Nurse Has Sovereign Immunity 

An Orange County Circuit Court grants a special plea of sovereign immunity to a defendant who provided nursing services at a county nonprofit nursing facility. In the requests for admission, plaintiff admitted Dogwood Village was a nonprofit nursing facility owned by Orange County and overseen by the Health Center Commission of Orange County, and that …


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Auto Parts Antitrust Case Produces First Civil Settlement

A Japanese automotive parts supplier has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve claims of price-fixing and bid rigging in the first civil settlements in a sweeping antitrust case coordinated in federal court in Detroit.


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More on Pricing Practices for Attorneys

Toby Brown, a good friend and previous speaker here at LawBiz® Podcast, is a former director of the Utah State Bar and currently the Director of Strategic Pricing & Analytics for Akin Gump, a top 50 AmLaw law firm.

Toby is at the forefront of developing alternative fees — helping his firm set prices — so that the client and law firm are mutually benefited and act as “partners.” Toby has a great combination of executive level skills in the areas of technology, law and economics.

If you have not listened to it already, make sure you listen to our first interview with Toby Brown on “Pricing Practices for Attorneys” from 9/24/13 about pricing and costing required by lawyers in today’s competitive environment..

Also, check out Toby’s new book, “Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities. The publisher will provide all listeners of our podcasts a $50 discount by mentioning the following code: LFP-TBPC1. Also check out the pricing discussion in my new book, Attorney & Law Firm Guide to The Business of Law, 3rd ed., released by the American Bar Association in March 2014 on

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The Kindergarten Version of Information Security for Lawyers

From malware and hackers to BYOD and TYOD, the biggest threat to law firm data could be the attorneys themselves. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek interview data expert Ben M. Schorr and discover complex new threats to data security and the simplest solutions to reduce them.
Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr and Tower, a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology, including The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook, The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word, and Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers. He’s been a Microsoft MVP for more than 15 years and involved with management and technology for more than 20 years.