суббота, 3 мая 2014 г.

Current legal issues in U.S. today / Актуальные правовые вопросы в США сегодня





Legal Tech Startups Face Funding Challenges

Some venture capitalists shy away from legal technology because lawyers can't resist skirmishes. READ MORE »

Where Is Your Data When You Wear It?

With the use of wearable devices set to skyrocket in the next few years, legal professionals need a plan to make sure... READ MORE »

The US Supreme Court and Cellphone Seizures

The high court will hear arguments on whether or not police can conduct warrantless searches of smartphones upon arrest.READ MORE »

IP Manager Lecorpio Scores $10M Series B Funding

Provider of intellectual property management and analytics software and services announced $10 million in Series B funding...READ MORE »

Proskauer Survey: Social Media Disciplinary Action Soars

Social media misconduct has shot through the roof, according to a recent report from Proskauer Rose. READ MORE »

Big Personal Injury Results Outpacing Last Year

If the first four months of 2014 are any indication, large verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania personal injury... READ MORE »

Dealing With Subsequent Remedial Measures

Steven F. Napolitano and Brittany M. Dorman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom write: Though subsequent remedial...READ MORE »

Lack of Specificity Sinks Fee Award

For the third time in two years, the Texas Supreme Court has struck down an attorney fee award because lawyers didn't... READ MORE »

Appeal Could Affect Fee Shifting in Dozens of Tobacco Cases

A federal appeals panel on Friday heard a case that could affect dozens of tobacco cases pending in Florida—involving... READ MORE »




Butler v. Long

Criminal Law
Time to file second federal habeas petition was tolled after district court denied first petition without leave to amend (per curiam) READ MORE »

City of Pomona v. SQM North America Corporation

Civil Procedure/Trial/Environmental Law
Issues of facts casting doubt on expert's credibility and contested facts regarding strength of scientific method for analyzing groundwater contamination should have been presented to fact finder (Simon, J.) READ MORE »

In re Klein

Family Law/Juvenile Law
Public admonishment not warranted for appellate counsel who changed minor client's position on appeal without guardian ad litem's consent (Brick, J.) READ MORE »

K.I. v. Wagner

Social Services Law
Prevailing party in mandate proceedings to obtain social services was not entitled to award of attorney fees incurred in underlying administrative hearing (Haller, J.) READ MORE »

People v Arroyo

Criminal Law
Magistrate's finding that minor qualified for prosecution in adult court not necessary prerequisite to grand jury indictment (Rylaarsdam, Acting P.J.) READ MORE »




Insurer Mounts Battle Over Payment of $31.5 Mil. Med Mal Accord

The excess liability insurer for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has filed suit in federal court accusing the hospital's umbrella liability insurer of intentionally delaying settlement during the hospital's appeal of a $78.4 million medical malpractice verdict in an attempt to "spend down" its $20 million policy limit by unnecessarily retaining appellate counsel. READ MORE »



Columbia County Ex-Magistrate's Woes are a Headache for Augusta Lawyer with the Same Name

Augusta lawyer Douglas M. Nelson wants everyone to know that he isn't the Doug... READ MORE »

Atlanta Hosts Summit on Animal Cruelty Prosecution

Fulton County prosecutors say the District Attorney will honor animal advocates... READ MORE »

St. Louis Anheuser-Busch Trial Highlights Gender Bias in Pay

From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine... READ MORE »

Colorado Lawmakers Shy Away from Pot Bank

A Colorado plan to set up the world's first financial system for marijuana survived... READ MORE »

Jury Awards $80,000 to Wrongfully Convicted Man

A federal jury has awarded $80,000 to a Chicago man who spent 18 years behind... READ MORE »

Attorney Gets 5 Years Prison in Fla. Ponzi Scheme

A South Florida attorney has been sentenced to five years in federal prison... READ MORE »


Legislators Starting Up Bill To Let Tesla Sell Cars Directly to Public

Two New Jersey lawmakers are planning legislation that would allow electric automaker Tesla to do business in the state using a direct-sales model that was recently found to be at odds with state franchise law. READ MORE »


M&A Lawyers: Little They Can Do to Curb Insider Trading

Word last week of a settlement between the SEC and a former executive of GSI Commerce over charges the executive encouraged insider trading in advance of GSI's sale to eBay was an example of dozens of insider trading cases the SEC brings every year. READ MORE »

Castille Says Federal Judges Share Blame for Long Capital Cases

In the wake of a federal judge's criticism of federal defenders for "gaming" death-penalty cases, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille—an outspoken critic of the defenders himself—said that some of the blame in relation to prolonged death-penalty appeals had to be placed on federal jurists as well. READ MORE »