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Monday, October 03, 2022

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

CompTIA and Maher & Maher, partners in a new national apprenticeship initiative designed to diversify and expand the technology workforce across America ...

judges

As a child, Judge Terri K. Flynn-Peister was a voracious reader and had an excellent relationship with her parents. But when she returned from the library with the book, “Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice?” her father was at first horrified.
News
Meta faces string of class actions over data privacy
Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta Platforms Inc. is facing a string of class actions over data privacy claims.
Judge used wrong standard to OK $310M settlement, 9th Circuit rules
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated a $310 million settlement of a consumer class action against Apple Inc. because the panel said U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila used the wrong standard.
Lawyer accused of taking bar for partner pleads 5th in FBI trial
A Glendale attorney who was named by a government witness as having taken the bar exam in the witness’ name in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars pleaded the Fifth Amendment protection to every question on the stand after he was served a subpoena by prosecutors to testify against a former FBI agent accused of corruption.
DR. T ON SECURITIES
Defining fiduciary duties in private funds

Surveys conducted through organizations – such as the Institutional Limited Partners Association – have documented a rising concern from limited partners that an increasing number of fund managers are not taking their fiduciary obligations seriously and are even going so far as to limit or eliminate such obligations in the limited partnership agreement.
Department awards nearly $1 billion to 56 states and territories to provide students with safer and healthier learning environments
The U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).
Ten questions every renter should ask before signing a lease
If you talk to most seasoned renters, they’ll almost certainly share a story (or ten) about lessons they learned the hard way: “Make sure you document every single dent and scuff in the initial walk-through.”
Where can I do the Texas two-step in bankruptcy court?
It’s no secret that bankruptcy attorneys have preferred venues when it comes to filing mega Chapter 11 cases.

GUEST COLUMNS

Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: When are waters wetlands?
On the first Monday in October (Oct. 3), the United States Supreme Court will hold its opening session of the year and hear arguments – including a long-running dispute concerning the federal Clean Water Act.
Guest Column
Don’t forget to prepare your client for mediation

Trial is approaching. You’ve crafted the appropriate motions in limine, hammered out jury instructions and proposed voir dire questions, and written a persuasive pretrial memorandum.
Guest Column
After Supreme Court decision, how far can elected bodies go in censuring members?

An elected official does something that deeply offends fellow board or council members, who feel compelled to respond. What can they do?
Guest Column
IRS sting operations: More common than you think

We teach new tax lawyers to assume everyone with whom they speak is wearing a recording device. The point is to recognize the Internal Revenue Service wants to catch tax advisors who give bad advice and encourage bad behavior.
Guest Column
Supreme Court is positioned to consider the future of the First Amendment online

Federal and state legislators are considering (and some states have adopted) bills that would provide for government oversight of the content policies and moderation decisions of social-media platforms.