There is no shortage of information on the Internet about how to start a solo or very small law practice, perhaps because there are too many recent law graduates unable to find firm jobs and so become “suddenly solo” young lawyers, and I don’t mean to add more general advice to that big pile.
Many of the toxic mortgage-backed securities that were a key part of the subprime mortgage meltdown were sold in multiple separate offerings based on the same shelf registration statement but separate prospectuses.
Our preview of the September term continues with Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC [pdf]. Center Partners involves a dispute over the purchase of a property company. Defendants – a maze of corporations, partnerships and trusts we’ll call Westfield, Rouse and Simon – negotiated the purchase of the assets of Rodamco North America.
Federal Court Dismisses National Labor Relations Board Challenge to Arizona State Constitution’s Secret Ballot Guarantee
District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone yesterday issued an Order granting summary judgment to the State of Arizona in the National Labor Relations Board’s lawsuit challenging an amendment to the state’s constitution.
While “who’s this harming?” may be a very popular rationale or excuse when pirating media, I believe an even bigger sentiment is “yeah, but what are the odds of me—of all people—getting caught?” Well, it does happen, and when it does it costs quite a bit of money. As Mintz Levin attorney Susan Neuberger Weller explains, former Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum will end up paying $675,000 for downloading and distributing 30 songs on peer-to-peer file-sharing sites. Weller is an author on Copyright & Trademark Matters.
We’ve seen scams of all sorts, perpetrated by banks, individuals and corporations, which cost consumers and taxpayers. But scamming people in the student loan market, where people are attempting to fund their pursuit of knowledge, seems particularly nefarious.
For expert witnesses, websites abound that help to connect a particular specialty with the trial attorneys who may need someone to speak about pediatric cardiology, warning labels, or the particulars of earthquake insurance.
Defendants often argue that limiting the evidence they can produce in a class action violates their rights to due process. It’s an argument we take very seriously, but since it’s usually not the centerpiece of the argument, many defense arguments mention the concept briefly and then move on to the intricacies of Rule 23 or rebutting the plaintiff’s particularly careless allegations.
Every fall since I first started writing this blog, I have assembled a list of the current hot topics in the world of directors’ and officers’ liability. This year’s list is set out below. As should be obvious, there is a lot going on right now in the world of D&O, with further changes just over the horizon.
AThe next topic that Colin and Helen covered was effective editorial content. Colin said that he looks over every post that comes through the LexBlog network, and as he does, he’s looking for people who write like people. So often, bloggers just take their firm’s legal alerts and put them on their blog – but it would be more effective to add some personality instead, because it makes the posts more readable.