All Dog Owners in South Africa Should Know About

Compensation for dog bite claims in South Africa can include payment for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings and general damages for pain and suffering, says specialist law firm DSC Attorneys. The company notes that dog attacks resulting in serious injuries are not uncommon in the country, as …

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Nexsen Pruet merges with Charlotte Litigation Firm

By Emma Cueto (May 26, 2022, 4:37 p.m. EDT) — Carolina-based Nexsen Pruet has merged with Charlotte, North Carolina, litigation firm Erwin Capitano & Moss PA, with the firm saying it will strengthen its litigation capacities of the city, particularly in matters of real estate and construction. A total of …

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SpiceJet and Credit Suisse end legal battle, sign settlement and consent terms

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet and Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse have decided to end a legal battle between them and have signed and entered into settlement and consent terms regarding an ongoing litigation. READ ALSO – SpiceJet settles $24 million financial dispute with Credit Suisse The settlement and …

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CFPB and New York Attorney General end debt collection ring

washington d.c. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in partnership with the New York Attorney General, has filed a motion for stipulated judgment in federal court to settle its case against a debt collection company and its owners and officers. The judgment would order all participants in the scheme, …

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IBPAP: Legal authority of the FMH | Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) has reaffirmed that member companies are permitted to implement Work from Home (WFH) for up to 30% of their workforce based on an agreement with the Philippine Economic Zone. Authority (PEZA). The industry released a statement …

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Patelle c. Garland SCOTUS limits court review in eviction case

Federal courts could not review U.S. Attorney General’s decisions denying a discretionary removal waiver — even in a case where the alien argues the decision was based on factual error, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, affirming the opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. …

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Remote start? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind – TechCrunch

Ardy Esmaeili Donor More posts from this contributor What US startup founders need to know about the R&D tax credit when it comes In remote employment, employees and employers both face a plethora of benefits and pitfalls. Although the cultural advantages and disadvantages have been covered, the considerations from a …

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Cryptocurrency regulation in Europe enters a new phase

Until a few years ago, legally speaking, cryptocurrencies were somewhat common in many European countries. “There were no regulations,” Nicolette Kost De Sèvres, a partner at Mayer Brown in Paris, told Law.com International. “It is rare that one sees such gray areas in the legal field.” That’s about to change. …

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Xiaomi Corp faces legal issues in India over business practices

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp faces legal headaches in India as a federal financial crime agency and tax authorities investigate its business practices. Xiaomi denies any wrongdoing. But it has recently made headlines with accusations that its leaders have been intimidated by Indian law enforcement officials, prompting public rebuttals from …

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AAEC Legal Team Requests Extension of Appeal Time After Court Ruling on LVS Litigation in Chinese Only

Asian American Entertainment Corp Ltd (AAEC) has requested that an additional 30 days be granted to prepare an appeal to the District Court’s (GTJ) decision regarding its lawsuit for damages against Las Vegas Sands, on the grounds that he had not received a full sentencing decision in Portuguese. The lengthy …

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These are the American companies that add abortion benefits

Getty Images, Illustration by Christian Zelaya/Forbes With the repeal of Roe vs. Wade on the horizon, America’s largest corporations are offering travel reimbursement and other benefits to employees in states that restrict access to abortion. This is our live tracker. by Maggie McGrath and Jena McGregor VSAmerican corporations would rather …

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Biden meets with labor organizer at Amazon after Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden met on Thursday with a labor leader who organizes workers at Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and other worker organizers hours after the chairman of the commission of the US Senate budget Bernie Sanders criticized the online retailer during a hearing. on the company’s …

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Disney, Walmart and big business silent on High Court abortion bill

Protesters hold signs during a protest outside the US Supreme Court, after a leaked draft majority opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito bracing for a court majority to overturn the landmark ruling Roe v. Wade on abortion rights later this year, in Washington, United States, May 3, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz …

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India accuses Chinese phone maker Xiaomi of forex violations | Business and Economy News

India’s anti-money laundering agency has taken control of Xiaomi Technology India’s bank accounts, he said. India accused Xiaomi Corp. of violating the country’s foreign exchange laws and seized 55.51 billion rupees ($726 million) from a local unit of the smartphone maker, in the latest clash between India and a Chinese …

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The Price of Free Speech: Why Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Vision for Twitter Could Collapse | Elon Musk

Contained in 95 pages of dense legalese, Twitter’s warning to Elon Musk was clear: don’t use your considerable power on the social media platform to attack the company. The world’s richest man and owner-in-waiting of Twitter signed a deal for the planned $44billion (£35billion) takeover last week, confirming he can …

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Column: Global miners rank ESG as their top concern. Really ? : Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 27 (Reuters) – Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are the top concern of global miners, eliminating commodity price risk for the first time, according to a new survey. KPMG said it was a “significant milestone” as ESG topped the list of industry risks for the first …

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Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards Canceled Amid Security Law Fears | hong kong

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong scrapped its annual human rights press awards just days before the winners were announced, for fear of violating the city’s sweeping national security law. The decision sparked a number of resignations from the club’s press freedom committee and public criticism from journalists and …

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