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  • Coca-Cola's general counsel (who demanded its law firms have at least 30% of billable hours performed by 'diverse' lawyers) leaves his job

    04/22/2021 7:06:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    The Coca-Cola Company seems to be learning the hard way that signing up for the racialist agenda of the left has a downside. Bradley Gayton, senior vice president and general counsel of the Coca-Cola Company until yesterday, generated a firestorm with the release of this January 28, 2021 letter instructing the law firms that perform legal services for it tocommit that at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys.The letter helpfully defined Persons of Diversity (PODs) asAmerican Indian or Alaska...
  • Settling the beef: Orlando attorney John Morgan dons meat sweats in Arby’s apology video

    02/28/2021 3:03:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | February 26, 2021 | Adrienne Cutway
    Morgan implied fast food eatery was linked to organized crimeWhile he may take no prisoners in the courtroom, high-profile Orlando attorney and Florida’s so-called “pot daddy” John Morgan is making amends -- with Arby’s. To settle the internet beef between him and the fast food chain, Morgan got decked out in matching meat sweats and filmed an apology video outside his vacation home in Maui. The feud started a few weeks ago when Morgan posted one of his popular #Johnin60secs videos where he regularly muses on topics like getting recognized at the grocery store despite wearing a mask because he...
  • Biden brother's law firm touts his connection to the president, creating an early headache for administration

    01/31/2021 4:00:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | January 30, 2021 | by Annie Linskey and Alice Crites
    WASHINGTON - The Florida law firm that employs President Joe Biden's brother Frank ran a newspaper ad on Inauguration Day touting the brothers' relationship and shared values, a move that is causing an ethics headache for the administration less than two weeks after Biden took office. Biden has promised to lead a highly ethical administration, which he has pitched as a contrast to his predecessor, and has adopted unusually strict rules for those serving in his administration, although they do not necessarily apply to family members. The two-page "advertorial" ran on Jan. 20 in the South Florida-based Daily Business Review...
  • Clackamas County woman sues Amazon after tripping over package, cites ‘incredible pressure’ put on delivery drivers

    12/25/2020 6:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 23, 2020 | By Douglas Perry
    An 83-year-old Clackamas County woman suffered significant injuries as a result of a common practice by delivery drivers -- leaving a package on a porch without knocking on the home’s door or ringing the bell, a lawsuit claims. Christa Hoven has filed a personal-injury complaint against Amazon, claiming the online retail giant is responsible for her tripping over a box. After a brief March 14 visit with her son at his Happy Valley house, Hoven stepped out of the front door and tripped on a “shoebox-sized package that had been left just in front of (and below) the doorway,” the...
  • California Bar Exam Software Flagged A THIRD Of Applicants As Cheating

    12/23/2020 5:48:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Above The Law ^ | 12/23/2020 | Joe Patrice
    Remember when we said that the online bar exam’s “cheating” algorithm was going to be a problem? It already flagged Black and Brown folks for merely existing, but it didn’t stop there and managed to key in on all sorts of people as likely cheaters. And this was kind of the point. The algorithm is designed to flag people for “suspicious” activity and then leave it to the humans to parse through the video to make sure it was a false positive. But maybe that’s a Herculean task…. Indeed, this video shows the California Committee of Bar Examiners revealing that...
  • Landmark U.K. coroner's ruling blames air pollution in 9-year-old girl's death

    12/16/2020 8:34:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 16, 2020 | BY HALEY OTT
    London - Air pollution "made a material contribution" to the death of nine-year-old London schoolgirl Ella Kissi-Debrah, a U.K. coroner ruled on Wednesday. The landmark ruling is the first time air pollution has been officially listed as a cause of death for anyone in the U.K. Ella Kissi-Debrah died in 2013 after suffering severe asthma attacks for three years, her mother Rosamund Kissi-Debrah told CBS News last year. When she died, the cause of her death was determined to be a severe asthma attack leading to respiratory failure. But a report compiled for Kissi-Debrah by Stephen Holgate, the former chair...
  • 'RHOBH' STAR ERIKA JAYNE ESTRANGED HUSBAND'S ASSETS FROZEN ... Possible Criminal Investigation (lawyer tom girardi)

