Jack McCoy's Team of Prosecuting Attorneys Earned Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who revered Jack McCoy and his team of prosecuting attorneys on "Law and Order" probably never reflected on how much they were earning. In Bloomberg Law , Elizabeth Olson presents the median salaries for prosecuting attorneys and public interest lawyers. Entry-level prosecuting attorney make about $58,300. In coaching the over-50, I provide a sliding scale schedule of fees.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

Real-Life Legal Drama - Divorce Ending in Attorney's Murder, Suicide of Client's Former Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, divorce attorney Antonio Mari had reason to be fearful of his client's now ex-husband Walter Radford. On "Law & Order SVU," an Assistant District Attorney had to go into the Witness Protection Program.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Emotions run high in family law. But, in this situation the anxiety was so intense that he decided to arm himself. He perceived Radford as mentally ill. 

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SCOTUS Puts Decision to Review CA Public Nuisance Law in Limbo - Investors Beware, State Attorneys General Have Much to Gain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the kind of "smoking gun" which, for example, other state attorneys general could leverage in class action public nuisance lead paint litigation.  Instead they can sell this kind of litigation to state attorneys general and others. Those state attorneys general who initiate such a lawsuit in the public interest can enhance their brand - and political futures. Increasingly, it looks like the U.S.

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Great Public Speaking: No Fee Talks

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Attorneys, doctors, dentists, accountants, real estate agents, lawyers, home builders and many other people from a wide variety of professions give seminars to promote their business and to gain clients directly from the seminars. Many professionals speak or give free public seminars to help get clients.

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Lucas County Is Location for First COVID-19 Death in Ohio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The announcement is out: Anyone who had been near attorney Mark Wagner Sr. Sliding scale fees. in Domestic Relations Court in Lucas County, Ohio could have been infected with the coronavirus. On Thursday, Wagner, 76, died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. That was the first such death in Ohio. He was based in Toledo, Lucas County. Here are more details from local media. 

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The Very Peculiar Reward System in Law Firms v Corporations, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street Investing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The law firm Quinn Emanuel request for a $185 million fee in getting the $3.7 In addition, there exists the public's outrage about high attorney fees.  billion payment for insurers brought to the forefront the age-old question in billing: time v value. 

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Edelman's Job Just Got Lots More Challenging: Client Kodak Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The plaintiffs are seeking damages, attorney fees and other costs. It was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who noticed there might be something rotten in the state of Denmark - metaphorically speaking.

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Courts of Public Opinion and Courts of Law Intersect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  But in some legal circles it will be imprinted as the day attorneys for Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant filed a 27-count lawsuit for wrongful death. Sliding scale fees.

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It Was Said to Kick Off #MeToo - Now, a Wrap, Unless Harvey Weinstein Conviction Appealed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lead defense attorney for Harvey Weinstein- Donna Rotunno -  saved her clients from life in prison. Sliding scale fees. Yes, he's in jail right now, awaiting sentencing March 11th. But he won't be facing a life sentence in prison.

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Will the Wayfair brand Be Put in Play? - "Forsythe v. Wayfair"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The lawsuit requests back pay, court fees, and damages. The plaintiff and her attorney will have to keep this story alive in the media. Will lawsuit "Emily Forsythe v.

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Boies Schiller Flexner Brand (2015 - 2020)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney fees. Fees paid to attorneys. Legal malpractice. Breach of fiduciary duty. Vicarious liability. Unjust enrichment. Restitution  Those are the allegations in the lawsuit "Telebrands Corps and Bullhead.com v. David Boies, et al." " It had been filed last Thursday, reports Law.com , in Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Bergen County.

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Cannabis - The Business and Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The target markets are not just attorneys.   Workshop on February 2, 2018, welcomes non-attorneys. Affordable fees. To survive, some law schools recognize they must develop an entrepreneurial mindset.    So, it should have been expected that they would leverage legal cannabis for recreational use as what could turn out to be a profit center. The core service is educating about business and legal issues.

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Steve Cohen 1, Preet Bharara Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York was prosecuting alleged misconduct in the financial sector. Investors in this new hedge fund will pay lower fees than with SAC. For the latter there had been a 3% entrance fee and 50% of the profits. In 2018, big-time investment player, Steve Cohen, will be allowed to manage external capital. Cohen had been barred from that as part of the agreement his former firm SAC made with the federal government.

