Thompson Hine Adds 10 New Associates

CLEVELAND — Ten associates have joined Thompson Hine LLP. Each of the new lawyers previously worked for the firm as a law clerk. The new associates are Leonard Lecosky, Atlanta; Kyle Baker, Cleveland; Jessica Groza, Cleveland; Barbara Lum, Cleveland; Tom Ritzert, Cleveland; Jana Shearer, Cleveland;...

Marshall Wallace Joins Litigation Practice Group At Allen Matkins

SAN FRANCISCO - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP , a leading California business and real estate law firm, announces the expansion of its litigation practice group with the addition of Marshall C. Wallace as partner in the firm's San Francisco office. Wallace is a trial lawyer...

Thompson Hine Names 2 To Executive Committee

CLEVELAND - Thompson Hine LLP has elected two new members to the firm's executive committee, April Miller Boise and Tony White. Boise is partner-in-charge of the firm's Cleveland office and a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice. She focuses her practice on mergers...

Cohen & Grigsby Welcomes Attorneys Clifford Levine, Alice Mitinger

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced that the following highly experienced attorneys have joined Cohen & Grigsby's Pittsburgh offices: Clifford B. Levine joins Cohen & Grigsby with extensive...

James B. Brown Elected Fellow Of College Of Labor & Employment Lawyers

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm, has announced that attorney James B. Brown was recently elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Class of 2010. Dedicated to the study and enhancement of civility and professionalism in the practice of labor and employment...

5 Cohen & Grigsby Associates Promoted To Director

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced that the following Pittsburgh-based associates were promoted to directors at the firm: * Alex Castrodale, of the Immigration Group, focuses on employment-based...

Jason Korn Gets Board Certified In Construction Law

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced that Bonita Springs-based attorney Jason Korn has recently achieved board certification in construction law. This certification is the highest level of recognition...

Business Torts

Business Torts provides extensive coverage of a variety of issues relating to important business torts, such as breach of fiduciary duty, including directors' and officers' liability; unjust dismissal; actions involving employment covenants not to compete; commercial defamation; deceptive advertising;...

Can My Business In New York Lawfully Refuse Service To An Individual?

In general, a business in New York State may lawfully refuse to provide service to a particular individual for any reason or no reason, as long as the business does not refuse service because the individual belongs to a member of a class protected by statute. Classes protected under the New York...

Joseph Callister Joins Wick Phillips Litigation Team

DALLAS - Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP, a full-service business law firm, has announced the hire of Joseph Callister as an associate in the firm's commercial litigation group. Specializing in complex disputes, Callister represents clients in a variety of business and employment-related...

Silver & Freedman Law Firm Announces Growth/Changes

LOS ANGELES - Silver & Freedman, a highly-regarded business law firm in Los Angeles, has recruited three high-profile attorneys - all partners from a well-known L.A. firm - to further strengthen their ensemble of legal professionals. It also has named several current partners to new positions, according...

Mack Sperling: The 4th Circuit On Recusals And Pro Hac Vice Admissions

We all sometimes say things that we are sorry to have said. Even judges. Those types of statements by a District Court Judge in South Carolina, which the Fourth Circuit called "neither wise nor temperate" were the subject of a recusal motion ruled on last week by the Fourth Circuit, in Belue...

McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Taps Former General Counsel To Jeb Bush To Open Miami Office

CLEVELAND - Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez, who served as general counsel to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and most recently was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with an 80-year history. Rodriguez will serve as managing...

Cohen & Grigsby Adds Depth To Litigation Group with Appointment Of Director Jessica Horowitz

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby , a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced the addition of Jessica Horowitz as director in the Florida Litigation Group, where she will focus on business and commercial litigation. Horowitz is a member...

14-Lawyer Team Led By A. Martin Wickliff Jr. & Alton J. Hall Jr. Join Cozen O'Connor In Houston

HOUSTON - A. Martin Wickliff Jr., Alton J. Hall Jr. and 12 lawyers from the Houston office of Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall have joined Cozen O'Connor, a full-service litigation and business law firm with more than 550 attorneys practicing in 22 offices throughout the United States and...

Cohen & Grigsby Appoints New Head For Firm's Litigation Practice Group

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has appointed attorney Daniel M. Darragh to the position of practice group head of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Darragh is a director at Cohen & Grigsby and...

Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Appointed To Collier County Bar Association Board Of Directors

PITTSBURGH - Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced that Florida-based attorney Andrew Solis was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Collier County Bar Association. Solis was elected to his new position...

Attorney Courtney G. Tito Joins West Palm Beach Office Of McDonald Hopkins Law Firm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Courtney G. Tito has joined the West Palm Beach office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with more than 130 attorneys. Tito is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on commercial litigation, mortgage foreclosures, receiverships and...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Be Prepared To Act Quickly To Protect Your Company's Reputation In Case Of A Crisis

In today's fast-paced communication environment and the advent of 24-hour news cycles and social media, even a seemingly insignificant or isolated incident can quickly become a crisis with the potential to irreparably damage a company's valuable reputation. The value of a corporation's...

In A Delaware First, Standard When Lawsuit Threat Can Be Tortious Interference With Potential Business Relationships Addressed

Soterion Corp. v. Soteria Mezzanine Corp ., C.A. No. 6158-VCN (Del. Ch. Oct. 31, 2012). Why This Case is Noteworthy : This decision addresses for the first time in Delaware the applicable standard to determine when the threat of a lawsuit can be tortious interference with prospective business relationships...

North Carolina Business Court Finds Defendant Waived Right To Compel Arbitration After Class Action Certified

You probably remember the earlier opinion in Elliott v. KB Home, Inc. , in which Judge Jolly certified a class action against the homebuilder KB Home over the improper installation of HardiePlank siding. Last week, the Business Court ruled in another opinion in the case ( 2012 NCBC 55 ) that KB Home...

This is Real Law: Risky Business: More IPOs Could Lead to More Litigation

Few public entertainers have topped the showmanship of Jean François Gravelet-Blondin. The 19th-century French tightrope walker and acrobat was famous for many astounding feats, including crossing Niagara Falls numerous times—while blindfolded, pushing a wheelbarrow, on stilts and even carrying...