    12/14/2020 6:12:23 PM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    tmz ^ | 12/14/2020 | tmz
    'RHOBH' star Erika Jayne's estranged husband has had his assets frozen and a judge now wants prosecutors to have a look at what he allegedly did. A federal judge said Tom Girardi conducted himself in an "unconscionable" manner ... finding that he misappropriated at least $2 million in client money. Even more ominous ... the judge is referring the matter to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible criminal investigation. The money was intended to compensate the families of victims of the Boing 737 Max, Lion Air crash. Lawyers for Girardi said their client didn't currently have the $2 mil he...
  • Judge Gives Residency to Migrant Who Set Village on Fire, Killing Multiple People

    12/13/2020 6:07:05 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    The migrant arrived in Italy in 2016 but was initially denied asylum by the Bologna Territorial Commission in September of 2018. He then appealed the decision to the Bologna court, which granted him a residency permit on humanitarian grounds late last month. According to a report from newspaper Il Giornale, the migrant admitted to setting a large part of his village on fire. He told judges that he had worked in the fields of his village after two years at an Islamic school, and one day he set dry grass on fire which spread to nearby houses due to heavy...
  • Lin Wood: “Hillary & Brad Raffensperger, GA Sec of State, overheard at Atlanta cafe tonight...”

    11/23/2020 9:16:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 23 Nov 20 | Lin Wood
    Hillary & Brad Raffensperger, GA Sec of State overheard at Atlanta cafe tonight: Brad: Does Bleachbit work on video tapes? Hillary: Not as well as a hammer. Brad: Any other way to destroy evidence? Hillary: If I had been in Nixon’s shoes, I would have burned the tapes. F-E-L-O-N-Y
  • (Vanity) Sorry but I believe the Millennial generation has really screwed this country badly

    11/19/2020 6:05:34 PM PST · by Taffylucy · 49 replies
    It's obvious the media is shaping the direction and choosing who leads the country. I was struck by how young the reporters were in the presser today--young, spoiled and clueless--and utterly impervious to any understanding of the grave situation the country is in. From the headlines after the press conference, all this ignorant posse were absorbed with was how effectively they could rush out and mock the dedicated professionals and the evidenced-backed information they presented. I'm sure their super cool friends thought they knocked it out the park with the vapid, shallow and mean-spirited coverage they blasted across the media...
  • Trump Lawyers Put Their Reputations on the Line (no one has gone after Sidney Powell or Rudy Giuliani or Lin Wood)

    11/17/2020 2:19:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/17/20 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: Tom in Winona, Missouri. Tom, it’s great that you’re here. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks, sir. Good afternoon. I wanted to say that I think that states with Republican-controlled legislatures should inform the president of the Senate that they’re withholding their certification of election results pending further development of the situation, because they have no intention of participating in a proceeding that’s going to ratify a fraud, and that if this election is gonna be a Third World farce, then it ought to be a complete one with 100% vote for the winner. RUSH: You know,...
  • Lawyer Indicted on Multiple Felonies? If You’re Connected on the Left, the State Bar Doesn’t Care.

    11/16/2020 7:03:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 16, 2020 | Rachel Alexander
    If anything can pull Joe Biden out of his basement, it’s the prospect of speaking at a union rally. If elected president – the verdict is not in yet – he is certain to promote federal legislation, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, that would give organized labor almost everything it wants. And what it wants most of all is to force unionization upon reluctant employers and employees.The former vice president and Delaware senator isn’t shy about where he stands. “I make no apologies,” he said during his campaign kickoff speech in Pittsburgh on April 29, 2019. “I...
  • Growing discomfort at law firms representing Trump in election lawsuits

    11/10/2020 2:43:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    The New York Times via SF Gate ^ | November 9, 2020 | by Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Rachel Abrams and David Enrich, New York Times
    Like many big law firms, Jones Day, whose roots go back to Cleveland in the late 1800s, has prided itself on representing controversial clients There was Big Tobacco. There was the bin Laden family. There was even the hated owner of the Cleveland Browns football team as he moved the franchise to Baltimore. Now Jones Day is the most prominent firm representing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party as they prepare to wage a legal war challenging the results of the election. The work is intensifying concerns inside the firm about the propriety and wisdom of working for Trump,...
  • Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30am!

