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How to Follow the New California Law that Penalizes Businesses for Misclassifying Employees

by Cogent Legal on

One of the most interesting and controversial laws taking effect in 2012 involves greatly increased penalties for the willful misclassification of employees as independent contractors. I litigated quite a few class actions...more

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law

by Martin Callan on

Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law With an ever-increasingly complex democracy which not only delivers more and more “layers” of representation to consumers already bombarded...more

Actas de la historia legislativa de la Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas (20.393)

Actas de la historia legislativa de la Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas (20.393)

by Andres Baytelman on

Actas de la historia legislativa de la Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas (20.393), incluyendo todos los trámites en ambas cámaras....more

Statutory Maternity Pay

by PHILIP HENSON on

On 14 March 2011 the draft Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SI 2001/725) were laid before Parliament. The draft regulations provide that, from 6 April 2011, the additional...more

Her Majesty's Court Service (UK) and Tribunal Service to merge on 1 April 2011

by PHILIP HENSON on

With effect from 1 April 2011, Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) will merge with the Tribunals Service to form a new, single organisation: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which will be responsible for all...more

FINRA – Overseer of the USA Securities Industry – A Fantastic Free Online Resource for “Joe/Sue Investor”

by Kramm Court Reporting on

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is defined as a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization (SRO). FINRA is the successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and is...more

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona I am a business attorney in Phoenix Arizona. Here are some tips for buying or selling a business in Arizona: BUYING A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA 1. Business Brokers, Pros and...more

Starting Your Business in Arizona

Starting a new business? Need some advice from someone who has been there? Giving advice regarding starting a new business is a little bit like the blind man describing an elephant: it depends on where you are standing....more

Lawyer Codes & Common Law

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

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

Leaking Gulf Oil Feeds a Litigation Flood

by IMS ExpertServices on

With more than 5,000 barrels of oil a day pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, this might be the first time in history that an oil spill causes a flood. In this case, however, the flood will not be of crude, but of lawsuits....more

Damages Ruling Could Spur Patent Reform

by IMS ExpertServices on

It is the most red-hot issue in patent litigation these days: How should courts calculate reasonable royalties as a measure of damages for infringement?...more

The National Bar Association Partners With the U.S. Census Bureau to Support the 2010 Census

The National Bar Association is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help achieve a complete and accurate count of our population as part of the 2010 Census. You may already know that the census gives us a voice and...more

PRESS RELEASE FROM USCIS ABOUT ITS NEW BLOGSITE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Launches 'The Beacon - The Official Blog of USCIS' WASHINGTON, March 16 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently unveiled The Beacon – the agency's official blog...more

Joint Defense Pacts Pose Pitfalls

by IMS ExpertServices on

Facing increases in litigation and decreases in legal budgets, corporate defendants in patent and trademark lawsuits are employing a new tactic: joint defense pacts. ...more

Rule 26: Major Changes for Attorneys and Experts

by IMS ExpertServices on

A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December. Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue. No longer would Rule 26 of the Federal Rules...more

The 2010 Expert Forecast: Surge Ahead

by IMS ExpertServices on

All indications suggest 2010 will bring a surge in litigation involving major corporations. With that surge will come increasing demand for expert witnesses across a range of business-to-business disputes....more

British Management (Europe) LPO Article

by martin keyworth on

Steria's LPO Article, looking at leveraging its BPO capability in vertical market....more

Your Hearing Before the Texas Board of Law Examiners: The Top 10 Reasons You Should Have an Attorney

by Bob Bennett & Associates on

You just received a letter from the Texas Board of Law Examiners' Director of Fitness and Character informing you that you do not meet the standards of character or fitness and will thus not be admitted to the State Bar of...more

In Defense of the Expert Witness

by IMS ExpertServices on

The U.S.'s partisan/adversarial expert witness system came under critique from several quarters in 2008. This brief article argues that conflicting expert opinions may be a sign of the health of the system, not of disease....more

LEY 20.393 Resp. Penal de las Personas Juridicas (Chile)

Texto Nueva Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Juridicas

by Andres Baytelman on

Texto de la nueva Ley de Responsabilidad Penal de las Personas Jurídicas....more

Manatt and BNA Launch Audioconference Series on Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act--Part of BNA's "Legal and Business EDge"...

Kerrie Campbell, Chair of Manatt's Consumer Product Safety Group, has joined forces with BNA to develop a four-part audioconference series focusing on complying with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The...more

Proposed: A Lawyer's Code of Expert Ethics

by IMS ExpertServices on

We present our draft of a code of ethics for lawyers to follow in using expert witnesses. We hope our proposals might become the start of a conversation resulting in the legal profession's formal adoption of a clear and...more

Akaku: Maui Community Television v. Mark Bennett, Attorney General of Hawai'i

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment

by Lance Collins on

State attorney general issued an opinion to state department head changing long standing agency practice regarding PEG access designation in cable television regulatory scheme. Department head and attorney general refused to...more

Newman McIntosh & Hennessey v. Bush

Amended Complaint

by Michael Geske on

A purported declaratory judgment action by a Maryland law firm which alleges that an LPO offerded to perform certain services in India at rates far below prices being charged in Maryland based, in part, on the work being done...more

Lawyers as the New Guardians of Governance, op-ed piece, July/Aug. 2004, Amicus Curiae, Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal...

by Ross Delston on

A curious thing has happened of late: lawyers have been appointed by the international community as the new guardians of governance for their clients. More specifically, lawyers are increasingly regarded as part of the...more

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