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Afraid of Being Sued? 4 Ways to Keep Lawyers at Bay ‚ÄĒInc.com

Here are four surprising ways to protect yourself in a law suit and keep legal fees to a minimum. Kevin Daum at Inc. advises:  "Shakespeare said, "First kill all the lawyers." Maybe this seems a tad aggressive, but then again, for most people the last thing you look forward to is someone showing up at your door with a subpoena. Whether a lawsuit is business related or personal, the thought of engaging an at ...

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Jury Awards $1.17 Billion in Patent Suit ‚ÄĒNYT

Marvell Technology Group Sold Billions of Semiconductors Developed at Carnegie Mellon University  Jad Mouawad reports in the New York Times that Carnegie Mellon University said it was awarded $1.17 billion by a federal jury in Pittsburgh on Wednesday in a unanimous verdict that found the Marvell Technology Group had sold billions of semiconductors using technology developed at the university without a licen ...

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Navigating Litigation Reporting Standards

There’s a Maze of Standards Out There. Here’s a Guide to Key Provisions in The Most Important Ones *AUTHORS NOTE* This article was written in May 2010.  In December 2010, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, section 26(a)2(b) were updated such that drafts and attorney communications are now specifically recognized as work product and not discoverable.  The exception to this is correspondence as it relates ...

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Digging the Hole Deeper

What Happens When a Business is In Over Its Head and Who is to Blame? When firms approach bankruptcy, a definition of what constitutes ‚Äúdeepening insolvency‚ÄĚ becomes critical in establishing the legitimacy of litigation concerning damages, breach of fiduciary duty, and more. Michael J. Molder explains context, consequences, and case law on the matter. ...

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A Tale of Two Depositions

Maintaining Professionalism Under Pressure and Under Oath Different legal professionals can use vastly different deposition techniques. John R. Markel shares two starkly different experiences with depositions, and details how to prepare yourself for the standard questions as well as how to cope with curveballs. ...

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What a Matrimonial Attorney Needs From a Financial Expert

How to Maintain Independence and Professionalism in a Complex and Changing Niche As divorce laws change, attorneys increasingly rely on financial experts such as business appraisers and forensic accountants.  In this article, Robert D. Feder discusses the role of a financial analyst in the context of matrimonial law.  He also covers some of the potential pitfalls of the trade. ...

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An Expert‚Äôs Deadly Disease‚ÄĒBias

Understand the Critical Distinction Between a ‚ÄúTestifying Expert‚ÄĚ and a ‚ÄúConsulting Expert.‚ÄĚ Brad Eldridge and Rebekah Smith explain how the requirements for a ‚Äútestifying expert‚ÄĚ in litigation work vary considerably from those for a ‚Äúconsulting expert.‚ÄĚ Learn more about this distinction and find out how consultants can develop a checklist of best practices for courtroom preparation. ...

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Factors to Consider When Hiring an Expert

The Best Experts Increase Odds of Winning by Devising Strategy, Guiding Discovery, and Enhancing the Quality of Daubert Challenges Donald M. May at Claims Journal explains how the best expert witnesses increase odds of winning by devising strategy, guiding discovery, and enhancing the quality of Daubert challenges.¬† Here are the sort of queries‚ÄĒabout specific topical expertise, testimony record, exclusion h ...

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Estates & Trusts: Fiduciaries Personally Liable if They Don’t Pay Government Claims First

In United States v. David A. Taylor¬†IRS Lays Down the Law The Wills, Trusts, and Estates Prof blog reports on a recent case demonstrating that if a fiduciary has a duty to pay a claim of the government before paying a debt‚ÄĒor they may be personally liable for the unpaid claims of the government! ¬† Here are some of the case details: David J. Tyler and Paula I. Tyler were a married couple who held real proper ...

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Daubert Challenges Up 250% – PwC Study

Weeding out Junk Science? ¬†Or Scaring Off Competent Experts?¬† Are¬†Daubert¬†challenges really weeding out ‚Äújunk science‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpseudoscience‚ÄĚ in the courtroom, or could it be that they are actually scaring off good, competent experts? Given the numbers alone, one can‚Äôt help but wonder. ¬†Bullseye, a Legal Blog on Expert Topics, reports on a new study that examines the question. Since the U.S. Supreme Court‚Äôs 19 ...

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Family Law: Income Streams, Valuation, and Divorce

How Divorce Can Affect Business Valuation Stanley Morganstern at the Ohio Family Law Observer reports that recent case in Ohio illustrates the difficulty of valuing business assets in a divorce. Courts should avoid "double dipping," or counting a business' income toward valuation and spousal support. Instead, judges are to separate current and future income from the business' material assets before making t ...

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Small Firm Innovation Wins ABA Journal Most Popular Site in Legal Practice Management Category

Small Firm Innovation Wins ABA Journal Most Popular Site in Legal Practice Management Category Small Firm Innovation, a blog dedicated to first person accounts of small firm success, won the ABA Journal’s Blawg100 competition for most popular blog in the Legal Practice Management (LPM) category.  The ABA announcement reports: In the wake of the financial crisis and a rapidly shifting legal landscape, Small ...

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Apple’s ‘bogus’ patents will ‘strangle’ Android: Google

Apple's 'bogus' patents will 'strangle' Android: Google So reports Asher Moses this month in The Advertiser: Google's chief legal officer has launched a blistering attack on competitors, including Apple, for attempting to stifle innovation by using "bogus patents" to target Google's Android partners including Samsung. David Drummond, who is also Google's senior vice-president, wrote in an explosive blog pos ...

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Dueling Documentaries

Dueling Documentaries You've maybe read about the pro-trial lawyer documentary out recently from HBO called "Hot Coffee" in The Atlantic.  (The title "Hot Coffee" refers to the famed McDonalds case of a few years back, when a woman was awarded some $3M+ by a jury for overly-hot coffee spilled on her by McDonalds.) Now there's "Injustice," which asks, "What do you have to do to earn a billion dollars in lawy ...

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Insurance for BV, Financial Forensics, and Litigation Support

Have you had a chance to check out the Guard Series‚ĄĘ insurance policies? ¬† Since claims against BV practices and properly credentialed professionals have historically been quite rare, these policies are deeply discounted. ¬†NACVA and Primus Assurance Group (PAG) announced the policies' availability last fall, and since then PAG has built out its web site with lots of detail: Providing Professional Peace of M ...

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Dodd‚ÄďFrank and Privately Held Companies

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog says big regulatory changes are under way:¬†¬† ‚ÄúDodd-Frank is Sarbanes-Oxley on steroids. It‚Äôs an exponentially greater volume of regulation,‚ÄĚ says Margaret Tahyar, a Davis Polk partner. The ‚Äúsheer number of rules still in the pipeline makes it almost inevitable agencies will miss an increasing number of deadlines over the next year.‚ÄĚ The Dodd-Frank law has 849 pages, compared ...

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