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  • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

    Of all of the impacts ofHurricaneTropical Storm Iselle-- which whacked the Big Island but thankfully not the rest of the state last Friday -- the one that may be the longest lasting may be that the Democratic Party primary election for the U.S.

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  • Many HOA Owners Could Learn From Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule

    By David Swedelson, Senior Partner, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Robin Williams is dead. We lost a great talent, a very funny man. As one commentator wrote, the world is a lot less funny today. I read an interesting article about Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule. Not surprising, it is reported that Robin Williams was NOT an asshole.

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    • Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

      …ByBret BusackerandBret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated Business Associate Agreements.New HIPAA privacy and security rules adopted last year require revisions to most…

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    • Many HOA Owners Could Learn From Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule

      …By David Swedelson, Senior Partner, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys Robin Williams is dead. We lost a great talent, a very funny man. As one commentator wrote, the world is a lot less funny today. I read an interesting article about Robin Williams and the No Asshole Rule. Not surprising, it is reported that Robin Williams…

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    • Cross Post w/ Robert Thomas- Hawaii's Senate Race - What Happens Next?

      … Of all of the impacts ofHurricaneTropical Storm Iselle-- which whacked the Big Island but thankfully not the rest of the state last Friday -- the one that may be the longest lasting may be that the Democratic Party primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death ofDan Inouye(filled in the interim by Brian Schatz, appointed…

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    • Hawaii Supreme Court: Open Records Law Mandates Attorneys Fee Awards

      … Ourpartner, and fellowblogger, Robert Thomas highlights our recent success at the Hawaii Supreme Court in the case ofOahu Publications, Inc. v. Abercrombie.  The case is a little more procedurally technical than my title, so if you want the background, check out Robert'sposton the case (with links to briefs). From the decision: We consider…

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    • CIA Admits It Spied on Senate Investigation of CIA

      … Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Mar. 11, 2014: [I have] grave concerns that the CIA's search [of Senate computers] ... may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective congressional oversight of intelligence activities or any other government function.... Besides…

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    • Join SwedelsonGottlieb at the Relay for Life

      … Looking for a fun, healthy way to support a great cause? This Saturday, SwedelsonGottlieb staff will be teaming up with the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Community Associations Institute in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Come on over to Santa Monica and join us this Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. Follow this link to register…

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    • Praise For "Confidence Games"

      …The Georgetown Law web page has this post on the new book by Tanina Rostain and Mitt Regan In their new book Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (MIT Press, 2014), Professors Tanina Rostain and Milton C…

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    • Pregnant Associate's Claims Survive In Part

      …The civil claims of an associate attorney against her former firm may proceed in some respects, according to a decision issued today by the New York Appellate Dvision for the First Judicial Department. In January 2008, plaintiff Ji Sun Jennifer…

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    • Oregon Rejects Fiduciary Exception

      …The Oregon Supreme Court held that a law firm's communications with in-house counsel were protected from disclosure from the now-former client. The court reversed an order of production based on the so-called "fiduciary exception" to the attorney-client privilege We conclude…

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    • Georgia Accepts Screens For Paralegals

      …An interesting decision last week from the Georgia Supreme Court on disqualification premised on a non-attorney employee We granted certiorari in this case to determine whether the Court of Appeals correctly held that a conflict of interest involving a nonlawyer…

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