When a corporation involved in a high-profile lawsuit last year wanted to find an incriminating text message that a former employee intentionally deleted from his mobile phone, its legal team did not conduct a nationwide manhunt for the sender’s device or subpoena his wireless carrier. In the modern era of high-tech litigation, the company’s forensic specialists simply used the UFED Touch Ultimate data extraction, decoding and analysis tool from Israel-based Cellebrite Ltd. Read More...
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Although outsourcing is a bad word among some categories of employees, it allows companies to focus on core competence, build expertise, control expenses, eliminate waste and directly provide value to clients or customers. Ideally, the vendor bears the overhead cost for the outsourced service, and when the need comes to an end, so does the financial relationship. Read More...
Over the past few years, especially since the onset of the “Great Recession” and even now during what appears to be an economic recovery, there has been increased talk about meaningful changes to the legal market. While there are a number of ways to analyze these changes, one interesting approach is to look at acquisition and private investment activity in the legal market over that same time period. Read More...
Managing deadlines is a critical part of every law practice. Missed deadlines are frequently one of the most common reasons lawyers get sued or their clients file grievances. Read More...
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When negotiating a long-term lease, the landlord and the tenant should specifically agree upon the condition that the premises will be in at the time of delivery by the landlord to the tenant. Too often phrases such as "vanilla box," "warm vanilla box" and "as-is condition" are utilized by leasing representatives to describe generically the condition that the premises will be in at the time of delivery. However, the differences between what each party means by those terms can be dramatic. By specifically addressing the condition of the premises, landlords and tenants may avoid costly disputes once the lease has been executed and the landlord delivers the premises. This article addresses the terminology and the common pitfalls associated with the terms "vanilla box," "warm vanilla box" and "as-is condition."
THE MATRIMONIAL STRATEGIST
In a three-part series in The Matrimonial Strategist (appearing in March, 2006, June, 2006, and March, 2007), Curtis Romanowski, a member of this newsletters Board of Editors, described and promoted parenting coordination as a means for dealing with high conflict families involved in domestic relations proceedings before courts. I applaud the efforts of those who have devoted significant time, energy, and, in some cases, funds, to trying to find ways in which to assist families in the difficult process of post-divorce adjustment, but parenting coordination has drawbacks that must be constructively addressed.