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Connecticut Requires Implicit Bias Training For Police

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed a bill that requires the police to undergo “implicit bias training” effective immediately. The Connecticut General Assembly convened in a special session to consider a...more

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Account for Proportionality Bias: Big Events Must Have Big Causes

The current global coronavirus pandemic is a huge disruption to life in nearly every country and the explanations for it have gotten to the point that they’re as big as the disruption. Rather than believing that a virus in...more

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Bias in Education: Navigating Student Discrimination Claims in Arizona

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Students who attend elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, and proprietary schools that receive federal funding have federally protected rights against discrimination on the...more

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[Webinar] ACEDS Detroit Chapter: Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Issues of Bias - August 4th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Today, data-driven decisions are used in everything from credit to education to housing to employment to policing and beyond. This 90-minute session will cover what AI is, how it works, different ways AI is being used today...more

Holland & Hart - Persuasion Strategies

Voir Dire on Civil Disobedience

What do your potential jurors think about the necessity to follow the law at all times? While it won’t apply in all cases, it will apply to many. Recent protests against police brutality across the country have led to scores...more

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Unanswered Questions in Light of Supreme Court’s Title VII Ruling

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In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the United States Supreme Court held that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.”  With its decision, however, the Supreme Court...more

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Consider COVID Attitude Changes, Part 10: Greater Solidarity

As the number of our posts on attitude changes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic reaches double digits, astute readers will note that there are some apparent inconsistencies emerging in the reports. For example, the...more

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Brown Act Violation Did Not Require Nullification of Project Approval Where No Prejudice Was Shown

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The City of Lafayette violated the Brown Act by not including a litigation threat discussed in closed session in the agenda packet made publicly available before the meeting, but plaintiffs failed to show any prejudice...more

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National Employment Perspective | Focus On California Juries

Study Suggests Employers Face Increased Jury Hostility in the Age of COVID-19 California is well-known as a challenging jurisdiction for employers. The American Tort Reform Association ranked California second on its...more

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Consider COVID Attitude Changes, Part 9: Precaution Is Partisan

President Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week that Americans currently wearing face masks over their mouths and noses might be doing so, not so much to stop the spread of the virus, but to “signal disapproval” of him...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

Safety Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Infection Could Lead to More Plaintiff-Friendly Juries

Employers may face juries that seek to hold them responsible if an employee contracts COVID-19, the trial consulting firm Dispute Dynamics suggests in its latest study. Dispute Dynamics surveyed 321 individuals, inquiring...more

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Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement: Implicit Bias Training (Part 4 of 12)

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This is the fourth post in a 12-part series on how companies can show support for the black lives matter (BLM) movement by changing company policies and practices. This post focuses on implicit bias and the effect it has on...more

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Treat Truncated Voir Dire as Useless

Okay, my title is purposefully provocative, but it is not an exaggeration. Based on a recently released, first-of-its-kind, comprehensive study on the effectiveness of voir dire following common practices in civil trials...more

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Prepare for (Psychological) Authoritarianism

With protests continuing in many major American cities, the civil unrest and violence has had a polarizing effect on the public. While some call for reform and for understanding of what motivates these marches, others call...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 6.8.2020 | Top Story: Bureau of Labor Statistics Admits Massive Undercount of May Jobless Figures

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So about those May jobs numbers . . . . The return of 2.5 million jobs in May was a welcome and largely unexpected surprise. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics admitted later on Friday that the unemployment rate—reported as...more

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Black Lives Matter: Account for Awakening Views

Only recently, we had a 24-7 news bubble on the coronavirus pandemic, and it didn’t seem like anything could break it. Now, however, our television screens are filled with scenes of protest and violent confrontation. The...more

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Financial Daily Dose 6.4.2020 | Top Story: DOJ Indicts Top Chicken Industry Execs Over Price-Fixing Allegations

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The DOJ has begun the prosecutorial phase of its chicken price-fixing investigation with a one-count indictment accusing current and former senior execs at Pilgrim’s Pride and Claxton Poultry Farms—including their current...more

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EEOC Update: The Commission Rolls Out Pilot Program On Conciliating Discrimination And Harassment Allegations

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Seyfarth Synopsis: As reported here, on May 29, 2020, EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon advised agency officials of a new, six-month pilot program changing the Commission’s practices in settling workplace bias claims before pursuing...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Better Healthcare Newsletter from Patrick Malone - June 2020

The plague of misinformation, disinformation and uncertainty swirling through our pandemic world has one distinct upside for our human brains.: the chance to better understand and cope with the cognitive biases that influence...more

Downey Brand LLP

Third Appellate District Voids City Council Vote Based on Legislative Member’s Bias

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On May 8, 2020, the Third Appellate District, certified for publication its earlier decision in Petrovich Development Co. LLC v. City of Sacramento (C087283), where the Court, in a rare decision, voided a city council’s...more

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Do Masks Compromise Witness Credibility?

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As American society copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, masks and face coverings have become the focus of legal mandates, political protests, and nonstop commentary—in some instances, even violence. But beyond the public health...more

Perkins Coie

Project Denial Invalidated Where Councilmember’s Actions Crossed the Line Into Advocacy Against the Project

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The Court of Appeal held that where a city councilmember’s actions evinced bias toward the project, the applicant did not receive a fair hearing and the City Council’s denial of a conditional use permit would be set aside....more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

Los Angeles Employers May Face Even More Juror Hostility After Pandemic

As if there weren’t enough to worry about, Los Angeles employers may face an even tougher challenge to prevail at trial in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic, the trial consulting firm Dispute Dynamics suggests in its...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Dire Consequences: Avoiding Waiver in Pennsylvania Jury Selection

Practicing law at a socially appropriate distance has forced many litigators to broadly consider the value of face-to-face interaction—and what may be lost in its absence. A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Court Decision on Bias Tainting a City Council Vote Now Precedent-Setting in California

Legislative Body Members Must be Neutral and Unbiased to Vote on Matters - In affirming a lower court’s rare decision to void a city’s conditional use permit denial, the California Court of Appeal said that, when a...more

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