April 14th, 2011
|sergeykemskiy||03:12 am - Entrepreneur Paul Celia presented new evidence of his rights to 84% shares of Facebook|
Entrepreneur Paul Celia, which requires the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg 84-percent share in the company, changed his legal team and filed new documents to the Federal Court of New York. He refers to a completely new proof of his direct involvement in the creation of Facebook. Maybe Zuckerberg would have to share profits, to stop the proceedings. In addition to Celia there are more pretenders to Zuckerberg’s stare in Facebook. There are Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and his former best friend Eduardo Saverin. Details of these proceedings can be found in the article "Three threats to Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook".
April 7th, 2011
|sergeykemskiy||01:38 pm - Apple has won a multi-million dollar patent lawsuit from Yale professor|
Apple has won a multimillion-dollar litigation with a small firm Mirror Worlds, founded by a professor at Yale University, David Gelernter.
In October 2010 the jury supported Mirror Worlds claims that Apple violated patents owned by it and obliged Apple to pay $ 625.5 million in fines - for $ 208.5 million for each of the three patent infringement.
The plaintiff claimed that the illegal use of technology in the devices Mac, iPhones and iPods and related organizations interface Cover Flow, backup system Time Machine and software for searching computer hard drives. Apple immediately appealed the decision.
Now the Federal Court of Texas ruled the opposite order, eliminating fine. It is reported that Mirror Worlds has not provided sufficient evidence to justify the amount designated for compensation. Mirror Worlds lawyers refused to comment the situation.
March 9th, 2011
|sergeykemskiy||10:42 pm - Loans to civil lawsuits in the U.S.|
The big banks, hedge funds and private investors in the U.S. who are looking for new promising investment projects, have discovered a new way to earn money. Investing hundreds of millions of dollars in funding of civil suits, they run a great risk, however, they can win much more than in more traditional areas for investment. Attorney Online understands the positive features of this system and what risks proclaim its opponents. Loans are often the catalyst for the large and resonant litigations, especially when in such areas as medical malpractice, divorces and class actions against large corporations.The total investment into trials in the U.S. since 1990 amounted $ 1 billion. System of crediting trials has become one of important trends of risky investments at high interest rates.
LawFinance Group founder Alan Zimmerman was a practicing lawyer, while in 1992 he moved to California. And there he he borrowed $ 30,000 dollars to a woman who won the case of sexual harassment by her employer, but faced with an appeal of the employer. Lady did not have funds to continue the process, but after the loan employer immediately gave up and did not challenge the court decision. Zimmerman eventually earned $ 20,000. Then the idea to make this practice his business occurred him.
December 28th, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||01:11 am - New Year bonuses of lawyers. Crisis is left behind?|
Bonuses in large law firms will differ a little from last year's. Partners of big law firms consider that bonuses — the basic indicator of health of legal business — don't grow highly as position of business in this year has improved slightly. Also the reason of stability of bonuses is anxiety of the clients considering that increase of bonuses to lawyers will increase rates of legal services. This year many leading Wall Street law firms have constituted bonuses from 7 thousand dollars for first year lawyers to 35 thousand dollars for leading experts. This sum is much less than that was 2 years ago when the average sum of bonuses amounted 65 thousand dollars. Read more about employees' new year bonuses in law firms on attorney-online info.
December 16th, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||11:34 am - The Ministry of Justice of the USA will appeal against a judgement about illegality of medical refor|
The Ministry of Justice of the USA will appeal against the decision of district court of Richmonds (State of Virginia) which has recognized reform of public health services, initiated by Barack Obama, partially contradicting Сonstitution of the USA. The position obliging all Americans to acquire the medical insurance has been recognized illegal. Tracy Schmaler, representative of the Ministry of Justice of the USA has reported about it. More medical legal information read on Attorney Online
December 15th, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||12:18 pm - Three threats to Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook|
"Social network" comes to an end on signing of confidential agreements and satisfactions by litigants of two processes (with Winklevoss and Saverien). In the USA producers like to shoot films about loud legal procedures, therefore it is not excluded that this history will inspire someone on a new screen version of events from life of Facebook founder. Winklevoss and their partner in the spring of 2010 have challenged in a court, the agreement and satisfaction.Read more news about business law procedures of Facebook on Attorney Online.
November 1st, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||05:57 pm - Is there juctice in U.S. courts?|
Researchers named advertizing election campaign of judges on TV the real information war. And in the war, as it is known, all means are good. Critics don't maintain videos for judges which are similar to the dirty PR-campaign directed against contenders at elections.The whole article published on Attorney Online: Expenditure for elections of judges grow in the USA. Courts are still independent? Part 2
October 11th, 2010
October 8th, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||01:06 pm - 10 % of time — no-charge work - Stephen Zak (FBA)|
In the USA there is a monopoly for legal activity. To be engaged in it person must have corresponding preparation, education, experience . Besides, not any lawyer can represent interests of other persons in court. It is authorized only to attorneys.
read interviw with Stephen Zak - head on American Bar Association
October 5th, 2010
|sergeykemskiy||01:26 pm - Price does not depend on the volume and complexity of the work? Paradoxes of U.S. law market |
Price does not depend on the volume and complexity of the work? Paradoxes of U.S. law market
In essence the report - a summary of the results of a study on the pricing mechanism in the field of legal services to the U.SMaybe this will help us understand why the cost of services the law firm does not depend much on her experience in a particular area and the volume of work on this particular request.