From the monthly archives:

February 2012

TweetThe FDA recently launched a first-ever plan to speed up the approval of biosimilar drugs in the U.S. as part of the health care overhaul proposed by President Obama over two years ago.  The new initiative represents another effort to bring down the astronomical costs of healthcare. Biosimilar drugs are drugs that are cheaper versions […]

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TweetThe U.S. Justice Department and various state attorneys general have entered into a deal with five major banks, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Ally Financial, in which the banks have agreed to pay $26 billion to help current and former homeowners.  The deal is the result of a probe of the major mortgage lenders in which it […]

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TweetApple recently filed yet another lawsuit, this time in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeking a temporary sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus over its alleged violation of several patents. The Galaxy Nexus uses Google’s newest version of the Android mobile operating system, the “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The Galaxy Nexus […]

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Tweet Personally Identifiable Information or “PII” as it is commonly referred to includes any information which may be used to uniquely identify, locate or contact a single person, either by itself or when combined with other sources. As you might know from personal experience, some sellers request the buyer’s zip code when conducting a credit […]

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TweetIf you thought iPads were just cute gadgets for surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books, guess again.  One Arizona law firm, Fennemore Craig, is using the iPad to revolutionize the way it does business, creating a much more efficient, seamless way of practicing law—and saving money and precious resources in the […]

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TweetLike it or not, if you have subscribed to a mobile social network through your smartphone, chances are your address book has been made available to other viewers and you weren’t even aware of it. Recently, it came to light that the social network company Path, which allows its users to post personal journals to friends and family, had […]

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TweetHow can law firms truly help deserving charities when so many different non-profit organizations work to assist people who may be impoverished, sick or looking for a second chance in life, or even a first chance? How can this be done within the framework of a firm’s business mission, yet still make a positive impact? […]

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TweetLawyers are becoming more and more mobile – working remotely, traveling to meetings, back and forth to court and speaking at conferences – so it is no wonder that applications which aid in productivity have gained enormous significance. For lawyers who are always on the go, LexisNexis® recently released a completely redesigned Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Index […]

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TweetThe ABA has taken strong exception with the way the Law School Admission Council handle’s requests by takers of the LSAT’s for special accommodations.  The ABA passed a resolution asking the council to clarify its policies to people with disabilities; to inform applicants of its decisions in a shorter period of time; and to allow […]

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TweetIn a recent opinion entitled Matter of Gold; Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District, 2012 Slip Op 61346 (U) (2d Dep’t 1/17/12) the court found prima facie that defendant attorney Allen Gold was “guilty of professional misconduct immediately threatening the public interest based upon his failure to cooperate with the lawful demands of the Grievance Committee for the Tenth […]

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