• Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

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  • Law Firm Sued For Defamation, After Aggressive Move In Bankruptcy Case

    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation case against a law firm, in a ruling denying the law firm’s claim of privilege for some key elements of its defense. Attorney Bruce W. Edmands and his...

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  • Subsidiaries, Affiliates And Privilege Protection

    When the in-house lawyer communicates with someone from an “affiliated entity,” it complicates the question of attorney-client privilege – or does it? In some ways the process of making the determination is identical, says Todd Presnell in...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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  • Legal Battle With Ex-CEO At Barnes & Noble Is A Study In Privilege

    The CEO of Barnes & Noble was accused of sexual harassment by an executive assistant, triggering an investigation under the aegis of the company’s general counsel. The CEO was then fired, without severance pay, and rancorous litigation...

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  • Shareholder’s Rights V. The Accountant-Client Privilege

    It’s not unusual for a business or its executives to be accused of mismanagement or wrongdoing by a minority shareholder and then get a request for company financial records. Shareholders and members do have an absolute right...

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  • Depp Settlement Could Change The Way Hollywood Lawyers Do Business

    Johnny Depp’s settlement with his former attorney for “an undisclosed eight-figure sum” may put the case to rest for the contending parties, but the way it unfolded is likely to have some major repercussions. According to attorney...

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  • Making the 30(b)(6) Witness Work For The Defense

    Appearing under the pall of an ominous warning – that their testimony will “bind the company” – 30(b)(6) witnesses are often considered hapless and unwilling allies of the plaintiff attorneys who are trying to nail the company....

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  • Giuliani’s Foreign Clients: Is He a Lawyer, Consultant Or Lobbyist?

    Guliani has represented interests from Turkey, Romania and Ukraine, among other venues. How those representations should be characterized is debatable, and it’s now being debated in the context of the Trump impeachment inquiry, with possible legal implications...

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  • In-House Management of Appeals

    Larger in-house teams often include attorneys with a litigation background, but for many of them managing cases on appeal can be out of the comfort zone. This article makes the case for taking a fresh look at...

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