Posts tagged as:

Scarinci Hollenbeck

TweetWatching a pet die can be a devastating experience, but does it legally qualify as emotional distress? New Jersey recently joined a number of other states in ruling that these emotional distress claims are strictly limited to human relationships. “Although we recognize that many people form close bonds with their pets, we conclude that those […]

{ 1 comment }

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 […]

{ 1 comment }

TweetSometimes lawyers are as slow to adapt to change as the Catholic Church.  Many lawyers have not yet embraced the internet dogma or accepted the reality that technology can be good.  As a result, many law firms are not taking advantage of the time and cost savings the internet can provide. Cloud computing use by […]

{ 0 comments }

TweetWhile the country is focused on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, an illegal immigrant in California is fighting to get his law license. Sergio Garcia has a law degree and has passed the California bar exam; however, he is not a U.S. citizen. This case highlights the legal challenges faced […]

{ 2 comments }

TweetIf you use the term “google” as a verb (as in to search the Internet), the venerable tech company behind the popular search engine would like you to stop. You could be harming its trademark. Google is fiercely protective of its intellectual property rights, as evidenced by the number of patent lawsuits it is currently […]

{ 0 comments }

TweetAs consumers become more environmentally conscious, businesses are increasingly looking to add “green” claims to their marketing campaigns. However, before jumping in the green marketing bandwagon, it is important to make sure you can back up your claims. The explosion of green marketing has resulted in increased scrutiny by both the federal government and consumers. […]

{ 1 comment }

TweetEmails have replaced letter writing as the preferred way to conduct day to day business transactions.  Conducting business over email saves both time and money. However, in some, cases, you could literally be signing up for more than you bargained. Many business people do not realize that email exchanges can lead to a legally binding […]

{ 0 comments }

TweetAs the law that involves the Internet continues to develop, New Jersey has addressed the question of whether bloggers are protected by the same shield laws that are applicable to journalists. Under journalism shield laws, mainstream media is afforded certain protections. For example, in court proceedings, reporters are allowed to withhold the identity of their […]

{ 0 comments }

TweetToday’s clients are more loyal to their lawyer than their law firm and rainmaker partners are returning that loyalty by seeking out better opportunities for their clients and themselves at other law firms. Partners are now moving from firm to firm in the same percentages as associates are moving.  This new mobility by rainmaker partners […]

{ 0 comments }

TweetThe First Circuit Court of Appeals last week held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional because it denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits granted to other married couples. This issue is now clearly headed to the United States Supreme Court which will likely have the final say on the […]

{ 0 comments }