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D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
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Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
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Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
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How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
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Execution of a judgment is a process where the sheriff or constable seizes property of a judgment-debtor and then sells that property at a public sale. The money realized from the sale is then used to reduce the balance of...more
In most cases, the longer an account sits past due, the more difficult it is to collect. Thus, it is important for businesses to closely monitor their aging accounts.
Employment, business and personal injury cases are ideally suited for laying out the facts in chronological order to enhance jury understanding. we generally recommend attorneys start with an interactive timeline that shows...more
In this post, I show some examples from the State of the Union Address that might help attorneys improve their own use of charts and graphs in litigation. Visualizing and presenting data in an engaging, persuasive way is...more
In Lodis v. Corbis Holdings, Inc., No. 67215-1-I (Wash. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2013), the Washington State Court of Appeals has helped clarify what has become a contentious issue in employment litigation, ruling that "when a...more
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, speaks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for big law firms in 2013. While David sees many challenges out in the US economy, he is...more
Originally Published in American Bar Association Litigation News, December 13, 2012.
A contract attorney for a plaintiff's firm who had previously represented the defendant in the same case was not "associated" with her...more
Technology Assisted Review - Backgrounder
Compilation of Articles: February 1 - December 7, 2012
With the increased interest from the legal community on the eDiscovery technique of technology assisted review, provided...more
Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more
Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more
This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more
Litigation value: $0.00, but only because Pete has a conscience and Daryl is a cinephile.
In last week’s season premier, new guy Pete was compared to Jim, while other new guy Clark was compared to Dwight. I’m all good...more
Before I was a “recovering lawyer,” I defended employers accused of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Ironically, an approach for preparing defense witness testimony subsequently became one of my principal training...more
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about how a strategy backfired on the pilots' union at American Airlines. Bill also...more
It’s a simple fact that if you face a high likelihood your case will resolve at mediation, then you should put all you can into mediation to get the best result for your client. This includes using courtroom graphics not just...more
This post spotlights one of the best and most convenient types of litigation graphics: Storyboards. What I mean by a “storyboard” is basically a series of images that are used to show how an incident occurred, what could have...more
Originally published on i-Sight.com's blog: “How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation.”
There’s no such thing as passing the buck when it comes to e-discovery. Although attorneys may assume that they can...more
There are different roles and responsibilities for litigation professionals during the review stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Litigation Support Professionals, Litigation Paralegals, and Litigation...more
May 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in the Southern...more
We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more
By: Kevin L. Nichols
Spoliation, defamation, stalking, and insurance fraud are just a few examples of issues that may require factual evidence necessary to persuade a jury at trial. The methods of obtaining this evidence...more
Employment Law relating to redundancy, pooling, bumping, selection criteria, TUPE, service provision changes, change of services, change of client, relocation of service, constructive dismissal, fair dismissal, warnings,...more
This Supreme Court case, DUKES v. WAL-MART, while in the employment context, has broader implications for all class action cases. The court case sheds light on the issues of class certification and the use of expert...more
In the second half of the last century, BigLaw developed and then fine tuned its pyramided business model. The name of the game was leverage: put an increasingly large cadre of associates at the base of the pyramid, have...more
Foreign investors looking for freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States in a way accommodating to their lifestyles, should consider the little-known EB-5 investor category.
Since the regulation first...more
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