December 2017 / 22 posts found

LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: The Big Secret

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Sponsored Post From Advertiser Matthew R. Hale, Attorney at Law PLLC: Designed by Freepik LESSONS FROM LITIGATION: The Big Secret When we get our driver’s licenses, we enter into a covenant with each. That covenant is that if our driving causes injury to another person, we will be financially responsible to pay for the damages our driving caused. Otherwise, the community is left covering the costs, either through health insurance or other public means. Therefore, in Washington State, we are required to have automobile liability insurance. In this way, we guarantee that we can pay for the damages caused by […]

Law Soc publishes behavioural research of consumers choosing divorce services

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Home > News Price comparison particularly difficult in respect of family law disputes The Law Society has responded to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) consultation Looking to the Future: better information, more choice. The consultation makes a number of proposals, including a new requirement that solicitor firms should be required to publish price and service information on their websites for certain areas of law relating to individuals and small business customers. The Law Society’s response has been informed by specially commissioned independent behavioural research, carried out by London Economics and YouGov, to better understand consumer behaviour and help solicitors to […]

Western Digital close to ending Toshiba litigation

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Leo Lewis and Peter Wells in Tokyo December 8, 2017 Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Experimental feature or Give us your feedback Thank you for your feedback. What do you think? I‘ll use it in the future I don‘t think I‘ll use it Please tell us why (optional) Send Feedback US technology group Western Digital is to drop its attempt to block Toshiba’s $18bn sale of its prized memory chip unit to a private equity-led consortium, as the two sides look to sign a settlement deal early next week. The settlement, say people […]

Legal experts discuss likely targets of future label litigation for food companies

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That is the belief of two legal experts – Leslie Krasny of Keller and Heckman and Yvonne McKenzie of Pepper Hamilton LLP – who tried to map out future trends in food labeling litigation on Wednesday (Nov. 6) during a panel discussion at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s (FDLI) Enforcement, Litigation and Compliance Conference in Washington D.C. Krasny, who manages the Keller and Heckman law firm’s office in San Francisco and has extensive experience labeling and advertising litigation, said she expects to see an increase in litigation related to the processing of food products. “For example, a lot of […]

No Litigation Privilege When Attorney And Client Collude To Stiff Expert

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An unpublished opinion of the Nevada Supreme Court in Dickerson v. Downey Brand LLP came out last week. In 2006, Republicano, a certified public accountant, was retained as an expert by the Simons, Dickerson’s clients, in the federal action. In 2010, the federal action settled. As part of the settlement agreement, Republicano agreed to a fee reduction—an immediate payment of $200,000, rather than a $531,171 remaining balance. Republicano sought and received assurances from Dickerson that the language of the settlement agreement made clear that the $200,000 was in addition to any prior payments received. Given those assurances, Republicano signed the […]

US Slams WTO on Litigation Tendencies

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The United States did not bend its WTO rhetoric at the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires this week. Among the first speakers at the WTO summit in Buenos Aires, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hit hard. “We are worried, the WTO is losing its essential objective, and becomes a litigation-oriented organization,” the US negotiator regretted, in a new charge of his country against the multilateral organization. By blocking the process of appointing its members, Washington complicates the functioning of the WTO dispute settlement body, which arbitrates the many disputes between countries, including the granting of subsidies or […]

Matt Lauer & Wife Annette Roque Divorce? Couple Allegedly Only Stayed Together For Their Childre…

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The status of Matt Lauer’s almost 20-year marriage to wife Annette Roque has been the subject of much speculation since it was confirmed earlier this month that Matt had been fired by NBC News for alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace, and now sources are claiming that the two allegedly only ever stayed married for the sake of their children. According to a new report, amid rumors that the couple could be heading towards divorce after Annette briefly filed for divorce – and then swiftly canceled her firing – back in 2006, the twosome supposedly only stayed together as long […]

Is the Smith case a step forward for the rights of cohabitees?

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The current case  Mr Bulloch and Ms Smith lived together from March 2000 until 12 October 2011. They never married but were in a committed partnership. Mr Bulloch died as a result of clinical negligence. Ms Smith made a claim against the NHS Trust responsible for her partner’s death and, on the basis that she was ineligible for the bereavement award; she joined the Secretary of State to pursue the bereavement award as well as a declaration of incompatibility with Arts 8 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights 1950 (the Convention) which deal with respect for family […]

Lawyer for London police Const. Steve Williams slams complainant, her lawyer

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The lawyer for a London police officer charged with sexual assault says his client hasn’t been convicted of anything and slammed the complainant and her lawyer for inferring he’s a public safety risk. London lawyer Glen Donald said Saturday that Const. Steve Williams, 41, who’s facing charges both in London and Waterloo Region, will have his cases decided by a judge — not the media. “To date, nothing at all has been proven,” Donald told The Free Press. He was responding to a Free Press story based on an interview with the complainant in the London case. She criticized the […]

The new ‘divorce courts’ where judges will just focus on rows over money

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Divorce lawyers have welcomed a plan to introduce specialist family courts where judges will focus on separating couples’ rows over money. Judicial heads say new “Financial Remedies Courts” will be trialled in London, the West Midlands and South Wales next year. The move has been announced by Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales. Specialist lawyers say the new courts, where judges will make decisions on only the “financial aspect” of divorce proceedings, are a step in the right direction. “This change will ensure that specialist complex cases are heard by specialist judges, with […]