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Sunday, July 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

U.S. District Judge John W. Holcomb likes short answers to his questions initially, but will dive deep into any topic presented before him by asking specific pointed questions.
News
Facebook sued over likeness in crypto scam ads
A famous Australian businessman is suing Facebook Inc. in California for allegedly perpetuating a cryptocurrency scam through its advertising platform, saying it used his likeness to attract Australian Facebook users.
Crypto expert Joseph Doll is NFT marketplace’s new legal counsel
Former Fenwick & West attorney Joseph Doll announced he will join non-fungible tokens marketplace Magic Eden as legal counsel after the company raised $130 million from investors, a move signifying a vote of confidence in the currently tumultuous industry.
Hair care company settles lawsuit filed by whistleblower
Hair care company John Paul Mitchell Systems settled a whistleblower retaliation case for a confidential amount after a Los Angeles County jury awarded $26.6 million in compensatory damages to a plaintiff who said he was fired for raising concerns about the misclassification of workers.
Avenatti files motion to dismiss 24 of remaining criminal counts
Suspended attorney Michael J. Avenatti filed a motion on Friday to dismiss 24 federal criminal counts against him totaling up to about $7 million in fines he did not plead guilty to when he confessed recently to cheating four clients and the IRS. He cited the 6th Amendment and Speedy Trial Act in his motion to dismiss 24 of the remaining 31 charges against him in the Central District of California.
Biden supports pork farmers in challenge to California law
An amicus curiae brief from President Biden’s administration was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of pork farmers over a law passed by California voters that prohibits certain industry hog-farming practices, including minimum standards for pigs that are bred inside cages.
Copyright lawsuit gets faster decision in Texas
While a Texas judge has awarded $100 million to three television service providers over a rebroadcasting scheme, a California joint lawsuit against the same streaming company’s alleged piracy that was brought by major motion pictures companies the previous year still awaits a decision.
Commercial Real Estate Sales
Real Estate sales in the greater Phoenix area

GUEST COLUMNS

Guest Column
Handguns and assault rifles not equal under the Second Amendment

The Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (AWCA) banned the ownership and transfer of specific models of firearms that were categorized as assault weapons.
Guest Column
The Men’s Liberation Movement

I truly appreciate and definitely benefited from the Women’s Liberation Movement.
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.
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.