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I have been warned not to waive my attorney-client privilege during my civil lawsuit, what does that mean?
If you are in a lawsuit now or facing a lawsuit, either as a plaintiff or a defendant, you need to learn about the attorney-client privilege. To learn about this, you need to read this post! Name: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.…more
In a suit by the beneficiary against the trustee, is the trustee entitled to assert the attorney-client privilege against the beneficiary, or is there a fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege? As to communications with…more
Retirement plan sponsors have a lot of headaches and liability because of their role as plan fiduciaries. They can sit back and do nothing, thereby increasing their potential liability. They can also be proactive and take care of the…more
There isn't much case law about emotional distress claims in legal malpractice actions. Although the general rule is that such claims are not allowable, there appear to be plenty of exceptions…more
In This Issue: - A Look Ahead - What's Next for 2014: With 125 days left in 2014, we find ourselves looking at What's Next for the oil & gas industry in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays. It has been an eventful year…more
Northern District Court Of Illinois Contemplates Holding Asserted Patent Unenforceable Based On Breach Of FRAND Commitment – On July 23, 2014, Judge James Holderman issued an Order to Show Cause and Jury Verdict in Fujitsu v…more
After being investigated by the US Labor Department for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, LinkedIn has been forced to pay out nearly $6 million in damages and unpaid overtime to 359 employees…more
Uber, Lyft Stop The Childish Shenanigans – Go Sit In Time Out And Reflect On Your Code Of Ethics Training
I initially planned to start this blog with a gung-ho confession and killer title – “Uber: Master Strategizer Or Master Espionage Artist?! Code Of Ethics Training Needed To Save The Day!” Super exciting, right? It just has an air of…more
Effective September 15, 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is reinstating the reporting requirements for the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which was…more
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which—for the first time—requires large federal contractors to disclose prior labor law violations, designate a Labor Compliance Advisor, and…more
When an employee drives to a client’s office to close the sale, employers know they must reimburse the employee for that mileage. When an employee flies to a work-related convention to work a booth, employers know they must…more
On August 19, 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals became the first Tennessee appellate court to address the scope to which Tennessee’s Uniform Trade Secret Act (TUTSA) preempts common law claims related to unfair competition and…more