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You’ve Been Served (via Facebook)!

    A New York judge ruled that divorce papers may be served via Facebook. From the WSJ: “NPR tracked down the March 27 decision, which says an in-person delivery is still the option of first resort. But electronic communication isn’t off..

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    Utah Revives Death by Firing Squad

      It remains to be seen whether the condemned will receive a cigarette and a blindfold, but the Governor of the State of Utah signed a bill that will allow death row inmates to be executed the old fashioned way: by..

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      In a Nutshell: Ratification in the Securities Context

        In the world of securities litigation and arbitration, broker-dealers and their financial advisors often raise the defense of ratification when attempting to defeat a claim by a customer investor that the broker-dealer/financial advisor placed him or her in unsuitable investments,..

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        How Blurred Are the Lines?

          Was it copyright infringement or creative inspiration? A federal court in Los Angeles recently ordered musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, as well as Clifford Harris, Jr. (aka “T.I.”), to pay the Marvin Gaye estate $7.3 million in damages for..

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          Lawyers Beware of “False Friending”

            Lawyers, including the 180,000+ active attorneys in California, must be candid and honest at all times.  Governing ethics rules make clear that a trial lawyer shall employ “means only as are consistent with truth” and shall not seek to mislead..

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            For Big Firms Profits Are Up, Up, Up…

              The Wall Street Journal surveyed the country’s biggest law firms and it appears that for those firms, profits are not a problem.  “[T]he so-called AmLaw 50* — had the best year. In 2014, the profits-per-equity-partner for these firms were up..

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