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Lodestar Multiplier Rejected in "Routine" Divorce Case

By Theresa A. Vitello

Lack of a written agreement led to multi-million dollar fee dispute.


 

Opinion Says No to Non-Lawyer Firm CEOs

By Kathy Milenkovski

Debate intensifies over ethics of non-lawyer professionals in law firms.


Website Not Liable for Anonymous Postings

By Onika K. Williams

Decision sets high bar for operator liability.


 

Seventh Circuit Rejects "Scandalous" Settlement

By Bethany Leigh Rabe

Judge Posner rebukes counsel for "selling out the class."


 
Civil Procedure »

Standing Committee Approves Proposed Rules: The Judicial Conference Is Next

By Charles S. Fax

Proposed Rule 37(e) promises to bring rationality and consistency to the developing law of spoliation.


 
Tips from the Trenches »

Deposition Preparation: The Four Simple Rules

By Edna Selan Epstein

All clients, even sophisticated ones, need to be told how to achieve a successful deposition.



 
Class Actions & Derivative Suits »

How to Be a Better Class Action (Defense) Lawyer

By Donald R. Frederico

Move to the head of the class by learning the steps that lead to class action mastery.



 

LGBT Litigator »

Challenges to Same-Sex Marriage Bans Succeeding

By Mark T. Hamby

An overview of recent decisions finding same-sex marriages and equality bans unconstitutional.



 
Criminal »

The U.S. Sentencing Commission's War on Drugs

By Vadim A. Glozman

Recent amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines will allow courts significant discretion in reducing sentences.


 
Real Estate »

Can the City of Los Angeles "Take" the Clippers?

By Anthony F. Della Pelle

Should the taxpayers of the City of Angels be forced to ante up billions of dollars to take a sports team?