Archive for December 2008

A Discrimination Lawsuit Against The Olympics — with a twist

I heard an interesting story on NPR yesterday about a discrimination lawsuit against the Olympics.  Ten women from six countries are suing to seek the right to participate in ski jumping at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.  Ski jumping is the only sport that is open to men, but closed to women.  The ten…

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A Good Lawyer, Chapter 5

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been looking at Stephen Comiskey’s book, A Good Lawyer. I’ve previously posted my favorite excerpts from Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. Today, I look at Chapter 5, which is available online. Again, the book is out of print, but I encourage all of…

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Called Out

Attorney and CBS News analyst Andrew Cohen had a great opinion piece Saturday calling out the US Chamber of Commerce entitled “Made in America: Corporate Gall — On Corporations Seeking to “Reform” the Very System They Broke.” It’s an oustanding article, and I would cut and paste the entire thing if I wasn’t afraid of violating copyright…

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A Good Lawyer, Ch. 4

A couple of weekends ago, I was prompted to go back and read Stephen Comiskey’s must read book “A Good Lawyer: Secrets Good Lawyers [and their clients] Already Know.” Last week I started a series looking at my favorite excerpts from each of the books. I’ve reviewed Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3. Today,…

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Called Out

Attorney and CBS News analyst Andrew Cohen had a great opinion piece Saturday calling out the US Chamber of Commerce entitled “Made in America: Corporate Gall — On Corporations Seeking to “Reform” the Very System They Broke.” It’s an oustanding article, and I would cut and paste the entire thing if I wasn’t afraid of violating copyright…

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New Legal Malpractice Issues At The Texas Supreme Court

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court heard arguments in a legal malpractice case that could have far-reaching implications on damage claims. The case stems from Akin, Gump’s representation of National Development & Research Corp. in underlying litigation.  NDR hired Akin, Gump to represent it in a lawsuit against some of NDR’s business partners.  At…

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Another Legal Mal Claim Against Big Law

Mega law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Hedges has been hit with a legal malpractice lawsuit that claims the firm botched a $48.8 million settlement, even as the firm collected approximately $12 million in contingency fees on the deal. Todd Kurtin hired Quinn Emanuel to represent him in the unwinding of his business relationships.  Under…

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Another Insurance Company Win At The Texas Supreme Court

I’m not usually surprised when insurance companies win at the Texas Supreme Court, but today was a little stunning when the Court issued its opinion in USF&G v. Goudeau.  And I’ll warn you up front, I’m short on time and don’t have a lot of time to explain my ramblings below. While working on the…

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A Good Lawyer, Chapter 3

In the last couple of days, I’ve been posting my favorite excerpts of Stephen Comiskey’s book, A Good Lawyer.  We’ve looked at Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, and today move on to Chapter 3.  Unfortunately, Chapter 3 isn’t online so readers will have to rely on my favorite chosen parts. Chapter 3 is entitled “The…

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A Good Lawyer, Chapter 2

Yesterday, I started reviewing/posting excerpts from Stephen Comiskey’s book “A Good Lawyer.”  It is five chapters long, and I’ll be posting on each chapter over the next week or so.  As I mentioned, I think it’s a must read, and I would encourage all lawyers to try and get their hands on a copy.  It…

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