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Washington Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction between Contribution and Subrogation Claims between Insurers, and Refines Standard for Prejudice for Late Notice Defense
Learn about this case and its implications in Lane Powell’s latest newsletter.

Family Wealth Matters Newsletter – shared by Russell Golowin, features a discussion of Legalzoom and whether you should consider do-it-yourself legal services in general.


Investment Banker to a Seller’s Board Owes No Fiduciary Duties to the Seller’s Shareholders, Seventh Circuit Rules – submitted by Duane Morris, discusses the recent decision  that Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. ("Morgan Stanley") did not owe any contractual or extra-contractual duty to the shareholders of 21st Century Telecom Group, Inc. ("21st Century" and its shareholders, the "Shareholders"). Joyce v. Morgan Stanley & Co., No. 07-1992 (7th Cir. Aug. 19, 2008).

InBrief Fall 2008 – by Lang Michener, highlights a number of current issues:  failure to acknowledge one’s mistakes is discussed as grounds for dismissal; the likely rise in the cost of doing business, new tax options for independent contractors, cross-border whistleblower protection; identity theft and technology, security in electronic records, reasonable notice, the obligation to mitigate, the Keays case and much more.

How to Become a United States Government Contractor by Robert Cogan, discloses how to become eligible for government contracts and research grants.


Subprime Solutions: Skillfully Navigating the Credit Crisis – August 2008 – by Mintz Levin’s Subprime Practice Group, gathers news on the subprime and credit crises from a variety of sources, to keep you apprised of breaking developments in this ever-evolving area and its far-reaching consequences.


Quarterly Cleantech Update: Green Marketing, "Greenwashing," and False Advertising – by Morrison & Foerster discusses deceptive or misleading marketing efforts  by some so-called "green" companies, referred to as “greenwashing.”


SELLING YOUR HOME — TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL? – You’ve had your house on the market for three months and you’ve finally found a nice young couple who are going to make you an offer. They’ve looked over the house, but they didn’t notice that spot where the roof started leaking after that tropical storm last year. Do you tell them? Find out in this article by Gary Kaleita.


Life Tools for Lawyers: Optimism – this article from Cheryl Stephens will help you learn how to strengthen your practice–and your life–by cultivating an optimistic attitude.