OPINION: The heightened pleading standard established in 2009 is based on faulty propositions. Arthur H. Bryant, The National Law Journal

National Law Journal http://www.nationallawjournal.com/printerfriendly/id=1202758245088 ‘Iqbal’ Brings Seven Years of Bad Luck for Plaintiffs OPINION: The heightened pleading standard established in 2009 is based on faulty propositions. Arthur H. Bryant, The National Law Journal May 23, 2016 The seventh anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal was May 18. It’s a…Read more »

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2016 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE HUGH P. THOMPSON SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA January 27, 2016, 11 a.m. House Chambers, State Capitol

016 STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS THE HONORABLE CHIEF JUSTICE HUGH P. THOMPSON SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA January 27, 2016, 11 a.m. House Chambers, State Capitol Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, my fellow judges and my fellow Georgians: Good morning. Thank you…Read more »

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Bar Groups See Threat from Nonlawyers

The American Lawyer http://www.americanlawyer.com/printerfriendly/id=1202748892813 from: The American Lawyer At ABA Meeting, Bar Groups See Threat from Nonlawyers Susan Beck, The Am Law Daily February 4, 2016 (Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Rhode criticized the opposition to Resolution 105, which some fear could lead to more non-lawyers providing legal services. Photo: Jason Doiy/The Recorder) A modest…Read more »

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Wells Fargo Agrees to pay $1.2 Billion (yes, with a B) to resolve claims by Justice Dept. & other federal agencies for the origination of “shoddy loans” insured by FHA

Compliance & Regulation Why Wells Fargo Blinked in Its FHA Fight with the Government Kate Berry By Kate Berry February 3, 2016 http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/why-wells-fargo-blinked-in-its-fha-fight-with-the-government-1071213-1.html?utm_medium=email&ET=nationalmortgage:e4010451:a:&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=-feb%205%202016&st=email The long arm of the government is tough to elude, even if you are the nation’s largest home lender. Wells Fargo stunned the mortgage industry Wednesday by tentatively agreeing to pay $1.2…Read more »

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Agendas Acc0rding to the Federal Bar Association

I ran across this tonight, looking for something else, but it caught my eye and so I read it. Knowing what I know about this country and being “awake”, I find the following pretty fucking interesting. What are your thoughts?: FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION 2015-16 ISSUES AGENDA http://www.fedbar.org/Advocacy/Issues-Agendas.aspx Active Issues | Monitored Issues ACTIVE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES…Read more »

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City of Springfield Banned all Foreclosures! How Will The Supreme Court Rule On That?

(Republican File Photo) http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/09/banks_fight_springfield_forecl.html Print By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com Follow on Twitter on September 04, 2014 at 3:35 PM   MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT Massachusetts couple convicted of harassing neighbors with fake Craigslist ads, emails says actions protected by First Amendment Man convicted of murdering Springfield exotic dancer in 1984 has 5th request for…Read more »

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Hell, We Know We Are Killing the Pacific, As Well As the Rest of the World, Duuhh, What You Want Us To Do About It? We Have Done Nothing So Far, and It Has Worked, No One Will Make Us Do Anything!

When I was a kid, there was a cartoon.  Two vultures in a tree, looking around, really bored.  One says to the other:  “What ya wanna do?”  The other replies, “I dunno, whatya wanna do?”  That is what has gone on at Fukushima.  Hell, I dunno, maybe if we do nothing, nobody will know it…Read more »

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