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17 Apr 2014, 1:02 pm by mjsoss
“I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host recently told Howard Stern on Stern’s radio show, a son of designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt: “I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.” Cooper acknowledges that it’s easy for him to say so, given his multimillion-dollar TV salary. But his attitude toward inheritances is not unique. Only 46% of boomers believe it’s important to leave an inheritance to loved ones,… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:25 am by Eriq Gardner
B. Scott sued for being forced to change his gender identity at the 2013 BET Awards.read more [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:22 am by Alex Ben Block
At the Beverly Hills Bar Association event, Randy Jackson and Kenny Loggins were among those who toasted their music attorney for his legal skills, integrity and loyalty.read more [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:06 am by David L. Smith
In the long period since my last post, I’ve thought a lot about the applicability of recounting these battles to you all. I first entitled this series “…Battle/Debate Strategy” because I thought the “Debate” part would appeal to you lawyer-types. But the truth is that a working knowledge of these crucial historical moments informs the knower and equips him/her for a much broader spectrum of challenges than debate. In my life, when I encounter a problem that I… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:02 am by Randall Reese
On April 14, 2014, an order regarding the motion for authority to enter into a transaction which is outside the ordinary course of business was filed in the bankruptcy case of DynaVox Inc. and its affiliates. The filing was assigned docket number 39 and is described on the court’s official docket as follows: Order Granting Emergency Motion for an Order (i) Directing DynaVox Systems, LLC, the Debtors’ Operating Subsidiary, to Grant the Debtors Access to the Books, Records and Management… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:15 am by Nasir Pasha
If you have been closing your business emails the same way that you might close a letter on letterhead, it may be time to re-think your strategy.   You are missing an important marketing opportunity. However, doing it well requires some sophistication about the nuances of electronic technology.  It is also important to include legally required disclaimers and disclosures, so that you don’t expose yourself to legal risk. Take a Fresh Look at the Contact Information You… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:15 am by pvwlaw
Microsoft’s recent announcement that it will stop providing support for its Windows XP operating system could cause an increased HIPAA risk to certain medical providers. HIPAA generally requires medical providers to adequately safeguard its protected health information.  One effect of…Read more › [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:49 am by Gerry Riskin
Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative Business Structure license from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing the company to add a corporate law division to its ongoing range of services in support of UK businesses. Jordan’s Corporate Law launched with seven lawyers in addition to the… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:17 am by Haskell Murray
Back in August, Bloomberg reported that the legal costs for the six largest U.S. banks since 2008 totaled over $100 billion. (Yes, billion with a "B.") Bloomberg included settlement amounts in that huge number, as well as fees to lawyers.... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 5:37 am by Dan Harris
We have a number of times written on the problems that can arise from using memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese companies. See the following for some of those posts: The China MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). Use Them At YOUR Peril. China MOU. Like I Really Care. China MOUs. I Really Do Care. Deeply. Mostly we have talked about how Chinese company (and to a large extent Chinese law and courts) are much quicker to view an MOU as the contract itself than are American companies and… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am by Sally J. Schmidt
I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when spent in industry or business-related organizations than bar association groups. However, there are certainly times when relationships with other lawyers can lead to client development opportunities, especially when those lawyers don’t do what you do. It all… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:47 pm by Sally J. Schmidt
I have spent a good deal of my career trying to get lawyers to spend less time with other lawyers and more time with clients and prospects. In many cases, a lawyer’s business development and networking efforts are more effective when spent in industry or business-related organizations than bar association groups. However, there are certainly times when relationships with other lawyers can lead to client development opportunities, especially when those lawyers don’t do what you do. It all… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:16 pm by Jonathan Handel
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii Federal Court alleges that Singer raped the boy, used other force and forced him to inhale cocaine.read more [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:17 pm by Joe Wallin
How do strategic M&A events germinate? When does the corporate development process for major companies begin? How is corporate strategy developed?Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s inaugural session answers these questions and more. Moderated by Joe Wallin, representatives from Starbucks, Microsoft, and Boeing form a panel to examining the issues surrounding complicated Mergers and Acquisitions.PRMAI is a joint effort of Davis Wright Tremaine, the University of Washington School of Law, and… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:17 pm by Joe Wallin
How do strategic M&A events germinate? When does the corporate development process for major companies begin? How is corporate strategy developed?Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s inaugural session answers these questions and more. Moderated by Joe Wallin, representatives from Starbucks, Microsoft, and Boeing form a panel to examining the issues surrounding complicated Mergers and Acquisitions.PRMAI is a joint effort of Davis Wright Tremaine, the University of Washington School of Law, and… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 3:26 pm by Jonathan Handel
All nine Supreme Court justices will hear oral argument Tuesday in the closely watched case.read more [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:59 pm by
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014) Can businesses protect human rights while protecting their bottom line? What enforcement mechanisms can make this vision a reality? Join advocates, attorneys, scholars, and policymakers in an exciting discussion on the way forward in this topical area of concern. These are the questions raised by the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal, around which the Journal staff has organized an interesting and timely conference, "The Future of Business and Human… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 1:16 pm by Gideon Dionne
We continue the Understanding Contract Terms series by explaining counterparts clauses. Most contracts include some form of counterparts clause. Counterparts clauses are important to understand when you need to determine how a contract can be executed and when it is enforceable. What is a “Counterpart”? Counterparts, in contract law, are one of several written papers that constitute a contract, such as a written offer and a written acceptance, both of which are separate documents, or… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 12:26 pm by Eriq Gardner
Elizabeth Thieriot is suing the entertainment news website for accusing her of committing misdeeds on "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond."read more [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 10:23 am by Eriq Gardner
Five notable lawsuits have ended after the parties got together to hash things out.read more [read post]