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Friday, August 14, 2020

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Old Models, New Practices
Splunk GC Scott Morgan says the Wild West mentality of the technology sector presents a challenge to thoughtful attorneys to provide calibrated advice.

Small Businesses

he International Board of Credentialing and Continued Education Standards (IBCCES) is proud to announce Butterfly Wonderland as the second attraction in Arizona.

judges

About 30 years ago, Los Angeles Police Officer Eric R. Fleming was chasing a juvenile through yards and jumping fences when the teen produced a weapon.
News
ABA to release report on ‘legal deserts’
The American Bar Association announced plans to release its second annual Profile of the Legal Profession Report on July 28.
Facebook agrees to pay $100M more for privacy violations
Facebook agreed to pay an additional $100 million to secure approval of what was already the largest settlement of a class action alleging online privacy violations, attorneys told a federal judge Thursday.
Profanity gets employee activists less protection
By making it easier for employers to fire workers who speak profanely, the decision could significantly undermine union and other types of collective activity, some lawyers say.
Senate Judicary Committee approves 3 nominees for US judge seats in California
John W. Holcomb, a Costa Mesa-based partner with Greenberg Gross LLP; Shireen Matthews, a Jones day partner; and Todd W. Robinson, a veteran federal prosecutor, were approved for vacant seats.
Maricopa County willing to loan $1 billion to state for Coronavirus crisis
Maricopa County Treasurer, Royce T. Flora announced today that his office is willing to loan the State of Arizona $1 billion dollars to fight the economic damage from the Coronavirus outbreak in Arizona.
FBI links gunman in New Jersey judge attack to California lawyer’s murder
Roy Den Hollander, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot, is the primary subject in the shooting of the husband and son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas at the family’s New Jersey home Sunday.
Former Tucson man sentenced for double voting in 2016 election
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 62-year-old Randy Allen Jumper, of Incline Village, Nev., was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation for voting twice by mail in the 2016 General Election.

GUEST COLUMNS

Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17
Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.
The rise and of fall of the EU-US Privacy Shield
On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its much awaited decision in the Schrems II case. The court declared that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework invalid. Finding that the United States cannot provide the requisite level of protection to EU residents’ personal data will undoubtedly significantly affect businesses here in the U.S.
Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more
As activists nationwide vandalize, topple and demand the removal of Confederate statues and memorials, the United Daughters of the Confederacy on Wednesday removed two monuments from the Capitol complex and along U.S. 60 near Gold Canyon.
COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate
Gyms, bars, nightclubs and more will remain closed past next week as the state continues to fight a disease that is “highly contagious and in every part of the state,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday.
COVID M&A: pre-closing considerations for MAE definitions and interim operating covenants
In this article, we examine how post-COVID-19 M&A deals have actually addressed these issues, by reviewing a sampling of publicly available M&A agreements and analyzing various COVID-19-specific contractual provisions used by the parties.