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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.