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Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
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Three Key Data Retention Questions
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
What to Expect from the Supreme Court During Obama’s Second Term
The Weekly Brief: Abu Hamza On Trial, Wells Fargo Sued, Bingham Cuts Costs
Barofsky: Govt. Complicity Provides Libor Defense
Breaking Down the NFL Concussion Class Action and the Players’ “Warrior Mentality”—Eliot Wagonheim
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
Lawyer: 20 More Law School Class Actions Coming
Amended Complaint (Exempt from Arbitration) filed on May 14th, 2013 by Plaintiff Chad Elie v. Ifrah PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, Alain Jeffrey Ifrah a/k/a Jeff Ifrah, individually, etc. , et. al,,...more
Maybe you've wondered whether a claim for legal malpractice can be assigned. Maybe you haven't. But yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals answered that question. In Revolutionary Concepts, Inc. v. Clements Walker...more
As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more
On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more
In This Issue:
- AC34039 - Landmark Investment Group, LLC v. Calco Construction & Development Co.
- AC33614 - Dorreman v. Johnson
- AC34253 - Klemonski v. University of Connecticut Health Center ...more
This week we discuss the recent 7th Circuit junk fax class action case which determined that the misconduct of class counsel only merits decertification or denial of certification where the misconduct creates a "serious...more
On October 15, 2012, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit – applying Texas law – addressed another Cumis counsel matter. See Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, P.C. v. Navigators Specialty Ins. Co., No....more
On September 19, 2012, the Third District Court of Appeals decided that a first party plaintiff could not prosecute a claim against a third party defendant in Brady v. P3 Group (LLC) and Hypower, Inc....more
In August 2012, three different courts issued rulings which hold that vague, block billed time entries—which have long been the bread-and-butter of most law firms—just aren't a very accurate or reliable reflection of how much...more
Independent Expert Testimony Not Required Where Attorneys’ Fees are Claimed an Element of Compensatory Damages pursuant to the Wrongful Act Doctrine
Mayan Schwartz v. Stuart E. Bloch, et al., No. 4D10-742 (Fla. 4th DCA...more
Stephenson v. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), 11-1204-cv (2d Cir. 2012) (Summary Order), addresses the viability of claims against Canadian-organized PWC for fraud and negligence arising from PWC’s unqualified audit reports...more
The recent decision by New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, in K2 Investment Group, LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2012 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 16 (Jan. 3, 2012) illustrates the dangers under New...more
The California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven), in an unpublished decision, recently upheld a trial court order sustaining a demurrer to a cause of action for financial elder abuse. The complaint...more
In Fremont Reorganizing Corporation v. Faigin, (2011) 198 Cal. App. 4th 1153, the Third Division of the Second Appellate District held in a published decision that the litigation privilege may not be used to protect an...more
Given the power of the internet and the unmistakable reach and shelf life of a digital complaint to hurt you, it’s more important than ever to both have and defend a professional reputation. Complaints are often...more
Given the power of the Internet and the unmistakable reach and shelf life of a digital complaint to hurt you, it’s more important than ever to both have and defend a professional reputation. Complaints are often...more
A good part of the American dream and the largest single asset many people own is their home.
Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make in our homes is among the largest in the...more
Article by BC Personal Injury and ICBC Claims lawyer Erik Magraken discussing immunity for expert witnesses for the negligent provision of medico-legal reports and whether this prohibition should be...more
Miller Rosenfalck represented the Claimant Emmet Thomas Scullion in an Appeal made by Bank of Scotland Plc (trading as Colleys) which was heard by the Court of Appeal on 23 May 2011.
Judgment was handed down by The Court of...more
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Part of that stewardship is making sure that the growth and savings
In an unpublished decision, Robins v. Kuhn et., the California Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed summary judgment for defendant attorneys, dismissing a former client’s suit for breach of...more
Perception is Reality for legal teams. Capitalizing on a diverse legal team is important in the Twenty-first century. ...more
Physician groups and health insurers often blame excessive malpractice settlements for the high rates that doctors have to pay to obtain malpractice liability insurance. But a recent analysis indicates that regional...more
The California Supreme Court has taken a firm position as to when a lawyer may oppose a client on a matter on which the attorney has worked, and the position is “virtually never”. The Court issued its opinion in Oasis West...more
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