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  July 20, 2017

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NATA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING & FALL SEMINAR
Mark your calendar and plan to attend NATA's 2017 Annual Meeting Events. On Thursday, September 28, NATA's Membership Celebration, a black tie optional reception and dinner, will be held at Happy Hollow Country Club, Omaha. The reception is at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and awards presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, September 29, NATA's Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Seminar "Practical Tips for Managing Your Practice and Preparing for Trial" will be held at the Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel and Conference Center. The seminar is designed to provide practical information about managing a law practice in the 21st Century from staffing issues, client relationships, economical legal research, case management, technology, and trial preparation to ethical issues involving trust accounts, technology, and social media.  

Laws/Cases

 
Four Seasons Songwriter and Others Demand $367M from Spotify for Copyright Infringements
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Spotify USA Inc. is in the legal hot seat again over violations of the U.S. Copyright Act. This time, plaintiffs are alleging that Spotify’s business model itself was designed to “commit willful copyright infringement first, ask questions later…” A songwriter for The Four Seasons and another songwriter filed their respective suits on July 18, 2017, less than two months after the streaming hub settled another major copyright violation suit for $43 million in a previous class action.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 07/20/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Fired Iowa Seed Executive Alleges Wrongful Termination
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A former Iowa seed company executive has filed a lawsuit over his termination. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday against billionaire Harry H. Stine and Stine Seed Company, where the plaintiff worked as general counsel and vice president for 18 years. As alleged in the lawsuit, Stine wrongly fired the plaintiff and deprived his right to acquire $80 million worth of corporate stock. The plaintiff alleges in his lawsuit that he was fired after attempting to exercise his right to increase his ownership in M.S. Technologies. Stine Seed officials have denied the lawsuit's allegations.
Staff Report, DesMoines Register 07/19/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Tesla Driver Says Autopilot Not to Blame for Minnesota Crash
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Tesla has released a statement that the company's Autopilot system was not to blame for a crash that took place in Minnesota on Saturday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department announced after the crash that the driver stated the car suddenly accelerated and rolled over after he engaged the Autopilot system. However, the driver stated in an email released by Tesla on Monday that he believed he had disengaged the system when the crash took place. The crash resulted in minor injuries to the driver and four other passengers.
David Shepardson, Reuters 07/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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$500K Settlement to Kentucky Teacher Alleging Retaliation
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A $500,000 settlement has been granted to a former Kentucky teacher who alleges she was retaliated against by the Montgomery County Schools Superintendent. The settlement was finalized in March and follows a total of at least $700,000 in other settlements reached over the last year in cases against the former superintendent. The most recent lawsuit alleged that the plaintiff became a victim of retaliation which culminated in non-renewal of her employment after the 2013-14 school year. The superintendent was fired by the school board and his superintendent certification was revoked by the Education Professional Standards Board.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader 06/23/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Austin Dentist Involved in Toddler Death Files Libel Lawsuit
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An Austin dentist whose toddler patient died while under anesthesia has filed a lawsuit alleging libel and slander. The dentist filed suit against Nancy Grace and several other national media outlets and broadcast personalities over their reports of the case. The 14-month-old girl died while undergoing a procedure at the dentist's office on March 29, 2016. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Travis County state district court alleges that the defendants committed slander and libel by broadcasting an allegedly inaccurate report by Dr. Robert Williams, an independent forensic dental examiner.
Ryan Autullo, Austin American-Statesman 07/19/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Polaris Sportsman 570 All-Terrain Vehicles Recalled
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Polaris has issued a recall on its Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to fuel leak and fire hazards. As stated in the recall, "Fuel can leak into the headlight pod, posing fuel leak and fire hazards." There were about 25,600 of the ATVs sold at Polaris dealers from April 2014 through May 2017. The company has received 30 reports of fuel leaks and four incidents involving a fire, however, there have not been any injuries reported.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 07/19/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
$11M Awarded in 'Midnight Rider' Camera Crew Death
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Over $11 million has been awarded to the family of a 27-year-old woman who was killed during the filming of a movie in Georgia in 2014. The camera assistant was killed when a train crashed into a crew working on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." The woman was fatally struck and several other crew members were injured during the incident. Local authorities stated that the movie makers did not have permission to film near the railroad track prior to the incident. The family of the woman killed on set was awarded $11.2 million in damages.
Ethan Varian, LA Times 07/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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