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  1. Escobar's Impact: Recent Application of 'Materiality' in Ninth CircuitRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    Last year, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decided Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel.

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  2. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies the Requirements for Shareholder Inspection DemandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    As background, the Plaintiff, Fred Chitwood, a shareholder of Vertex, made a demand to inspect corporate books and records pursuant to 16.02, claiming that the records were needed to investigate alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by the Vertex board of directors with respect to Vertex's financial reporting and certain insider stock sales.

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  3. The Oakhurst lawsuit gives grammarians everywhere reason to rejoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangor Daily News

    Portland-based company Oakhurst Dairy will potentially owe $10 million to 75 milk-truck drivers in Maine because of a missing comma in a legal clause. Last week, Judge David J. Barron in the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an appeal in a class-action lawsuit, opening his opinion with " For want of a comma, we have this case ."

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  4. Court Affirms Convictions with Lay Testimony about Drug Slang "Tweezy"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | FindLaw

    ... powder into crack, the witness testified in United States of America v. Dunston . The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals said Timothy Boyle, a DEA agent who had reviewed hundreds of undercover recordings of crack cocaine deals, was well qualified ...

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  5. AI-Based Legal Research Firm Casetext Closes on $12 Million in FundingRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Venture Capital Access Online

    In one of the largest investments in the legal tech industry to date, Casetext, which provides artificial intelligence -based legal research technology for lawyers, has closed on a $12 million Series B funding round. Canvas Ventures, a firm whose partners have previously invested in technology powerhouses Siri and Evernote, led the investment with participation from prior investors Union Square Ventures, 8VC, and Red Sea Ventures, among others.

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  6. What grammar battles do you find yourself fighting?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | ABA Journal

    Last week, it was widely reported that the lack of a so-called Oxford comma made a Maine law regarding overtime pay ambiguous, according to the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. An opinion by Judge David Barron interpreted the law in favor of dairy workers who distribute milk.

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  7. Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon: Liability Comes and Goes with Oxford CommaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 22 | JD Supra

    Seyfarth Synopsis: Vampire Weekend crassly and rhetorically asked us, "Who gives a f*** about an Oxford comma ?" As it turns out, lots of people: First Circuit judges, dairy farmers in Maine, truck drivers, your authors - the list goes on. And when lists go on - as a Maine dairy company recently learned the hard way in O'Connor v.

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  8. In Maine, Portland tries a new tactic with panhandlers: Hiring themRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Boston.com

    The complaints poured into City Hall in Portland, the scenic city in Maine with cobblestone streets and waterfront parks. Panhandlers were taking over sidewalks, clogging busy intersections and scaring off tourists.

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  9. $10 million Oxford commaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Bangor Daily News

    A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded - or totally necessary - Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me., an estimated $10 million.

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  10. The Case of the Missing $10M Oxford CommaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | jdsupra.com

    Vampire Weekend may not " give a f - about an Oxford comma ," but I certainly do. And so, too, does the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which opened a recent opinion, in a class action lawsuit about overtime pay for a dairy company's delivery drivers, with these words: Also known as the serial comma, the Oxford comma is the comma after the second-to-last item in a list of three or more things.

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  11. STATE v. SANTAMARIARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | FindLaw

    ... coram nobis is an ancient writ that developed in sixteenth century England." Id. at 597. The First Circuit Court of Appeals has described the writ as the "criminal-law equivalent" of a "Hail Mary pass." United States v. George, 676 F.3d 249, 251 ...

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  12. A missing comma, a court decision, and a viral storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | Boston.com

    All eyes may be on Neil Gorsuch this week as his Supreme Court confirmation hearings get underway, but it is Boston federal appeals judge David Barron who has grammarians, English teachers, and copy editors everywhere still buzzing. Barron is the author of a ruling that went viral last week when he wrote: "For want of a comma, we have this case."

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  13. Insureds Cannot Shift Burden To Identify Claimed DamageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | JD Supra

    The first-party insurance claims process has always been pretty simple for the typical insured: call the agent to report a claim, identify and quantify the claimed damage, work cooperatively with the insurance adjuster to support the claimed damage, and hire contractors to repair the damage.

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  14. Stop Using the Oxford CommaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | Washington Square News

    On Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decided that a Portland dairy company may have to pay up to $10 million in overtime, depending on the court's reading of a state law. It all depends on an Oxford Comma - or lack thereof.

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  15. Grammar and OvertimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | jdsupra.com

    This is a story about grammar and the overtime law of the State of Maine. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided whether certain fresh food delivery drivers are entitled to overtime pay.

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  16. The Oxford Comma is (Still) ImportantRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 19 | ContractsProf Blog

    In case you have not yet heard about the recent First Circuit Court of Appeals case discussing the legal importance of a comma, here goes: A Maine statute lists the following activities as not counting for overtime pay: The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of: Agricultural produce; Meat and fish products; and Perishable foods.

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  17. No shortcut for gas pipeline water reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 18 | Berkshire Eagle

    Opponents of a Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion project that would cut through Otis State Forest in Sandisfield are claiming a legal victory following a ruling by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Tennessee Gas, an affiliate of Kinder Morgan, was trying to cut short a final review by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection of a water quality application needed by the company to proceed with its $93 million Connecticut Expansion Project, which would bring additional natural gas supplies to three distributors in Connecticut.

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  18. Appeals court says pipelines must pass state reviews NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | The Recorder

    ... now can't proceed before getting final water quality certification from the state. The First Circuit Court of Appeals deferred to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's own process of issuing a final federally required water ...

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  19. Understanding New Attacks on Section 230 ImmunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | JD Supra

    Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides website operators who post user-generated content with broad immunity from most legal claims arising from that content. It is this broad protection that enables popular sites such as Yelp, Facebook, Twitter - and even online comments sections - to thrive.

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  20. First Circuit Revives Class-Action Overtime Lawsuit over Absent CommaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | JD Supra

    ... small things can turn out to be very big. Take punctuation, for instance. Just recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that proves the point: finding that an absent comma created an ambiguity in Maine's overtime law, the court ...

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