BUT WE’RE FAMILY!

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We’re all family.  We all get along.  So we don’t need to pay a lawyer to prepare all kinds of paperwork for our family business. Right? But consider an otherwise obscure Florida Supreme Court’s case, the first sentence of which, stripped of a forest of names in quotation marks and parentheticals, reads like this: “This case comes to us after … Read More

YOU’RE ON JURY DUTY. NOW WHAT?

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If you have been selected for jury duty, a New York Times headline might have grabbed your attention.  It said that “Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations.” This is inaccurate, if for no other reason that there is no such thing as jury secrecy.  Once the verdict is announced, jurors are free to tell one and all what … Read More

DELTA MESSED UP. ARE THE LAWYERS TO BLAME?

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The most useful and most ignored advice in crisis management is this: say it early, say it all, and say it yourself. But when media personality Ann Coulter lambasted Delta on Twitter for making her change seat, Delta’s PR department did not say it all or early.  It reacted as emotionally as the rant to which it responded, calling it … Read More

WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE

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A Chinese-American restaurateur wished to purchase a second restaurant.  For reasons that are not known but do not matter either, he decided to keep the down payment of $75,000 in cash at his place of business.  A federal agency found it during a routine inspection and decided that such an amount in cash had to be nefarious.  The Feds seized … Read More

WHAT COMES NEXT

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The year 2015 included its lot of consequential cases.  None received more press than the decision prohibiting bans on sex-same marriages across the country.  None excited political activists as much as Obamacare being saved a second time around.  Lethal injection barely passed muster.  A gaggle of free-speech cases saw cities and states lose power over regulating signs, gain it over … Read More