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Collapse of The Vatican - Students of Power Will Be Analyzing This One For Centuries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told that media that he had proof the Vatican had been aware of at least one sex abuse cover-up However, he didn't finger Pope Francis directly. Sliding scale fees. Here are more details from Axios. What we students of power know is that the Vatican is losing it - fast. That shift from pontificator to apologist invites attack. Soon enough the barbarians will be at the gate. 

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Dennis Hartley - Yet Another Tarnished Legal Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Law and Crime reports, in a negotiation with the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Hartley agreed to surrender his law license as a tradeoff for no other legal action being taken. Also, he didn't safeguard clients' retainers and shared fees with nonlawyers. He will always be known as the lawyer who represented Timothy McVeigh on appeal. That icon is Dennis Hartley.

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Lead-Poisoned Children - Public Policy/Public Relations Had Ruled Out That Possibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In other states, ranging from Rhode Island to California, the state attorneys general, frequently working on contingency with plaintiff law firm Motley Rice , sued former lead paint manufacturers and marketers for allegedly causing a public nuisance. Given this current tragedy in NYC public housing, NY state attorney general Barbara Underwood and Motley Rice can ride in as white knights, leveraging legal tools to address this problem.  Sliding scale fees.

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Roman Catholic Church - Has It Caused a Public Nuisance in (too many) States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clearly, it's time for the state attorneys general in the affected states to consider filing class action public nuisance litigation against the Roman Catholic Church and all others who were parties to the abuse and the coverups.   In the 1990s, that kind of initiative had been carried out by the state attorneys general in which lead paint had been a health hazard, especially for children. Sliding scale fees.

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Re-Thinking Rapid Growth - From Uber to CKR Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It had been sued for not paying the $200,000 March rent and fees for its offices at 1330 Avenue of the Americas. The plaintiff is open to settlement through paying the month's rent and late fees.  In Manhattan Supreme Court attorneys Julie Steamer and Bruce Hart filed a complaint alleging CKR's attempt to push them into a fraudulent equity partnership. Rapid growth has been carrying a stink.

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Lawsuits & #MeToo - The Movement Can Lose Traction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the court rules she has to pony up $35,445 in attorney fees.  Movements are fragile entities. Some speculate that the counterculture lost traction when a severe recession hit in the early 1970s.    It's possible weak lawsuits contending sexual misconduct could derail the #MeToo initiative.    Two recent ones in that category have been "Stephens v. Baker McKenzie" and "Andowah Newton v.

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1984ish - Jeff Fager Out at CBS, But Not Because of Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's analogous to having a statement going out from a state attorney office's office that X has been sentenced for five years in prison for a crime but not specifying the crime. If that proves useful, after that are sliding scale fees. CBS, despite being guided in public relations by outside communications firm Edelman, still can't get it right. Shame on you both CBS and Edelman. 

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David Boies, Andrew Cuomo, and the $25k Campaign Contribution - Is This Another One for Jason Farrow?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the New York Post reports, Cuomo's office states: "The attorney general's investigation was suspended to avoid situations in Weinstein's defense attorneys would be able to constantly petition the attorney general's office for information about what they uncovered and undermine a criminal prosecution."  Sliding scale fees. " [Boies Schiller Flexner] that formerly represented Harvey Weinstein handed over a $25,000 check to Gov.

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Public Nuisance Lawsuits, The People, and Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the first to file a public nuisance lawsuit, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine agreed with the judge.   In RI, the universe smiled on Sheldon Whitehouse after he filed the first lead paint lawsuit when state Attorney General. Affordable fees. Unlike myriad other public nuisance lawsuits, the 200 state-level ones against pharma companies manufacturing, marketing and/or selling opioids may settle relatively quickly.

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The Morgan & Morgan Law Firm Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

million in attorney fees and $400,000 in court costs.  This jury verdict hurts the brand and the pocketbook of law firm Morgan & Morgan. Its leadership says the law firm will appeal. In Sarasota, Florida, a jury ruled for the plaintiff Shawna Pollock and her husband Rocky Pollock in a legal malpractice lawsuit. The award for damages was $5 million. Here are more details from Zach Schlein in Law.com.

