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New California Ruling changes test for Independent Contractors

Gordon P. Firemark

Are you classifying the people who work for you properly? I work with lots of entrepreneurs and small business owners, and I'm struck by how often people assume that just calling someone an independent contractor is enough to make that the case.

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Scott Rudin Settles With Harper Lee Estate Over 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Adaptation

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The parties stipulated to a dismissal of an ongoing lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Putting Justice Gorsuch to the Test of Three Legal Editing Programs

Media Law

The jury of popular opinion is divided on the writing style of the newest justice on the Supreme Court. Slate pronounced Neil M. Gorsuch a terrible writer. But a forthcoming quantitative study of his published opinions concludes that he “does exceedingly well according to the standards of good writing that legal writing authorities espouse.” ” His […].

Fagan on Systemic Social Media Regulation @EDHEC_BSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Systemic Social Media Regulation in the Duke Law & Technology Review. Here is the abstract. Social media platforms are motivated by profit, corporate image, long-term viability, good citizenship, and a desire for friendly

@CeeMo100: As Vinyl Surges, a Boutique Pressing Plant @goldrushvinyl in Austin Helps Smaller Indies Get an In

Music Technology Policy

[Really proud of Caren Kelleher at Gold Rush Vinyl for getting this great idea off the ground in ATX. That’s (512) 298-1346.]. Amid the ongoing vinyl resurgence, if a small independent label or indie band goes looking to get LPs pressed by the limited number of plants that exist to meet the demand, the response is typically: “Take a number.”

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@mikehuppe: “We are Making Major Progress on Music Licensing Reform – Together” #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

While several pieces of music legislation have been introduced in the Senate, there is not a single comprehensive package yet. We are encouraging our Senate allies to bring these many issues together into a single, comprehensive Music Modernization Act, like the bill passed in the House. via @mikehuppe: “We are Making Major Progress on Music Licensing Reform – Together” #irespectmusic — Artist Rights Watch. irespectmusic campaign CLASSICS Act Music Modernization Act SoundExchange

Bizarre Sean Hannity Subplot Erupts in Appeal by Former Fox News Executive

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An attorney for Francisco Cortes wants to amend a lawsuit to include the allegation that Hannity was the real beneficiary of a sexual harassment settlement. Fox News calls it "pure fiction." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Moneyball for Lawyers: Interview with Lex Machina CEO Josh Becker

Media Law

In the book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis documented how the Oakland Athletics used analytics to build a competitive baseball team. In much the same way, lawyers are increasingly using analytics to get the upper hand in litigation and business development. One of the companies that pioneered the use of analytics […]. The post Moneyball for Lawyers: Interview with Lex Machina CEO Josh Becker appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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On being black in the white space of Yale.

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Justice Dept. Proposes Turner or DirecTV Divestment If AT&T-Time Warner Merger Not Blocked

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In a post-trial brief, the government says the merged company would have too much power in negotiations with cable and satellite rivals. The analogy made is to the Cold War. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Bankruptcy Judge Gives Harvey Weinstein Access to Accuser Emails

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Weinstein's lawyers had asked the court to force TWC to hand over emails, texts and other correspondence that they believe could exonerate him from sexual misconduct allegations. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Harvey Weinstein The Weinstein Company

AMC Says 'Walking Dead' Profits Dispute Should Go to Jury Trial

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The TV company, no longer represented by Marc Kasowitz, provides new briefing in the five-year-old case. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Fox News Demands Dismissal of Lawsuit from Seth Rich's Parents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In motion papers, the cable news network argues the story about the murdered DNC staffer was hardly outrageous, and that the lawsuit if allowed could hurt reporters hunting for secrets. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Fox Searchlight, Guillermo Del Toro Ask Court to Toss 'Shape of Water' Lawsuit

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The filmmaker and studio argue the heirs of playwright David Zindel have offered only an "embarrassingly inaccurate" list of purported similarities between the works. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Harvey Weinstein Asserts Legal Claims Against Insurers Refusing to Defend Him

