Blog Archive: August 2016

Posted on Thu, 2016-08-18 13:07 by Jerry Miller in Business Law

Significant economic indicators continue to support the proposition that new business startup activity is on the rise.  On August 4, 2016, the Kauffman Foundation released the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, its highly respected annual report which focuses on new business creation. 

According to the Index, entrepreneurship in the United States rose for the second year in a row in 2015.  This a mere two years after the index plunged to its lowest level in two decades.

The foundation noted, in a development of particular significance, that more new businesses are being started out of desire as opposed to need. 

Posted on Wed, 2016-08-17 15:36 by Andrew Greenwald in Medical Malpractice

I am Andrew E. Greenwald, partner at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, and am a former chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group. I have given over 100 lectures to trial lawyers and other groups and have recovered $1 million or more in over 50 cases for victims of medical negligence. I am dedicated to serving victims of medical negligence, and much of my practice is devoted to just that.

People who suffer injuries or death from improper medical treatment can, in many instances, file a lawsuit against a physician, hospital or other provider for medical negligence. Here are some of the basics about medical negligence.

Posted on Thu, 2016-08-04 14:44 by Jay Holland in







Jay P. Holland, a principal in the Firm’s Civil Litigation Group and chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment, and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice, was quoted on July 25, 2016, in an article in Law360 concerning the National Basketball Association’s decision to relocate its 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte, N.C. The NBA took that action in opposition to the state’s new law that restricts transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

Posted on Tue, 2016-08-02 21:42 by David Bulitt in

In most contested matters, mediation should be considered as an option in resolving even the most complicated divorces. Mediation is generally less emotionally wrenching for the people involved than a trial, can be substantially less expensive, and helps to keep family secrets out of the public eye when it may be important to do so. When a divorce case reaches the courtroom, the future of the entire family, not just the parents, is at stake.  Mediation allows people to resolve issues amongst themselves, not leave those decisions to a stranger - decisions that are likely to affect the lives of the entire family for much if not all of their lives.  Whether the issues be financial or parental, there can be serious risks involved in letting a judge decide the ownership of high-valued family assets or parents’ child custody and visitation rights.

Posted on Mon, 2016-08-01 20:55 by Andrew Greenwald in


Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the use of the instrument and the consequences of its misuse.  After discussing the warnings to physicians and midwives, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and other literature, practical information and suggestions, including deposition excerpts, for representing those who may be injured will follow.