Insurance companies hire private investigators to follow injured workers and basically try to catch them in a lie. The investigators are gathering evidence that you aren’t really injured or that you are less injured than you say you are.
Believe it or not, the image of lawyers in the public imagination isn’t all bad. Just think how many people obsessively watch Law and Order.
Labor Day is generally considered a time to recognize the social and economic achievements of U.S. workers. And a significant amount of this achievement is due to opportunities presented by removing overt discriminatory barriers to employment.
A rush to complete regulations may or may not be on, but the publication queue this week results in a long post and raises questions about whether a push is really under the radar.
Michael Brito’s book Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization describes the evolution of social media into “Social Business”. Social media is the tool, social business is the “integration of social into every aspect of the business.”
Earlier this week, Roger D. Fisher, a Harvard Law Professor who co- authored the business classic Getting to Yes!: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, passed away. “Getting to Yes” has sold millions of copies and been translated into 36 languages, and has been used by leaders in business and government around the world.
On this Labor Day weekend, the weakest in our society may not feel the equal of others in many areas, but Facebook has created a community where all people are truly equal, even those without a home. The homeless feel accepted when engaging in social media, it’s a place where no one can judge them and they can find a sense of support and acceptance.
Just had a discussion with a lawyer in my office on what can go wrong by “cutting legal corners” in China. I frequently have this discussion with clients who want us to take a shortcut (usually one advised by someone who will benefit financially from it) that will allegedly speed things up or cost more.
Someone told me, or I read somewhere, that if you want to understand the United States today, you have to understand the Civil War. Years ago, following this admonition, I began to study the Civil War, and lo and behold, I learned that the political divisions of today are similar to those that led to that War.
I’ve been a lawyer for about three years. The other lawyer has been mean to me since day one. Today we are arguing in court. I win the motion. The judge signs the order. There are no copy machines in the courtroom. We need to take the order down to the clerk’s office, copy and then file it.