Thinking of Blogs As Marketing First is the Biggest Mistake in Legal Blogging—Sam Glover

By | LXBN | April 17, 2013
LXBN TV at Lawyernomics 2013

With many things in life and business, if it comes to the point that you’re trying to force something to happen, the less likely it is that your effort is going to reach its desired outcome. Such is the case with starting a law blog. If your first focus in legal blogging is marketing, then guess what it’s not going to be good at. Yep, marketing. And if you don’t focus on the marketing aspect and hone in instead on creating a great publication, you know what it’ll actually be good for? Marketing. Joining LXBN TV to explain—as part of our pre-event coverage of Avvo’s Lawyernomics 2013 conference—is Lawyerist Editor in Chief Sam Glover

Countywide MBS Securities Suit Settles for $500 Million

By | The D & O Diary | April 17, 2013
Countywide MBS Securities Suit Settles for $500 Million

In what is the largest settlement so far of an mortgage-backed securities class action lawsuit filed as part of the subprime and credit-crisis securities litigation wave, the parties to the consolidated Countrywide mortgage-backed securities suit pending in the Central District of California have agreed to settle the litigation for $500 million.

Cleaning Up the Supreme Court’s Newest Class Action Mess, Comcast V. Behrend

As Judge Posner remarked, “only a lunatic or a fanatic sues for $30,” Carnegie v. Household Int’l, Inc., 376 F.3d 656 (7th Cir. 2004), and that’s because it costs money to seek civil justice. For all the complaints by corporate defendants about the “rising costs of litigation,” those costs are just as frequently — perhaps more frequently — borne by plaintiffs.