Cyber Law and Business Practices

Lawyer’s Hourly Rate Calculator

You have just hung out your shingle, but you do not know what amount to charge clients for your hourly rate.  What do you do?  There is a lot of advice out there.  One solution might be to ask around and find out what the market rate is for legal services in your area, with […]

Senate To Consider Nationwide Protections For Online Reviews

The U.S. Senate is poised to consider the Consumer Review Freedom Act, which would protect consumers from businesses that try to restrict online reviews. Statistics show that online reviews are increasing in popularity with consumers who rely on them when choosing a business.

Lawyer Disbarred For Unethical Use Of Social Media

Louisiana lawyer gets disbarred for unethical use of social media to influence judges

Google Earth Evidence Is Not Hearsay, 9th Circuit Rules

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that machine-generated proof is not hearsay, joining a growing list of courts across the U.S. to reach that conclusion.

Exploding E-Cigarettes Can Cause Severe Injuries

What Are E-Cigarettes? First patented in 2003, e-cigarettes (or, “e-cig,” “personal vaporizer“) are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking by producing a heated vapor resembling smoke.  Since becoming commercially available in 2007, e-cigarettes have grown popular as an alternative to smoking, but are even popular with those who have never smoked traditional cigarettes or other tobacco products.  The […]

Uber And Lyft Face Uncertain Outcome In Lawsuits Brought By Drivers – Updated!

Mobile-app-driven driver services, Uber and Lyft, each face separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court.  The cases have been brought against the companies by their drivers, alleging they have been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees and are entitled to reimbursements for expenses such as gas and vehicle maintenance. Currently, the drivers […]

Jurors Who Tweet! Beware!

Jurors who tweet during service in California may now be jailed under a new law that went into effect 1/1/2012