From the monthly archives:

March 2012

TweetA Staten Island man who had been imprisoned in the 1980’s for dealing prescription drugs and attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend has finally been admitted to practice in the First Department, New York State Appellate Division after his nine previous attempts to be admitted, which spanned the past seventeen years, were rejected out of hand.  […]

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TweetThe U.S. Justice Department is in the process of preparing an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and some of the biggest names in U.S. publishing for their alleged price-fixing conspiracy. According to the proposed complaint, the parties agreed to raise the prices of e-books.  The publishers include some heavy hitters in the industry: Simon & Schuster, […]

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TweetFor law students hoping that their legal degree would be the ticket to steady, high-paying jobs, the reality of the current economy is understandably disappointing. But are law schools to blame? According to a growing number of class-action lawsuits, many believe the answer is yes. In February, twelve law schools were slapped with class-action lawsuits […]

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TweetMARCH 9, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri…A detailed presentation on labor and employment legal issues by Gallop attorney Johnny S. Wang scored an A+ with more than 125 officials from 61 Missouri school districts who attended an AAIM Employers’ Association training event for the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis (CSD) on March 9 at […]

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TweetA class action lawsuit was recently filed in Texas in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division against some of the biggest heavy-weights in the tech industry.  In the lawsuit plaintiffs allege that makers of popular mobile apps misappropriate millions of  users’ personal information such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without […]

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TweetJurors’ use, or I should say misuse, of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during trials is leading to the overturning of court rulings, convictions and mistrials.  These improper juror postings on social media websites is yet another weapon in attorneys’ arsenals for creating grounds for an appeal. Criminal defense lawyers, among others, comb through Facebook and Twitter entries for […]

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TweetUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, in preparation for a symposium on fashion law and intellectual property law, created a very clever poster to publicize the event.  What did UPenn come up with? A poster which riffed on Louis Vuitton’s famous logo.  The poster was done up in the same famous colors as a Louis Vuitton bag-brown […]

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TweetWhile most of us agree that the United States needs to decrease its reliance on foreign oil and develop more renewable power sources, the consensus ends there. One of the biggest sources of controversy is what role federal, state, and local governments should play in the process, particularly when it comes to funding and regulating […]

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TweetCyberattacks on Law Firms-Background In what has become an all too familiar refrain, a major New York law firm was recently informed by the FBI that all of the firm’s client files had been discovered on a server in a foreign country. Those files were then sent from that foreign server to China. For those […]

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TweetIf you thought pre-printed legal forms were only used by lawyers to handle transactional work more efficiently, guess again.  The Texas Supreme Court established the Uniform Forms Task Force last year. Its goal is to create divorce forms that poor Texans who cannot afford divorce lawyers can use to aid them in the divorce process.  […]

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