Sports Injury Lawsuits for Pain Medication Liability

Sports Injury Lawsuits for Pain Medication Liability The prescription painkiller epidemic has led to more medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors for negligently prescribing pain medication. Those claims have begun to bleed into sports as well, with hundreds of former NFL players accusing the league and team doctors of illegally providing painkilling drugs to players and…

Federal Judge Stops Texas From Blocking Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

Federal Judge Stops Texas From Blocking Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Although Planned Parenthood is no stranger to controversy, their 30 health centers in the Texas are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief this week, as are the individuals they serve. A federal judge put a temporary halt to the Medicaid funding termination notice…

What Is Freedom of the Press?

What Is Freedom of the Press? The First Amendment states plainly that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” But without more details, that leaves a lot of scenarios unaccounted for. Does the press have unfettered access to anywhere or anyone? How do we define who “the…

Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t

Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t Michael Vinci, Breaking Energy Staff In February 2017, President Trump approved action taken by congressional Republicans to repeal regulation affecting energy companies that conduct business in the United States. The rule required all oil, gas, and mining companies listed on any U.S. stock exchange to disclose how much…

Come Out From Behind The Curtain

Come Out From Behind The Curtain We send out office memos to all employees lovingly signed by the ubiquitous “Legal.” We redline the heck out of a document and send it back to the requestor, who has undoubtedly has a few choice words for us in their head. And when we get pulled into a…

Is A Job Interview Even Relevant Anymore?

Is A Job Interview Even Relevant Anymore? My last few columns focused on job interviews. And as I was writing about the stupid questions, the scripted answers, and proper preparation, I began to wonder whether a job interview is still important in the hiring process. I’m sure there are many stories where the best interviewer turned…

Orrick Losing Star IP Litigator to Goodwin

Orrick Losing Star IP Litigator to Goodwin Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is losing one of its star technology and intellectual property litigators in Silicon Valley. Neel Chatterjee, a 19-year Orrick veteran, has joined Goodwin to help build its technology litigation practice in Northern California, his new firm said. Mr. Chatterjee has represented Silicon Valley stalwarts like Facebook…

The Rules To Getting Clients Online (Part 2)

The Rules To Getting Clients Online (Part 2) A few weeks ago, I wrote about the first three rules to getting clients online. Here are a few more to help you get started. Don’t Flaunt Pointless Awards “I think I found a good lawyer to help us with our case that will shape the outcome…

Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Providers

Rising: Supply Chain Management and Alternative Legal Service Providers Last post, I offered some skepticism about one conclusion–the billable hour is already dead–in the annual Report on the State of the Legal Market from The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. I tried to…

David Boies: The Politics Of The Hank Greenberg Case Were ‘Maddening’

David Boies: The Politics Of The Hank Greenberg Case Were ‘Maddening’ David Boies One of the things that was maddening was that the attorney general’s office put out a press release that said Hank Greenberg had admitted to participating in and approving fraudulent transactions. But there was an agreed statement of facts pursuant to the…