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Tuesday, November 29, 2022


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 ...


When a moderator at an event sponsored by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society in 2019 asked 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson what she wished she had known earlier in her career, Rawlinson had a ready answer.
After long fight, tribal water bills get primary OK; still far from final
A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation.
Glendale in dispute with White Sox over cost of female locker rooms at Camelback Ranch
A charge issued by Major League Baseball in 2021 that calls for clubs to provide separate locker rooms for women is at the heart of a dispute between Camelback Ranch and at least one MLB team.
Doctor asks lawyer to play rest of deposition at NCAA trial
A doctor who specializes in gastroenterology told attorneys for the widow of a former USC football player during a wrongful death trial against the NCAA on Wednesday that her words were being taken out of context after a Los Angeles jury heard her medical opinions on liver disease from her deposition.
Erika Girardi’s attorney wants trustee sanctioned
The battle over Erika Girardi’s $750,000 diamond earrings isn’t over.
Ex-COO of blockchain platform accused of harassment
The former chief operating officer of the blockchain based payment platform GreenBox sued the company, one of its subsidiaries and its founder and chief executive officer alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.
Home sellers and buyers beware!
The inspector did not mention two environmental-type items, asbestos and lead paint, which surprised me, as I suspect we have both. Do I have to disclose this to a buyer?
Tax wise, should you settle cases in 2022 or 2023?
The end of the year brings all sorts of tax issues.


Guest Column
Privately enforceable rights under spending clause on Supreme Court docket

On November 8, when it hears oral argument for Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, et al., v. Talevski, 6 F.4th 713 (7th Cir. 2021), review granted (May 2, 2022), the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether: (1) it should reexamine its holding that the spending clause may allow for privately enforceable rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (“Section 1983”); and (2) assuming it does, whether the Federal Nursing Home Amendments Act of 1987 (FNHRA) provisions on transfer of residents and medication warrant such private enforcement.
Guest Column
Platform immunity in the crosshairs

“Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms.” Transcript of Dec. 16, 2019, editorial board interview of presidential candidate Joe Biden, The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2020.
Guest Column
When does workplace AI cross the line?

An Aug. 14 story in the New York Times looked at the ways American companies are using artificial intelligence to track and monitor their workers. With the advent of increasingly sophisticated software systems, more employers today are relying on invasive technology to recruit, hire and keep track of employees at work.
Guest Column
Warhol, Prince and the future of copyright

Even back in simpler times, copyright scholars debated whether human expression was necessary for copyright protection.
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.