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As you’ll see below, a pair of states are seeing some complications surrounding ethics rules for attorney advertising. One of them involves a lawsuit where a firm claims advertising is key to its business while another one is challenging Avvo marketing — which I’m sure would put a dent in Avvo’s business as well.
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Taylor Swift Trial Update
Your updates from the Taylor Swift groping trial: Swift’s mother said she wished she hadn’t taught her daughter to be so polite; David Mueller had been fired twice before the Swift incident.
Skepticism Surrounding Federal Pot Claims
Rep. Dan Pabon said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claims about legalized marijuana are a “political ploy” and the numbers don’t bear out his concerns.
Federal Property Sale Blocked
A federal judge said the federal government has to delay the sale of property that is in question in a lawsuit filed by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
Sexual Harassment Claims Unfounded
After reviewing complaints of sexual harassment on the Longmont City Council, an independent investigator found there are no grounds to the claims.
Broomfield Challenging Spacing Applications
Broomfield has a plan to bring hearings for spacing applications for new drilling sites and to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearings in the fall — protest the new applications.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Major Ruling on Tribal Rights
The 10th Circuit overturned the conviction of a tribal member who committed murders on Indian territory — he claimed that the federal government should have prosecuted him rather than the state of Oklahoma, and the ruling could have big implications.
Not as Crazy as it Sounds
Your Roomba might be spying on you, and owning one could mean signing over your Fourth Amendment rights.
Avvo’s “marketing fee” violates lawyer ethics rules against referral fees, according to the New York State Bar Association.
More Ethics Questions
A Utah law firm is suing the state bar for threatening sanctions for the firm’s use of “celebrity endorsements,” which the firm said violates its First Amendment rights.
Lawsuit Over Transgender Ban
A group of transgender military members are suing President Trump and Pentagon officials for the recent ban on transgender troops.
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