Monthly Archives: December 2012


You Can Be Sued for Posting Negative Yelp Reviews

A client who left a bad review on Yelp about a contractor she hired to work on her home is now being sued for defamation by the contractor, who says that she is dodging paying for repairs and waging a libelous campaign on the web against him. The suit points to the increasing danger of saying anything actionable on the Internet.   Reviews Charge Theft, Etc. Jane Perez hired her high school classmate Christopher Dietz to do some work on …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Legal Landmines at Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble.   Don’t Expect a Free Ride What if you drink too much and just need a ride home? Is your employer obligated to pay for transportation? Your employer is really only responsible for keeping you safe while …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Betsy Kim  
Forced into Arbitration [Infographic]

With the holiday shopping season upon us, who has time to read the fine print?  Consumer advocacy groups say watch out for big companies’ special deals made to benefit the company, not the buyer. When consumers purchase products and services, they are often forced to sign contracts where they surrender their rights to trial and instead agree to arbitration if something goes wrong.  Computers, electronics, toys, and the different methods used to buy such products or gifts often come with …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
NYC Fast Food Workers Strike for a Union and Higher Wages

Fast food workers walked off the job last week across New York City in a surprise effort aimed at increasing their paychecks and the creation of an unusual union. Employees at Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Wendy’s participated in mini-strikes last Thursday as part of the “Fast Food Forward” campaign that seeks to double the average pay to $15 an hour. The strikes, organized by pro-union group New York Communities for Change, have the ultimate goal …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Michele Bowman  
Kris Humphries ‘Handcuffs’ Kim Kardashian with Annulment

Kris Humphries is blocking more than the basketball these days. The Brooklyn Nets player, whom socialite Kim Kardashian is reportedly trying to divorce (so that rapper Kanye West can marry her), is seeking an annulment instead of a typical divorce. Due to the legal hoops that must be jumped through, annulments can take longer than divorces, and West reportedly has had it up to here with waiting around. He wants his turn to marry this Kardashian.   It Never Happened …

Read More Leave a Comment