The explosive ruling in EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., 670 F.3d 897 (8th Cir. 2012), in which the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa’s order that sanctioned the EEOC a whopping $4.5 million, is easily a contender for our “Top 5 Most Intriguing Decisions In EEOC Cases Of 2012.” (Click here for a discussion of our 2011 choices).
It is with some amusement that I read many succession planner’s proclamations about whether family members should or should not be invited into the family business. It is as if simply saying – never gift shares to children; or, children have to earn their way into the business – is enough to make it true in all situations.
For lawyers, getting a blog set up often times isn’t the hardest part of the early-goings, it’s what to do from there. As Morgan Smith of Cogent Legal explains, lawyers should start by looking around at blogs they do and do not like. Smith will be speaking as part of the Social Media, Blogging and Online Marketing for Law Firms session at the Legal Marketing Technology Confernece on October 11th in San Francisco. Enter code ‘TechDayLXBN’ for an extra $50 off.
Running a business of any kind- be it a hairdressing salon, a media monitoring business or a national chain of furniture shops- entails making multiple decisions every day. Some of those decisions have small consequences- who is going to man the phones while the receptionist takes his break?- while others have much larger and far reaching consequences.
A fellow trial lawyer sent me the story this morning, with the comment “this is going to be the new McDonald’s hot coffee case.” At first blush the case sounds primed to create an urban legend: a $7 million verdict for regularly using the same consumer product millions of us use every day? Let’s dig a little bit deeper.
In this blog post I accuse the world’s largest and most valuable company of violating U.S. federal regulations during the iPhone 5 release conference and it is unlikely, as I explain below, that anyone is going to do anything about it (*gasp*).
There is no denying that the NLRB has recently devoted significant attention to employee’s use of social media. Since August 2011, the Board’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, issued three reports outlining his view of how the NLRA applies to employers’ social media policies and employees’ social media postings.
In what proved to be our most popular webinar yet, the Legal Marketing Association’s Social Media Special Interest Group held a session yesterday on using video to market legal services. We were fortunate to have three stellar presenters – Adam Stock of Allen Matkins, Adam Severson of Baker Donelson, and Mark Beese of Leadership for Lawyers.
What do you think the reaction would be if you gave a court 152 pages of briefing in your next single issue case?
Pro Sports Lockouts and Strikes Have Huge Consequences for Refs, Players, Owners, and Most of All… Fans!
It’s becoming an all-too-familiar story. Collective bargaining breaks down; workers get locked out; replacements get hired. Hey, I’m not talking coal-mining here—I’m talking sports!