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PA AG Josh Shapiro - Dig Deeper

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, the investigation by PA attorney general Josh Shapiro should fan out to include the nuns who had contact with not only young children but young adults. Sliding scale fees. So far, the scandal in Pennsylvania about the Roman Catholic Church is focused on the 300 priests who abused boys and girls.  From 1963 until 1967, I matriculated at Seton Hill , Greensburg, PA. Then an all-women's college, operated by the Sisters of Charity, the nuns had enormous power. 

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E. John Teichert & His Website - Of Course, He Should Have Known Better

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Foundation's attorney - Donald Rehkopf - contends that Teichert is using his power to promote, in an aggressive manner, his own religious belief system. Sliding scale fees. How does someone rise to the leadership rank of Air Force Brig. General and not understand the separation of church and state? That's the puzzling question. The issue is that such a man at Edwards Air Force Base - E. John Teichert - set up a very strange website.

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SETTLED! Time Was Up on Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Law Firm Chadbourne

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The specific attorney there is Alexandra Harwin. But the really good news for those who cheered on the plaintiffs is that Chadbourne is picking up the more than $1 million bill for attorney fees.  Sliding scale fees. This all started when the law firm was still named Chadbourne and there was one plaintiff - Kerrie Campbell. Now, it has been settled with Chadbourne and its successor firm - Norton Rose Fulbright - with three plaintiffs.

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Time for Retired/Semi-Retired to Stop Cowering about "Large Unexpected Expenses"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Medicare supplemental insurance usually offers that for an extra monthly fee. A hard mouth guard to prevent damage from teeth-grinding at night can cost less than a third of the fee at a U.S. Also, some nations allow those emigrating there to participate in the national healthcare plan for a fee. Plus the service fee can also be a budget-challenger. The AT&T service fee, if billed on a credit card monthly, is about $30. Ask directly about fees.

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That Business Did You Wrong - Not So Fast with Negative Online Review

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Sanchez is requesting damages, lost profits, attorney fees, and more.  Filed on August 19, 2019, in County Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, lawsuit "Law Office of Chris Sanchez v. Kocagoglan" can establish fear about posting negative reviews on social networks. Here is a copy of that complaint.

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#MeToo May Fade, But Gender Lawsuits Seem to Be Sustainable Trend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dawn Knepper, nonequity shareholder at Ogletree Deakens, is using the California's Private Attorneys Act to file a gender discrimination lawsuit which seeks class action status. Affordable fees. That Act allows employees to bypass the mandatory arbitration imposed by their employer. Knepper is represented by employment superlawyer David Sanford of Sanford Heisler Sharp.

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Legal Sector Forced to Put Out Sign: Only Experienced Apply for Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Temporary attorneys. The solid business reason is that they don't want to be ponying up the big hourly or project fee to help develop newcomers to practicing law. Affordable fees. "'The industry has moved away from its dependence on associates,' she [Gretta Rusanow, Citi Private Bank law firms group] said."  "  - Karen Sloan, "Summer Associates Hiring Slowed at Largest Firms," Law.com, January 26, 2018. Here is the article. 

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FIRE at the Top of the Food Chain

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The attorney endorsing FIRE remains anonymous. This attorney might downshift financially to working at a non-profit.  Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. The frugal ideology of FIRE (financial independence, retire early) has seeped into the corridors of a Manhattan BigLaw firm. The missionary's views come to us through the twitter account @fine_freedom - and an interview with Law.com. 

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IBM - Top Employment Lawyer Represents Class Action Plaintiffs in Age-Discrimination Lawsuit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawsuits represented by employment attorneys such as Liss-Riodran can finally be a game-changer in the global injustice of age bias. Sliding scale fees. During the past six years IBM has terminated more than 20,000 employees older than 40 years old, reports ProPublica. That got the attention of not only those canned but also the now-famous employment lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordon. She's the "wonder woman" who took on Amazon, Uber, and Google.

