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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Ethical issues faced by in-house counsel in whistleblower claims
With the widely reported financial fraud that has taken place over the past few years in numerous high-profile cases, in-house lawyers are often placed in a very difficult position. On the one hand,...Read More
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Employees’ right to privacy and the Stored Communications Act
Insomniac that I am, I was recently watching the iconic 1971 Clint Eastwood movie “Dirty Harry.” In the movie, there’s a scene where Harry (the hero cop) is standing on a trash can...Read More
Thu Oct 3, 2013
Defamation in the world of commerce
Social media is a wonderful tool for making friends and discussing the issues of the day, but it also brings out the worst in everyone. Since you’re not face-to-face with your partner in the...Read More
Wed Sep 11, 2013
Malpractice suits against in-house counsel
I once heard a speaker describe an appearance before a hostile audience as saying he felt like “a fire hydrant at a dog convention.” I sometimes think that description is apt for the...Read More
Mon Jul 29, 2013
Is actual discrimination against an identifiable victim needed for a retaliation claim?
If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The New Jersey Supreme Court recently considered this philosophical question in the context of a retaliation...Read More
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Can the boss sue for employment discrimination?
A wise person once wrote: “Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.” As any lawyer who’s participated in litigation involving a closely-held family business (or,...Read More
Thu May 16, 2013
Superstorm Sandy and rent abatement
Years ago, I handled a wild real estate dispute in which my client leased a building to a recycling company. Coke syrup leaked out of the cans onto a cement floor and literally ate the cement...Read More