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Advocate’s View: The limits of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine — the consequences of sharing otherwise privileged communications with outsiders

Mary Jo Korona

With greater frequency, clients expect, request and sometimes insist that non-lawyers, such as public relations firms, participate in in the litigation process. Responding to and managing these client expectations requires that the attorney be well-versed in the ways in which ...

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IP Frontiers: Toward rebalancing outcomes of Alice patentable subject matter inquiries — part two


It has been about nine months since my last patentable subject matter (aka “Alice”) update, tracking cases and other important information in the wake of the Alice Supreme Court decision. Things continue to improve at the Court of Appeals for ...

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Environmental Law: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation continues fight against National Fuel’s northern access pipeline project

George S. Van Nest

Over the last decade, development of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing has blossomed in Pennsylvania. The shale gas boom has led gas companies, including National Fuel Gas Supply Company from New York, to explore and expand opportunities south of the ...

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Money Management: The changing landscape of the auto industry

Mitchell Thomas

The automobile industry has been going through a flux in recent years. Though realizing an elevated occurrence of 17,270,000 domestic vehicle sales in 2018, the horizon appears challenging to duplicate this phenomena going forward (Source: Statista.com). The affordability of a ...

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Legal Loop: Email tracking and lawyers: not a great mix


For most lawyers, email is their primary method of correspondence with clients, courts, opposing counsel and others. Over the years, we’ve become increasingly reliant on email because it’s a fairly simple and cost-effective way to communicate. Of course, as technology ...

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Trials and Tribulations: Ethically Obtaining and Authenticating Images Taken from Social Media


In the context of personal injury cases, social media can be a blessing for the defense and a curse to an unwitting plaintiff. Prior to the age of social media, a defendant seeking to undermine a plaintiff’s claimed injuries would ...

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Legal Bytes: Amendable: protecting minority members’ interest in limited liability companies


Section 417 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law (NY LLCL) requires that the members of a limited liability company (LLC) adopt a written Operating Agreement establishing — among other things — the rights, responsibilities and limitations of the ...

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