Weekly News Update

weekly-news *The ride-sharing service Lyft has delayed its launch in New York following news of a request for a restraining order by the state attorney general’s office. [TIME]

*The gist of the ABA’s Formal Opinion 466 is that, within the context of Model Rule 3.5, a lawyer may review a juror’s or potential juror’s various postings on websites and social media, but the lawyer should not send them a request for access. [ABA Journal]

*A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Great Lakes states to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do more to stop the advance of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. [Journal Sentinel]

*In a long-running affirmative-action case, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race as one of many factors in admissions. [NY Times]

*A Brooklyn defendant, Pablo Costello, breathes a sigh of relief as the New York State Court of Appeals has reinstated a previously rescinded parole. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

*Airbnb announced a new logo, including a “symbol of belonging” called a Bélo, and new website design. The redesign includes a rethinking of the web and mobile experiences, cleaning up listings, featuring photos and simplifying the booking process. Is the rebranding enough to overshadow legal troubles? [Mashable]

*Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was traded for five Taliban leaders after five years as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan, has hired Yale Law School lecturer Eugene R. Fidell to represent him. [New Haven Register]