Yesterday's post included the following description of an article about alleged misconduct by a company's CEO:
The article questioned the company's culture: it sanctioned a "best legs" contest for female employees, few women served in high-level...
The word "transfer" is derived from two (what else?) Latin words - trans and ferre. The former meaning "across" and the latter meaning "to carry". In a non-technical sense, a "transfer" can involve a simple change in possession. For example, one...
On Saturday, the country honored its veterans. November 11 was originally designated as "Armistice Day" in recognition of the date on which fighting in the First World War ended. It became a legal holiday in 1938, only a few years before the...
Military & Veterans Code,
Passengers flying to Las Vegas arrive at the McCarran International Airport. Having spent my youth in Las Vegas, I have many memories of going to the airport to greet arriving family or to fly East for school. Then, there was no passenger security...
Recently, I visited Tonopah, Nevada, which is located about midway between Las Vegas and Reno. According to legend, the town was founded after Jim Butler discovered a rich ledge of silver ore while chasing his wandering burros. Historians can, and...
The right to a jury trial in criminal cases is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by Article I, Section 16 of the California Constitution. Implicit in the requirement of a jury is the idea that the jurors will exercise...
Samuel L. Clemens,
Calvin H. Higbie,
Last week's news was filled with reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had impaneled a grand jury (The Wall Street Journal). Or did Mr. Meuller empanel a grand jury (The Washington Post). Aside from the political and legal issues, these...
Recently, my eye caught the following statement in the SEC's Intrastate Offering Exemptions: A Small Entity Compliance Guide for Issuers:
Issuers registered or required to be registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 are not eligible to...
required to be registered,
SEC Rel. No. 33-4434,
26 FR 11896,
Investment Company Act,
It wasn't so very long ago that the lawyer who typed his or her own documents was a rara avis indeed. Nowadays, there are few attorneys who don't. Therefore, I think most lawyers today share the annoyance of inserting the glyph denoting a section...
Homographs are words that share the same spelling but have different meanings. One such word that is very familiar to lawyers is the word "case". Lawyer's try cases, shelve books in cases, and write in upper case and lower case letters. How can...