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If You Cancel Your Wedding Reception Can You Get Your Money Back From The Venue? (Or, When Is A Liquidated Damage Clause Enforceable?)

USA - March 22 2017 In the past, I have written about engagements gone wrong, including a case involving a failed (alleged) engagement and the return of a (purported)…

Back to Basics: Personal Guaranty Not Enforceable Without Consideration

USA - June 21 2016 Sometimes the most basic things can cause the biggest problems. One of the first lessons learned in the first year of law school is that a valid…

Frau Blucher A/K/A the real housekeepers of Germany

Germany - June 8 2015 Young Frankenstein is a classic movie and one of my all time favorites. One of the running jokes in the movie involves Frau Blucher, the housekeeper…

No Pay, No Play: Defendant's Failure To Advance Arbitration Fees Is A Material Breach Of Arbitration Agreement And Precludes Enforcement Of Agreement

USA - March 13 2017 One of the more vexing procedural issues in arbitration arises when the other side refuses to pay its share of the arbitration fees. The arbitrator…

Court Nixes Fee Sharing For Lawyer Who Referred Case To Lawyer Who Referred Case To Lawyer Who Handled Case

USA - June 1 2016 Under New Jersey law, lawyers can, in some instances, share fees with lawyers at a different firm to whom they refer a case. But what happens when…