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New Jersey tightens requirements for an Affidavit of Merit

USA - February 19 2015 The New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, requires a plaintiff in a professional negligence action to file an affidavit…

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Sunk costs revisted

Global - October 21 2013 In our last post, we discussed the fallacy of logic caused by concentrating on sunk costs in the context of the legal industry as a whole. In this…

The fallacy of sunk costs

USA - October 17 2013 Recently, an article in The Atlantic by Heidi Grant Halvorson (link) discussed the psychology of lost causes, making particular reference to Bruno…

Query to the masses: what can we learn from the government shutdown?

USA - October 7 2013 Just as it did in 1995 and a dozen times since 1980, the Federal Government shut down "non-essential" services this week. While I have no intention…

Third party liability for sending a text

USA - August 30 2013 I'm sure you've all seen the campaigns like "It Can Wait," as well as the common theme storyline on various television shows, where the teenager is…