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|Robbins Geller Sanctioned Over Use of False Witness in Case Against Boeing|
Ryan D. Nassau, John D. Pernick; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014On August 21, 2014, the Northern District of Illinois issued an order sanctioning prominent securities litigation plaintiffs’ firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP for misconduct in connection with its use of a confidential witness to support the securities fraud action it brought...
|Highlights of Latest Amendments to the Application Procedure under the Trademark Law of China|
Jane Tsai; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
August 27, 2014The Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China which came into effect on May 1 this year are the third amendments to the law since 1982 (the previous two amendments were made in 1993 and 2001) with the largest scale of modification after ten years of exploration and...
|Marriage, Separation, Divorce & Other Torts|
Rainwater Gibbs L.L.P.;
August 20, 2014, previously published by Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia on Winter 2013Marriage is a status being husband and wife that enables the couple privileges not offered to unmarried persons. Modern privileges of marriage allow a spouse to do tasks such as sign legal documents for the other spouse, be granted tax breaks, and have a right to inherit from their deceased...
|What is Pain and Suffering Worth in a Virginia Personal Injury Case?|
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.;
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014What is my pain and suffering worth? Because you do not get a bill for pain and suffering as you do for medical treatment and lost wages, pain and suffering is determined by several factors.
|How Will My Medical Bills Be Paid In A Virginia Personal Injury Case?|
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.;
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 2014There are several types of payments that can come into play when paying for medical bills in a Virginia personal injury case.
|In Divorce, Making Shared Parenting Work|
Stange Law Firm PC;
May 20, 2014, previously published on Spring 2014Divorce is challenging. Sorting out assets and liabilities, marital or not, may at times seem overwhelming especially when the outcome may be the basis of your future financial health. But, your paramount asset is your children. Planning for each child's upbringing and optimal physical and...
|When will the Cayman Courts pierce or lift the corporate veil?|
Gary Smith; Loeb Smith & Brady;
May 6, 2014The general legal principles regarding corporate personality under the law of the Cayman Islands are similar to those under English law.
|Lawyer Liability Extended To Third-Party Beneficiaries for One-Sided Inter Vivos Transfers of Property|
Robert Garcia; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 28, 2014The defendant attorney and law firm were retained by a corporation to prepare a quitclaim deed to gift a piece of property from the corporation to the plaintiffs. After recording of the deed, a third-party challenged the conveyance, which was ultimately held to be invalid. The plaintiffs brought...
|California Court of Appeals Allows for “Delayed Discovery” of Fraud Claims Against Law Firms for Improper Handling of Settlement Funds 17 Years After the Settlement Occurred; Decision Could Trigger Additional Suits Against Law Firms|
Daniel A. Berman; Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014On February 11, 2014, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Prakashpalan v. Engstrom, Lipscomb and Lack, holding that two homeowners could sue their former attorneys for alleged mishandling of funds received from settlement of claims involving the 1994 earthquake. Significantly, the...
|Electronic Wills At Our Fingertips: Should They Be Admitted to Probate?|
Kyle B. Gee; Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., L.P.A.;
February 14, 2014, previously published by Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal on December 2013In 2013, an Ohio court admitted to probate an electronic will handwritten and signed on a tablet computer. The testator was hospitalized and "did not have any paper or pencil," wrote the Court. Other jurisdictions have faced similar questions when presented with testamentary documents in...