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    Lindley Law is Now Hiring a Full Time Legal Administrative Assistant!

      Full-Time Legal Administrative Assistant Pay: Salaried pay based on experience. Competitive benefits including healthcare coverage, 401k matching contributions, and short term and long term disability coverage. Overview: Lindley Law is a dynamic and innovative law firm that strives to build excellent relationships with clients while accomplishing their legal goals. We practice civil litigation in the fields of complex business litigation, trust and estate litigation, construction law, employment law, and various other civil practice areas. We are a small firm of three attorneys and an office manager with room to grow. We are looking for a highly enthusiastic individual that desires to work in the legal field and help grow…

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    Lindley Law is Hiring a Part Time Legal Administrative Assistant

    Lindley Law is now hiring a part time Legal Administrative Assistant. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please have them contact Mary Pavlinchak (contact info below) for additional information. Pay: Hourly pay based on experience. Overview: Lindley Law is a dynamic and innovative law firm that strives to build excellent relationships with clients while accomplishing their legal goals. We practice civil litigation in the fields of complex business litigation, trust and estate litigation, construction law, employment law, and various other civil practice areas. We are a small firm of three attorneys and an office manager with room to grow. We are looking for a…

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    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF FORMER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER REGARDING USE OF PROFANITY AND NEGATIVE COMMENTS TOWARDS SCHOOL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    On June 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated a student’s First Amendment rights upon punishing her for using profane language on social media that criticized the school. From NPR: At issue in the case was a series of F-bombs issued in 2017 on Snapchat by Brandi Levy, then a 14-year-old cheerleader who failed to win a promotion from the junior varsity to the varsity cheerleading team at her Pennsylvania school. “I was really upset and frustrated at everything,” she said in an interview with NPR in April.  So she posted a photo of herself and a friend flipping the bird…

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    FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES ICE CUBE’S INVASION OF PRIVACY CLAIM AGAINST POPULAR TRADING APP ROBINHOOD

    With the recent news surrounding “meme stocks,” Robinhood has become a household name.  However, the investing platform has been in the news recently for other reasons.  On March 8, 2021, Robinhood posted an image of rapper O’Shea Jackson, professionally known as Ice Cube, from his movie Are We There Yet? along with the caption, “Correct yourself, before you wreck yourself,” a play on words referencing Ice Cube’s famous song “Check Yo Self.”  Ice Cube sued Robinhood shortly thereafter, alleging, in part, that Robinhood misappropriated his name and likeness. Last week, a federal Magistrate Judge dismissed Ice Cube’s complaint, reasoning that Ice Cube failed to adequately plead that Robinhood, by using…

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    FDA’S ACCELERATED APPROVAL OF NEW ALZHEIMER’S DRUG ADUHELM COINCIDES WITH ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

    June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the FDA’s approval of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease provides hope of a possible treatment.  On June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval of a new drug called Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  Aduhelm is the first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s since 2003 and is the first Alzheimer’s drug that targets the underlying pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s.  The drug is not yet available but should be shipping around the country over the next few weeks. Since the announcement, the FDA has received some criticism of its decision to grant Aduhelm accelerated approval, with many arguing…

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    RUSSELL SIMMONS SUES KIMORA LEE SIMMONS AND TIM LEISSNER FOR CONSPIRING TO FRAUDULENTLY TRANSFER SHARES OF POPULAR ENERGY DRINK COMPANY CELSIUS

    Entrepreneur and hip-hop icon Russell Simmons recently sued his ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, and her new husband, Tim Leissner, alleging the two conspired to fraudulently transfer millions of shares of Celsius, a popular energy drink company, to themselves to pay Leissner’s legal and bail fees.  Leissner pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2018 and agreed to hand over $44 million to stay out of jail.  The suit further alleges claims for breach of contract and breach of confidential relations. Russell alleges he entered a business arrangement with Kimora Lee and Tim in 2016 when they joined Nu Horizons, Russell’s investment company.  Russell alleges that through Nu Horizons, the parties invested…

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    FEDERAL JUDGE IN CHARLOTTE RULES IN FAVOR OF BANK OF AMERICA IN TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT LAWSUIT

    Last Friday, United States District Judge Robert Conrad in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina ruled in favor of Charlotte’s own Bank of America in a lawsuit brought by a Kentucky man pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The plaintiff brought the suit in May 2020, claiming Bank of America called him approximately 300 times in 2019 in an attempt to collect a debt, despite the plaintiff revoking his consent. The TCPA, enacted in 1991, “restricts the making of telemarketing calls and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voice messages.”  Specifically, “entities making telephone solicitations [must] institute procedures…

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    FORMER YEEZY EMPLOYEE SUES KANYE WEST FOR UNPAID WAGES AND MISCLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS

    Earlier this month, fashion designer and former Yeezy employee, Taliah Leslie, filed a lawsuit against Kanye West alleging West violated California labor law by, among other things, failing to pay her for required, off-the-clock work.  Leslie further alleges West misclassified workers as independent contractors to skirt wage and benefits requirements, despite those workers having the duties of full-time employees.  Leslie also contends West failed to pay her for required out-of-town travel, compensate for overtime hours, and provide off-duty meal breaks for workers as required by California labor laws.  Moreover, Leslie accuses West of failing to maintain payroll records documenting the hours workers logged and the wages West paid them.  Leslie…

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    Federal Court Vacates CDC Eviction Moratorium, but it Remains in Effect in North Carolina

    On May 5, 2021, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the national moratorium on evictions previously issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The judge granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs—three rental companies—reasoning that the CDC exceeded its statutory authority to respond to public health emergencies pursuant to the Public Health Service Act.  However, despite this ruling, North Carolina’s moratorium on evictions remains in effect, as Governor Roy Cooper previously issued his own executive order extending the moratorium on evictions in North Carolina through June 30, 2021.  Whether Governor Cooper will continue to extend the mortarium on…

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    TONY HSIEH’S FRIEND FILES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BREACH OF CONTRACT LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FORMER ZAPPOS CEO’S ESTATE

    Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of the online apparel retail company Zappos, was killed in a house fire in November 2020.  Since his untimely death, Hsieh’s estate has been hit with multiple claims, including $93 million in creditor claims filed by his longtime friend and assistant Jennifer “Mimi” Pham, consisting primarily of a large claim for anticipated profits from a streaming service venture of Hsieh’s.  Most recently, another longtime friend of Hsieh’s (and his financial manager), Tony Lee, sued the Hsieh estate in Las Vegas for breach of a $7.5 million contract. In his lawsuit, Lee alleges, pursuant to the contract, Hsieh agreed to pay Lee $1.5 million per year…