Legal sizes for lobsters trapped off New England could change to protect the population

Legal sizes for lobsters trapped off New England could change to protect the population

Local The commission said it’s considering the changes because of a worrisome lack of baby lobsters growing off New England. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press February 6, 2023 | 3:01PM PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rules about the minimum and maximum sizes of lobsters that can be trapped off New England could soon become stricter, potentially bringing big changes to one of the most valuable seafood industries in the country. Fishers are required to measure lobsters from eyes to tail and must throw back the crustaceans if they’re too large or too small.…

Man shot by Indianapolis police in grandmother’s driveway files legal demand

Man shot by Indianapolis police in grandmother’s driveway files legal demand

The city of Indianapolis and its police department have been sent a legal demand for financial compensation by a man who says officers shot him multiple times at the same time they were asking him to put his hands up. Anthony Maclin was hit three times by gunfire from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers while he was in a rental car outside his grandmother’s house early in the morning of Dec. 31. He had a gun on his lap, but his attorneys say body camera footage from the shooting never shows Maclin with the gun in his hand. more:Indy police shoot home owner’s grandson in parked car with gun next to him “The officers had no justification whatsoever to use deadly force on Anthony,” Maclin’s attorneys wrote in a tort claim sent to the city Monday.…

Bankrupt FTX threatens legal action to claw back donations to politicians, charities

Bankrupt FTX threatens legal action to claw back donations to politicians, charities

The new leadership team of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.com has threatened legal action against political and charitable organizations that fail to return donations they received when the exchange was led by Sam Bankman-Fried, according to a statement released Sunday. FTX requested the funds be returned by Feb. 28, claiming that they “reserve the right to commence actions before the Bankruptcy Court” if the funds are not returned by that date, with interest accruing from the date any action is commenced. Recipients of such funds were also warned that making subsequent charitable donations of the equivalent amount being sought for return would not shield them from FTX’s recovery efforts.…

Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles news from Arizona

Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles news from Arizona

The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for Super Bowl 57 in Arizona on Sunday. Follow our updates on their preparations and the preparations for the game. Opening night has a bit of everything Kansas City wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster plays Pin the Tail on the Donkey while wearing a cowboy hat during Opening Night for Super Bowl 57 at the Football Printer Center on Feb. 6, 2023. There were players, coaches, media and fans at Super Bowl 57 Open Night on Monday at the Footprint Center, but there was also a whole lot more. Donna Kelce, mother to Super Bowl bound brothers Travis and Jason, gave away tickets to the big game to some lucky fans.…

Be Reasonable: The Enforceability of Post-termination Restrictive Covenants

Be Reasonable: The Enforceability of Post-termination Restrictive Covenants

The impact on working arrangements caused by the pandemic has led many workers to re-evaluate what they want from a job, with considerations such as flexible and remote working becoming both more desirable and attainable. This is affecting businesses in all sectors, and the impact it can have is not only on a business’s workforce but also on its customer base that is far reaching. One of the most important things to consider when a worker leaves a business is restrictive covenants. These are often contained in the employee’s employment contract, service agreement or, in some circumstances, a shareholders agreement. Restrictive covenants are contractual restrictions that prevent individuals from doing certain things after their employment ends.…

Case Update: Dwyer v Fredbar in the Court of Appeal

Case Update: Dwyer v Fredbar in the Court of Appeal

In our previous article about post-termination restrictive covenants we discussed the High Court case of Dwyer (UK Franchising) Limited v Fredbar Limited [2021] EWHC 1218 as an example of covenants being found unreasonable and therefore unenforceable. Since then, the Claimant has appealed the judgment and the Court of Appeal has once again found in favor of the Defendant. So what does this mean for those trying to enforce, or avoid, restrictive covenants? The Facts The facts of the case are set out in our previous article (link above). However, in short, the Claimant (Dwyer) is the franchisor of ‘Drain Doctor’, a very large emergency plumbing and drainage franchise.…

Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Senate relating to Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Senate relating to Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020

On August 2, 2022, Senators Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) introduced the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act, legislation that would expand the categories of persons that could be sanctioned under the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (UHRPA). Rep. Jim Banks (R-Indiana) filed a companion in the House of Representatives. Currently, UHRPA imposes sanctions on certain entities and individuals named by the President as allegedly having committed certain human rights violations in Xinjiang. The bill would expand the scope of this reporting requirement to include “every foreign person who knowingly provides significant goods, services, or technology to or for a person identified in such a report; and each foreign person that knowingly engages in a significant transaction relating to any of the acts described” in UHRPA.…

DHS Released a Notice on the Addition of Entities to the UFLPA Entity List

DHS Released a Notice on the Addition of Entities to the UFLPA Entity List

On August 4, 2022, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as the Chair of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), formally published the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The Entity list is a consolidated register of the four lists required to be developed and maintained pursuant to Section 2(d)(2)(B) of the UFLPA. DHS also released details on seeking changes to the UFLPA Entity List, including requests for removal from the list. For our previous blog entries on the UFLPA and its implementation, see posts here, here, here, here, here and here. UFLPA requires the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to apply a rebuttable presumption that goods mined, produced, or manufactured by entities on the UFLPA Entity List are made with forced labor, and therefore, are prohibited from importation into the United States under 19 USC 1307.…