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|“Friending” Leads to Ethics Complaint|
Seth L. Laver, Michael P. Luongo; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015An important aspect of litigation requires counsel to become investigator, to track leads, to turn every stone. Counsel seeks to better understand her adversary. Generally, this discovery process takes the form of formal document production, a long-standing and generally understood method of...
|Coverage Denied due to Colleague’s Misrepresentations|
Seth L. Laver, Jennifer M. Mannion, Latha Raghavan; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015Professionals maintain professional liability insurance to protect their assets. Provided that the insured and insurer comply with the obligations set forth in the insurance contract, the exposure arising from a malpractice claim shifts from insured to insurer. Yet, about the only thing worse than...
|Friendly Reminder: Don’t Lie to Clients|
Jennifer H. Feldscher, Seth L. Laver, Jessica L. Wuebker; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015Professional Liability Matters would have considerably less content to discuss but for professionals who break seemingly obvious rules. For example, some would think that it goes without saying that a professional can’t lie to clients. Yet, a recent New Jersey ethics decision is proof...
|Tips for Dealing with Insurance Adjusters Following an Auto Accident|
Law Office of Alba Yochim P.A.;
March 10, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015The first step to seeking financial compensation for injuries, damages, and losses incurred as a result of an auto accident is to file an insurance claim. Upon doing so, the insurance company will assign an adjuster to your case, who will investigate the accident, evaluate policy coverage, and...
|California Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Perceived Whistleblowers”|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014Decision: In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services,...
|Appellate Tips for Trial Lawyers: Let's Be Clear: Trial Attorneys Need to Establish a Comprehensible Trial Record for Appellate Review (Vol. 1, No. 6)|
Edward Laucks Xanders; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP;
January 8, 2015, previously published by (a newsletter of the Los Angeles County Bar Association) on May 2008Trial attorneys must tailor their evidentiary presentations to two distinct audiences: The trier of fact and the potential appellate court. Since the appellate record largely consists of printed words in transcripts, exhibits and pleadings, testimony that may be crystal clear to the trier of fact...
|Considerations When Buying A Franchise|
Rehan Alimohammad; Alimohammad Zafar PLLC;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 2014Buying a franchise can be an immensely profitable business opportunity. You can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed. However, buying a franchise is no guarantee of success. Here is some useful information about...
|Katsoulakos v Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario|
Sarah Yun; Weirfoulds LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Divisional Court’s recent decision, Katsoulakos v Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, raises two important issues for professional self-regulatory bodies in respect of the degree to which procedural fairness applies in the context of a disciplinary proceeding. First, the...
|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...