Reversal ordered for multimillion dollar verdict tainted by wide range of plaintiff counsel’s inappropriate comments

On May 13, 2015, the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division vacated a jury verdict and a judgment after finding that plaintiff counsel’s comments exceeded the bounds of permissible advocacy and were prejudicially improper. In this case of personal injury, a drunken driver struck a girl after her school bus service let her off […]

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First Amendment keeps on protecting Google’s search results

Contrary to what is happening in Europe, on November 13, 2014, San Francisco Superior Court ruled – once again – in favor of Google’s right to freely order its search results. In June 2014, the owner of the website CoastNews argued that Google monopolized the search engine business and violated antitrust law. According to the […]

NJ Disciplinary Board suspends Attorney for 3 months for insulting email remarks to opposing counsel

In the matter of Jared E. Stolz an attorney at law, Docket No. DRB 13-331 (2014)  The ethics charges against Attorney arose out of his representation of a defendant in a lawsuit. Throughout the course of the litigation there was a great deal of animosity between counsel. In response to the opposing counsel’s inquiries and […]

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New York court orders Twitter to disclose information on a twitter account

Lemon Juice, a New York resident, was arrested for allegedly posting in twitter account LemonJuice@moseh718 pictures taken during a trial when the judge had forbidden taking pictures. Eventually the charges against him were dropped after an investigation revealed that he had no connection to the Twitter account in question. Lemon Juice sought an order against Twitter to […]

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Republishing attorney-drafted documents is not infringement

White v. West Publishing Corp., 1:12-cv-01340-JSR (S.D.N.Y. July 3, 2014)   In this case Plaintiffs sued West and Lexis for copyright infringement based on the inclusion of two of his copyrighted briefs in Defendants’ databases. The court denied Plaintiff’s motion. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides a defense to copyright infringement that allows for […]

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Legalzoom.Com, Inc. V. N. Carolina State Bar, 2014 NCBC 9 (03/24/2014) 11-CVS-15111

LegalZoom sales interactive self-help legal document. The consumer uses a LegalZoom’s web-hosted software that automatically creates legal documents without attorney assistance. The sale is carried out through Internet in all 50 States. LegalZoom business model has been challenged in a number of States for unauthorized practice of law. The North Carolina General Court of Justice […]

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Medlock v LegalZoom.com Inc, (S.C. 2013)

LegalZoom sales interactive self-help legal document. The consumer uses a LegalZoom’s web-hosted software that automatically creates legal documents without attorney assistance. The sale is carried out through Internet in all 50 States. LegalZoom business model has been challenged in a number of States for unauthorized practice of law. However, recently South Carolina Supreme Court approved […]

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