Yukon Supreme Court says lawyers must disclose use of AI

Yukon Supreme Court says lawyers must disclose use of AI

Yukon’s Supreme Court says lawyers in the territory have to inform the court when they use artificial intelligence to produce court documents or conduct legal research. The court issued those instructions last month, citing “legitimate concerns about the reliability and accuracy of information generated from the use of artificial intelligence” and specifically referring to Chatbot, or ChatGPT. Manitoba’s Court of King’s Bench released similar directions last month after two New York lawyers were sanctioned by a US court when they used ChatGPT to produce a legal briefing. The document contained fake quotes and referred to as non-existent case law. Thomas Slade, an Ottawa lawyer with Supreme Advocacy, said he was surprised Canadian courts were taking a ‘pre-emptive’ approach to potential AI threats.…

New Mexico State basketball players settle sexual assault lawsuit

New Mexico State basketball players settle sexual assault lawsuit

Two former New Mexico State basketball players settled a hazing lawsuit filed in April, according to ESPN and the Associated Press. The lawsuit claimed three NMSU teammates ganged up on and sexually assaulted two players, Deuce Benjamin and Shak Odunewu. It also said Aggies’ coaches knew about the assaults and said or did nothing about them. Attorney Joleen Youngers said the settlement involves the players, coaches, and the New Mexico State board of regents. She did not disclose the settlement’s details. A school spokesman said they would soon be available in the state’s public records. New Mexico State “abruptly” canceled the rest of its season in February after Benjamin filed a report with campus police.…

The legitimacy of ‘customer’ in the Supreme Court gay rights case raises ethical and legal flags

The legitimacy of ‘customer’ in the Supreme Court gay rights case raises ethical and legal flags

A Christian graphic artist who the Supreme Court said could refuse to make wedding websites for gay couples pointed during her lawsuit to a request from a man named “Stewart” and his husband-to-be. The twists? Stewart says it never happened. The revelation has raised questions about how Lorie Smith’s case was allowed to proceed all the way to the nation’s highest court with such an apparent misrepresentation and whether the state of Colorado, which lost the case last week, has any legal recourse. It has served as another distraction at the end of a highly polarizing term for a Supreme Court marked by ethical questions and contentious rulings along ideological lines that rejected affirmative action in higher education and President Joe Biden’s $400 billion plan to cancel or reduce federal student loan debts .…

A Timeline Of Jonathan Majors’ Legal Issues And Allegations

A Timeline Of Jonathan Majors’ Legal Issues And Allegations

What’s going on with Jonathan Majors? At the top of the year, between the debut of villain Kang the Conqueror in the MCU with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania to his scene-stealing performance in Creed III, it was looking like 2023 was his year. However, within the past few months, there have been reports of assault allegations leading to the actor looking at criminal charges that are quickly turning around Majors’ life in Hollywood. The actor’s legal issues and allegations began in March and are set to continue ahead of an upcoming trial date set for August 3. Check out the timeline: The Allegations Against Jonathan Majors On March 25, 2023 it was reported that Jonathan Majors had been charged and arrested with “several counts of assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree” by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.…

German parliament approves law to attract skilled foreign workers |  Migration News

German parliament approves law to attract skilled foreign workers | Migration News

Reforms lower entry requirements for work visas according to professional qualifications, age and language skills. The German parliament has approved immigration reforms designed to attract skilled workers to the country, which is suffering from an unprecedented labor shortage. The legislation – initiated by the governing centre-left coalition of the Social Democrats, the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens – on Friday garnered 388 votes while 234 lawmakers voted against it and 31 abstained. A conservative parliamentary bloc made up of the Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, voted against the legislation, arguing that it would ease entry for unskilled labourers.…

Workplace Bullying vs Reasonable Management Action: Firmness does not mean Harshness

Workplace Bullying vs Reasonable Management Action: Firmness does not mean Harshness

[An] instruction is not the same thing as a disciplinary measure, and firmness does not equate to harshness. Deputy President Alan Colman Trainor v Council for Christian Education in Schools and others [2023] FWC 1272 (30 May 2023) People managers are constantly dealing with ever evolving deadlines, targets and expectations. An area of ​​constant concern is people and especially when it comes to courageous or difficult conversations. If an employee is performing poorly, engaging with misconduct or just doing inappropriate behavior, the line between what is reasonable management action versus workplace bullying can seem to be blurred. A recent case of Trainor v Council for Christian Education in Schools and others [2023] FWC 1272 (30 May 2023) seems to demystify this further for those in human resources, people and culture and people management positions.…

‘No one is above the law’: Reactions to Trump’s indictment |  Donald TrumpNews

‘No one is above the law’: Reactions to Trump’s indictment | Donald TrumpNews

Prosecutors in the United States have unsealed an indictment against Donald Trump, accusing the former president of putting the country’s national security at risk by mishandling classified documents after he left the White House in 2021. The Republican leader faces 37 criminal charges, including counts of retaining classified information, obstructing justice and making false statements, among other allegations. The federal indictment released on Friday accused Trump of mishandling classified documents that included information about the secretive US nuclear program and potential domestic vulnerabilities in the event of an attack. The former president, who is expected to appear at a federal court in Florida on Tuesday, had said a day earlier that the indictment was forthcoming.…

ChatGPT: Lawyers say AI tricked them into citing bogus case law

ChatGPT: Lawyers say AI tricked them into citing bogus case law

NEW YORK – Two apologetic lawyers responding to an angry judge in Manhattan federal court blamed ChatGPT Thursday for tricking them into including fictitious legal research in a court filing. Attorneys Steven A. Schwartz and Peter LoDuca are facing possible punishment over a filing in a lawsuit against an airline that included references to past court cases that Schwartz thought were real, but were actually invented by the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot. Schwartz explained that he used the groundbreaking program as he hunted for legal precedents supporting a client’s case against the Colombian airline Avianca for an injury incurred on a 2019 flight.…