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City heads off possible litigation with renewed cell tower denial

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EL CENTRO — Faced with possible litigation, the El Centro City Council on Wednesday stood its ground in denying a telecommunications tower proposed to be built in the southwest area of the city. The 75-foot mono-palm tower was proposed to be built in the parking lot of 1560 Ocotillo Drive — a 1.3-acre property located immediately west of Del Taco restaurant. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kA 4=2DDlQq@5JEJA6yQm~? yF=J a_[ E96 r@F?4:=[ 3J 2 ba G@E6[ 56?:65 E96 4@?5:E:@?2= FD6 […]

New cooperation in clinical negligence claims could last beyond pandemic

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New practices introduced to help the clinical negligence process during lockdown are set to stay for the time being, claimant and defendant lawyers have indicated. A protocol agreed last summer by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and NHS Resolution sought to help the conduct of litigation during the pandemic. Changes included more flexibility on limitation periods, greater use of email to serve and receive documents and online examinations of clients for medical expert reports. Most of the restrictions imposed in England and Wales have now been lifted but the protocol looks set to remain for now. A spokesperson for […]

A Question That Baffles Me When A Spouse Leaves The Marital Home

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Every divorce situation is unique. From growing apart to cheating to addiction to finances to falling in love with someone else to when a spouse leaves the marital home, there are countless reasons couples split up. What is usually the same in every divorce, however, is anger, bitterness, resentment and other negative feelings on one or both partner’s end, especially at the beginning.   These feelings are understandable, and stem from: Fear Anxiety Hurt     But I have a question that I truly have never been able to fully understand. It’s baffling to me:   Why is it that […]

Big Tech giants Apple and Google are losing legal battles over patents amid a recent litigation surg…

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Big Tech giants Apple and Google both lost patent lawsuits this week. On Friday, a jury said Apple should pay $300 million to Optis for patent infringement. On Saturday, a judge ruled that Google infringed on five audio tech patents owned by Sonos. Big Tech companies are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in patent lawsuits as the industry faces increased scrutiny from lawmakers for anti-competitive behavior. On Friday, a jury decided that Apple should pay $300 million to Optis Wireless Technology in the companies’ second patent trial, Reuters reported. One day later, Sonos won a patent battle against Google, […]

Same-Sex Divorce and the House: 5 Things to Consider

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It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since gay marriage became legal in the U.S. But sadly, with marriage—whether it’s a heterosexual or same-sex couples, there may be undoubtably a high percentage ending up in divorce. Every divorce is unique, but same-sex divorce has both similarities to and differences from a divorce between a man and a woman. This includes when it comes to same-sex divorce and the house. I have to believe that the emotional part of same-sex divorce is like every divorce: heartbreaking, painful, depressing, scary, and confusing. There can also be intense feelings of anger, resentment, […]

Dubai to use AI for ‘litigation without a judge’

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© Provided by Khaleej Times Dubai to use AI for ‘litigation without a judge’ Dubai’s Rental Disputes Center (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), is working on implementing the world’s first-of-its-kind “Court Probe” project, which is litigation without a judge, using artificial intelligence technology, the head of the center said on Monday. Judge Abdulqader Mousa, director of RDC, said the use of modern technologies to develop the judicial system and the digital transformation of all its services would ensure speed and accuracy. “This comes in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]

Mitigating Litigation Risk: The Impact of Corporate Social Performance Factors

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Much has been written on the merits of ESG investing strategies and their ability to deliver comparable, if not superior, performance to traditional benchmarks. A majority of institutional investors are motivated to employ ESG investing strategies because they believe ESG will improve risk adjusted returns1, yet the circumstances in which ESG leads to better outcomes are less well understood. In a new paper in the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal, authors Daniel Fauser and Sebastien Utz from the University of St Gallen examine one particular channel through which ESG affects valuation, namely litigation risk. Fauser and Utz study the extent […]

Should This Woman Be Considering a Divorce? 8 Reasons I Say Hell Yes!

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As a rule, when people ask me, “Should I be considering a divorce?” I try not to share whether I think they should or should not, and instead give my insight into their situation in hopes the answer comes to them. But in some cases, I just can’t help answering the question because my opinion is so strong. That includes this recent email I received from a woman considering a divorce.   I’ve been married for 9 years. We have two kids. I used to adore my husband more than he did me, however the roles are now reversed. I […]

Review into litigation guardian service under way – Minister

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Updated: Jul 23, 2021 02:23 PM Tinee Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors (Photograph by Akil Simmons) A review of the island’s litigation guardian system – to represent children in court – has begun in collaboration with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Tinee Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors, told the House of Assembly today that stakeholder consultation had already begun, and a training course would be provided for those interested. She said: “To assist us in reviewing the litigation guardian service and any improvements that can be made, two highly experienced court professionals will […]

The challenging future of clinical negligence litigation

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Like almost every other profession, discipline and walk of life, clinical negligence practitioners have seen a huge transformation wrought by the pandemic.  By all accounts, the sector coped remarkably well under the restrictions that were so hastily introduced, last year. A lot of credit has rightly been given to the engineers of the COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol agreed between NHS Resolution the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). The protocol, however, was not formally introduced until August, by which time solicitors, barristers, judges and numerous other professionals had already found new ways to progress […]