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Friday, May 07, 2021

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

A self-described introvert, U.S. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim reluctantly made international headlines for a 5-minute bail review hearing.
News
Paul Hastings, Public Counsel win victory for vets’ appeals
A victory by Paul Hastings LLP and Public Counsel secured the rights of combat veterans and their caregivers to appeal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decisions regarding benefits provided through the Caregiver Program.
Congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years
When mobs stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, better known as the Q-Anon shaman, left behind a hand-written note for Vice President Mike Pence.
DOJ asks judge to rethink freeing vaccinated ex-lawyer
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to reconsider her ruling that granted compassionate release to an ex-real estate lawyer convicted of money laundering and bank fraud, arguing the pandemic no longer constitutes an extraordinary or compelling circumstance in the prison where he’s incarcerated.
Funder in $300M litigation must be disclosed, jurist says
A recent ruling requiring a company to disclose the litigation funder backing its $300 million antitrust lawsuit raises the question of whether the case could be the start of more transparency in the way firms raise money for lawsuits.
$12M in fees ‘too much’ for Facebook settlement, judge says
A federal judge in San Francisco denied o a request by plaintiffs’ attorneys for nearly $12 million in fees for securing a settlement with Facebook requiring it to implement data security measures the company said were already in place before the deal.
Despite vaccine, judge frees ex-lawyer on virus fears
Citing the threat of the pandemic, a federal judge on Wednesday granted a convicted ex-real estate lawyer’s request for compassionate release from prison, despite federal prosecutors arguing he was set to receive a second vaccine shot soon and was too dangerous to rejoin society.
Amazon may be held liable for products, panel says
Amazon may be held liable for a product sold on its platform by a third party, a California appellate court has ruled.

GUEST COLUMNS

Guest Column
Deep historical review suggests no unfettered constitutional right to open carry

In a case that may well go to the U.S. Supreme Court, the en banc 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on March 24 that there is no unfettered constitutional right to carry small firearms openly in public.
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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.