Archive for October, 2009

Using Technology to Help Your Firm Grow (Law.com)

Technologies disruptive to traditional law are also growth opportunities for law firms that change the way approach law and embrace new opportunities to differentiate themselves from their peers. Consultants Susan Letterman White and Rex M. Holmlin share insights to set your firm apart.

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Some Madoff Victims’ Claims Paid (NewsInferno)

To date, more than $534 million has been paid out 1,368 victims of the massive Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme that has been making headlines for about one year. Boston.com said the monies were paid out of a national fund. The fund insures against failed brokerage firms, said Irving Picard, the trustee charged to recover investor assets [...]

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Consumer Watchdog corrects Gov. Schwarzenegger’s analysis of malpractice caps and premiums (News-Medical-Net)

Consumer Watchdog sent the following letter to Congressional leaders today in response to a letter sent by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in which he incorrectly cited California’s draconian limits on the legal rights of injured patients as a successful cost containment tool. Consumer Watchdog is a nonpartisan nonprofit with offices in California and Washington, D.C.

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Symbol Technologies’ Massive Malpractice Action Against Deloitte Is Reinstated (Law.com)

A New York appeals panel has reinstated a massive malpractice action against the accounting firm Deloitte. A New York judge had dismissed Symbol Technologies’ complaint in 2008 on grounds that included the statute of limitations and the in pari delicto doctrine. On Friday, the appeals court found that Symbol had sufficiently alleged the “continuous representation” exception to the statute of …

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Halloween Face Paints Made With Toxins (NewsInferno)

Some face paints have been found to contain lead, the Environmental News Service (ENS) just announced, citing the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. A problem given that Halloween is tomorrow. ENS described lead as a neurotoxin that can cause problems in the brain, even at low doses. Some of the paints that underwent laboratory testing contained heavy [...]

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