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Instacart will bring on 300,000 new full-time shoppers due to coronavirus

San Francisco-based Instacart today announced it will bring on 300,000 shoppers for its grocery delivery platform over the next three months. The move is meant to manage an uptick in demand due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  The platform lets users shop from well-known grocery stores like Costco, Safeway, Krogers and more from home. Once …

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Event announcement: International Municipal Lawyers Association – 2020 Mid-Year Virtual Seminar

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 3:04 pm by Kalvis Golde Due to guidance surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the IMLA has rescheduled its 2020 Mid-Year Seminar, which will be held entirely online. The five-day seminar will take place during the afternoons of April 20-24, and will include a Supreme Court Update panel with this blog’s Amy …

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Opinion analysis: Congress cannot subject states to suit for pirating and plundering copyrighted material

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 2:43 pm by Howard M. Wasserman A state cannot be sued for copyright infringement because Congress did not validly abrogate sovereign immunity when it enacted the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, the Supreme Court held Monday in Allen v. Cooper. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion for six justices; …

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Carriers introduce plans to keep consumers connected during COVID-19 pandemic

Earlier this month, the FCC issued a new measure aimed at easing some of the burdens on consumers as COVID-19 continues to have an increasingly profound impact on nearly every aspect of life. Most or all major internet and wireless providers in the U.S. signed up for the pledge, agreeing to take actions like waiving …

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Streaming service fuboTV to merge with virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank

Over-the-top live TV streaming service fuboTV announced today it plans to merge with the virtual entertainment technology company, FaceBank Group. The proposed merger would retain the name fuboTV for the combined company, consisting of fuboTV’s direct-to-consumer live TV streaming platform and FaceBank’s technology IP in sports, movies, and live performances. FaceBank is not a household …

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SouSmile raises $10M to grow its anti-braces aligner brand

Amid expectations that early stage funding and valuations will decline due to an economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, young startups like the Brazilian dental company SouSmile, which raised in the time before COVID-19, are feeling grateful for secured runway. SouSmile is a direct to consumer dental company based in São Paulo. SouSmile …

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Opinion analysis: Majority upholds Kansas scheme for mentally ill defendants

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 2:22 pm by Amy Howe Until 1979, every jurisdiction in the United States allowed mentally ill defendants to assert what was traditionally regarded as an insanity defense – that is, to argue that because they did not understand that their actions were wrong, they cannot be held criminally responsible for …

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Federal Circuit Will Not Reconsider Arthrex Appointment Clause Ruling

“Instead of a limited review of weak patents that Director Kappos assured me would amount to no more than 500 cases a year, the AIA has created a tsunami of new cases…. The current judicial squabble over Arthrex and its implications may at least have the virtue of prompting Congressional review on the impact of …

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VidCon joins the list of events canceled by COVID-19

If you heard the collective grieving shriek of a thousand Instagram influencers, YouTubers and their followers, it’s because VidCon has been canceled. It’s the latest mega-event to fall prey to the social distancing measures put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, the conference organizers said: VidCon is dedicated to delivering …

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