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GOP relief bill would shield companies from COVID-19-related lawsuits

July 28th, 2020

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Marielle Segarra As businesses reopen in a pandemic, they’re faced with this reality: Even if they take precautions like requiring masks and social distancing, and providing hand sanitizer, “it still may not stop somebody from contracting coronavirus from somebody else that may be at their place of business,” said Andrea Sager, a small business attorney […]

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NEW YORK: An Introduction to New York

July 17th, 2020

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Contributors: Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP COVID-19 and the US legal profession The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has already had a considerable impact on the US legal profession and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. With the unemployment rate reaching 14.7% in April — the highest since the Great Depression — the […]

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Leading Questions: Sanford Heisler’s Gilbert Gets Creative

July 17th, 2020

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Lawyers are great at asking questions, but how are they at answering them? Bloomberg Law is talking with lawyers and other legal industry players to find out what their lives look like in the age of work from home. Felicia Gilbert is the managing partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s San Francisco office. She joined the firm […]

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On the trail of a former Christchurch pornographer

July 16th, 2020

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The victims of former Christchurch man Michael James Pratt are still waiting for reparation for being duped into making porn videos that were then widely shared online. Twenty-two women filed – and won – a civil lawsuit after they were recruited and told their sex tapes were for distribution via DVD to individuals in foreign […]

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FBI, lawyers hunt New Zealand pornographer

July 14th, 2020

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Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent The FBI and lawyers for 22 women are continuing a global hunt for New Zealand pornographer Michael James Pratt and millions of dollars worth of alleged hidden assets. Pratt, accused of tricking women into performing in sex videos in southern California hotel rooms and posting them on popular porn websites, […]

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Rising Star: Sanford Heisler’s Russell Kornblith

July 10th, 2020

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Click here to download the article Law360 (July 10, 2020, 4:13 PM EDT) — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP’s Russell Kornblith represents a group of female attorneys who charge white shoe firm Jones Day with pay discrimination, forcing Big Law to reckon with its own gender inequality in the “black box” compensation model and earning him […]

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Federal Judge Likely To Give Final Approval In Dartmouth Settlement

July 9th, 2020

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By DANIELA ALLEE A federal judge says she is likely to give final approval to a proposed $14 million settlement in a class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth College. In a hearing Thursday, Judge Landya B. McCafferty said it was commendable that both parties were able to reach a settlement in a case that […]

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Enforcement, legality of mask mandates

July 7th, 2020

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Click here to watch the video by: Erica Francis NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On July 3, Governor Bill Lee’s newest Executive Order granted mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue mask mandates. Six counties, including Davidson, have locally-operated health departments which have authority to issue mask requirements, if they feel it’s necessary. “I think […]

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Law360 Names Top Attorneys Under 40

July 5th, 2020

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Law360 (July 5, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) — We’re pleased to announce Law360’s Rising Stars for 2020, our list of 176 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. After carefully reviewing more than 1,300 submissions for the Rising Star distinction, our team of editors arrived at the list of Rising Stars hailing from […]

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2020’s Biggest Benefits Regulations: Midyear Report

July 2nd, 2020

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By Emily Brill Law360 (July 2, 2020, 6:26 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s employee benefits arm spent the month of June removing barriers to profit for asset managers, investment advisers and the private equity industry, while attempting to limit ethical investments in 401(k) and pension plans. Some experts see the Employee Benefit […]

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