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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Judge Says FBI’s Hacking Tool Deployed In Child Porn Investigation Is An Illegal Search

Judge Says FBI’s Hacking Tool Deployed In Child Porn Investigation Is An Illegal Search http://abovethelaw.com/2016/04/judge-says-fbis-hacking-tool-deployed-in-child-porn-investigation-is-an-illegal-search/ By Techdirt / Apr 22, 2016 at 9:56 AM The judicial system doesn’t seem to have a problem with the FBI acting as admins for child porn sites while conducting investigations. After all, judges have seen worse. They’ve OK’ed the FBI’s hiring of…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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Cynthia J Becker, Longtime Member of the Black Robed Mafia, Shown in Article by TinaTrent.com, http://crimevictimsmediareport.com/?p=1

Becker’s excuse for her failings that caused the death of a special cancer research specialist, was that she liked the wedding dress website that the felon had told her was his website. How that woman’s family must have felt, and had to deal with her death. TinaTrent.com ● February 21, 2009 2:40 pm The Anatomy…Read more »

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