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Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?

Go on – admit it – you still use this product after even after all these years (fill in the blank) – I also still use that nifty correction tape roller – Via The Atlantic: Correction fluids have improbably outlasted the typewriter and survived the rise of the digital office. “…The sticky, white fluid and its chief rival, Liquid Paper, are peculiar anachronisms, throwbacks to the era of big hair, big cars, and big office stationery budgets. They were designed to help workers correct errors they made on typewriters without having to retype documents from the start. But typewriters have disappeared from the modern office, relegated to attics and museums. Even paper is disappearing from the modern office, as more and more functions are digitized. But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Legal Tech Conference – Boston, MA

Suffolk Law’s Clinical Programs and Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Concentration invite you to their second annual Legal Tech Conference – LIT Con 2019. LIT Con 2019 will be held April 8, 2019 at Suffolk Law in Boston, MA. The registration deadline is April 1. Registration and additional information about the conference is available on the website... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Road to Automated & Connected Cars Is Not a Straight One

It seems that everyone is doing studies or adopting positions on automated/connected cars these days. That is understandable given the potential ramifications on subjects including safety, ability to function in adverse weather, infrastructure, traffic, public transit, cybersecurity, data volumes, privacy, liability, insurance, ethics, and jobs. Level 5 (fully autonomous) self driving cars may not arrive for many years. Depending on who you ask, they are somewhere between a couple of years and a couple of decades away. Level 2 (cars with some driver assist tech like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control) cars are common today. Transport Canada has details about current driver assist technology and recently released a report called Canada’s Safety Framework for Automated and Connected Vehicles. The Canadian Senate issued a report on the topic a year ago. A group of Canadian Transport Ministers recently released a report called Automated and Connected….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Tale About Rehiring a Sexual Harasser: Who Wins and Loses?

Today’s “#metoo” climate and questions about when someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct, although not convicted of it, should be allowed back into the public sphere (to direct films, do comedy routines, assume an executive role in business or whatever) has been much in the media recently. Although not explicitly, a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal tells us that even if the impact of someone’s return might have significant impact on a victim’s working — and broader — life, return may occur. The final result in Colistro v. Tbaytel 2019 ONCA 197 is not unlike those situations when the harasser remained in the workplace and the woman harassed was moved elsewhere or left the workplace, albeit with a partial legal victory. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Colistro begins as follows: This appeal considers the consequences that flow from a company’s decision to place its business interests above the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Hemp, Cannabidiols and the FDA

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 became Public Law 115-334 on 12/20/18.  Title XII Section 12619 of this act removed hemp and “tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp” from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).  [Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) are a cannabinoid subclass, as are Cannabidiols (CBD).]  Also on 12/20/18, Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, issued a Statement on the agency’s regulation of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds.  The 12/20/18 Statement acknowledges hemp’s removal from the CSA, but goes on to state “Congress explicitly preserved the agency’s current authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds….  We’ll take enforcement action needed to protect public health against companies illegally selling cannabis and cannabis-derived products….  The FDA will continue to take steps to make the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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