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Employee Absences to Attend Protests Might Be Protected Activity By Robyn M. McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter. You can find the original & full edition of At Issue Summer 2017 here. Edit, 8/18: With protests flaring up and turning violent around the Nation (notably in Charlottesville, VA), many have …


Why Millennials Need to be In Your Business Plans Already By Matthew Harvey Millennials (and younger generations as a whole) probably receive more attention than you think they deserve. People talk about how Millennials are awesome; people talk about how Millennials suck. Some think we’re doomed because of them; others think they’ll save the world. The truth is neither here …


The Care and Feeding of Self-Represented Plaintiffs By Suzanne Feffer, Esq. Seems easy enough: Defending a case against a plaintiff in pro per who likely has little or no knowledge of civil procedure — let alone the law that will govern the claim at issue — would not seem to be much of a challenge. …


War Stories with Garf — Missing Baseball Card Collection (The One Big Lie) Starring Gregg Garfinkel & Matthew Harvey Gregg recounts a case involving a vintage baseball card collection supposedly lost by a transportation company on its way to Florida. Watch the video on YouTube or below (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UE69uqJ5K8) Full Video Transcript: Hey Garf, how’s it …


Going Once, Twice, Sold: How Warehousemen Can Properly Sell Goods on a Lien to Settle Debts By Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. A warehouseman has a lien on goods left in his care as security for payment for all services performed, including storage charges, processing fees, transportation, and auction fees. The lien protects the warehouseman in the …


When a Stranger Calls, They Could Be Scamming You By Marleigh Green If you own a phone—especially if you own a business—you’ve probably gotten a call from a telemarketer. Telemarketers, in-large-part, are harmless salespeople; however, in recent times, diabolical schemes have been drawn-up by nefarious folks using a telemarketing-system. While telemarketing scams have existed for …


“Sharing” is Caring: Social Media & Copyright Laws By Marleigh Green Are Social Media Posts Subject to Copyright? Social Media is still in its infancy, leaving the legal industry scrambling to catch up. With websites like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook gaining popularity among individuals and businesses alike, new lawsuits are arising that call the …


998 Reasons to Serve an Offer to Compromise for the “Rhyme Impaired” By Suzanne Feffer, Esq. So you find yourself stuck in a claim And no longer care who you can blame You just want out But still have some doubt If you can settle and limit the pain Sometimes it’s tough to call up …


Mediation: Dispute Resolution Without the Courtroom By Marleigh Green What is Mediation? Mediation is a process by which two people (“the parties”) involved in a dispute meet with a third-party neutral (“the mediator”) to try and come to a resolution. Sometimes mediations—such as in divorce cases—are court-ordered, where a judge will require the two parties to …


Fool’s Gold: Details are Bigger than Dollars By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk “I’ll give whatever price you ask, but I set the terms.” I heard this years before I handled my first business sale. At once, my mind began to wonder how someone could make such an offer without knowing anything about the business, its …

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