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|Law Firm Not Entitled to Summary Judgment After Failing to Advise CEO of Unauthorized Loans by CFO|
Terrence P. McAvoy, David L. Winnett; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
August 20, 2013, previously published on August 7, 2013Plaintiff client brought a legal malpractice action against defendant, its outside counsel, due to counsel’s failure to notify it about unauthorized loans made by the client's chief financial officer (CFO). Counsel moved for summary judgment on the grounds that because the client knew of the...
|What Should an Employer Say (If Anything) in a Termination Letter?|
Todd A. Leeson; Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP;
August 17, 2013, previously published on August 14, 2013As a management employment lawyer, I am often asked to provide legal advice to a Virginia company as to a termination decision. If the company decides to terminate an employee, we typically then discuss how the decision will be communicated, including whether the company should notify the employee...
|Is It the Packaging or Something Deeper?|
Michael R. Josephs; The Josephs Law Firm;
August 15, 2013, previously published by The Professional. A publication of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism of the Florida Bar on Winter 2006I had the occasion to review the most recent Florida Bar survey and as with every poll or survey, there is good and bad news. One’s particular perspective seems to be the determining analytical factor.
From my perspective, it is heartening that of those polled, the majority feel...
|Does Your Loved One Need a Special Needs Trust?|
Law Office of Bonnie Lawston;
August 14, 2013If a member of your family has special needs, it is important to you that he or she has financial security. Let’s say for example, that your 19-year-old son, Johnny, suffered serious injuries in a car accident. That the accident resulted in traumatic brain injury and left your child as a...
|EU Case-Law On the Proof of Use of a Trademark: Interpretative Guidelines for the Implementation of Article 143 of Greek Law 4072/2012 on Trademarks|
Anna Roussou; Dr. Helen Papaconstantinou, John Filias & Associates;
August 9, 2013, previously published by "Commercial Law Review, issue A’/2013" on May 2013I Introduction: The genuine use of a trademark in EU law and Greek law
With a view to reforming trademark law in Greece, Law 2239/1994 was abolished and replaced by Law 4072/2012 . The new act on trademarks contains broad changes and introduces new procedures and arrangements in the Greek...
|Ratification of the Double Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Ukraine|
Andreas P. Demetriades Associates- Advocates,Legal Tax Consultants - Law Firm;
July 30, 2013, previously published on July 30, 2013Double Tax Treaty between Cyprus and Ukraine
|Malpractice Attorneys Believe New FL Law Violates Patient
Shapiro Lewis Appleton Duffan P.C.;
July 18, 2013Anyone who wants to sue a physician for malpractice in the state of Florida may lose their privacy rights under a new state law that became effective in July, according to a number of lawsuits that have been filed.
|Causation Expert Required in Case-Within-a-Case|
Noah D. Fiedler, Terrence P. McAvoy; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
July 11, 2013, previously published on July 10, 2013After dismissal of their personal injury claims arising from a rear-end vehicular collision, plaintiff clients, a husband and wife, sued their lawyers. Defendant law firm challenged the clients’ failure to call, as part of the legal malpractice case-within-a-case, a medical expert to...
|Avocation: ‘A Calling Away from One’s Occupation’|
Michael Carlin; Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC;
July 11, 2013, previously published by AILA Immigration Practice News on June 2013As advocates, we plead cases for others. But our ability to advocate effectively depends on our ability to bring energy, intellect, optimism, and determination to our calling. If we spend all of our waking hours in the role of advocate, we become susceptible to getting worn down, discouraged, and...
|Intellectual Assets of Your Business|
Omurgul Balpanova, Aisuluu Chubarova; Kalikova Associates;
July 4, 2013In today's world there is a tendency, not clearly observed previously: intangible assets and intellectual property are becoming increasingly important in the world economy and on the domestic market. Some experts believe this is the consequence of increasing the role of innovation and information,...