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Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals [Video]

July 1, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently released internal investigation into the failure to report a problem with ignition switches on...more

International Litigation Update: Second Circuit Clarifies Rules Governing Extraterritorial Application of RICO and Definition of...

In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has sought to restrict plaintiffs’ ability to apply U.S. law to, and to bring claims in the U.S. courts based on, extraterritorial conduct. In Morrison v. National...more

Court of Appeals Holds No Recognized Cause of Action Exists Under Missouri Law Against Gun Shop Owners for Sale of a Non-Defective...

In an opinion issued July 16, 2013, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals declined to extend what would have amounted to dram shop-type liability to a gun shop that sold ammuition and magazines to a purchaser...more

Defrauding Facebook: How One Man Almost Stole The World’s Largest Social Network

In October 2012 Paul Ceglia of New York was arrested on charges he forged documents in a multibillion-dollar scheme to defraud Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Mr. Ceglia had brought a much publicized lawsuit...more

Liability Insurers Owe No Duty To Defend Insureds Alleged To Have Engaged In A Corrupt Scheme To Incarcerate Youth Offenders For...

In a pair of opinions filed on June 20 and 21, 2012, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals emphasized Pennsylvania’s “firmly established” public policy against providing insurance coverage for criminal and other intentional...more

Basics of Legal Evidence

A discussion about what is legal evidence, and the threshold that must be met before a piece of evidence can be introduced in court....more

Illinois Rules of Evidence

2011 Illinois Rules of Evidence contrasted with the 2010 Federal Rules of Evidence

A color-coded guide containing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence, the Committee's General and Specific comments, A comparison with the Federal Rules of Evidence and additional commentary....more

List of Texas Causes of Action with Elements & Descriptions: Extortion, Business Torts, Defamation, IIED, RICO, Hobbs Act...

The following is a list of possible causes of action in Texas along with a brief description and the elements of each. This is not an exhaustive list but is mainly focused on causes of action that would be brought in a...more

LIST OF WITNESSES

A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more

Plaintiff's interrgatorries for collections addressing a counterclaim

In this case, I represent someone who gets paid only for succesfully arguing the value of taxable property. The defendant failed to pay despite the written contract. After I sued them, they responded with a counterclaim...more

Jennifer Farfaras v Citizens Bank, et al.

Federal 7th Circuit Upholds Verdict of Sexual Harassment

The plaintiff filed sex harassment and sex discrimination complaints under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and common law complaints of battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault against...more

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