James L. Dennis
Smoking is bad for you — and winning massive judgments against tobacco companies can also be hazardous, if you don’t pay taxes on the money.
Can you enforce civility by being… uncivil? That’s the question being raised, over and over again, by federal judges from Texas these days. Check out the latest craziness — an en banc hearing before the Fifth Circuit that generated judicial fireworks, culminating in a judge essentially telling a colleague to STFU or GTFO….
It has long been the case in Hong Kong that most UK law firms and a very small minority of US law firms have three month notice periods for their US associates built into their employment contracts. But until about 18 months ago it was not common for any firm to enforce a three month notice period when a US associate left solo[…]