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Real Life Superman

Real Life Superman

When it Comes to Fighting for Victims of Justice, Eric Dubin is Fearless, Focused and Full of Heart Eric Dubin is no stranger to the spotlight. As the man who finally proved that celebrity Robert Blake was indeed responsible for the death of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley, Dubin permanently solidified his legacy as one of […]

Approaching Litigation Settlement, the Ahimsa Way

Approaching Litigation Settlement, the Ahimsa Way

Parties to litigation often experience it as an exceptionally stressful and even exasperating experience. Litigation has the potential to tax not just the parties’ time, but their financial and emotional resources. Even nominal business disputes have a human component, because business is fundamentally conducted between people. There’s an almost irony in how individuals, exceptionally gifted […]

Avvo’s First Amendment Rights Trump Legal Challenges

Avvo’s First Amendment Rights Trump Legal Challenges

Two putative class-action lawsuits that took aim at the way Avvo uses sponsored listings to earn revenue have fizzled out, with one case ending in a settlement and the other in a dismissal. We first reported on the lawsuits in the June issue of Attorney Journal. We were interested in the cases—one being litigated in […]

4 Sources of Inspiration for Brand Storytelling

4 Sources of Inspiration for Brand Storytelling

All law firms have stories to tell. Stories of triumph. Stories of tragedy. Stories that often fuel movie plots and leave people wanting more. So how do you draw those stories out to help build your brand? You’ll need to start with a source, an inspiration for the story you want to tell. And that […]

Web Security for Law Firms

Web Security for Law Firms

Due to their regular dealings with personally identifiable information (PII), law firms should take measures to reduce the chances of a data breach. PII can be used to identify, contact, or locate a single person or identify an individual in context. In the hands of wrongdoers, PII can be used for identity theft, fraud, or […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert

McIntyre’s Civil Alert

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Appeal Hjelm v. Prometheus (2016) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2016 WL 5815768: The Court of Appeal affirmed a jury verdict awarding plaintiffs economic damages of $11,652 and noneconomic damages of $60,000, and an attorney fee award of $326,475.00, in an action by tenants for damages caused by a bedbug infestation and a […]

Community News – November 2016

Community News – November 2016

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) will honor William D. Shapiro, founder of the Law Offices of William D. Shapiro, as one of the association’s 2016 Top Gun Trial Lawyers of the Year. Shapiro is being recognized for his work in Government Liability. The event will be held at the […]

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