    11/07/2020 6:48:09 AM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Donald Trump Twitter ^ | 9:35 AM · Nov 7, 2020 | Donald Trump
    Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30am!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
  • Biden Campaign Forms 'Special Litigation' Unit To Contest Election Results

    09/14/2020 6:21:46 PM PDT · by · 116 replies ^ | September 14, 2020 | Jack Davis
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is gearing up for a massive legal war over the results of the November election. The Biden campaign has tapped Dana Remus, its general counsel, and Bob Bauer, an Obama-era White House counsel, to lead a so-called special litigation unit of hundreds of lawyers, according to The New York Times. The law firm Perkins Coie, which was a player in the production of a dossier of discredited claims about President Donald Trump, is a key part of the campaign machine assigned to attack rules about voting in order to serve the Biden campaignÂ’s interests, the...
  • Lawyers for political rivals argue Cooper's COVID-19 powers (NC)

    08/05/2020 3:46:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    WRAL ^ | 8/04/20 | Gary D. robertson
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Lawyers for North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest argued before a judge on Tuesday over whether Cooper’s COVID-19 orders shuttering businesses and demanding face coverings were lawfully imposed. The hearing involving two rivals in the November election - running against each other for governor - focused on whether the Council of State needed to consent to Cooper’s executive orders first before they could be carried out. Forest sued Cooper last month, saying the governor failed to get the concurrence of the 10-member council - composed of Forest, Cooper and eight other...
  • Trial Lawyers Looking for a $100 Billion Coronavirus Jackpot

    08/04/2020 4:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    Not everyone is suffering job loss, income declines and financial devastation from the coronavirus pandemic. Some people are looking to get rich off the tragedy. Trial lawyers see COVID-19 casualties and images of asbestos and tobacco lawsuits dancing in their heads. They are drooling over the prospects of a $100 billion COVID-19 jackpot. The Democrats in Congress. whom the trial bar has spent years buying and paying, can't wait to help in the grand heist. They aren't wasting any time. The Wall Street Journal reports, "Employers across the country are being sued by the families of workers who contend their...
  • California is easing its bar exam score which critics argue fails to measure ability

    07/28/2020 2:11:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    LA Times via Yahoo ^ | 7/26/20 | Maura Dolan
    For more than three decades, California has clung to one of the nation's toughest testing standards for law school students hoping to practice law in the most populous state in the country. But this month, the California Supreme Court, which oversees the state bar, agreed to lower the passing score for the exam, a victory for law school deans who have long hoped the change would raise the number of Black and Latino people practicing law. After holding virtual meetings with law school graduates and deans, the state's highest court this month permanently lowered the passing score, allowed for law...
  • Video: Antifa Rioter Explains How They Keep Getting Out Of Jail Even When They’re Charged With Felonies

    07/16/2020 8:49:14 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 36 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 07.16.2020 | Natalie D.
    Antifa’s violence in many cases remained unpunished, either our legal system failed or their legal defenders have a lot of money to protect them. Yesterday Federal law enforcement made an arrest of an Antifa black bloc militant. Notice how the camera person says “NLG will get you out.” Video below: The NLG green hat volunteers have access to court databases through various legal subscription services. Against service guidelines, they pass personal information on to their Antifa comrades for doxes. This is one-way Antifa receive addresses, phone numbers, etc of their targets. One Antifa rioter even explained the whole situation...
  • NY Lawyers Who Torched A Police Car With A Molotov Cocktail Are Out On Bail

    07/02/2020 8:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Sexton
    Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are the two lawyers from New York who made Molotov cocktails and drove around in a minivan looking to hand them out to protesters. At one point, Rahman got out of the van and threw one at the dashboard of an NYPD vehicle. No one was inside and no one was injured but the car was destroyed. The whole thing was caught on video making it pretty much an open and shut case. For several weeks Rahman and Mattis, through their attorney, have been arguing to be released on bail and yesterday they succeeded:...