Taxes remain one of the certainties in life but a new interpretation by the Internal Revenue Service could have clients – and lawyers – paying even more if they aren’t careful.
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Lawyers are supposed to be great orators, but oftentimes, fear gets in the way, said oral advocacy professor Molly Bishop Shadel.Read More »
September was a busy month for attorneys guiding doctors, hospitals, medical providers and those that do business with them.
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A lost summary judgment motion. A lowball offer to settle. The denial of an appeal.Read More »
Lawyers have an ethical obligation to understand risks.Read More »
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants.Read More »
The prospect of investing in technology strikes fear in the hearts of many sole practitioners and small firms.Read More »
There are a number of ways cloud computing can benefit a solo or a small firm legal practice.Read More »
A paperless law office can provide a more efficient, flexible and cost-effective practice.Read More »
The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment does not preclude a mandatory life sentence for dealers who possess a smaller quantity of crack cocaine than the quantity of powder cocaine necessary to trigger a similar sentence, the 7th Circuit has ruled.Read More »
A defendant can be found liable for induced infringement of a method patent if it has performed some of the steps of a claimed method and induced other parties to commit the remaining steps, or if it has induced other parties to collectively perform all the steps of the claimed method, the Federal Circuit ruled.
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The duty to take more active anti-suicide measures arises only when the risk is imminent, the 7th Circuit has ruled, affirming summary judgment for state officials who treated a teenager who hung himself while in a youth detention facility.Read More »