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November 12, 2013

IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADA

As Holiday office parties approach, many companies may understandably worry about their liability if they serve alcohol.  How worried they should be depends on the state in […]
November 7, 2013

ONE LAST GHOST

Halloween is behind us and already we look toward Thanksgiving.  But as the last ghost takes its leave, I am reminded of what many realtors know.  […]
September 8, 2013

WHAT’S IN A NAME

We have all heard of Blue Ivy and North.  But celebrities do not have a monopoly on unusual names.  An unmarried couple went to court over […]
September 6, 2013

THE THIN BLACK-ROBED LINE

The economic crisis, whether or not one deems it to be over, will leave its imprint on the courts for a long time to come.  Foreclosures […]
September 1, 2013

TOO BUSY, JUST TOO BUSY

Everyone who watches enough police drama on television knows the Miranda warnings as well as any police officer or lawyer.  They include the ubiquitous “you have […]
August 29, 2013

GIVE UNTO CAESAR…

We are happy here to give our CPA friends their due.  A closely held company recently had a bad surprise when the IRS disallowed the premiums […]
August 28, 2013

UPDATES

In the blog “APPEALS FROM THE GRAVE,” I recounted how a federal court of appeals rejected Louisiana’s attempts to regulate the sale of coffins within the […]
August 25, 2013

GETTING FIRED

People behaving badly are often cause for a chuckle.  Litigants and lawyers alike have had their day in our Sunday Funnies.  Today, it’s the employees’ turns […]
August 22, 2013

JUNK SCIENCE

When it comes to deciding whether expert testimony should be heard by the jury, Florida recently adopted the standard used in Federal Courts.  The judge’s role, […]
August 20, 2013

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROBLEMS

Sale or purchase of goods or services to the public, or between private businesses, requires attention.  So long as the parties genuinely understand each other though, and their […]
August 18, 2013

CHINESE CAUSATION

People injured as a result of others’ negligence must not only prove that those they sue were negligent, but that the negligence caused their injuries.  At least, […]
August 15, 2013

CRIMINAL APPEALS, SENTENCING REVISITED

I will close for the moment our series on criminal appeals with an example on the sentencing appeals I talked about last week.  That example from […]