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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Immigrant Who Received Bad Advice from Lawyer

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a green card holder who pleaded guilty to a crime based on faulty advice from his attorney. Jae Lee, 48, told the high court that he pleaded guilty to a crime...more

Immigration Scams are on the Rise

With immigration scams on the rise, Chicago Tribune reporter Nereoda Moreno delves into the decades of scams that ride on immigrant’s fears, often cost tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, and result in permanent...more

Governor Holds Final Bill Signing Session

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On May 4th, Governor Larry Hogan conducted his last bill signing session for the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session. Although bill numbers are listed, once signed they become law, but the corresponding chapter numbers are...more

Get your clients over the fear of ERISA attorneys

by Ary Rosenbaum on

People hate dentists. I get it, having gone years at times without getting a checkup. Since I take care of my teeth, cavities weren’t a problem. I just hated the whole scaling process and the x-rays where I was gagging by...more

Connecticut Supreme Court To In-House Counsel: Your Internal Communications Are Privileged Only If Their "Primary" Purpose Was To...

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In September 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a decision providing guidance on questions that frequently bedevil in-house counsel: are internal communications to and from in-house counsel protected by the...more

The Persuader Rules: Final Opportunity to Avoid Department of Labor Reporting Requirements

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued its final regulations regarding the “advice exception” to reporting requirements of employers and lawyers under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. ...more

Texas Supreme Court Holds that Individual Beneficiary Had Standing to Bring a Legal Malpractice Claim Involving a Loan From an...

by Winstead PC on

On May 27, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court held that an individual beneficiary of a self-directed retirement account managed by a corporate trustee had standing to bring legal malpractice claims against a law firm based on...more

When Should a Startup Hire a Lawyer?

When should a young company start to think about engaging legal counsel? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question – a startup should assess its status as an organization, its goals and future needs and its...more

Waiver of Attorney-Client and Work-Product – You Can’t Be Just a Little Bit Pregnant

by Cozen O'Connor on

A recent Mississippi opinion dramatically underscores the dangers of an advice-of-counsel defense. In Willis v. Allstate Ins. Co., — F.Supp.2d —, 2014 WL 1882387 (S.D.Miss., May 12, 2014), the court held that the insurer had...more

Study Shows Hiring an Attorney Gives You a Better Chance of Registering Your Trademark

by Miller Canfield on

Preparing a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office? A recent study shows that hiring an experienced trademark attorney to guide you through the process can give you a much better chance of...more

Solicitor General Tells Supreme Court that Legal Advice is Property

by Nancie G. Marzulla on

Is the advice of an attorney intangible property that can be taken by taken by extortion under the Hobbs Act? On April 23, 2013, this precise question was presented to the Supreme Court of the United States during oral...more

Federal Court Sets Guidelines for Denying Attorney-Client Privilege on Communications

Hiring a lawyer for a general counsel role – either in-house or by retaining outside counsel to perform that role – can benefit organizations in countless ways. Unlike outside attorneys who are consulted on a piecemeal basis,...more

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