There is a big difference between doing a good job and having happy clients. While it’s great to have satisfied customers, it’s more important to do a good job. As human beings, it feels good on a deep level when ...Read More »
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Consider this scenario: You get the meeting you have always wanted with the company’s general counsel, to formally pitch for business or to attend a special event with her for the first time. What should you do next? Research. The ...Read More »
After months of preparation, a pair of University of Virginia law students, their professor seated behind them, stood before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and argued against the federal Bureau of Prisons. A decade of a man’s life was on the line. And the law students prevailed against the government.Read More »
By Pat Murphy Consumer protection attorneys are lauding a proposed federal rule that would effectively ban class action waivers in arbitration clauses included in new contracts for financial services. At the same time they are bracing for a wave of ...Read More »
The world’s most famous trade secret, the vigilantly guarded recipe for Coca-Cola, is kept in a purpose-built vault in the company’s Atlanta headquarters. Most trade secrets, however, are kept on computers, where they are decidedly more vulnerable to hackers and ...
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The standard for arresting a probationer – called “murky” by a trial judge – has been made clear, thanks to a decision last month by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Criminal defense lawyers should know that it takes ...Read More »
An often-neglected area in the world of benefit plan administration is the beneficiary designation form. Many participants complete their beneficiary designations incorrectly because they don’t read the instructions carefully or don’t understand the instructions. Beneficiary designation forms are often filed ...
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Judge Richard Posner, the formidable jurist on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, recently published in the legal journal “Green Bag” a delightfully readable two-part article: “What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judiciary, Yet Eminently Curable.” Some of ...Read More »