“It is not despair, for despair is only is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt.”— Gandalf

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“It is not despair, for despair is only is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt.” (Gandalf).

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The following are 10 interesting articles from the previous week. These articles were pulled from either the: ABA Newsletter, AALL Newsletter, vLex Newsletter, Law360, Law Practice Magazine Newsletter, LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance Newsletter, Bloomberg Law Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!

“A lower court wrongly slashed a $100 million attachment order issued against a Lebanese bank during arbitration with an Iraqi telecommunications joint venture down to $3 million without considering whether an alternative attachment amount would have been appropriate, the Second Circuit ruled Friday.”

“A Texas federal judge dismissed an immigration attorney's lawsuit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers of illegally seizing and searching his cellphone, saying his lawsuit could not stand since his claims were based on past events.”

“A Texas jury said Friday that conspiracy theorist and Infowars website owner Alex Jones must pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook victim, one day after awarding them $4.1 million in compensatory damages for defamation.“

“Women attorneys of color still face racial bias and discrimination, but networking with and supporting one another are the tools to creating a more inclusive profession.”

Introduction: “In the past decade, various law societies, bar associations, and members of the judiciary have allowed and tacitly endorsed the provision of unbundled legal services. For law schools, members of the profession and judiciary, and professional regulators who recognize the crisis in access to justice, these unbundled services or limited scope retainers (and legal coaching) ought to be a vital addition to the access to justice landscape: they provide people with the kind of supports that are needed to resolve their legal issues.”

“Flavored vape maker AK Futures LLC has scored another copyright infringement win after a California federal court ordered two more rival businesses to stop selling knockoffs of its Delta-8 branded Cake products and pay AK Futures $100,000.”

“Unlike most states, Texas doesn't have a clear ethics rule on inadvertent litigation disclosures, opening the door for Sandy Hook parents to use Alex Jones' text messages in court despite a ‘please disregard’ request from his lawyer.”

“’Shark Tank’ personality and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was a key player in luring people into bankrupt cryptocurrency brokerage Voyager Digital's "unregulated and unsustainable fraud" that played out like a Ponzi scheme and cost consumers billions, according to a proposed securities class action filed Wednesday in Florida federal court.”

Introduction: “Most of the law practice occurs while the federal prosecutor sits alone in a room with the suspects. Despite the other outlandish issues in the episode, I found this scenario the least believable.”