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|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?
|Avoid Getting Between 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;
April 11, 2013, previously published on April 8, 2013Sometimes, even seemingly innocuous acts can cause intractable problems. In one recent tax case, United States v. Matsa, S.D. Ohio No. 09-297, 2010 WL 4117548 (Oct. 19, 2010), a simple letter from an attorney to the government concerning a records custodian’s document production caused the...
|Practice in a Flash: Helping Lawyers Hang a Shingle|
Christensen Jensen A Professional Corporation;
April 8, 2013, previously published by Utah Bar JournalPractice in a Flash is designed to support lawyers moving into solo or small firm practice because of economic circumstances that block traditional avenues of legal employment. It is an electronic platform that will provide new lawyers with basic practice forms, entry level CLE, and other helpful...
|Get Your Attorney Working With Your Designers | B&R Tips|
Danny Grajales Pérez y Soto, Juan Sebastián Salazar Gutiérrez; B&R Latin America IP LLC;
April 3, 2013, previously published by B&R Latin America IP LLC Blog on March 2013A common issue when providing legal representation and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs is to find trademarks that were not created taking into account the legal side of the trademark’s wording and design.
|Knowledge is Power: Strategic I.P. Management | Latin America|
Danny Grajales Pérez y Soto, Luis Carlos Pombo; B&R Latin America IP LLC;
April 3, 2013, previously published by B&R Latin America IP LLC Blog on April 2013With almost 500.000 annual trademark applications and reaching 50.000 annual patent applications, Latin America is a region that is increasingly giving importance to the protection of its innovative industries through the systems for Intellectual Property protection. However, as our practice and...
|Out-of-Court Statements Made by Attorneys Are Subject to a Lesser Standard for Defamation|
Ronald L. Harrop, Rodney Janis, Sean M. McDonough, Anthony P. Strasius; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
March 28, 2013, previously published on March 21, 2013In DelMonico v. Traynor, No. SC10-1397 (Fla. February 14, 2013), the Florida Supreme Court expanded the potential liability of attorneys for defamation lawsuits. Traditionally, lawyers, judges and other judicial officers enjoyed absolute immunity for defamatory statements made in court proceedings...
|Florida Supreme Court Limits Use of Absolute Privilege as a Defense|
Terrence P. McAvoy; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
March 28, 2013, previously published on March 20, 2013 The Florida Supreme Court held that the absolute privilege did not extend to an attorney’s alleged defamatory ex parte, out-of-court statements to potential, nonparty witnesses, limiting prior Florida cases. But the statements were nevertheless connected with or related to the subject of the...
|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
|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...