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A countersuit is filed against Chubb. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Mel Gibson Allowed Fraud Claim in 'Madman' Lawsuit

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The actor-producer says Voltage Pictures has jeopardized the film he's worked two decades developing. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Settlement for Jay Z's Roc Nation to Result in Prince Album Release

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Plus, Disney beats a coyright lawsuit over "Inside Out," again. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Music Business THR Online

Disney Headed to Trial Over ‘Turner & Hooch’ Profits

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A Los Angeles judge trims claims, but allows the producer's widow to move forward on fraud. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Hits Discovery Snag Ahead of Sale Hearing

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TWC claims a late bid from Inclusion Media and a discovery dispute with a group of unsecured creditors are derailing the sale. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Judicial Analytics Company Gavelytics Expands with New Rulings Database and Arbitrator Archive

Media Law

When last we wrote about judicial analytics company Gavelytics on March 13, it was announcing a $3.2 million funding round to support development of new features and expansion into additional jurisdictions. Today, the first two of these new features roll out — a rulings database and an arbitrator archive. As I wrote when Gavelytics launched last […].

Friday Roundup: Online Tech CLE, Open-Source EDGAR, Blockchain ODR, Deploying AI

Media Law

A roundup of the week’s news from the worlds of legal technology and innovation: Suffolk’s online innovation courses OK’d for CLE. In a post here last October, I reported on a new online certification course in legal innovation and technology being launched by Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This week, Suffolk announced that the Florida Bar has approved the […].

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New Survey Suggests Legal Tech Companies Confused About Marketing

Media Law

Legal technology companies are confused about how to market and sell their products, concludes the inaugural Legal Tech Go-to-Market Report, conducted by legal PR and marketing firm Baretz+Brunelle. Ninety-seven percent of respondents in the survey believe the legal tech industry has no firm grasp of go-to-market strategy or, at best, only a scattered one. In my column […].

Lawmaker regards John Kelly's comments as racism

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How Unequal School Funding Punishes Poor Kids | The Nation

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"School funding levels, according to the analysis of the Education Law Center (ELC), vary most dramatically along school-district lines, generally dictated by local property taxes, which renders the education of some wealthy children funded at double the rate of a poor kid’s.

What Progressives Can Learn From Stacey Abrams | The Nation Duh! Another reason why Democrats traitorous, cave, during the DACA inspired government shutdown was a shot fired at their own feet.

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What Progressives Can Learn From Stacey Abrams | The Nation

Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

America, home of the free, for some! Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment.

New Rule: Snide and Prejudice | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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Rudy Giuliani: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Nearly 90,000 Hondurans May Be Deported to Danger and Poverty as Trump E.

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Opinion | When Southern Newspapers Justified Lynching - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The white Southern press played a role in the racial terrorism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which saw thousands of African-Americans hanged, burned, drowned or beaten to death by white mobs.

Does Donald Trump Understand What DACA Means? | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

By Amy Davidson Sorkin, www.newyorker.com May 14th, 2018 "John Kelly, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, last week joined the ranks of senior officials who have reportedly declared that the President is “an idiot,” in this instance because he “doesn’t even understand what DACA is.”

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A DACA Recipient Describes the Feeling of Watching Her Legal Status Expire | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"By Jonathan Blitzer December 8, 2017 "In September, after Donald Trump cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the popular Obama-era program that granted legal protections to undocumented immigrants who had been brought to the U.S.

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

I had the great pleasure of meeting Emory University Philosophy Professor George Yancy, outside of an Italian Ice (Icy in NYC) within walking distance of my home last summer while casually eating a lemon ice.

11alive.com | Henry Co. officer fired, felony charges dropped against ex-NFL player arrested in viral video

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11alive.com | Henry Co. officer fired, felony charges dropped against ex-NFL player arrested in viral video

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