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Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
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North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform Webinar
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The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
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Insurance Lawyer: Very Limited Coverage for Hurricane Sandy
Weekly Brief: Hurricane Sandy, GC Donations, Tweeting Fake News
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
No. 11-0810, LAN/STV, J.V. v. Martin K. Eby Construction Co. - In a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Hecht, the Court held that the economic loss rule does not allow a general contractor to recover increased costs of...more
Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code...more
Courts Hold that Involvement of Lawyers Insufficient Basis to Withhold Routine Insurer Fact Investigations Materials:
Why it matters -
These cases confirm that insurers cannot hide claims-handling and similar...more
Recent criminal trials turned national media events, such as the Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony trials, have highlighted modern jurors’ expectations for forensic evidence. Commentators have termed jurors’ expectations for...more
Jurist and law professor Richard Posner recently commented on a common problem among lawyers, namely, that they believe they have a “math block.” Jackson v. Pollion, 733 F.3d 786, 788 (7th Cir. 2013). More recently, Judge and...more
In This issue:
- First Circuit Rejects Scapegoating and Diversionary Tactics by Plaintiff’s Counsel
- Doing Wellness Right
- Federal Judge Rules Law Firm Not Liable Under Chapter 93A
- In Massachusetts, Employers...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more
In Bank of America v. Superior Court, ___Cal.Rptr.3d ___, 2013 WL 151153 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 15, 2013) the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District held that a tripartite attorney-client relationship...more
The Autumn 2012 issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights several interesting and important issues:
• “Retain the Right Expert for Your Fire Case" is an editorial that discusses the issue of searching through the...more
Over the last few weeks I have been diligently outlining tax planning strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income. These strategies have ranged from structured settlement arrangements using private placement...more
In Part 5, I focus on the utility of the QSF from an investment funding perspective to illustrate how private placement life insurance can be used in a split dollar life insurance funding format in order to to create a...more
Part I of this series focused on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income using private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for structured...more
Part I of this series focusing on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income examined the use of private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for...more
Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more
Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012.
TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 2:18 PM ET)
Karen S. Lovitch is a member of the firm and practice leader of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC's health law section.
In today's competitive legal market, low ball estimates and other practices that undermine fee predictability and accuracy can erode client relationships. This article addresses the new Legal Project Management metrics and...more
Desperate people do desperate things. This basic maxim applies in spades to lawyers.
Recent press disclosures concerning high profile law firms and, in at least several instances, of seven and eight figure thefts from...more
When looking for court reporting services in Houston, Texas, an attorney has a wide range of options to consider. Do they want to hire a freelance court reporter, or will a larger litigation support firm provide the best...more
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