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Tag Archives: Victoria Gleason

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

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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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Trials and Tribulations: Deadline nears for employers to comply with new NYS sexual harassment laws

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 The 2019 New York State budget signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo included new and enhanced sexual harassment laws, which have been extolled as the nation’s strongest. It is incumbent upon every employer to become familiar with the requirements under the ...

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Trials and Tribulations: Supreme Court denies certiorari in case challenging California gun laws, but not without a rare and critical dissent to the denial by Justice Thomas

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While it is not unusual for the U.S. Supreme Court to deny certiorari, it is unusual for a Justice to issue a written dissent to the denial of certiorari, as Justice Thomas did in the recent case of Silvester v. ...

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Examining Ethics: Dodge Cupid’s arrow when it comes to relationships with clients

In light of the amorous atmosphere surrounding Valentine’s Day, a refresher on the prohibitions when it comes to intimate relationships between lawyers and clients is appropriate. Relationships with clients are difficult to justify, particularly given the lawyer’s fiduciary responsibility towards ...

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Trials and Tribulations: Luxury versus a wholesale giant—Costco’s $20 million dollar mistake

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The saga between Tiffany and Co., the luxury manufacturer and retailer of jewelry and other goods, and Costco, the wholesale giant, began in November 2012 when a Costco customer informed Tiffany that she was disappointed to see that Costco was ...

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Trials & Tribulations: Can Iron Man successfully fight off a copyright infringement action?

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We have all seen Iron Man duke it out on the big screen, but now his strength is being tested in court. In the recent case of Horizon Comics Productions, Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, et al., pending in the ...

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