Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day [Updated] | Ars Technica

by  David Kravets –  May 11, 2015 

A Central California woman claims she was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone–an app that tracked her every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Plaintiff Myrna Arias, a former Bakersfield sales executive for money transfer service Intermex, claims in a state court lawsuit that her boss, John Stubits, fired her shortly after she uninstalled the job-management Xora app that she and her colleagues were required to use. According to her suit (PDF) in Kern County Superior Court:

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Tesla unveils battery storage system for home, business and utility use–Gizmag.com

Gizmag.com:

The Tesla home battery system hinted at by CEO Elon Musk several months ago has finally been unveiled by Musk himself at the company’s design studio in Hawthorne, California. Dubbed the Powerwall, the stationary home battery offers 10 kWh of storage capacity for the relatively modest price of US$3,500. A smaller unit is also available at 7 kWh for $3,000, and homeowners can stack multiple units if needed.

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Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement–NDNY

April 25, 2015

Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement

 

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York is seeking a two-year term law clerk for the Honorable David N. Hurd, U.S. District Judge in Utica, New York.  A law clerk will perform a wide variety of judicial tasks, including the preparation of draft opinions on dispositive motions; bench memoranda in preparation for trials and oral arguments on motions; and instructions to the jury in civil and criminal matters.  The law clerk will also share administrative tasks.  (Please see full announcement below).

 

Opening Date:

April 22, 2015

Closing Date:

May 8, 2015

Projected Start Date:

June 2015

 

 

Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement

  

Application Process and Deadline:

Send cover letter, resume, and unofficial law school transcript on or before May 8, 2015 to:   

 

Honorable David N. Hurd, U.S. District Judge 

Alexander Pirnie Federal Building 

Room 300 

10 Broad Street 

Utica, NY 13501 

 

 or by emailing materials to nicholas_mangold@nynd.uscourts.gov

Jaffe OSC

A judge in Manhattan has ordered a hearing that will touch upon the continuing debate over whether caged chimpanzees can be considered “legal persons,” in the eyes of the law, and thus sue, with human help, for their freedom.

Overcome Chronic Back Pain with Healthy Habits–Lawyerist

by Sam Harden on April 1st, 2015

Lawyers, like many office workers, are susceptible to chronic back pain. We sit and stare at computer screens for long hours, and our careers are plagued with stress-inducing situations. Those are the primary causes of chronic back pain.

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This article may be dated April 1st; but the issue of back pain can be very serious for many of us who are more “mature”.  Read the entire article here.

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Women as ‘Way Pavers’ in the Federal Judiciary | United States Courts

It took nearly 140 years after the federal court system was established in 1789 before the first woman sat on a federal bench. Today, about one-third of all active Article III judges are women.

“If the first women judges were here today, they would rejoice at this achievement,” Justice Ginsburg said in a 1995 speech, noting that “their examples made it less difficult for the rest of us to gain appointment or election to the judiciary.” For Justice Ginsburg, these pioneer women judges were “way pavers” — in her words, “brave and bright woman who served as judges with extraordinary devotion and distinction.” In remarks published 20 years ago in the Fordham Law Review, Justice Ginsburg singled out a few of these women judges.

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