Schemes involving lawyers improperly compensating non-lawyer referral sources are all too common and are frequently brought to light in the form of professional disciplinary actions. Far less common are reports of illegal referrals involving physicians and hospitals.
How many emails does your business send and receive in one day? Ok, that might not be a fair question. How many emails do you personally send and receive in a day? According to the Radicati Group, the average business user is expected to send and receive approximately 120.4 emails per day in 2017. That does not include business text messages, calendar invites, calls, and social media messaging.
The list of reasons why small law firms offer big advantages is well known—this is especially true for businesses that are midsized or emerging. But here's a quick review. With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms.
Bride-to-be Jennifer Corona contracted with The Architects Golf Club in May 2012 to host her wedding reception. The terms were simple enough.
The club agreed to make available its catering hall in Lopatcong, New Jersey, and to provide the food and beverages. Corona agreed to pay a pre-set amount, and made three deposit payments pursuant to the contract.
The wedding was originally to take place in July 2013. Alas, and perhaps with the heavenly thoughts of Dirty Harry’s alter ego on her mind, Corona postponed it by one year. The club accommodated the change.
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision, holding that federal discrimination law prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In an 8 - 3 decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community ollege, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court of appeals to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Philadelphia Phillies prospect Dylan Cozens belted 40 home runs in 2016 to lead all minor leaguers. At season’s end, Cozens accepted Minor League Baseball’s Joe Bauman Home Run Award, and the $8,000 check that came with it ($200 for each round-tripper) by half-joking that the prize was more than he had earned all season with the AA League’s Reading Fightin Phils.
SFNR notched a win for Bally Total Fitness Corporation when, following a trial last week in Milwaukee Circuit Court, the Court found Bally not liable for a retinal detachment injury suffered by a member during a Tae Kwon Do sparring class at a Bally health club.
Orson Welles, whose film credits include directing Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” and playing the lawyer in “Compulsion” based on Clarence Darrow at the trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, famously observed: “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.”
Managers and human resources professionals likely do not read rulings in tawdry divorce cases to gain tips on dealing with employees, but the recent decision in Epstein v. Epstein contains a valuable warning about a tactic frequently used by employers when investigating misconduct.
As a holiday column, perhaps this offering is expected to express some gratitude, offer a charitable thought for the less fortunate, reflect on a significant event over the past 12 months or invoke an appropriate religious thought. A widely read column might concisely accomplish all four.