Prospective clients want an attorney – but they also want a person

Dec 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Many attorneys fail to understand the importance of a key component to success: personally connecting with clients, past, current, and prospective.

Top Posts on the FRCP Amendments

Dec 2, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Since October, we have featured posts on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) that recently took effect.

Ask and Ye Shall Pay?

Nov 25, 2015 By: Steven Baicker-McKee

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure codifies the discretion of the trial judge to shift costs.

Physician Sues AAA in Federal Court: Claims it Falsely Advertises Network of ‘Neutral’ Arbitrators

Nov 20, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

A doctor in California, who is arbitrating claims against Blue Cross, accused the American Arbitration Association (AAA) of falsely advertising “neutral” judges to resolve disputes between parties.

The Concept of Proportionality in the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Nov 19, 2015 By: Paul D. Rheingold

The changes in discovery practice in the FRCP that will go into effect December 1 seem to center on a concept of “proportionality,” which is mentioned very prominently in new Rule 26(b).

Use of ethicists in advising plaintiff attorneys in mass tort settlements

Nov 11, 2015 By: Paul D. Rheingold

A recently adopted means to attempt to deal with ethics issues related to mass tort settlements has been for the plaintiff’s law firms to hire an “ethicist” to advise as to various terms and proposals.

The “Three Ds” of Crafting Contracts for Performance

Oct 14, 2015 By: Mladen D. Kresic

Let’s look at the performance obligations that often appear in contracts in light of the Three Ds: Duration, Depth of Dependency and Due Diligence.

“Buying Business” Leads to 42-Count Indictment for Home Health Agency

Sep 24, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

A recent case discussing both the federal Stark Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) was affirmed on appeal.

When Lawyer Spouses Don’t Agree

Sep 10, 2015 By: Susan Byellin

Occasionally, a lawyer is bound to have some differences of opinion with co-counsel, and this can be especially challenging when that other attorney is his or her spouse.

Seventh Circuit Rejects Heightened “Ascertainability” Requirement in Class Actions – Part 2

Aug 3, 2015 By: Mark P. Chalos

This post focuses on the policy bases underlying the heightened ascertainability requirement of Mullins v. Direct Digital, LLC and why those bases do not justify the requirement.

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