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Lawyers Receiving Money From Lenders

High net wealth individuals often look to invest their money outside of a bank.  These individuals might choose to invest in real estate or a professional sports franchise.  How about bankrolling other people’s lawsuits to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars?  It is happening, and it seems as though it has the potential to be quite a lucrative venture for those involved. Anyone involved in the practice of law, especially when it comes to representing plaintiffs in contingency fee cases, will admit that preparing for and litigating matters costs a lot of...
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Bad Contract Drafting Leaves The Los Ang...

One of the first things any law school student will learn in what is usually a 2L Legal Drafting course is that punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure really do matter.  I remember my professor telling us that the placement of a single comma affected whether the plaintiff in a case would be given a $2+ million award or nothing at all.  I bet the legal clerk drafting that contract wish he/she took an extra .2 hours to double check in that instance.  It probably would have cost the client all of $30. The punctuation, sentence structure, and words used comes in to...
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South Florida Jewish Lawyers

When you think of lawyer, do you think of someone who is Jewish?  That would be called a stereotype, and while there is nothing wrong with you thinking that way, is there something wrong with playing up on the idea that Jewish attorneys are more desirable than non-Jewish attorneys? The Jewish American Bar Association is a new organization that has been advertising a Jewish Lawyer Referral Service with the following line: “Prefer A Jewish Lawyer!”  Realize that the advertisement is for a referral service and is not an ad purchased by any particular lawyer or...