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Judge boots attorney out of Texas bankruptcy court for two years

Jan 15, 2014 By: Keith Harris

“Exceedingly disturbing” actions taken by an attorney in connection with a couple’s Chapter 7 case while he was under a law license suspension has led a Texas bankruptcy judge to bar the lawyer from practicing before the court for at least two years.

Something Is Rotten In The State of the Legal Market: Report

Jan 15, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

This month, 2014 State Of The Legal Market report found that law firms seem unwilling to change their traditional ways of doing business, even as significant changes buffet the legal industry, and so risk being left behind.

The Nature of a Liability Insurer’s Duty to Settle: Part II

Jan 15, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

Courts in California and elsewhere have long recognized an implied common law duty on the part of liability insurers to protect their insureds against the risk of liability in excess of policy limits, even though the insurance contract contains no language imposing such a duty.

Changes in Washington Practice Report (#9) / Making effective use of Methods of Practice

Jan 15, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The four volumes of Methods of Practice by Mitchell and Mitchell (volumes 1 to 1C of Washington Practice) have been designed to expedite attorney access to and application of the entire Washington Practice series

The third degree on fourth degree

Jan 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Interrogatory requiring plaintiff to identify all of his relatives within fourth degree computed according to civil law was objectionable where there was…

Securities and Exchange Commission adopts final rules on disqualification of “bad actors” from reliance on Rule 506

Jan 14, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Rule 506 (17 C.F.R. § 230.506), which is part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation D, provides issuers with the opportunity

Chris Christie faces class-action lawsuit over bridge scandal

Jan 14, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you thought New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s problems couldn’t get any worse, think again. The embattled governor is now facing a

How to Evaluate a Digital Forensic Report – Part 2: Daubert

Jan 14, 2014 By: Daniel Garrie

With the widespread permeation of advanced technology into our daily lives, it is inevitable that the products of those technologies, i.e., digital information, will make their way into the courtroom.

Top Ten Ways Technology Can Help Attorneys in Small Legal Departments Save Time and Reduce Risk

Jan 14, 2014 By: Patrick Johnson

Attorneys in small legal departments face additional challenges not faced by attorneys in large legal departments, which can be mitigated through the use of technology.

The Access to Care Report (#26) / ACA impact during Oct-Dec 2013; 2014 outlook

Jan 14, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This is installment #26 in a continuing series of Access to Care Reports. During the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2013, operational issues