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May 17, 2018, 3:07 pm, 1858703

The State Bar of California has learned of a phishing scam targeting attorneys licensed in California and issued warnings ti attorneys to beware of suspicious emails. The recent phishing attempt claims to be from the California Bar Association, which is a fictitious organization. The emails claim that attorneys need to ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849380

We thought the tort law in personal injury cases was fairly well defined, but a new appellate opinion has got hospitals and their attorneys in a dither, while plaintiffs and their lawyers are throwing a big party.Especially now that they can afford it.  Let me explain.Michael Huff got injured in ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849381

Local 721 of the Service Employees International Union is the exclusive bargaining representative of all Los Angeles County employees.  No one employee can even ask his or her boss for a raise.  SEIU speaks on behalf of everyone, whether the employees want them to or not.  I don't know.  I've ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849379

So, if you’re buying a SonicWALL (including model TZ205 ) as your firewall, don’t waste your money. The price that you pay for renewing the annual software and subscription plan does not include any assistance from the new seller, Western NRG to configure it once it's installed. Dell ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849376

Cubicle workers can't imagine standing all day long at their job, but many bank tellers, shelf stockers, assembly line workers and a host of other employees do. Apparently, howver, some of those employees are tired of standing. Workers from CVS and JP Morgan Chase Bank sued their employers in federal ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849377

Well, that's one way to settle a case:  pay the attorneys  who sued you, not the victims whose telephone calls Wells Fargo recorded.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "none of that money will go to consumers whose privacy was allegedly violated."Instead, Attorney General Kamala Harris and five district attorneys will ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849375

The California State Bar has warned attorneys for a long time:  don't handle homeowner mortgage foreclosures.  In fact, those warnings started in 1978 after our state Legislature. The warnings started in earnest in 2008-2009 when, the State Bar issued an ethics ruling alerting lawyers to the ethical problems with loan foreclosures.  We listened; ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849372

For the last twelve years, I've recorded a podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, with Robert Ambrogi, former editor of the National Law Journal. We believe we have the longest running continuous podcast on the Internet and we're celebrating our 12th anniversary for our next show. But for me, it was this week's show that ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849373

As many of you know, my wife, Christine, and I wrote a Christmas book where our grandchildren are the main characters.  It's available on Amazon for pre-order, Buy yours now, just in time for Christmas.It's the story of Naomi, our heroine, who must save Christmas from being frozen by the Frost ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849374

That's right: unless you're having a heart attack or suffering from cancer, you may be better off not seeking medical care.  According to the Washington Post, the medical industry itself is the third leading cause of death.  In fact, you're less likely to die if you get respiratory disease, accidents, stroke or ...