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  • The petition of the day is: Touchet v. Estis Well Service, LLC 17-346 Issues: (1) Whether seamen may recover punitive damages for their employer’s willful and wanton breach of the general maritime law duty to provide a seaworthy vessel, as held by the Washington Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th […]
  • Guide to Economic Indicators ———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ———————————————————– MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 ** BANGKOK – Thailand Central Bank Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks at business seminars – 0230 GMT. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Source:
  • Paul Clement of Kirkland & Ellis will argue before the Supreme Court in these cases. Source:
  • Why Do We Have Managing Partners Exactly? Joe Patrice explains why the business of law firms is defined by rank hubris. Gun Violence At A Family Law Firm: A gunman open fired at the office of the lawyers that represented his ex-wife, before turning the gun on himself. Read about the incident here. FBI Pressured […]
  • * The ACLU is ready to fight a Louisiana school district after they told student athletes they must stand for the national anthem or they’ll get kicked off the team. [Huffington Post] * New York landlords that harass rent stabilized tenants beware — AG Eric Schneiderman has his eye on you. [Cityland] * The Supreme […]
  • YAOUNDE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Cameroon authorities on Friday banned all gatherings of more than four people, ordered bus stations, eateries and shops to shut and forbade movement between divisions of its English-speaking region for three days to prevent planned protests. Source:
  • * FTSE Russell announces results of FTSE annual country classification review‍​ Source:
  • This resource is a good one for lawyers to know about. Source:
  • Notes to my (legal) self. Source:
  • Biglaw looks almost exclusively to within for leadership, which probably isn’t the best use of resources. Source:
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