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|10 Legal Tips for Starting Your Own Business|
Johnson Law Firm PLLC;
March 27, 2013Whether the result of the recent recession or the desire by baby boomers to embark on a new professional path, new business startups are growing fast. Here are 10 legal tips for entrepreneurs who are striking out on their own for the first time:
|Legal Update March 2013|
March 22, 2013Please find attached the Legal Update dated March 2013
|Juries in South Carolina|
Robert J. Reeves; Reeves Aiken Hightower LLP;
March 19, 2013, previously published on March 2013In many cases, a personal injury plaintiff or a criminal defendant will have the right to have their case heard by a jury.
|The Use of the Debtor’s Right of Claim over the Distribution of the Couple’s Remaining Property as Debt Collection Tool by Creditors - the Evolution|
Lorrain Lai; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
March 19, 2013Since Article 242 of the Civil Code provides that for a right not exclusive to the debtor per se, the creditor may exercise such right by way of subrogation to secure his claims when the debtor is negligent in exercising such right. In addition, after Article 1030-1 of the Family Part of the Civil...
|Federal Court Upholds Validity of Advance Conflict Waiver by Client with In-House Counsel|
Roy Pulvers, Calon Russell; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
March 19, 2013, previously published on March 13, 2013The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas held that a general advance conflict waiver that included an agreed-upon course of conduct for conflicts, an explanation of risk, and a statement of alternatives was valid against a client that is a sophisticated user of legal services with...
|BGH: Interest in bringing proceedings to challenge the election of the supervisory board|
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
March 19, 2013, previously published on March 18, 2013In its judgment of 19 February 2013 (Az.: II ZR 56/12), the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) commented on the interest in bringing proceedings to challenge the election of a supervisory board.
|Supreme Court Decides Gunn v. Minton|
Faegre Baker Daniels;
March 8, 2013, previously published on February 20, 2013On February 20, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Gunn v. Minton, No. 11-1118, holding that state courts have jurisdiction to resolve state legal malpractice claims even if the determination of the malpractice claim requires resolution of a disputed federal patent question.
|Florida Bar Issues Proposed Advisory Opinion Regarding Cloud Computing|
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
March 8, 2013, previously published on March 6, 2013The Florida Professional Ethics Committee opined that lawyers may utilize cloud computing if they take reasonable precautions to ensure that confidentiality of client information is maintained.
|Firm’s Bid for Defense of Claims Denied, Despite Clear Allegations of Legal Malpractice|
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman Dicker LLP;
March 7, 2013, previously published on February 21, 2013A New York federal court has granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed a declaratory judgment action seeking a defense and possible indemnity in legal malpractice claims against its law firm insured. The court’s ruling came in Abrams Firm v. Underwriters at Lloyd's,...
|Judicial Scrutiny, Proposed Settlements and Avoiding Settlement Rejections|
Dinsmore Shohl LLP;
March 7, 2013, previously published on February 25, 2013In August 2012, the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission (“FMSHRC”), the body that oversees the legal administration and review process of contested violations by mine operators, determined that Commission Administrative Law Judges (“ALJ”) (i.e., trial judges)...