We don’t want competition. We want a niche. Going after an area such as business litigation is no way for a law firm to do effective business development.
Germany has passed a law which amends several existing laws, including the Telecommunications Act, clarifying in particular the obligations of telecommunications providers to disclose customer data to law enforcement authorities.
Without waiver, discovery of bona fide privileged documents is usually a dead end. That principle would seem to be especially rock-solid when those documents are the subject of a subpoena addressed to adversary counsel in related litigation (in this case, to enforce a foreign judgment).
Attorney John Hawkins who was a former legislator in SC recently wrote an editorial explaining how “tort reform” creates injustices in our legal system. Below are excerpts but see the full editorial at Spartanburg Herald.
Groping, insulting, and threatening female employees has just resulted in an award by a federal jury in Tampa of $20.2 million in damages in an action which alleged a hostile work environment. The accused company officers did not appear at the trial (presumably because they tanked the company).
Recently, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals reigned in a union-friendly NLRB decision involving comments made during a union organizing drive. In Flagstaff Medical Center, Inc., the NLRB held, among other things, that Flagstaff’s President violated the NLRA during a meeting with food services employees during a union campaign.
Over the last few days we have been retained by dozens of Las Vegas residents sickened by Salmonella after eating a Firefly during April 21-24. We filed the first Salmonella Lawsuit on Friday. Download Complaint.
Independent Contractors. Subcontractors. Franchises. Employment Agencies. According to the Wage & Hour Division, use of these relationships is an action that requires special scrutiny. When WHD states that it is targeting “fissured industries,” it means those industries in which it is more likely that workers are performing under one of these relationships — anything where there is something less than a direct employee-employer relationship.
A Canadian news source, CBC News, reports that cruise passengers on a 31-day Holland America Line (HAL) cruise returning to Vancouver suffered from the ill effects of a norovirus outbreak.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how workers’ compensation works, and unfortunately it can lead to unreported injuries. If your employer tells you that you shouldn’t report a work injury, or that you should lie to your doctor about how you got hurt, you don’t have to go along with it.