Category Archives: Vetting

The Elderly and Others Beware

A well-respected elder law attorney in New Jersey who offered seminars on end of life affairs pleaded guilty on Monday to first degree money laundering, admitting she stole millions of dollars from elderly clients.  According to the State of New … Continue reading

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“Rake” TV Show – Surprisingly Accurate

One of LPR’s followers suggested we watch last week’s episode of Rake, a new legal drama on Fox.  In last Friday’s episode, “Staple Holes,” the lead character, Keegan Dean, leaves his solo practice to join his best friend’s white shoe … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Tom Cruise . . . It Can Happen To You

So what does filing a lawsuit really entail?  Well for starters, depending on the type of lawsuit and the allegations, it can entail getting grilled about intimate details of your personal life – just ask Tom Cruise. In response to … Continue reading

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Is Your Lawyer Guilty Of “Punchbowling”?

On legalproductivity.com, in an August 19, 2013 post titled, The Worst Business Lawyer Habit: “Punchbowling,” author Mike Moore told the story of an in-house attorney who turned a simple two-page contract to engage outside counsel into “an 8 page single-spaced monstrosity.”  The in-house attorney’s … Continue reading

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Why Law School Cost and Curriculum Matter To Legal Consumers

President Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law school professor, recently weighed in on the debate on the duration of law school, stating: I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuits – Do They Benefit Class Plaintiffs?

According to Senior Circuit Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, the recent Facebook class action settlement does not benefit the class plaintiffs.  The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the settlement, but Judge Kleinfeld wrote a dissenting opinion: I respectfully dissent. This … Continue reading

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A Commentary On Law Firm Life

In The Female Lawyer Exodus, Marlisse Silver Sweeney shares her experiences inside a law firm.  Appearing in The Daily Beast on July 31, 2013, the article examines the legal industry’s lack of work-life balance and the exit of so many women (and men) from … Continue reading

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Maybe You Can’t Fight City Hall, But You Can Fight Equifax

An Oregon woman was awarded $18.6 million against Equifax by an Oregon federal jury last Friday for Equifax’s failure to fix major inaccuracies in her credit report – $180,000 in compensatory damages and $18.4 million in punitive damages.  The Oregonian … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To James Gandolfini . . . It Can Happen To You

Actor James Gandolfini’s sudden passing at such a young age was tragic, but now it appears the administration of his will adds insult to his family’s emotional injury. According to The New York Daily News, in a July 8, 2013 article … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Paula Deen . . . It Can Happen To You

There has been much controversy surrounding Paula Deen’s recent admission in deposition that she used the N-word “a very long time” ago, and there has been much personal fallout.  Escaping public scrutiny, however, is whether Ms. Deen’s attorney should have acted … Continue reading

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