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New Site to Combat Harassment Could be Used for Harassment

A new site called ihollaback.org was launched recently to help women report instances of street harassment. It allows women to post their stories of street harassment and it collects them in the hope of maybe changing the belief that this is an acceptable societal norm.  Here’s part of its mission statement: Stories change the world. […]

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General Litigation

No Justice in Spain

Next time you want to complain about the jury system, just read about this case from Spain reported in today’s NY Times. Antonio Meno Ortega, a 21 year old law student from Madrid went to the hospital for minor nasal surgery. He was scheduled to spend just one overnight in the hospital and then get […]

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General Litigation

The Devil’s In The Details

The foreclosure business is at a standstill in much of the country.  Yes, banks are still sending out foreclosure and eviction notices  but in courtrooms all across America, foreclosure cases have been stayed or frozen.  The inactivity has been caused in large part by one lawyer, Thomas Cox, whose pro bono work on behalf of […]

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General Litigation

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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Copyright Law

Manhattan Film Festival Law Suit Filed against Tribeca

My latest intellectual property case is a lawsuit brought against the Tribeca Film Festival by the founders of the Manhattan Film Festival.  I think the TFF appears to have lost its way and forgotten its “innovative” roots.   After all, this year’s TFF opened with “Shrek 3.”  This year it also launched its first “Virtual Film […]

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Teacher Fired For Using “Naughty Words” Wins First Round Against City

Those of us who have gone through raising middle schoolers or who teach for a living know that of all the classes in the world, teaching Middle School Health is as thankless a task as you can get assigned to.  Hormones raging, sexual experimentation occurring  regularly, cliques, mean girls, immature boys:  a recipe for disaster.  […]

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Make your Business Litigation Proof (Well, Almost)

Many of my litigation clients are owners of small to mid-size businesses that find themselves thrust into court for the first time. These folks are often shocked to see how time consuming and expensive the litigation process can be. So after years of counseling them through the court system, I have observed that there a […]