Tag Archives: Litigation

Yet Another Cautionary Tale

In 2000, Elizabeth Berardi hired New York law firm Phillips Nizer to help negotiate and draft a post-nuptial agreement with her husband.  According to a May 17, 2016 article on abajournal.com titled, “Judge OKs malpractice suit over law firm’s successful … Continue reading

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Anna Alaburda’s Case Against Her Law School

There has been quite a lot of buzz about Anna Alaburda’s case against her former law school, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, for publishing fraudulent post-graduation employment statistics to entice perspective law students to apply.  There are many opinions about … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Erin Andrews . . . It Can Happen To You

This week, Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million by a Tennessee jury in her peeping tom lawsuit.  The lawsuit was against the owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University where she was staying, as well as against Michael David Barrett, … Continue reading

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Want To Be Persuasive? Try Storytelling

Whether you’re writing or arguing a brief, or arguing your case to a judge or jury, how successful you will be depends, in large part, on how persuasive you are.  And how persuasive you are can depend on how well you … Continue reading

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

Tom Brady learned a hard lesson about forum shopping this week.  He and the NFL Players Association (“NFLPA”) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota over his four game suspension for his alleged … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Bill Cosby . . . It Can Happen To You

Last week, The New York Times obtained a copy of Bill Cosby’s deposition from a 2005 sexual assault and defamation case that was reportedly subject to a confidentiality agreement.  According to a July 22, 2015 abajournal.com article titled Cosby lawyers … Continue reading

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Observing Jury Verdict Grief

Our favorite blogging judge, Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, has written yet another blog post that caught our attention titled, A grief observed, posted on July 1, 2015 on Herculesandtheumpire.com.  Referencing C.S. Lewis’ book A Grief Observed, … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Ellen Pao . . . It Can Happen To You

Ellen Pao, the former BigLaw associate who sued her venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, for sex-discrimination, now owes the firm its litigation costs and possibly its attorney fees according to the abajournal.com June 19, 2015 article titled … Continue reading

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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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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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