From the monthly archives:

August 2012

TweetAccording to a study conducted by a Vanderbilt Law School professor, Herwig Schlunk, that incredibly expensive law degree you earned was just not worth it.  Professor Schlunk’s original 2009 study was entitled “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be … Lawyers”.  The updated report is entitled “Mamas 2011: Is A Law Degree A […]

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TweetThe Federal Trade Commission recently proposed stricter online privacy rules to make PDA’s, tablets and smartphones safer for children to use and to bar advertising networks and websites from collecting information on children without their parents’ consent. This represents the latest in a string of updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 […]

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TweetYes-you read that right-law firms have started competing for client business by submitting bids in an auction the clients conduct for legal fees.  This is yet another consequence of the challenging economy which is forcing companies to tighten their belts and forcing law firms to agree to accept lower fees because of an overall loss of […]

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TweetIn a move that many law students and recent graduates will greet with a sigh of relief, the ABA has recently decided to continue withholding approval of accreditation to foreign law schools. In an August 3, 2012 vote, the ABA’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted to refuse accreditation for the […]

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TweetIn a case entitled Wo Yee Hing et al. v. Howard Stern, New York State Appellate Division, First Department, Index No. 115517/07 (7/31/12), the First Department recently determined in a 4-1 ruling that a real estate attorney might have acted negligently, but he cannot be sued for legal malpractice because his clients could not prove that his […]

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TweetWell-known movie studio MGM, which owns the rights to the Academy-Award winning 1980 film “Raging Bull” which starred Robert DeNiro as former boxer Jake LaMotta, recently agreed to cease its legal efforts to stop the release of a sequel to the movie.  MGM had initiated a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court last month alleging breach of […]

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TweetIf you are an out-of-work attorney or a lawyer looking for a change-better brush up on your foreign language skills. They might come in handy in landing your next legal job. International business disputes are on the rise and as a result law firms are hiring attorneys with foreign language skills to handle the increase […]

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TweetWhile the world will likely not end in 2012, the outbreaks of severe weather that have plagued much of the country this summer can certainly make the most level-headed lawyer wonder if the Mayans were really on to something. While many Americans have an extra supply of food and water stashed away, very few law […]

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TweetA federal appeals court has recently revived a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims that her employer discriminated against her because of her disabilities. What makes this case newsworthy you’re probably wondering? (Hint-look at the logo to the left of this article.) Yes you guessed right. Her employer is none other than the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Tweet“Hey, look at that body … hey ,look at that body … I work out!” The popular song by LMFAO, “I’m Sexy and I Know It” made the Billboard Top 100 as a number one hit  in early 2012. It seems that some third-year law students had some extra time on their hands and decided […]

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