From the monthly archives:

October 2013

TweetThe Pemberton Mill collapse in 1860 bears a strong resemblance to a tragedy that occurred just a few month ago in Bangladesh. An eight-story garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka collapsed killing over 1,000 people and injuring many more. The accident is blamed on substandard construction and poor enforcement safety regulations. The 1862 Boston […]

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TweetThe amount of people who are shifting to online behavior is consistently increasing. What does this mean for your law firm? It means that more and more potential clients will be searching for lawyers via their mobile devices. As mobile device adoption continues to grow, not having an optimized mobile web presence means you could […]

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TweetLawsuits alleging injury from the da Vinci surgical robot increased from 33 to 50, Intuitive Surgical Inc. reported Oct. 18, a 51 percent jump in three months. In a Form 10-Q report to stockholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Intuitive said the lawsuits have been filed in various federal and state courts […]

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TweetVideo is among the most powerful forms of mediums. Law firms are beginning to embrace the platform more and more as a method of educating viewers, highlighting the firm’s legal talent and areas of expertise and generating qualified leads. As video begins to invade all platforms of social media and the web (Twitter’s Vine, Instagram’s […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Boston Scientific Corp. and its Guidant subsidiaries have agreed to pay $ 30 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that between 2002 and 2005 the defendants caused the submission of false claims to Medicare for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that they knew were defective, the U.S. Justice […]

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TweetJPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. has agreed to pay $ 100 million and to cease and desist in the violation of provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) for its role in manipulating a massive credit default swap (In the Matter of JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., No. 14-01, CFTC). Under the terms of the settlement, in […]

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TweetThe representatives of a class of customers who sued MF Global Inc. (MFGI), an affiliate of bankrupt MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGH), on Oct. 11 filed a brief arguing that the “soft cap” the bankruptcy court imposed on expenses should not be lifted to permit the payment of defense costs (In Re: MF Global Holdings […]

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TweetWhen searching in Google for phrases such as, “dui lawyer Los Angeles,” or “Chicago personal injury lawyer” have you noticed that some lawyers’ images appear next to their results? Where do these images come from? When a user implements Google Authorship, the images appear, but what does this mean for your law firm? Studies have […]

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TweetBuilding a law firm from its roots starts by embracing new development models for your business. As social media platforms become a leading market for development, lawyers are beginning to see the benefit of embracing it in their practices. There are endless amounts of resources in the social media world, from LinkedIn to the ever-present […]

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TweetA Florida federal court entered judgment in favor of an insurer on Oct. 8 in a lawsuit seeking coverage for a $ 20.8 million default judgment entered against an insured, finding that the insured failed to satisfy its claims-reporting obligation under a title agent’s professional liability insurance policy (Lake Buena Vista Vacation Resort L.C. v. […]

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