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Watch What You Say . . . The Little Blue Man Might Be Listening

Have you ever noticed while watching TV or movie courtroom scenes when the attorneys sitting at either the plaintiff or defense table covers the microphone with their hands when talking with their clients?  That’s because in most courtrooms there is an audio recording … Continue reading

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Is Justice Determined By What The Judge Ate For Breakfast?

What if your chances of a judge ruling in your favor depended on whether he or she had recently eaten? And what if a judge was more likely to rule in your favor shortly after eating but was less to … Continue reading

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Life Of A Bar Complaint – At Least In D.C.

So what happens when a legal consumer files a bar complaint?  Are the attorneys ever really disciplined?  Recently, the Washington Lawyer magazine ran an article titled Q&A With Eric Yaffe: Chair of the Board on Professional Responsibility, addressing these and other … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To BB King . . . It Can Happen To You

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer BB King is currently in hospice care in his home, while his long-time manager and certain of his children are fighting over control of his affairs.  As reported by the BBC in a May … Continue reading

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BigLaw Firm’s Simple $1.5 Billion Mistake

How does a simple mistake by a law firm end up costing $1.5 billion?  According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, it happens when the law firm inadvertently includes an unrelated security interest for a $1.5 billion loan … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Playboy . . . It Can Happen To You

Playboy Enterprises recently filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against its attorneys for failing to settle an employee whistleblower lawsuit within the insurance policy limits, thereby exposing Playboy to a verdict in excess of the policy limits.  According to an April … Continue reading

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Judges Who Blog

We have previously posted about judges who blog, including Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska and his blog, Herculesandtheumpire.com. This week, we received an email from Judge Alan Pendleton of the Tenth … Continue reading

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Suing For Emotional Distress? You May Have To Submit To An IPE

So you plan to bring a civil suit against someone or some entity to obtain retribution for some wrong, and as part of your lawsuit, you plan to allege intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress.  In deciding whether to allege emotional … Continue reading

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Have Or Need A Will? Here’s A Great Resource

We were looking through the ABA Journal’s 8th Annual Blawg 100, in which 100 legal blogs are highlighted, and a blog called Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog caught our eye. Gerry W. Beyer, the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #11 – Lessons From An Attorney Who Coaches Beauty Queens

The ABA Journal recently ran a story about an Alabama attorney who moonlights coaching beauty queens and others needing interview preparation.  In an December 1, 2014 article titled, Want to be the next Miss America? Then you might want to hire … Continue reading

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