State Bar of Texas Offers Tips On Avoiding Scams Involving Fake Lawyers, Law Firms

By | Texas Bar Blog | June 27, 2017
Scammers targeting the elderly have set up a fake law firm website as part of an elaborate scam designed to trick the public, according to a lawsuit filed by the Houston Bar Association. The scam reportedly involved sending letters to elderly people informing them that they are due to receive life insurance proceeds as a way to gain bank account numbers and financial information. View Full Post
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Aiding and Abetting Discrimination — Not Just for Employers and Supervisors Anymore

By | ILN Today | June 27, 2017
On May 31, 2017, the Second Circuit revived discrimination claims against two out-of-state, non-employer companies for alleged violations of New York State’s Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). In Griffin v. Sirva, Inc., the Second Circuit ruled that the trial court’s reasons for dismissing the claims conflicted with the guidance and authority that the New York Court of Appeals recently provided on the scope of the NYSHRL, which is likely to have a significant impact on who current and former employees sue for discrimination under New York law. View Full Post
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The Financial Times & ILN Invite You to Join Us for the Next Women at the Top Summit – Transforming Leadership

By | ILN Today | June 27, 2017
FT Women at the Top summit returns in September to tackle one of the most complex challenges we face today: how to fix the gender imbalance in the top ranks of business in Britain and beyond. The composition of top UK management remains stubbornly uniform despite significant progress to make organisations more diverse and inclusive. View Full Post
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Today in Legal Artificial Intelligence

Check this out: LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of Lexis Answers, a feature that brings artificial intelligence to the Lexis Advance legal research platform. With Lexis Answers, a researcher can ask a natural-language question and get back the single-best answer in the form of what Lexis is calling a Lexis Answer Card. View Full Post
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Early Thoughts for Family Law Practitioners On the Modernized Military Retirement System

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 defined a modernized retirement system, or MRS, for individuals entering military service on or after January 1, 2018. Service members with less than 12 years of service on December 31, 2017, have the option of remaining with the current military retirement system or switching to the new one. View Full Post
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Bill C-44 Receives Royal Assent, Raises Foreign Investment Review Threshold to C$1 Billion

By | The Competitor | June 27, 2017
William Wu and Sara Shayan –  On April 22, 2017, the 2017 budget implementation bill (Bill C-44) received royal assent, enacting amendments to Canada’s foreign investment regime, which raises the foreign investment review threshold for direct acquisitions of non-cultural Canadian businesses by a non-state-owned WTO investor to C$1 billion. View Full Post
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Proposed Amendments to the Corporations Act Members’ Register Requirements

By | ILN Today | June 26, 2017
How do you communicate with your colleagues, clients, friends and even strangers? There’s a fair chance that a high proportion of this correspondence is undertaken through electronic means – instant messenger services, SMS or good, old-fashioned email. Up until now, however, all formal communications between companies and their members are, generally, undertaken through traditional mail, using the street address of each member in the company’s register. View Full Post
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