From the monthly archives:

December 2011

TweetOn Friday, California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, alleging that the social networking giant violated California’s law on commercial endorsements.  The plaintiffs in this case, who are Facebook users, claim that Facebook unlawfully and without authorization used their names, profile pictures and likenesses of brands in sponsored ads. […]

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TweetAt the end of last month, President Obama signed into effect a law, which provides new tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed or disabled veterans.  The law falls under Title II of the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act and is entitled the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 […]

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TweetThe Fortune Magazine “Investor’s Guide” hits the newsstands on December 26th and in it you’ll find a list of the nation’s Top Ranked Law Firms drawn from the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.  You can get a sneak peak of this prestigious list now by clicking http://www.martindale.com/Press/Fortune-Mag.aspx. To create this list of Top Ranked Law […]

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TweetOn December 7, 2011, Mark Calvert, the court-appointed trustee, who is overseeing the liquidation of the Meridian Mortgage funds, filed a lawsuit against Moss Adams, LLP in a Washington state court.  The suit alleges that the auditing firm is guilty of professional malpractice, negligent supervision, fraud and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and seeks […]

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TweetI’ve always enjoyed watching attorneys come out of a deposition.  Inevitably, one has somewhat of a hidden smirk on his face, while the other either walks away completely dejected or simply furious.  Depending on how pronounced their expressions are, I can even predict the outcome of the case. A few years ago, a colleague finished […]

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TweetIt’s quite possible that you just can’t see how social media is relevant to law firms. Sure, you might have a LinkedIn profile – but using Facebook, YouTube or Twitter for work? Really? If you are a social media sceptic, then our new report, “Global Social Media Check Up: An international audit of B2B law […]

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TweetWe live in an age of social media, smartphones and nonstop wireless Internet connection.  Cisco recently conducted a study, which proves how important these technologies are to our society, specifically to the next generation.  Here are some of the results: “More than half of students (55%) and an even larger proportion of end users (62%) […]

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TweetIf you’ve ever visited the New York Time’s parenting blog, then you’ve hit the “Motherlode.”  And, by hit, I mean clicked on, of course.  However, recently the recognized author of this popular blog, Lisa Belkin, left the Times to write an upstart parenting blog for the Huffington Post, named the “Parentlode.” Understandably displeased, the Times […]

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TweetCongratulations to the LexisNexis® Law Firm Marketing Solutions team for being named a finalists for three  SIIA  CODiE Awards!  LexisNexis Client Center is a finalist in the Best Legal Solution category. Client Center is a tool built directly into a law firm’s website designed specifically for secure online collaboration between firms and their clients. Lawyers.comSM was named finalist in Best […]

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TweetToday, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review Arizona’s infamous anti-immigration law, which was enacted last year.  After the Obama administration challenged this law and the Ninth Circuit blocked the enforcement of four of its provisions, this law’s enforceability will be decided by the justices of the Supreme Court, sans Elana Kagan. In law […]

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