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Veteran's Day: Connecticut Legal Help Needed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You're an attorney in Connecticut specializing in expungement of records.    If you are a Connecticut attorney specializing in expungement who can work for a low fee or know of someone, please contact David Schmidt at dschmidt@lslawyers.com , 908-709-0500.   And, although this is not pro bono, it will be low paying. A veteran back from combat duty in Iraq needs your expertise.    His superiors want him to apply to Officer Candidate School. 

Bypassing Arbitratration - Former Law Partner Gender Discrimination Complaint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" For example, the agreement required Ramos to share in the cost of process and pay her own legal fees. In California, the possible way around that is by leveraging the CA Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Of course, it's a long way before a complaint is allowed to be heard in court and that actually happening. Usually there will be a settlement just before the opening arguments.

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Richard S. Thompson - To Him, Suicide Might Have Been the Answer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney and lawyer with Levy, Thompson (a workers' compensation defense law firm).     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. One doesn't have to have advanced degrees in psychology to conclude that Richard S. Thompson is a troubled human being.    Through his aberrant behavior he had to leave positions as a U.S. He also had spent time in a psychiatric facility and completed a family violence 24-week prevention course.

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Public Relations Industry (way) Ahead of Legal Sector In Recognizing Need for Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What is new is Goodnow's insistence that non-attorneys should be parachuted in to create, implement, and oversee what models would ensure profitability.   When the American Bar Association considered experimenting with non-attorney equity ownership, attorneys pushed back.  If they sense the chemistry is right and the service can be helpful, there is a sliding scale schedule of fees.

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Sucide Prevention: Don't Sue

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On December 13th of this year, after piling up $1 million in legal fees, a federal jury acquitted the police. His attorney Chris Morris didn't hear from him since then. Will X Walters' lawsuit was not frivolous. At least not to him. In 2011, when he put together his expensive gay-parade costume he had been diligent that it did not violate any San Diego laws. It was a leather gladiator outfit. But, humans plans, and reality often plays out differently.

Friends Let Friends Talk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former BigLaw attorney Jeremy Fischbach has come up for a solution for the 21st-century plague: extreme isolation. Calls are confidential and not recorded.The app is available to everybody, not just attorneys." For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Even in supposed functional families the members, stuck behind their screens, are separate from each other.

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The House that luxury branding built

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This is an in-house attorney at buttoned-down midwest company Sherwin-Williams.    During The Great Recession I discontinued standardized fees and now work with the client to custom-make a fair price for that specific budget.  This is no wild-eyed radical talking. 

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Age Discrimination at the Front End: The Hiring Process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Kleber's attorney Smith noted that campus recruiting would not be outlawed. After that, sliding scale fees. "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit … is weighing the scope of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act … Common employment practices such as campus recruiting and experience caps would be exposed to extensive litigation if job applicants are allowed to hold employers liable for age discrimination, a management-side lawyer argued."

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Uneasy Lies a Head That Wears a Crown (as do those of the other power players in the loop)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week Moonves lawyered up with brandname attorney Daniel Petrocelli. Sliding scale fees. Could Pope Francis be on short time in his job? It's traditional for a leader whose organization gets in as much trouble as the Roman Catholic Church to step down. That's just how the world works.    Now that might actually be Francis' fate. The clouds hovering over him have just gotten darker. Globally, he's being perceived as one of the bad guys.

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Len Cariou aka Henry Reagan on "Blue Bloods" - SHOCK SHOCK, He Played Dirty Cop on "CSI"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A retired New York City police commissioner, the Reagan character is a kind of soft cop/hard cop to a brood of police officers, one district attorney, and one active police commissioner.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Pop culture has greater reach than do the classic arts. So Len Cariou's acting legacy is likely to be his portrayal on "Blue Bloods" of family patriarch Henry Reagan.

Alleged Age Discrimination in Hiring, Legality of Experience Caps - Follow Closely "Kleber v CareFusion"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then, CareFusion's attorneys challenged that.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. In "Kleber v. CareFusion," the plaintiff is a seasoned lawyer - Dale Kleber. In his original lawsuit filed in 2015, that lawyer with more than 25 years experience contended he was not invited for a job interview with CareFusion because it had a cap of seven years on experience. The parent of CareFusion is Becton, Dickinson and Co. 

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