Loyola University New Orleans honors Orleans Parish judge, and more metro college news | Crescent City community news

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS: Judge Robin Pittman ‘91, J.D. ‘96,  is recipient of the 2020 Adjutor Hominum Award from the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans. This award recognizes a Loyola graduate whose life exemplifies the values and philosophy of Jesuit education: moral character, service to humanity and unquestionable integrity. Pittman is a criminal court judge and former assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish. She spends much of her time out of chambers in the community, engaged in service to Loyola and visiting local schools to mentor young students. In lieu of a party to celebrate her accomplishment, Pittman has established a sociology scholarship to benefit high-achieving sociology majors with financial need. To contribute, visit giving.loyno.edu/adjutorhominum.

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: A 4.5-month cybersecurity career training course begins Dec. 7 at Delgado Community College with support from the Capital One Foundation. Those who complete the program will receive credentials

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Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.

The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations. Department of Homeland Security officials deemed it a priority because of coronavirus-related job losses and estimated as many as one-third of those who have applied for H-1B’s in recent years would be denied under the new rules.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California said the government didn’t follow transparency procedures and its contention that the changes were an emergency response to pandemic job losses didn’t hold water because the Trump administration has floated the idea for some time but only published the rules in October.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is an event beyond defendants’ control,

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Judge rules in favor of 3Shape and denies dismissal of Lawsuit Against Align Technology for Alleged Abuse of Monopoly Power

COPENHAGEN, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 26, 2020–

3Shape, a leading innovator and manufacturer of 3D digital scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for dental practices and labs, announced today that the Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark has denied Align Technology’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit 3Shape filed against Align Technology for allegedly acting illegally to block competition for scanners for orthodontic treatment, including for clear aligners.

The lawsuit, styled 3Shape TRIOS A/S v Align Technology, Inc., was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on August 28, 2018.

“3Shape believes that this ruling clearly shows that our claims against Align for monopoly abuse in the United States have merit. Align’s anticompetitive behavior needs to stop, and we are now even more confident that the court will agree with us in its final verdict,” said Jakob Just-Bomholt, CEO of 3Shape.

Align’s actions have raised costs for both dentists and patients

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Judge says dam can’t be removed if water level will fall

A federal court says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can’t demolish a dam downriver from Augusta if it doesn’t maintain the current water level.

U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel ruled Friday that the Corps of Engineers’ proposed plan to remove the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam doesn’t follow the requirements of a 2016 law that requires the river to be maintained at its current level. The Corps had proposed to remove the dam and build a series of rock weirs across the river, arguing that it’s required to improve fish habitat.

But governments, industries and private property owners who built around the elevated river level provided by the dam opposed the plan. The city of Augusta and the state of South Carolina sued to block the removal after the Corps formally decided to go ahead with the plan in October 2019. That followed a trial

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Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against the head of the agency that runs the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded news outlets who was accused of trying to turn it into a propaganda vehicle to promote President Donald Trump’s agenda.

The ruling effectively bars U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack from making personnel decisions and interfering in editorial operations.

Pack, a conservative filmmaker, Trump ally and onetime associate of former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon, made no secret of his intent to shake up the agency after taking over in June.

He proceeded to purge the leadership at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and the Open Technology Fund, which works to provide secure internet access to people around the world. The director and deputy director of VOA resigned just days before the firings. Pack also dismissed their governing boards.

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Prism Litigation Technology’s Evidence Optix(R) Featured During “Discovery Judge Tank” Event at Georgetown AEDI

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Four members of the bench evaluate Evidence Optix’s Proportional Discovery Assessment® technology favorably

CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / November 19, 2020 / Prism Litigation Technology, a leading ediscovery advisory firm, today announced it received favorable decisions from all four judges during the Georgetown Law 2020 Global Advanced eDiscovery Institute “Discovery Judge Tank” event.

Modeled after the “Shark Tank” television program, the “Discovery Judge Tank” featured four of the hottest new strategies in ediscovery, including Prism Litigation Technology’s Evidence Optix®, a SAAS-based technology platform that leverages an actionable proportionality methodology to reduce the burden and cost associated with discovery. Mandi Ross, CEO of Prism, “pitched” this solution to the Judge/Shark panel, who then debated the proposed strategies and indicated whether they would “buy” or “pass” on the solution.

Hon. Hildy Bowbeer, U.S.

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Tech companies tied to U.S. lawsuit against Google ask judge to extend protective order deadline

By Diane Bartz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and other companies that have provided information to the government for its antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google requested more time on Wednesday to propose a protective order for their confidential data.

The group, which also includes AT&T Inc, Amazon.com, Comcast Corp, Duck Duck Go, Inc, Sonos, Inc, and T-Mobile US, Inc, said it would not be able to make proposals for a protective order on Friday, as federal Judge Amit Mehta had ordered. It requested an extension until Nov. 20.

The U.S. Justice Department sued Google on Oct. 20, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals, in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

Google has said it will fight the lawsuit.

The parties cooperating with the government have provided information, including business plans and strategies, to

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Federal Judge Dismisses Some Claims by Apple in Fight Against Epic Games | Top News

(Reuters) – A federal judge in California late on Tuesday dismissed some of Apple Inc’s counterclaims against Epic Games, in a dispute that has seen the online game maker’s “Fortnite” game removed from the iPhone maker’s App Store.

Apple and Epic have been in a legal battle since August, when the maker of the popular game launched its own in-app payment system to circumvent what it called Apple’s monopolistic practices.

Epic in October had filed a motion in advance of Tuesday’s hearing, seeking the dismissal of Apple’s counterclaims of intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and conversion, where in Apple had asked for lost App Store fees and other monetary damages.

“It is hereby ordered that the application of John I. Karin is granted,” U.S. district judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said in the Tuesday filing, referring to the application by the lawyer for Epic.

A judge in October had ruled

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Olly Murs reveals The Voice’s ‘surreal’ technology could mean coaches judge acts on videolink from home in the future

OLLY Murs has hinted that the “surreal” new technology on the show could mean that the coaches may judge their acts on videolink in the future.

The popular ITV singing competition was brought to a halt earlier this year when the coronavirus hit – but since then a lot of things have been going on behind the scenes to make sure that the return this Saturday is bigger and better than ever before.

Olly Murs has joked that the The Voice coaches may start judging acts from the comfort of their own home in the near future


Olly Murs has joked that the The Voice coaches may start judging acts from the comfort of their own home in the near future Credit: Rex Features

One of those things put in place is that judge Meghan Trainor will be sitting next to Olly, Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am via a hologram, where she will be superimposed onto her chair.

The star is currently unable to return to the UK due to travel restrictions and

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Judge orders USPS to search centers for ballots

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A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered U.S. Postal Service inspectors to sweep more than two dozen mail processing facilities for lingering mail-in ballots and for those ballots to be sent out immediately.

The order, which includes centers in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, south Florida and parts of Wisconsin, comes after national delivery delays leading up to the election and concerns the agency wouldn’t be able to deliver ballots on time.

The Postal Service’s ability to handle the surge of mail-in ballots became a concern after its new leader, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor, implemented a series of policy changes that delayed mail nationwide this summer. Delivery times have since rebounded but have consistently remained below the agency’s internal goals of having more than 95% of first-class mail delivered within five days, with service in some battleground areas severely lagging, according to postal

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