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|Brief Commentaries on The Mechanisms Dealing Wiht License Expiration under Draft Regulations for Mobile Broadband Business|
Sean Liu; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
June 18, 2013According to the Licensing Plan for Mobile Broadband Project Business proposed by the National Communications Commission (hereinafter, the "NCC") to the Transportation Committee of the Legislative Yuan on December 13, 2012, the NCC plans to release three bands, namely 700MHz, 1800Mhz and...
|Alleged Fiduciary Duty Breach Duplicative of Negligence Claim|
Terrence P. McAvoy, Jennifer Riccolo DeBower; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
June 6, 2013, previously published on June 5, 2013The First District Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed a trial court’s entry of summary judgment against plaintiff former clients on their breach of fiduciary duty claim as duplicative of their negligence claim because the same operative facts supported both claims. The court examined the...
|Legal Malpractice Policy Covered Law Firm After Falling Victim to “Phishing Scheme”|
Terrence P. McAvoy, Katherine G. Schnake; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
May 31, 2013, previously published on May 29, 2013Plaintiff law firm fell victim to a “phishing scheme” and had to cover a $197,921 wire with its general operating account monies. The law firm then filed a claim with defendant insurer, seeking coverage for the loss under its legal malpractice insurance policy. The insurer denied the...
|Federal Judge Won’t Dismiss $75 Million Wrongful Death
Suit Against Casino|
Mark J. Favaloro; Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton, & Favaloro, P.C.;
May 27, 2013A federal judge in Mississippi will not dismiss a $75 million lawsuit that accused a Mississippi casino of serving a heavily medicated patron so many complimentary drinks that he collapsed and died in a hotel bathroom.
|A Rock and a Hard Place: Don't Become a Client's Surrogate in Communicating with the Government|
David F. Axelrod, Adam M. Galat; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
May 27, 2013, previously published on Spring 2013Sometimes, even seemingly innocuous acts can cause intractable problems. In one recent tax case, United States v. Matsa, No. 09-297, 2010 WL 4117548 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 19, 2010), a simple letter from an attorney to the government concerning a records custodian’s document production caused the...
|How to Shop for The Best Personal Injury Attorney Warwick RI Residents Trust Most|
The Law Office of Kevin P. Landry P.C.;
May 21, 2013, previously published on Spring 2013Shopping for the best personal injury attorney Warwick RI residents trust most is a bit harder than shopping at the Warwick Mall...
|Let Us Now Praise Opposing Counsel|
Donald W. Hudspeth; The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C.;
May 15, 2013, previously published on May 2013Let us now praise opposing counsel. The good they do can live after them.
Roughly, seven out of ten cases the firm receives are in the conflict stage. The client is being victimized by a partner, ex-employee or contract party who is acting unlawfully; that is, creating legal claims. Often the...
|Out-of-State Attorney Severely Criticized for Taking Unfair Advantage of Client|
Terrence P. McAvoy, David L. Winnett; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 1, 2013Plaintiff client was injured in Mississippi. Assisted by a Mississippi attorney, a Louisiana attorney represented the client in Mississippi and settled his case for $13.6 million, resulting in $4.6 million in attorneys’ fees. The client subsequently sued the attorneys for various torts that...
|A Birthday Wish for My Wife|
James M. Kane; Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry;
May 6, 2013, previously published on April 30, 2013This newsletter might be somewhat uncomfortable for some (lawyer) readers. It is uncomfortable for me. It also is not a particular legal or tax planning topic. Rather, it is about better dovetailing together both our professional and family lives.
|Professional Service Firms are the New Target of Cyber/Data Thieves|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 19, 2013, previously published on April 16, 2013What are you doing to protect sensitive personal information and protected health information of your clients and your employees?