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“The Driver Was Doing Stuff on His Phone,” Said Family of Pedestrian Fatality

Count Paul Snyder among those who believe distraction, more than vehicles themselves, is responsible for the increase in pedestrian fatalities. “I think the answer to it is really social patterns, you know, having very little to do with cars,” said … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT LIKE TRUMP GAVE PUTIN 20% OF OUR URANIUM… OR SAID HE’D HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY LATER, SPEAK…

IT’S NOT LIKE TRUMP GAVE PUTIN 20% OF OUR URANIUM… OR SAID HE’D HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY LATER, SPEAKING OF PUPPETS:  Trump and Putin and the fear-mongering MSM. Read more detail on Recent Law Professor posts –

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Mozilla Asked People How They Feel About Facebook. Here’s What They Said

Medium: “47,000 people responded to our survey asking how they feel about Facebook. The data is interesting and open for your exploration. Facebook has been in the news a lot lately. It started with the announcement that over 87 million … Continue reading

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K.K.R. Said to Be Near Deal to Acquire Envision Healthcare

The deal, which would be one of the biggest by a private equity firm in recent years, reflects Wall Street’s continued interest in the health care industry. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts –

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Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process Joyce v City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 03433, Appellate Division, First Department The Appellate Division annulled the determination of respondent New York City Department of Education [DOE] sustaining the "unsatisfactory" rating for the 2010-2011 academic year give to John Joyce, a tenured teacher. The court said that the record demonstrates "deficiencies in the performance review process" that resulted in Mr. Joyce being given an unsatisfactory rating for the 2010-2011 academic year. Citing Matter of Gumbs v Board of Educ. of the City Sch. Dist. of the City of N.Y., 125 AD3d 484, and Matter of Richards v Board of Educ. of the City Sch. Dist. of the City of N.Y., 117 AD3d 605, the Appellate Division noted that these deficiencies "were not merely technical, but undermined the integrity and fairness of the process." Mr. Joyce had received a satisfactory rating for the previous academic year and, in contravention of its own procedures, DOE failed to place him on notice that he was in danger of receiving an unsatisfactory rating for the 2010-2011 academic year until after April 28, 2011. Although DOE's procedures required that tenured teachers in danger of receiving an unsatisfactory rating have "formal observations including a pre-observation and post-observation conference by the principal … as part of a prescriptive plan to improve their teaching," Mr. Joyce received only one formal observation which took place one week before the end of the academic year and was not part of a prescriptive plan to improve his performance as a teacher. The decision is posted on the Internet at: http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2018/2018_03433.htm

Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process Joyce v City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 03433, Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe Appellate Division … Continue reading

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