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  • Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:17:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, says it had a separate incident earlier this year. That may mean even more scrutiny as the company deals with the aftermath of a security failure that exposed the information of 143 million Americans.

  • Portland schools face audit after suing records requesters

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:16:47 GMT

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon's secretary of state said his office will audit spending by Portland Public Schools, in part because of the district's decision to sue people who requested public records.

  • Kansas sanctions Missouri doctor over 13-year-old's abortion

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:34 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas suspended a former Planned Parenthood physician-contractor's state medical license for 90 days for failing to preserve a fetal tissue sample from a 13-year-old girl's abortion so that it could be sent to authorities.

  • Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.

  • Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:05:37 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth, applying a lesson learned in nearby Ferguson to offer protesters ample room to have their say, at least until trouble starts.

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  • Lawyers Can Accept Bitcoin Payments -- With Conditions

    2017-09-19T18:54:45Z

    Lawyers may accept digital currencies in payment for legal services, according to a new ethics opinion. The Nebraska ethics opinion is the first by a state ethics body, according to the ABA Journal. The Lawyers Advisory Committee issued the opinion in response to a growing use of the technology......

  • Psychic Lawyer Knew the Future for His Legal Career

    2017-09-19T18:00:51Z

    Every lawyer is expected to opine about the outcome of a case, but not to make psychic predictions. Attorney Steven F. Macek, however, is not like every lawyer. He is not like any lawyer because he is also a psychic. "I do it more than law," he told the......

  • Enrolling Now: Comprehensive California Family Law Training

    2017-09-19T12:57:39Z

    If you have just hung your shingle out there as a California family lawyer, or are planning on doing so, The Rutter Group's CFLR is offering a three-day seminar that can teach you and your staff the ins and outs of California family practice: Basic Training: Family Law. Experienced......

  • What Should General Counsel Do If the Company Is Going Down?

    2017-09-18T22:05:09Z

    If the company ship is foundering, what does the company lawyer do? Weather the storm? Go down with the ship? Jump ship? All of the above may apply, but general counsel is more like a first mate than a captain. The first mate watches after the ship and the......

  • When Is It Time to Trash Old Tech?

    2017-09-18T21:57:18Z

    NASA deliberately crashed a $4 billion spaceship into Saturn. It was inevitable, the space agency said, because the craft was out of fuel and had completed its mission years ago. Plus, it could have contaminated one of Saturn's moons if it crashed there. So goes the rationale and our......

  • How to Tell Clients They're Being Stupid

    2017-09-18T21:57:11Z

    It may come as no surprise that most Americans are ignorant about the law. According to the University of Pennsylvania, most Americans don't have a clue about the Constitution. Barley one-third can remember the First Amendment right; only one in three can name a branch of government; and even......

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  • Portland schools face audit after suing records requesters

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:16:47 GMT

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon's secretary of state said his office will audit spending by Portland Public Schools, in part because of the district's decision to sue people who requested public records.

  • Kansas sanctions Missouri doctor over 13-year-old's abortion

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:34 GMT

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas suspended a former Planned Parenthood physician-contractor's state medical license for 90 days for failing to preserve a fetal tissue sample from a 13-year-old girl's abortion so that it could be sent to authorities.

  • Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.

  • Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:15:02 GMT

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island causing "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the country lost all communications on Tuesday and the Category 5 hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico.

  • Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:12:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China.