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COMMENTARY: 'Settle and sue' defense strategies

March 24, 2017

By Jesse L. Roth Buyer’s remorse is not a cause of action. Yet that is what many plaintiffs appear to plead when they sue their former attorneys for malpractice after agreeing to settle the underlying case. There are factual distinctions in these ...

MY TURN: Team gets own 'crash' course in surviving

March 24, 2017

For basketball fans, this is the month to let your hair down, to revel in the moment of “March Madness” when Darwin’s “Survival of the Fittest” is played out on high school and college courts across the land. Any player who ever ...

NERDWALLET: The perks of going local with your bank account

March 24, 2017

By Amber Murakami-Fester NerdWallet Sarah Gillis switched from a national bank to a local one in New Jersey as a matter of principle. “I feel like my voice matters more in a smaller bank,” says Gillis, who closed her account at a national bank ...

TAKING STOCK: Costco and Wal-Mart

March 24, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 56, and both my wife and I work in real estate. We have about $285,000 in stocks plus a $122,000 annuity we just bought from our stockbroker. We hope to retire in 10 years and then work just part time. Now we are looking for income ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Rotting fruit gets a second chance

March 24, 2017

I love having limes around. I use them in beverages, on poultry or seafood, and in various ethnic cooking. But invariably, the little buggers go bad before I can use them all up. It's not just limes. According to CBS News, in North America, 24 percent of produce ...

OFF THE PRESS

March 24, 2017

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation has released a valuable resource for lawyers who handle cases involving claims of alleged harm caused by exposure to dangerous substances. "Fifty-State Survey: Toxic Exposure Claims" serves as ...