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Curiosity Seekers

Feb 7, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The trial in a criminal case must be public, not secret. But a public trial does not necessarily contemplate that every person whose morbid curiosity for…

Google Glass as a Traffic Law Violation

Feb 6, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

A California court was recently asked to address the issue of use of the “Google Glass” device while driving. This case is likely to be one of many that will examine the scope of permissible use of Google Glass and other increasingly prevalent visual display devices.

Pardon the Disruption: Rethinking the law firm recruitment model

Feb 6, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

Today, we take a look at law firm hiring. In particular, we discuss modern hiring practices, and problems with conventional wisdom regarding the selection process.

Guidance on Insurance Coverage for Cyber Attacks

Feb 6, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

While specialty cyber risk insurance policies are now available, most organizations that have been victimized by computer data breaches have sought insurance coverage for these costs under standard property and CGL policies

Debtor Jackpot

Feb 6, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) are not lottery statutes: a creditor’s failure to make required disclosures…

Changing the Rules of the Game, Part II: Proposed Amendments to the Federal Civil Rules Potentially Shift Discovery Costs and Raise Bar for Awarding Sanctions When Evidence is Destroyed

Feb 5, 2014 By: Mark P. Chalos

The Advisory Committee on the Civil Rules is currently considering sweeping amendments  to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Although the proposed

Washington Elder Law Report (#11) / Changes in the Washington health care system

Feb 5, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is resulting in significant revisions in the access to and availability of health care services in Washington State, and affecting all Elder Law practices.

Five tips for successful client maintenance

Feb 5, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Maintaining strong client relationships helps ensure that you continue to have clients, and it’s difficult to practice law without clients.

Indirect purchasers, end payors denied class certification in Skelaxin

Feb 5, 2014 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The indirect-purchaser and the end-payor plaintiffs in the Skelaxin multidistrict antitrust litigation have lost their bid for class certification.

Aggressive Llama

Feb 5, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Laborer, who was attacked by a llama while cleaning llama owners’ barn, assumed the risk he would be attacked by llama when he entered the barn; laborer…