Posted on March 11, 2015 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.
A scam that has been commonly pulled on collection lawyers and other litigators is now being aimed at transactional lawyers. Be alert to it and know how to avoid becoming a victim. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney fee agreement, attorneys, bad check, bank fraud, collection scam, cyberscam, fraudulent check, scam, wire transfer | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 9, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Preparing your witness for a video deposition has a few more wrinkles—or more accurately, the ironing out of a few more wrinkles—than a deposition recorded only by stenography. Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery, Legal Topics | Tagged: deponent, deposition, discovery, oral deposition, preparing for deposition, video recording, videotaping, witness | 3 Comments »
Posted on March 6, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The number of drivers with alcohol in their system has has gone down significantly while the number of drivers using marijuana has gone way up. Safety-wise this doesn’t seem to be a bad trade. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study (.pdf) has found that drivers with THC in their blood are no more likely to be involved in car crashes than are drug-free drivers. Continue reading
Filed under: Criminal Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: DUI, marijuana DUI, marijuana legalization, pot legalization, THC | 5 Comments »
Posted on March 4, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way around the rules, depending on your perspective. Continue reading
Filed under: Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: admissibility, evidence, jury, limited admissibility, limited purpose, limiting instruction, trial | 1 Comment »