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Five Fantastic Famous Lawyers – A New Series

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ June 29, 2023 Lawyers

Lawyers have been instrumental in influencing the course of history and promoting justice and equality. Certain legal minds over the years have ascended to global prominence, providing an indelible mark on the legal profession and society as a whole. In a new series of guides starting with “Who are the world’s five most famous lawyers […]

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How to Review and Choose the Best Lawyers for a Legal Directory

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ April 29, 2023 Lawyers

Reviewing and choosing some of the best lawyers for a legal directory or legal resources website isn’t easy. At Five Fantastic Lawyers™ our mission is to help people a bit more in their step to find the right lawyer for their legal needs, which could help make a significant difference in the lives of people, […]

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Mark Thorley, Scottish Solicitor & Part-Time Sheriff – Career, Publications & Media

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ July 24, 2021 Lawyers

Mark Thorley is a Scottish solicitor and part-time Sheriff.[1] He also co-founded the firm Blacklock Thorley in 1992 and then Thorley Stephenson in 2005.[2] Career Upon completion of an LLB Honours degree and a Dip LP, Thorley spent six years with Balfour & Manson specialising in reparation, family, and criminal law. In 1992, he co-founded Blacklock Thorley Solicitors specialising in debt […]

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The Best Defense: 7 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Case

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ June 19, 2018 Lawyers

The main reason why so many people aren’t certain whether to get an attorney to represent them in court, is the potential for money savings this would bring. But unless you’re highly trained in handling legal cases, this is a recipe for disaster. Simply put, you stand to lose more than there is to gain. […]

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Hacking Privileged Communications Warrants Striking Answer

by ASchlossberg December 1, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiffs in Iris Mediaworks, Ltd v. Vasisht, NYLJ 1202791048431, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) made a motion to strike the defendant’s Answer based on allegations that defendant “stole privileged and confidential e-mails.”  Plaintiffs alleged that their Chairman and Managing Director discovered that all of the emails in his account had been forwarded […]

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Insurance Coverage Can Not be Created by Untimely Disclaimer

by ASchlossberg November 2, 2017 Blawg

In an action commenced by plaintiff insurance provider seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff was not obligated to defend or indemnify the defendants in connection with a car accident, plaintiff moved for summary judgment.  Defendants opposed the motion by asserting that plaintiff failed to timely disclaim coverage for the accident.  At the time of the […]

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Labor Law Claims Dismissed Based On Proximate Cause

by ASchlossberg October 20, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiff in Merendino v. Costco Wholesale Corp., NYLJ 1202793125729, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) commenced an action against multiple defendants based upon injuries he suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working on a construction site.  Plaintiff asserted a cause of action for common law negligence and a number of labor […]

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10 Ways Social Media Has Changed How Lawyers Operate 

by YouBlawg September 8, 2017 Law firm marketing

Contribution from an author in the legal sector explaining 10 of the ways social media has changed how lawyers operate:- Chances are, you are among one of the 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook… Or, if not, you might be a user of various other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, or even […]

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Defendant and Counsel Ordered to Pay Sanctions for Repeated Refusal to Comply with Discovery Demands

by ASchlossberg September 5, 2017 Blawg

As litigation proceeds from the initial pleadings stage to the commencement of discovery, parties often find themselves facing an opponent who is less than willing to comply with fair and reasonable demands to produce records and information that are necessary and relevant to the action.  Indeed the frequent reluctance of judges to punish parties for […]

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To Partner or Not to Partner

by ASchlossberg July 20, 2017 Blawg

Plaintiff in Hammond v. Smith, NYLJ 1202792787736, at *1 (App. Div. 4th Dept. 2017) appealed the dismissal of his complaint which sought damages for breach of an alleged oral partnership.  Since there was no written agreement, the court was compelled to consider extraneous factors — the parties’ intent, whether there was joint control and management […]

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