Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: Are the Twin Goals of Accuracy and Understandability in Conflict?

Sep 23, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

California’s Civil Jury Instructions Advisory Committee’s recent proposals to amend the CACI instructions on insurance bad faith proved contentious.

Law firm professional training and development programs

Sep 20, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Several factors over the past decade or two has caused law firms to begin to reevaluate their investments in training and professional development.

Deadlines are critical – so never miss one

Sep 20, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The practice of law is run by deadlines, and missing one can have catastrophic consequences. So how can attorneys address this important concern?

You Missed Your CLE Deadline – NOW WHAT?

Sep 13, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

The good news is that many attorneys miss their deadline each year so states have mechanisms to help get you back in compliance.

Counseling the human resources function

Sep 13, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

The HR function is at the forefront of a company’s efforts with respect to two of the key elements of organizational design—people and organizational structure

Do plaintiff leaders of a mass tort MDL owe a fiduciary duty to lawyers with cases in the MDL?

Aug 26, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Almost a half century after the creation of federal MultiDistirct Litigation (MDL) there isn’t a substantial body of law on whether the lawyers that the MDL court appoints to lead the plaintiff’s cases owe a fiduciary duty to other plaintiff’s lawyers.

Designing an Effective Corporate Information, Knowledge Management, and Records Compliance Program

Jul 29, 2016 By: Ed Dietel

Designing an Effective Corporate Information, Knowledge Management, and Records Compliance Program is an important and effective tool for corporate lawyers for a number of reasons.

New Practice Tools for Representing Importers

Jul 26, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Two new chapters to help business counselors represent importers have recently been added to Business Transactions Solution on Westlaw.

Mass elimination of MDL cases on a statute of limitations defense

Jul 20, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

One mass production method to knock out cases where the SOL has run is to set up a procedure for the defendant to challenge cases in groups.

11th Circuit Dismisses Florida Medicare Fraud FCA Suit for Lack of Specific Allegations

Jul 18, 2016 By: George F. Indest, III

On July 5, 2016, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a former employee’s False Claims Act lawsuit which alleged Medicare fraud by a Florida health care provider.

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