January 2018 Archives

Is it malpractice to pressure a client to agree to a settlement?

A client has accused a law firm of legal malpractice for pressuring her into agreeing to a settlement offer to resolve her case. The case involves a woman who suffered serious injuries as a result of a pelvic mesh implant. The woman needed numerous surgeries after the implant to treat her injuries.

Workout app faces intellectual property litigation

Finding just the right music during a workout can be crucial. The best list of songs keeps one excited and motivated to finish strong. In the past, creating such a workout list meant burning favorite songs onto a CD or making a file on one's MP3 player. These days, however, there are apps that create fresh, inspiring playlists for each workout. However, one of these apps is now embroiled in intellectual property litigation.

5 errors that lead to legal malpractice allegations

Legal malpractice comes in many forms, but regardless of what happens, it impacts a client's case negatively. Whether it's an attorney who misses deadlines or one who has a conflict of interests, legal malpractice hurts the person the attorney is supposed to protect.

Artificial intelligence challenges copyright law

Every generation has its moments of life-changing invention. The telephone, the computer, the internet and more have changed the way people interact with each other. As society changes, laws struggle to keep up. Even now, with the advent of artificial intelligence, those who study copyright law suggest changes may be on the horizon.

Overview of legal malpractice

When people in New York think of malpractice, they likely assume it to mean medical malpractice. However, just as the word malpractice can be used to describe a medical professional who fails to perform up to expected standards, so can the word describe a lawyer who violates the expectations of professional conduct for a legal professional. Determining legal malpractice is not always easy.

Popular phrases may not be claimed as intellectual property

It is not unheard of for people to file for trademark registration for clever phrases. "Just Do It," for example, is a popular saying New York consumers are happy to wear on their shirts, bags and other merchandise. Nike, Inc. is the owner of the trademark for the saying and thus has the right to use it in marketing to promote its products. However, there are some cases in which the claim for trademark protection is not covered by intellectual property law.

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