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Pretty Campbell Brown and Her Ugly, Misguided Anti-Due-Process Crusade

Over the past several weeks, I have read only a little on the situation of former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown’s sudden interest in forming a nonprofit in order to advance a lawsuit in New York purportedly to “save” public school students of the (surely) inept teachers currently protected behind “tenure” (i.e., due process rights). 2,055 more words

High-stakes Testing

Legal Calendaring

I have had so many conversations proper calendaring methods and how to avoid mistakes like what days to skip or what to do if a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday. 1,131 more words

Litigation

Second Circuit Finds that Entry-Level Audit Associates at Accounting Firm are Exempt from Federal Overtime Requirements

In Pippins v. KPMG LLP, No. 13-889 (2d Cir. July 22, 2014), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously held that entry-level audit associates (“Plaintiffs”) at KPMG LLP qualify for the… 884 more words

Labor & Employment

My time with Tods Murray has flown by – but I still have plenty to do!

With just over two weeks to go until the end of the Tods Murray Summer School, the fast pace of work in the Litigation department shows no sign of slowing down; and I am being given more responsibility every day. 718 more words

Summer Students

Can Your Witness Stand Up To Cross-Examination?

Counterpunch: Ten Ways to Fight Back on Cross, by Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm, Persuasive Litigator Blog

http://www.persuasivelitigator.com/2014/03/counterpunch-10-ways-to-fight-back-on-cross.html

A good witness should not see cross-examination as an argument, but neither should that witness see it as a time to be agreeable and passive with opposing counsel.

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Trial Tips And Techniques

What National Group Is Funding the Pro-Common Core Lawsuit in Louisiana?

On July 29, 2014, the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 6 to 4 to become plaintiffs in the pro-Common Core (CCSS) lawsuit… 235 more words

Common Core