I notified my commercial liability insurance carrier of the lawsuit but they denied coverage – why?
Very few companies are able to secure insurance coverage for the defense of their ADA accessibility lawsuits. CGL carriers commonly deny coverage for these lawsuits because an “injury” under the ADA typically does not qualify as a personal injury or property damage under … Read More
Working to Obtain Your Goals
Perseverance is everything. There is no excuse to ever give up. If you doubt this, you either have had success handed to you, which happens rarely, if ever, or you come up against trying to reach a goal and pivot instead of pushing through to reach your desired result. You may even describe your pivot as a strategic change of plans based on adjusting to the circumstances. Or is it an … Read More
By Neal Bookspan
We all know the saying “You are either all in or all out.” The meaning of this phrase is obvious, but when you think about it, it applies to all situations in business or your personal life.
In your personal life
If you spend your time with your kids or significant other connected to a device, email, etc. they will know they don’t have your full attention, which … Read More
The other week my wife was driving with our 10 and 7 year olds in her car. The 10 year old, out of nowhere, said "I am living the life I want to live." Before my wife could say anything in response, my daughter asked her younger brother if he is living the life he wants to live. His response was "No." That response was followed by the statement "If I was living the life I want to live I would be in Madagascar … Read More
By Ron Horwitz
JW Way # 16. Don't be a jerk- always take the high road. Maintain professionalism at all times. Keep emotions under control. Advocating forcefully for the interests of our clients does not require bullying, condescension, foul language, or temper tantrums. This applies to co-workers, opposing counsel, and vendors. