News Roundup

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Associates at this BigLaw firm get pricey gifts

Associates at Davis Polk & Wardwell are getting a choice of gifts as a thanks for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gift choices include an outdoor adventure excursion for two, a $1,000 Marriott gift card along with a Tumi suitcase, and a $1,000 Nordstrom shopping spree with a personal shopper. Davis Polk previously showed its generosity when it set the standard for special bonuses that ranged from $7,500 to $40,000. (Above the Law, Bloomberg Law)

Second state enacts consumer privacy law

Virginia is the second state to adopt a comprehensive law protecting consumers’ data. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill into law Tuesday. The measure allows Virginia residents to access data collected about them and to correct or delete it. It also allows state residents to bar use of their data in targeted advertising. Virginia followed California, which has a more far-reaching data privacy law. (Westlaw Data Privacy Daily Briefing, the Washington Post, the Hill)

Florida man accused of throwing chair at federal prosecutor

A Florida man has been indicted on charges of assaulting and threatening to kill an assistant U.S. attorney during a courtroom outburst in November 2019. Prosecutors allege that Tavorris Wilkins, 33, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, threw a chair at the assistant U.S. attorney, barely missing him, after jurors found Wilkins guilty of multiple federal charges. As deputy U.S. marshals tackled Wilkins, he allegedly threatened to kill and assault the prosecutor. (Department of Justice press release)

9th Circuit will reconsider ban on high-capacity gun magazines

The full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco will consider reviving California’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The appeals court granted an en banc rehearing last week. A 9th Circuit panel had ruled in August that the ban violated the Second Amendment. (The San Francisco Chronicle via How Appealing)