• Controlling Costs in Worker's Comp

    February 01, 2018 |

    The Rolling Stones Were Wrong — Time Isn't on Your Side

    Almost every business owner loathes worker's compensation insurance — costs are high and can go up significantly in the event of a claim or multiple claims. Also, worker's comp can be a cost center that is heavily impacted by fraud and abuse. If employers can control the number and severity of claims and lower worker's comp costs, they can put the money to better use.

  • More Developments in NFL Concussion Litigation

    February 01, 2018 |

    Several leading law firms in the National Football League concussion settlement litigation are taking issue with an expert report that suggested slashing attorney fee recoveries. More than 10 law firms have filed responses to a December expert report that recommended capping attorney fees.

  • Law Firm Security Q&A

    February 01, 2018 |

    With the Appleby data breach still top of mind of many law firm and legal department professionals, cybersecurity has become a major area of concern. To learn more about how law firms can protect themselves against cyber attacks and data breaches, we sat down with Laurie Fischer, managing director at HBR Consulting.

  • Recovering Administrative Claims in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy and Title III of PROMESA

    February 01, 2018 |

    Municipal bankruptcies under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code are rare. These cases are often filed to adjust bonded indebtedness and pension obligations. Congressional authorization for Puerto Rico and its instrumentalities to file for bankruptcy under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) was similarly out of concern for excessive bond debt and pensions.

  • The National Opioid Epidemic: The Emergence of a Multi-Layered Approach

    February 01, 2018 |

    On Oct. 26, 2017, Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced that, as a result of the opioid epidemic, “a public health emergency exists nationwide.” As a result, counties, states and the federal government have mounted an attack on the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Development

    February 01, 2018 |

    Town Board Failed to Take 'Hard Look' at Amendment
    Jurisdictional Determination from Army Corps
    Developer Failed to Allege Concrete Injury

  • Marketing Tech: SEO: Will It Actually Work for Your Firm?

    February 01, 2018 |

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to help drive traffic to your website, but is also a very misunderstood term. This article helps clarify what SEO really is, and if it will help with your business development activities.

  • The Recent Court and Regulatory Battles Behind the Net Neutrality Controversy

    February 01, 2018 |

    Though it has been a news focus recently, the legal issue of “net neutrality,” or an open Internet, has been a point of contention between Internet access providers and network users since the mid-1990s. Both sides have zealously but unsuccessfully lobbied Congress with multiple efforts to have desired legislation passed. This has left us instead with shifting regulatory actions taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to address the issue.

  • Some Law Firm Leaders See Rosy 2018 Ahead

    February 01, 2018 |

    When it comes to law firm business, not everyone is depressed about the slow growth that plagued many firms in 2017, and that's predicted to persist into the new year. Or at least they won't admit it.