AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJapanese scientists showed off their intimidating and clunky AIR-PRESSURE ROBOT SUIT, designed to keep old people out of wheelchairs and on their own. In one scenario, caregivers don the robotic-looking suits and magically gain super-powers to lift old people out of bed… Thanks to Andrew for the story idea… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Notice: Legislative Action August 1, 2009 Regular News Legislative Action Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption.Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.20, on July 17, 2009 the Board of Governors approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:18. Supports the American Bar Association’s efforts to exempt lawyers and law firms from the Federal Trade Commission’s “Red Flags Rule” under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003 (72 FR 63771) that requires certain creditors to develop and implement written programs to identify, detect, and respond to the warning signs of identity theft – because lawyers are not engaged in the type of commercial activity that Congress was trying to regulate under FACTA and thus should not be considered “creditors” under that act.
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