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The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more
Woodland Hills Attorney Barry P. Goldberg warns his colleagues to have believable and accurate time records or risk receiving no compensation whatsoever from a reviewing court. Since the California Court of Appeal did not...more
In two significant rulings in Ontario, the Courts have sent a strong signal to plaintiff class action firms that they will not be entitled to claim a fee premium following a successful settlement unless they can demonstrate...more
In Jankey v. Lee, 2012 DJDAR 16809 (2012), the California Supreme Court decided an interesting attorney fee case involving a claim for attorney fees by a defendant who was successful in defending against a claim of disability...more
In the closing days of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in six civil cases. Our previews of the new grants begin with In re Marriage of Earlywine. Although Earlywine...more
The past two weeks I discussed the issues of civility between lawyers and civility between parties. If incivility exists between lawyers or between parties, this dynamic can be changed by a desire to do so; and either way,...more
In serious personal injury cases, a common issue arises in settlement talks that affect the course of negotiations – Liens; Specifically, health insurer liens and liens asserted by Medicare. The problem is simple: a plaintiff...more
Originally published in Plaintiff Magazine, October 2012.
We settled a case for an individual with a career-ending injury. At the mediation, we spoke about various options that were available. Our client talked about the...more
The following contains some pertinent information that might be of help to you as you become involved in the criminal justice system as a victim or witness.
Apprehension and Arrest of the Accused
There are three basic...more
If you plan to represent yourself (pro se) in a legal proceeding or are considering whether you need to engage an attorney or not, then you want to give this post a read (and have your dictionary ready for the end)!
ba Law Group a Featured Case Study in New ABA Book
Written by John Skiba, Esq. in Collection Law Suits,Self-Help Legal Services
This month marked the release of the new book by Stephanie Kimbro “Limited Scope Legal...more
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will prove an expensive and...more
It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has changed. Why? Charles E....more
Collateral damage from money-laundering legislation: your bank can block your account and leave you with no remedy, even if you lose money as a result, if they suspect illegal activity. What should you do?...more
LLPs have now been around for a while and some common and serious errors are emerging in the way LLP agrements are written - even by commercial publishers. Does yours need reviewing?...more
An attorney entered into business transactions with his clients, jointly creating and managing financial companies. In setting up the companies, the attorney did not disclose in writing the terms of the transactions, did not...more
The New York Times just exposed one of the various scams law schools utilize to attract new students in a market with an ever dwindling demand for new lawyers. This recently revealed law school hucksterism is a blatant...more
An update of news from Ellyn Law LLP, a business litigation and arbitration boutique in Toronto, Canada and a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.
Among the news posts are the addition of a new...more
Information on Appeal Procedures for Unlimited Civil Cases (Appellate)...more
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As alternative fee arrangements continue to snowball and gain real popularity, as law firms get their arms around the subject, they are getting down to a fundamental series of basics. One question that has come up, rather...more
A spate of news articles, reports and blogs recently have been reporting about dropping associate job satisfaction. Many have called these associates simply cranky or just whining immaturely. Scores of onservers have have...more
Alternative Fee Arrangements seem to be all the current rage. Many firms are having enormous success in applying them; gaining new clients and growing their revenue base. Some firms are feeling a bit frustrated because their...more
Charles E. Rounds, Jr., Lawyer Codes Are Just About Licensure, the Lawyer's Relationship with the State: Recalling the Common Law Agency, Contract, Tort, Trust, and Property Principles that Regulate the Lawyer-Client...more
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