Month: August 2021

AnyLaw Used By NBC & Yahoo In Recent News Stories Referencing Cases

A recent story published on the MSNBC website entitled, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a criminal complaint. But he’s still unlikely to be charged.” has referenced a case on AnyLaw. Lawyer and MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos writes……. Many are now expecting Cuomo to face criminal charges for the conduct described in the report. He might, …

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Transmission Of Citizenship To Children Born Abroad Through Assisted Reproductive Technology

Kimberly Bennett of Jackson Lewis PC writes.. A non-genetic, non-gestational legal parent of a child born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) outside of the United States may transmit U.S. citizenship to the child under certain circumstances, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur Mendoza Jaddou has announced. Director Jaddou, the first woman to be appointed …

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Cal/OSHA Wildfire Safety Requirements Apply to More Than Outdoor Worksites

By Sean Paisan & Sierra Vierra on August 31, 2021 Historically, California has experienced the most destructive wildfires in the months of September and October.  As we head into those months, employers should make sure they are familiar with California’s wildfire smoke standard.  Harmful air quality from wildfire smoke can occur anywhere in the state on short notice, so it is …

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Justice Department Finds that Conditions at the San Luis Obispo County Jail in California Violate the Constitution

A Justice Department report released August 31st found that San Luis Obispo County (California) Jail violated the rights of prisoners by, among other things, failing to provide adequate medical care and subjecting some prisoners to excessive uses of force. The report calls upon the jail to make changes to address the constitutional violations found during …

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The Final Say: Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 is Not a Given

Published by: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP It is well-settled that if you are a debtor in chapter 11, you do not have the unfettered right to convert the case to a chapter 7 liquidation.  A recent 10th Circuit decision shows why. Kearney v. Unsecured Creditors Committee et al., BAP No. 20-33, 2021 WL 941435 (B.A.P. 10th …

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NJ Takes Steps To Regulate Environmental Impacts Of Cannabis

Published to the Mondaq Platform by Matthew Karmel Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti While entrepreneurs and investors rush to set up cannabis businesses throughout the Garden State, how will New Jersey regulate the environmental impacts of the industry? As we discussed in our previous post — NJ Cannabis Industry to Focus on Environmental Considerations — most people …

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Add Estate Planning Flexibility With Powers of Appointment

The best laid plans can go awry. Consider the estate plan you may have carefully crafted by taking into account the needs of your family members. After you’re gone, events may transpire that you hadn’t anticipated or couldn’t have reasonably foreseen. For example, a grandchild may suffer a severe disability or creditors may come after …

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FCC Imposes its Largest Fine to Date for Robocalls in Violation of the TCPA

Kathryn Rattigan lawyer at Robinson Cole This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed its highest financial penalty against lobbyist and political consultant group, John M. Burkman, Jacob Alexander Wohl, and J.M. Burkman & Associates LLC (the Group), for allegedly making over 1,000 robocalls to voters without obtaining prior express consent as required by the …

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Hedge Fund Adviser Settles SEC Charges For Short Sale And Registration Violations

Written by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP An investment adviser, its principal and a trader (the “Respondents”) settled SEC charges “for causing the executing brokers of a hedge fund to violate the order-marking and locate requirements of Regulation SHO [“Short Sales”] of the Exchange Act, and . . . causing the hedge fund to act as a dealer without registering …

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