California’s Million Dollar Babies – New 2012 Laws are a One-Two Punch to Employers and Insurers

  In 2010, my relative Suzie (I am using this alias to protect the innocent), who works for a company with 12 employees had a child. Her employer offered all of the employees health insuranc

Stop Trying to Be Normal

Stop trying to be normal.  It undermines your success and keeps you in a state of mediocrity.  It's an interesting phenomenon.   This idea of being "normal" starts to take hold

 PREFACE TO ARTICLE:   For better or worse, electronically stored information pervades our society and increasingly forms the focal point for discovery disputes as well as allegations of undue

Employee Handbook Did Not Create an Implied Contract Between Employer and Employee

In Torres v. Riverstone Residential, 2011 WL 4056209 (D.N.J. September 12, 2011), Plaintiff Doris Torres was terminated from her employment as an assistant property manager with defendant Riverstone O

Florida Insurer Found Not Guilty of Bad Faith Caused by Insured’s Counsel

    To date, Florida has not recognized the defense of comparative bad faith, taking the view that the focus is on the act

Navigating Disability Law and Leave Obligations

Employers face even greater challenges in meeting the often varying legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) – i

Professional Liability Insurer Is Not Liable to Pay Malpractice Claim Where Undisputed That Claim No

 By Joshua Marx, Esq.   The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted summary judgment in favor of an insurer where the undisputed evidence showed that the cl

Local Advertising

Local customers are the lifeblood of the vast most small and medium businesses. For most small businesses, there is no other type of customer and reaching out to them is the key to success. Luckily, o

Dishonest/Fraudulent Acts Exclusion Inapplicable Despite Jury’s Finding Of Fraudulent Conduct

The Dishonest/Fraudulent Acts Exclusion did not apply to preclude coverage despite the fact that a jury verdict form in the underlying case contained a specific finding that the insured engaged in â

Dark Side of the Internet

  There are big differences in scope, kind and fle

Advertising Online & Generating New Business, Part 2

Target Marketing on the Internet    Targeting is the act of focusing your ads on certain groups and demographics in order to maximize your chances for success. Targeting is

Lawyers’ Vicarious Liability for Clients’ Torts

The idea for this article arose amidst an unsettling discovery that North Carolina courts may find liability against an attorney, absent the establishment of all the necessary elements of a recognized

An Addendum to to Case Management & E Discovery

BEST PRACTICES Last month, we published the first of two articles written by Ronald J. Hedges dealing with "electronically stored information" (see,  Mr. Hedges suggested

Advertising Your Business Online, Part 1

So, here we are in this 6th installment, we’re half way through and now you’ve got your website up and running, it’s got a great design, it’s optimized for search engines,

Case Management and E-Discovery: Perfect Together?

Ronald J. Hedges is a former U. S. Magistrate Judge and the Chair of the Digital Discovery & e-Evidenceâ„¢ Advisory Board. Readers of Digital Discovery & e-Evidenceâ„¢ may be excused if they

Best Practices

Ronald J. Hedges introduces "The Flow of Litigatio," and suggests that electronic discovery can be managed—and economies realized—by using case managementtools authorized by the Federal

Web Metrics

Web metrics are the secret of what makes marketing on the internet so effective both from a campaign success perspective and from a cost perspective. When you market on the web, the amount of data you

Supreme Court Reverses Certification of Nationwide Class of 1.5 Million Female Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected class action certification in “one of the most expansive class actions ever.”  Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, No. 10-277 (June 20, 2011).  The case inv

Supreme Court Tightens Section 1983 Liability for Failure to Train

Professional Lines Alert The Supreme Court recently tightened the liability standards for Section 1983 claims involving an alleged failure to train governmental employees. Connick v. Thompson,

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