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In Court? Be Careful What You Post!

Litigants in a court case beware! Your adversary may be allowed to view all of your postings, including private and deleted ones, if they bear any relation to the court case.  In the first case of its kind yesterday, a Suffolk County NY Judge, in Romano v. Steelcase, Inc., allowed a defendant in a personal […]

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Westchester NY Church Case A Cautionary Tale For Mosque Opponents

Two weeks ago, Federal Judge Stephen Robinson, handed down a decision in a case called Fortress Bible Church v. Feiner, that is like a crystal ball look into the future of any litigation against the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. In Upstate Greenburgh NY, a Baptist community wanted to move form its cramped […]

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Edmond Oklahoma – Home of the World’s Stupidest Prosecution!

Edmond Oklahoma, a city of about 68,000, is known for being the site of the first post office massacre (1986); the home of the most-decorated American gymnast, Shannon Miller (1992 and 1996); and the site of Yankee legend Bobby Murcer’s burial place (2008). But from this date forward, it should be known as “Home of […]

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Kings of E-storage Fined For Losing Emails

Sandisk, the multi-billion dollar company, that is the king of electronic storage devices, was just hit with $150,000.00 fine for losing emails related to litigation its involved in with two former employees.  The case Harkabi v. Sandisk is a warning to all companies not to destroy e-documents if there is any threat of litigation and […]

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Top 10 Tips for Young Trial Lawyers

At this time of year, I always think about the new class of lawyers coming to their new jobs at the end of the summer, which also means that those who are already in their legal jobs for a few years will get slowly pushed up the ladder. When I was at Corporation Counsel (The […]