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  • 02/23/2019 6:04 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Northern California Record

    February 21, 2019


    SAN FRANCISCO – The California State Bar is pushing efforts to increase interest rates on the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), a fund that helps in part to provide legal aid grants.


    Those efforts are expected help interest earned on the accounts reach record highs this year, the California State Bar said in a Feb. 20 release. Over half of the state bar’s legal aid grant funds came from IOLTA in the last 35 years.



    https://norcalrecord.com/stories/511784194-california-state-bar-says-it-is-working-to-grow-fund-that-provides-legal-aid-grants?utm_source=Northern%2BCalifornia%2BRecord&utm_campaign=bffc996aae-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9464329f79-bffc996aae-65900859







  • 02/23/2019 6:02 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Stanford Lawyer

    February 21, 2019


     On Wednesday, February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment protects citizens against excessive fines and civil forfeitures at not only the federal but also at the state and local levels. The case was brought by Tyson Timbs of Indiana whose car was seized after he was arrested for selling drugs. In the Q&A that follows, Stanford Law Professor Robert Weisberg discusses the problem of civil forfeitures and excessive fines in the state and local criminal justice system and the potential impact of this decision.



    https://law.stanford.edu/2019/02/21/274296/




  • 02/23/2019 6:00 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal News

    February 21, 2019



    "Sign-up terms and conditions on the most popular U.S. websites have an average readability level on par with articles in academic journals, according to a study by two law professors.


    The professors used two readability tests to review “sign-in-wrap contracts” that consumers are required to accept before they sign up for the websites. Out of 500 agreements studied, 498 fell below the recommended readability score for consumer-related information, Motherboard reports."



    http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/the-vast-majority-of-website-user-agreements-fall-below-readability-recommendations-study-finds



  • 02/18/2019 7:21 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    January 12, 2018



    "WAFM stands for Workload-Based Allocation and Funding Methodology (WAFM). The Judicial Council uses WAFM to calculate how much funding each of the state’s 58 trial courts will receive annually, based on the workload at each court."


    To read more:



    https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/facts/trial-court-funding-formula-explained





  • 02/18/2019 7:19 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    California Courts Newsroom

    August 6, 2018




    Budget for All 2018-2019




    Judicial Branch Budget Entity Allocations 18-19

     


    https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/facts/judicial-branch-budget-fiscal-year-2018-2019





  • 02/18/2019 7:17 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Marin County Bar Association

    February 2, 2019


    "Amazon, Alphabet, FedEx, UPS, 7-Eleven—all are developing a system of drones to deliver packages. These drone delivery companies (referred to as “operators”) believe drone delivery can significantly reduce their shipping costs and increase the speed of their deliveries. In July 2016, 7-Eleven completed the first retail drone delivery in the United States. In December 2016, Amazon Prime Air, the Amazon drone delivery service, completed its first delivery in England. Now, Amazon is planning airborne warehouses.


    Federal regulations, private property rights, state property laws, and local ordinances are a few of the hurdles these operators will have to overcome before they can provide a drone delivery service. At the federal level, drone travel at high altitude is currently restricted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). At the state level, travel at low altitude over private property requires agreements from a patchwork of property owners."




    https://marinbar.org/news/article/?type=news&id=407








  • 02/16/2019 6:34 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Stanford Legal Radio

    January 19, 2019



    Stanford Law Professor Tom Heller, faculty director of the new Sustainable Finance Initiative at Stanford, discusses the legal and financial challenges in the effort to solve climate change.


    This episode originally aired on SiriusXM on January 19, 2019.



    https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-legal-on-siriusxm/climate-change-and-the-law-with-guest-tom-heller/




  • 02/16/2019 6:32 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    NY Times.com

    February 16, 2019



    “Upon further investigation, we may be entitled to additional monetary damages if you have used other ancestry DNA programs, facial recognition tools on the internet or any other means, directly or indirectly, to contact or seek the identity of the donor,” said the letter, written by the sperm bank’s general counsel, Margaret Howell Benson.


    “We will seek a restraining order or injunction if you continue with this course of action in any manner.”




    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/health/sperm-donation-dna-testing.html?imp_id=968225616&action=click&module=trending&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer




  • 02/16/2019 6:30 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    Northern California Record

    February 14,2 2019



    "Plaintiff has sufficiently alleged a violation of section 1202(b). The Instagram sidebar is alleged to include identifying information about plaintiff that plausibly constitutes (copyright management information) under section 1202(c). And the plausible inference from Plaintiff’s allegations is that PopSugar removed the CMI from plaintiff’s Instagram posts knowing that removing the CMI would help to conceal the alleged infringement of plaintiff’s images. The court therefore denies defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s DMCA claim," Gilliam said.



    https://norcalrecord.com/stories/511774436-court-denies-popsugar-s-motion-to-dismiss-instagram-influencer-s-copyright-infringement-case?utm_source=Northern%2BCalifornia%2BRecord&utm_campaign=3aafbc7941-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9464329f79-3aafbc7941-65900859




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