Here’s a typical scenario: A spouse who owns a business walks into a family law attorney’s office looking for legal assistance for a divorce. The atmosphere is charged with emotion – mostly anger – and the discussion inevitably works its ...Read More »
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 »
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 »