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- Can You Predict a Split Decision in Criminal Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court After Oral Argument?
Yesterday, we disaggregated the data on oral arguments in civil cases where there is a partial or complete reversal. Today, we’re looking at the criminal cases. First, we review the data for outright reversals – did the appellants or appellees average more questions per argument? We report the data in Table 1673 below. In ten...
- From General Counsel to CEO: A Conversation with Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly
To kick off our new podcast, Perkins Coie Partner Barak Cohen is joined by Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly. Yoko and Barak discuss her transition from General Counsel of a leading cannabis company to CEO. They dive into the unique features of the cannabis industry compared to other industries, the unique business challenges of the...
- A Guide for Employers During COVID-19 – October 21, 2020
A Guide for Employers during COVID-19 This Guide sets out the key employment law issues to consider, as well as the government’s financial relief options to explore to get through this deep economic crisis. (Last Updated October 21, 2020). Further free resources can be found here. Should you need legal advice on how to manage...
- Verdict For Past Medical Expenses But Not For Pain and Suffering Overturned By Trial Court
In the decision of Mazzie v. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, No. 2016-C-2523 (C.P. Lehigh Co. Dec. 31, 2019 Varricchio, J.), handed down at the end of last year, the court ruled that the Plaintiffs were entitled to a new trial limited to damages in this medical malpractice case where the jury awarded the Plaintiffs $39,000.00 for...
- Can You Predict a Split Decision in Civil Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court After Oral Argument?
Last week, we reviewed the academic literature studying oral argument analytics, and then compared the data for civil and criminal cases, both affirmances and reversals, to the outcome of those earlier studies. This week, we’re digging deeper on that work. For last week’s comparison, we aggregated outright reversals and split decisions: “affirmed in part, reversed...
- Hidden ICE Guidance On Virtual I-9s
Buried within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website is seemingly recent guidance regarding how to update “virtual” Forms I-9 after companies return to “normal business operations.” While it’s unclear when the guidance was actually published, we have been predicting an update to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 Examples Related to...
- It was avoidable. Its harms can be lessened. Fall’s Covid surge is under way.
As the weather has turned crisper, and autumn leaves have begun to fall, in sadly predictable fashion, coronavirus cases are rising once again coast-to-coast. More than 8 million Americans have been infected — roughly equivalent to the population of New York and far exceeding the number of people who live in metropolitan Washington, D.C. The nation...
- Ethical Practices to be followed by a Mediator
“My joy was boundless. I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realised the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part...
- Excess E&O Insurer Must Reimburse Defense Expenses Pending Resolution of Insured’s Coverage Dispute with Primary D&O Insurer
The United States District Court for the District of Kansas, applying Kansas law, has held that an excess E&O insurer was required to advance defense costs where coverage under a potentially responsive D&O policy had not yet been resolved and no other coverage was available. Bedivere Ins. Co. v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...
- Would you boycott a business based on the candidate it supports?
Over the weekend I got into an interesting discussion on Twitter with a couple of my favorite musicians, Brendon Benson and Caitlin Rose. Here’s the question: would you boycott an artist or actor based on the candidate for whom their voting, in this POTUS election? — Brendan Benson (brendanbensongs) October 18, 2020 I’d like to...
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- No Common Law Cause Of Action For Sexual Harassment
Medix Ambulance Serv., Inc. v. Superior Court, 97 Cal. App. 4th 109 (2002) Plaintiff alleged a claim for sexual harassment arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as well as a common law cause of action for sexual harassment in violation of public policy. The trial court ...
- Trial Court Improperly Certified Class Of Employees In Overtime Case
Sav-On Drug Stores, Inc. v. Superior Court, 97 Cal. App. 4th 1070, review granted by the Cal. Supreme Court (2002) Plaintiffs alleged that Sav-On wrongfully failed to pay overtime wages to class members consisting of current and former employees who were classified as operating managers and...
- Employer Not Liable For Employee’s Acts Of Sexual Misconduct
John Y., Jr. v. Chaparral Treatment Ctr., Inc., 101 Cal. App. 4th 565 (2002) A jury awarded John Y., a minor, over $2.7 million as a result of a counselor’s sexual molestation of him while he lived at a group residential facility for emotionally troubled youth. Although a significant portion of the ...
- Hotels with high-speed Internet
A recent issue of SearchDay points to a resource sure to prove useful to lawyers who travel frequently — the Geektels directory. A “geektel” is a hotel with high-speed Internet access. This directory lists more than 2,300 of them, in locations throughout the world. Browse by country and city to...
- New blawg highlights Internet tools
Few lawyers know more about the Internet than Jerry Lawson. His Internet Tools for Lawyers Web site has long been a premier resource for practical information about how lawyers can make the most effective use of the Internet. His book, The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers, published by the...
- Site helps find resident agents online
To serve process upon a company, you first must identify its resident agent — the entity it has designated as its representative in the state. Most states now have Web sites where you can search for resident agents, but finding these sites can be a chore in itself. Resident Agent Information, from...
- Lawyer gets a kick out of karate law
Fairfax, Va., solo David Z. Kaufman may have the only Web site devoted to martial arts law, KarateLaw.com. A sixth-degree black belt, Kaufman counsels karate instructors and students on liability, contracts and a host of related issues. He also serves as an expert witness in cases involving the...
- Bug law: Someone’s gotta do it
These lawyers know how to handle a pest....