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Legal News and Trends

TweetLawyers, law professors, and others in the legal community are increasingly using legal blogs and other Internet platforms to comment on groundbreaking or otherwise interesting legal developments. However, as a recent defamation lawsuit highlights, writers always run the risk of becoming a topic of legal commentary themselves. Zachary Kramer, an associate dean at Arizona State […]

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TweetSocial media continues to wreak havoc in courtrooms across the country. Despite repeated warning from judges, jurors are continuing to comment on cases via social media, “friend” parties to the lawsuits, and conduct their own Internet research outside of the courtroom. All of these activities are strictly prohibited and threaten the validity of any resulting […]

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TweetGiving the middle finger is an “ancient gesture of insult,” but it shouldn’t get you arrested, according to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The court recently reinstated a civil rights lawsuit filed by a New York man who was arrested for disorderly conduct after using his middle finger to express his displeasure to a […]

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TweetIn addition to the enormous path of destruction, Superstorm Sandy is also leaving a growing number of New York and New Jersey lawsuits in her wake. As individuals and businesses take stock of their losses and look to place blame, many are looking beyond the storm itself. Several businesses impacted by the crane collapse at […]

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TweetLike many businesses around the world, law firm marketing departments are beginning to sort out what the new business opportunities the re-election of the President creates. For many business lawyers, the re-election of Barak Obama will lead to additional billable hours. While Mitt Romney promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is now likely […]

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TweetDo concerns of breaching ethics guidelines for online marketing and social media keep you away from the Web? Well, they shouldn’t. Solo practitioners and partners in small law firms that are wary of how to effectively market their practice AND not violate their state bar association’s ethics rules need to listen to this free one-hour webinar, “Ethics […]

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TweetDisabled individuals hoping to attend law school are not given a fair chance to prove they have what it takes, according to the Department of Justice. The agency has joined a class-action disability discrimination lawsuit against Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the law school entrance exam. Under the Title III of the American […]

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TweetIt sounds like a simple question but it actually isn’t. When law firms fail, trustees are tasked with recouping money for creditors and one source of assets is the unfinished legal work of former partners which they then take with them to their new firms. A new federal court ruling out of New York challenges […]

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TweetThe Colorado Supreme Court recently upheld the firing of a university professor, Ward Churchill, who wrote a stomach churning essay comparing the 9/11 terror victims to Adolf Eichman.  Fittingly, the court’s ruling came down on September 10 of this year, one day before the eleventh anniversary of the attack.  Ward Churchill, who had been a […]

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TweetWASHINGTON, D.C. – (Mealey’s) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Oct. 1 that they have reached a settlement with American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, for deceptive debt collection and credit card marketing practices, with the bank agreeing to pay $85 million to more than 250,000 […]

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