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Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?
These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Chevron replaces BakerHostetler partner accused of ‘shaking his behind’ in front of opposing lawyer

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has replaced a BakerHostetler partner accused of “shaking his behind” in front of the opposing counsel during a mediation last summer.

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Top tips to secure legal tech investors in 2020
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jerry Ting, the CEO and co-founder of Evisort, an artificial-intelligence-powered contract-analysis system based in San Mateo, California.
Lawyer who withdrew cash from trust account with ATM card gets suspended
A lawyer who made personal cash withdrawals from his lawyer trust account with an ATM card has been suspended for three years.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump agrees he makes AG Barr’s job difficult; fired BigLaw lawyer denies harassment

Trump agrees he makes Barr’s job difficult but keeps tweeting

President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his tweets make U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s job more difficult, even as he…

UpCounsel website for freelance lawyers announces it will continue running under new ownership
Less than three weeks after the online legal marketplace UpCounsel announced plans to shut down, the company has announced that it will continue operations after all.
Dissolved law firm has no right to profits in hourly fee matters taken to new firm, appeals court says
The bankruptcy trustee for the dissolved Howrey law firm has lost another round in his bid to claw back profits from partners who took hourly matters with them to new law firms.
Judge tosses law firm’s suit alleging rival’s ads inflated recoveries
A Kansas law firm that claimed that a competitor was inflating client recoveries in its advertising won’t be able to pursue its lawsuit.
Sanctions motion says BakerHostetler partner was ‘shaking his behind’ in front of opposing lawyer
A sanctions motion seeks the disqualification of a BakerHostetler partner defending Chevron in a discrimination suit because of alleged “abusive language and gestures” during a mediation in August 2019.
New feature in Westlaw Edge predicts legislative outcomes
Thomson Reuters unveiled a new feature in Westlaw Edge on Wednesday that uses artificial intelligence to provide a variety of information about federal legislation, including predictions about a bill’s likelihood of passage.
Why the increase in malpractice risk? Lawyers for plaintiffs point to trial lawyering, bill padding
Two lawyers who handle malpractice cases are pointing to two possible reasons why BigLaw is facing increasing malpractice risks.
New leaders share power at Boies Schiller amid lawyer departures and compensation issues
Recent partner defections at Boies Schiller Flexner are a sign of the firm’s natural evolution, according to one of the law firm’s new managing partners, Nicholas Gravante.
Hacking group publishes ‘full dump’ of law firm’s data; another responds to cybersecurity incident
Two law firms are grappling with the effects of recent cyber intrusions.
Lawyer’s suit claims law firm’s book ‘is a slimmed down, ersatz version’ of his treatise
An Ohio lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Beasley Allen law firm and one of its partners published a book on whistleblower law that copies information from his own treatise.
ABA and SoFi offer student loan debt relief through new contest
Three ABA members could see a portion of their student loan debt paid off through a new partnership between the ABA and SoFi.

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