Lawyers make their case to Kanesatake

Representatives of two law firms pitched their services at a community meeting last week that was billed as a chance to find a replacement for longtime Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) legal counsel Dionne Schulze.

The only problem? Council chiefs have not agreed on whether Dionne Schulze’s services have been terminated.

What’s more, at least one of the two lawyers, Nadir André of Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), said his firm has no intention of replacing Dionne Schulze, instead aiming to take over the land claim file formerly headed up by lawyer Peter Hutchins, who died on January 13, 2023.

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Minnesota Takes Step Toward Banning Non-Competes

It is no secret that political winds are blowing against the practice of employers requiring certain employees to sign non-competition agreements, as demonstrated most saliently earlier this year when the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) introduced its proposed rule that would ban non- competes nationwide, with retroactive effect. While thousands of comments have been submitted to the FTC regarding that proposed rule (and the comment period is scheduled to close this week), legislators in many states have been busy introducing legislation that would ban or limit the use of non-competes.

Minnesota may be moving toward the front of the pack of …

FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson, the Lone Dissenting Voice on the FTC’s Proposed Noncompete Ban, Resigns

FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson, published an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal today in which she announced her resignation from the FTC and explained her reasoning. Readers may recall that Commissioner Wilson was the lone dissenting voice on the FTC’s proposed banning rule non-competes nationwide.

In the Op-Ed, Commissioner Wilson says that her decision to resign arose out of FTC Chair Lina Khan’s “disregard for the rule of law and due process and the way senior FTC officials enable her,” concluding with: “I refuse to give their endeavor any further hint of legitimacy by remaining” at the Commission. Relevant to …

INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Berkshire Grey, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm – Berkshire Gray (NASDAQ:BGRY)

INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Berkshire Grey, Inc.  and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm – Berkshire Gray (NASDAQ:BGRY)

The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announced that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors in Berkshire Grey, Inc. (“Berkshire Grey” or “the Company”) BGRY for potential breaches of fiduciary duty on the part of its directors and management in connection with the Company’s agreement to be acquired by SoftBank Group Corp. and its affiliate (“SoftBank”).

The investigation focuses on determining if the Berkshire Gray Board breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders by failing to conduct a fair process and whether SoftBank is underpaying for the Company.

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If You’re a New Law Firm Leader, Avoid Making These Mistakes

If You’re a New Law Firm Leader, Avoid Making These Mistakes

New law firm leaders often tell me they operate in a bewildering environment where little is certain, the tempo is fast, and the dynamics are far more complex. They worry it’s impossible to stay on top of all the things they need to know to do their job. Some quietly admit that they “feel overwhelmed.”

I’ve learned that new law firm leaders need to navigate their way through the transition and avoid some common missteps in their earliest days in the role. Here are some that pop up again and again.

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