Consumers turn to Yelp more than any other web site when they’re looking for a lawyer. So reports the blog maintained by the self-proclaimed law-firm marketing guru Larry Bodine.
In the year 2000, when New Orleans lawyer Ernest Svenson was handling a case requiring an abundance of discovery -- meaning paper documents -- a friend offered use of his scanner. A somewhat novel piece of office equipment at the time, using the scanner allowed Svenson to organize the discovery on his laptop so he could access it easily and quickly. “It was an epiphany,” he says.
More than 1.2 million applications, or “apps,” are available at the iPhone App Store as of June 2014, according to a recent About.com article. Compare that with October 2008, when only 800 such apps existed.
A fan who was filmed snoozing during a game at Yankee Stadium and was mocked for it by ESPN commentators has sued the network, the team and the announcers for $10 million. So reports the New York Post.
A black man from New Jersey claims he was terminated from Benjamin Moore after he complained it created a hostile work environment by naming brown paint colors after him, according to a lawsuit filed by the former employee. So reports the UK’s Daily Mail.
A Florida court dismissed a lawsuit brought by George Zimmerman alleging that NBC News defamed him in its editing of a story about the shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. So reports CBS News.
General Electric's general counsel's 2012 compensation package afforded him almost $11 million in cash, making him the highest paid general counsel on Corporate Counsel magazine's latest list of the nation's 100 highest paid GCs. So reports Law.com.
In the wake of the suicide of a dozen lawyers in Kentucky during the past three years, several organizations are looking at different ways to curb the tragic trend. Reports have cited as many as six suicides in the last year and 12 dating back to 2010.
After entering a guilty plea, John Farahi, founder of Newpoint Financial Services Inc., was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on March 20, according to a National Law Journal story. The Beverly Hills businessman admitted his role in a $20 million Ponzi scheme and the plea could have ramifications for former Nixon Peabody securities partner David Tamman, who was found guilty for his role in the scheme.
A Los Angeles nutrition company is locked in a legal battle with billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has accused the company of perpetuating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife officials said the company will up their legal defense costs from $25 million to $40 million in the wake of Ackman’s accusations, according to a Los Angeles Times article.
Richard Kopf, who sits on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, told the U.S. Supreme Court to “STFU” in a recent post on his personal blog, “Hercules and the Umpire.” So reports Business Insider.
The judiciary is going to have to play referee in the ongoing dispute between Republican Congressional leadership and the president, although not everyone is sold on the motive, method or likelihood that the case will yield any meaningful results for the House.
Should the battle against distracted driving go beyond bans on cellphone use and texting while driving to include laws regulating the use of smartphone navigation aids like Google Maps? The Transportation Department thinks so. So reports The New York Times.
The return home for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and the attached exchange of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners some consider a threat to U.S. security, has led to partisan bickering, policy debates and questions about loyalty, terrorism, and Presidential authority. But, it may not be the impetus for any future litigation.
Pet ownership in the United States has tripled since the 1970s, when, according to the Humane Society, approximately 67 million American families owned a pet. In 2012, that figure ballooned to more than 164 million, meaning a staggering 62% of American households included at least one pet. Correlated with the impressive number of American pets is the incredible amount of money spent on caring for them.
According to the American Bar Association, the United States is home to nearly 1.3 million attorneys. Of those, it is estimated that about one-third are solo practitioners.
It’s no secret competition among lawyers for a solid, paying client continues to grow fiercer with each passing day. Between law firm websites, social media websites like LinkedIn and Twitter, and good old fashioned television and radio commercials, countless opportunities for marketing one’s legal services avail themselves.
Diane Humetewa has become the first female Native American to serve as a federal judge. So reports the Huffington Post.
Dan Lukasik took a painful time in his life and made it the impetus to create a resource for others facing similar challenges.
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