A recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision in Fitzgerald v. Duff provides a potent reminder that if you are involved in litigation, anything you do or say online might be used against you in court.
Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, are leading a double life these days, running back and forth between arraignments and media appearances. Last week, the couple pleaded not guilty to 39 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud. The Giudices allegedly inflated their income when applying for loans, then underreported their income to the bankruptcy court.
As a global fashion center, New York attracts hordes of aspiring young models each year. Soon, a new law could require designers, advertisers and fashion publications to meet strict requirements if they wish to employ models under the age of 18.
A recent Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) quoted Michele Wein Layne, Regional Director of the LA office of the SEC, when she addressed the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Bounty Program at the American Bar Association’s annual conference.
Litigants, fueled by emotions, jealously or bad lay advice can easily “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” by making poor decisions during their divorce.