Former Levinson Axelrod Attorney Sued Over “Gripe Site”

A New Jersey law firm is trying to shut down a disgruntled ex-employee’s “gripe site,” calling the website a cyber assault of “toxic fire” on its reputation. Former Levinson Axelrod attorney Edward Heyburn – who worked for the firm for six years – started his website “Levinson Axelrod Really Sucks” in late September, using the domain address levinsonaxelrod.net. The law firm’s website…

ESI in the Criminal Context

In the arena of civil litigation, the rules governing the preservation, collection, production, and use of electronically stored information (ESI) have been developing rapidly over the last few years. Spurred in part by the Sedona Principles which were a precursor to the 2006 amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006, litigators at least have some guidance to deal with…

Attorney Credits on YouTube

Check out Attorney Credits on YouTube. As part of our new outreach to our attorney clients, we have decided to reach out through social media outlets to gauge the pulse of the legal profession. As part of this outreach, we have begun posting video clips about current legal topics and questions on YouTube. Something that has always interested me is the intersection…

Super Lawyers to Rank Law Schools

People love lists — George Carlin even joked that the reason there are 10 commandments is strictly for marketing purposes — and ranking law schools and lawyers in no exception. Many have even opined that ranking law schools has undermined their goal of educating future attorneys because schools are so concerned about a high ranking that they forsake other educational goals. That…

Thinking of Going Solo?

Many of you work at law firms that have recently experienced layoffs or know of lawyers who are thinking about leaving their firms for other reasons. Legal Vertical Strategies is hosting an event on Dec. 3 that is targeted specifically to this audience. The program, “Legal Transitions: Business Considerations for Starting a Law Firm,” is aimed at helping lawyers understand the business…

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues

In our current economic turmoil, attorneys must be versed in bankruptcy issues more than ever. Schedule I? Schedule J? The 910 Rule? Sorting through the maze of forms and law can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned practitioner. Join U.S. Trustee David L. Skelton in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Issues for an excellent discussion of the mechanics of the trustee’s…

Litigious Lawyer Blames Airport For Divorce

If you look up Stanley G. Hilton’s name on the State Bar of California’s website’s “attorney search” you will quickly find that he is no longer eligible to practice law. However, that has not stopped the former civil litigator and former active member of the State Bar form suing just about everyone under the sun for his failed marriage – and better…

And you thought Casablanca was just for Humphrey Bogart?

Back in south Florida after a trip to Morocco, high-profile attorney Scott Rothstein has been sued and will be soon facing criminal charges for allegedly operating a fraud scheme out of his law office. Rothstein is the 2002 founding co-partner, managing shareholder, chairman, and chief executive of the Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler law firm. According to the Broward Beat his client list…

Son of Sam Law

This question was posed by a user: “I watched the lecture given by Greg Victoroff, Esq. on Trademarks and Copyrights: Registration, Infringements, Fair Use & Myths I from the Motley NY Bundle and I believe he indicated that as a result of his firm’s work overtunring the Son of Sam ruling, a convicted felon does not loose his rights to profit from…