Consumer review sites continue to grow in popularity.
Sites like Angie's List ,
Avvo , and Yelp (to name but a
few) allow people to post their experiences with lawyers, doctors,
hairdressers, restaurants, roofers, and just about anyone else,...
It's Passover, a time when Jews think more about their
food than we usually do, which is a lot. I was raised in a kosher home
where we had four sets of dishes, meat and milk each for chametz and
Passover. Every year, cupboards were lined, closets...
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday sided with a franchisor in
its efforts to recover prospective damages under North Carolina law, including
lost profits, from a franchisee which it had terminated. Franchisors
seeking such damages should find joy in Meineke...
There is a recent case from March 2011 that caught my
attention: a Louisiana personal injury lawyer, who operated an "attorney
incubator", owed $158,000 in back taxes because he misclassified his associates
as independent contractors instead...
Lacoste Alligator, S.A., which sells tennis shirts and
other apparel with the distinctive green crocodile logo in high-end stores like Nordstrom and
Saks Fifth Avenue, will get a chance to find out, through discovery in a
lawsuit, which of its distributors...
So much of discovery depends on agreement: for example,
where and when will the officers of an out of state corporate defendant appear
for their depositions. And what about an out of country
defendant? Can you make their representatives appear in...
Wow. Today the Nasdaq (technically Nasdaq OMX) made
an $11.3 billion bid to buy NYSE Euronext, hoping to outbid Deutsche
Boerse's friendly offer. So what happens next? Do we allow a German
outfit to own the most famous stock exchange in the world...
Did an Associated Press reporter commit a foul against an
NBA referee earlier this year by defaming him on Twitter during a league game? On March 14,
2011, National Basketball Association official Bill Spooner filed a federal defamation
by William T. Wilson
Purely commercial bribery can
be as troublesome to a company as its more famous relative involving government
officials -- prohibited by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. There is a new
focus on transnational and national solutions...
A corporate or individual litigant is usually
responsible for the payment of its own attorneys' fees and costs in a lawsuit
in the New York state courts. New York follows the
so-called "American Rule" that a litigant is "not . ....
One of the first
scenes in IFC's comedy " Portlandia '
involves a couple asking their waitress for the provenance of the chicken they
are considering ordering. She comes back with a photograph of "Colin", the
Kids these days. The use of fake IDs by teens is nothing
new, but when that ID contains the name of a real person, and the imposter goes
on to do naughty things while posing as someone else, the law of defamation can
come into play. And if you're...
A U.S. district judge in Virginia has ruled that a restaurant chain operator is liable for breach of contract
and is obligated to pay a franchise consulting company for sales and marketing
services that the consultant performed for the chain under...
Should organizations be concerned about litigation
following a data breach? Theodore J.
Kobus III, a partner with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, is
speaking at the Second Annual NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability
Vinny T. Sakore of Immersion Ltd. is speaking at
the Second Annual NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum June
9-10, 2011, in Philadelphia, co-produced by HB Litigation Conferences. Hear what Sakore had to say about some of the
Brad Gow has held leadership positions with ACE,
AIG and Zurich N.A. He is now with
Endurance Specialty Holdings and speaking again at the NetDiligence® Cyber Risk
& Privacy Liability Forum June 9-10, 2011, in Philadelphia, co-produced by
Meredith Schnur is with the Professional Risk
Group of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and is co-chairing the Second Annual
NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum June 9-10, 2011, in
Philadelphia, co-produced by HB Litigation Conferences...
In one of his final actions as a Business Court Judge,
Judge Tennille threw down the gauntlet for lawyers representing class action
plaintiffs who are seeking approval of settlements. Last week in Ward
v. Lance, Inc. , Judge Tennille condemned what...
In Virginia, employers who wish to restrict their
employees from competing with them in a new job need to write restrictive covenants tightly and narrowly and should
define all the key terms in their noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
In my previous blog post, I described the federal and
state laws that apply to friends and family rounds of financing. To an
entrepreneur trying to raise only $100,000, this will sound complicated and
even overwhelming, as well as expensive. Preparing...
Typically, the first people that start-up founders turn
to for financing are their friends and family. Of course, most friends and
family members are not going to worry about valuations, projections, business
strategies. They invest because of their...
On this edition, Norman Clark, one of the founders of Walker Clark, LLC, discusses the debate surrounding the value of law firm newsletters. He talks about the research his firm has done on the topic, what makes an effective law firm newsletter, how firm...
Oliver Brew is Senior Vice President of
Technology - Media and Telecommunications Underwriting for Hiscox U.S.A., and
co-chair of the Second Annual NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability
Forum June 9-10, 2011, in Philadelphia, co-produced...
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...
Boston-area illustrator Jayme Gordon has filed a copyright
infringement lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts, alleging that DreamWorks stole
his idea. The intellectual
property lawyers who filed the complaint against DreamWorks point out a number...