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FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Agency’s Actions to Protect Older Adults

October 25, 2023

FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Agency’s Actions to Protect Older Adults

Adults 60 and older report losses of $1.6 billion in 2022 to scams, investment scams are top reported by dollars lost

Read more at FTC.gov

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Lawyers Faces Disciplinary Commission

September 6, 2023

Lawyers Faces Disciplinary Commission After Substitution Jutsu Goes Awry

A North Carolina lawyer told a disciplinary commission that she thought that substituting a litigant for her criminal client during an arraignment was “an acceptable strategy.”

The lawyer wants the commission to dismiss the ethics complaint on account of her desire to “represent clients zealously.”

Read more at Above The Law

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New Amazon scams

August 18, 2023

New Amazon scams are making the rounds. Here’s how to avoid them

Here’s a look at the two main Amazon scam tactics that have been pestering people lately, along with tips for spotting them so you don’t become a victim yourself.

Read more at Fast Company

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Youth Plaintiffs' Right to a Healthy Environment

August 15, 2023

Montana Judge Rules That Youth Plaintiffs' Right to a Healthy Environment Includes Consideration of the Impact of GHG Emissions and Climate Change

The principle established by this court case is far-reaching, with numerous and significant implications. Most importantly, this decision reflects the first constitutional climate case to proceed to trial and resulted in a victory for the plaintiffs. Such a result will embolden other youth plaintiffs to pursue similar trial strategies

Read more at National Law Review

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Big problems (and benefits) of generative AI are here

August 14, 2023

Lawyers, law firms and law schools have embraced the new technology. AI has shown it can pass law school exams, review evidence and nearly represent a client. But its presence in all facets of the legal world raises the question of ethics and professional risks and responsibilities as we move forward with the new technologies.

Read more at ABA

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Is It Actually Legal for Your Airbnb Host to Spy On You?

August 10, 2023

While you might appreciate cameras set up in your own home for safety, it might not feel that great to have the cameras turned on you when you're kicking back on vacation. So what are the rules about cameras in vacation rentals? Well, it's complicated.

Read more at House Beautiful

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Itty Bitty Bar seeks thief with witty social media post

July 27, 2023

The bar warned the public not to approach the suspect, as he's in possession of tequila and “we all know tequila nights never end well.”

Read more at: The Holland Sentinel

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Montana first U.S. state to ban TikTok

May 19, 2023

A growing number of Republican-led states have issued TikTok bans on government-issued devices after the FBI warned of possible threats to national security posed by the Chinese-owned social media platform, but Montana is the first state to impose a total ban on the app.

Read more at Axios

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How holograms could be used in the courts

May 17, 2023

Holograms have the potential to make witness testimony more convenient and accessible should courts and administrative agencies adopt the technology.

However, it’s not yet clear whether hologram witness testimony would pass constitutional muster

Read more at WKBN

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Strategies to avoid paying resort fees

May 16, 2023

5 of the best strategies to avoid paying resort fees in 2023

It's travel season. While several lawsuits have come into play to tackle the issue of resort fees, for now, the onus continues to be on the traveler to seek out fees and avoid them if they can. At the very least, we should all strive to know about resort fees and destination fees so we can plan for them.

Read more at CNN Travel

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