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  1. Paula Noyes Singer Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | 24-7 Press Release

    LYMAN, ME, August 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Paula Singer with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms.


  2. District Court Grants Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State Federal Claim Under EMTALARead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | JD Supra

    On July 27, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Maine dismissed a claim that York Hospital, a Maine Hospital with a dedicated emergency room, violated EMTALA after a patient suffered a stroke and was admitted to and subsequently transferred from York Hospital. Defendant moved to dismiss the patient's one-count complaint arguing that the patient had failed to sufficiently state a claim under EMTALA.


  3. Lana Birbrair, Amanda Brown-InzRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The New York Times

    Lana Rimma Birbrair and Amanda Jane Brown-Inz were married Aug. 11 at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, N.J. Rabbi Molly G. Kane officiated. Ms. Birbrair , 30, is an litigation associate at Hueston Hennigan, a Los Angeles law firm.


  4. Court Revives Employee's Hostile Work Environment ComplaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | FindLaw

    In the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges call it "the summary judgment ax." At least that's how they described it in Rivera-Rivera v.


  5. Brissette, Sullivan's lawyers push appeals court for dismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Boston Herald

    Criminal counsel for two top aides of Mayor Martin J. Walsh want their clients' stagnant extortion charges put to rest, arguing prosecutors have had long enough to decide whether to appeal the case's dismissal back in March. Attorneys Thomas Kiley for Timothy Sullivan and William Kettlewell for Kenneth Brissette are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in South Boston to broom the matter after U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling's Office requested an extension to file an opening brief for the third time since May. It was due today.


  6. Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance is facing challenge in court...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Financial News & Daily Record

    More than a year after it became law, Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance is being challenged in the 1st District Court of Appeals, which is being asked to reverse the dismissal of a similar action filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit shortly after the ordinance was enacted. The HRO added the categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Jacksonville's existing laws against discrimination in employment, housing and pubic accommodations.


  7. Judge urged to keep Tsarnaev juror forms sealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | Boston Herald

    PRIVATE REMARKS: The attorney for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, above, is preparing the appeal to overturn his death sentence. The federal judge who sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death in 2015 is being urged by prosecutors not to unseal 1,355 sealed questionnaires completed by prospective jurors not chosen to hear the case, arguing the release could lead to "embarrassment or harassment."


  8. Cosby asks Supreme Court to reject review of defamation case brought by rape accuserRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | The Janesville Gazette

    Bill Cosby urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to deny review of a defamation lawsuit brought by rape accuser Kathrine McKee, a former girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. McKee first told her story to the New York Daily News in December 2014, claiming Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s. The actress and former Las Vegas showgirl spoke up amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against the "Cosby Show" actor brought by dozens of women including former model Janice Dickinson.


  9. Bill Cosby Tells Supreme Court to Reject Review of #MeToo Defamation SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... Marty Singer issued denials and sent threats, which resulted in her defamation lawsuit. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a dismissal of her case upon the conclusion that McKee was a limited-purpose public figure who couldn't demonstrate ...


  10. Former Camden dispatcher lawsuit lives on in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Capital Weekly

    The more-than-decade-old legal battle continues over Camden's failure to offer a job to a former dispatcher who was laid off when the town shifted to a county-wide communications center. Appellate Judge Rogeriee Thompson ruled July 26 that the attorney for Alan Clukey of Belmont can file a petition for the entire first circuit panel of judges to hear an appeal.


  11. Inside ADR: July 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | JD Supra

    Ploetz sued Morgan Stanley, alleging that it transferred Ploetz Trust funds without authorization. The claim was submitted to FINRA for panel arbitration with 3 arbitrators.


  12. July 26, 2018, Trial NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | Trial

    The First Circuit has ruled that Uber may not compel arbitration of claims that the rideshare company charged unauthorized fees in violation of a Massachusetts consumer protection statute. The court found that the plaintiffs could not have agreed to the Uber user agreement, which included a forced arbitration clause, because they were not reasonably notified of its terms.


  13. U.S. court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    FILE PHOTO: A man openly wears his gun during the Michigan Volunteer Militia "open carry" family day picnic at a state park in Brighton, Mic BOSTON - A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston. The arguments before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston marked the latest instance in which a federal appeals court has weighed the extent the Constitution's Second Amendment protects the right to carry firearms outside of a person's home.


  14. First Circuit Holds Online Mandatory Arbitration Agreement Is UnenforceableRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | JD Supra

    The First Circuit recently held that an arbitration clause contained in the online contract of the ride sharing app, Uber Technologies, Inc., is unenforceable under Massachusetts law. In this case, plaintiffs, Uber riders, filed a class action in Massachusetts state court, challenging certain fees and surcharges they were charged in addition to the ride-sharing costs to which they agreed as violations of state consumer protection laws.


  15. Three+ years after death sentencing, lawyers for Boston Marathon...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    It seems like it has been a long time since I blogged by the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And indeed it has been: a jury handed down Tsarnaev death sentence back in May 2015, a full month before Donald Trump had even announced he was running for President.


  16. EFF Files Amicus Brief in Seventh Circuit Supporting Warrant for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 |

    EFF, joined by ACLU, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit arguing that border agents need a probable cause warrant before searching personal electronic devices like cell phones and laptops. We filed our brief in a criminal case involving Donald Wanjiku, who, in June 2015, landed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after returning from a trip to the Philippines.


  17. Boston Marathon bomber legal team to address death penalty appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | Daily Mail

    Lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said they plan to address 30 reasons for why his death sentence should be thrown out Appeals lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said they plan to address 30 reasons for why the convicted killer's death sentence should be thrown out. According to the Boston Globe , Tsarnaev's legal team filed the motion days ago in the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


  18. Lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev maps out appeal of death penalty sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 |

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have flagged roughly 30 issues they plan to raise when he appeals his death sentence, according to a recent legal filing. A motion filed last week with the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston said the attorneys have "identified approximately 30 appellate claims to consider raising in Mr. Tsarnaev's [appellate] brief."


  19. Judge denies gay Ugandan woman's plea for release, stay of removalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 |

    ... were "gratified" by Saylor's decision. Kaplan said Saylor's decision could be appealed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The woman also has a motion to reopen her immigration case before the Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA, which has the ... 3 comments

  20. Secret cop recordings case has judge - struggling'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | Boston Herald

    The federal judge tasked with resolving whether Massachusetts' law against secretly recording people is unconstitutional - or only when applied to catching cops on camera - admitted yesterday she's "struggling" with whether officers have an expectation of privacy when doing their jobs in the public eye. "Why should a police officer have privacy rights against the secret recording of a public act? I've been struggling with that.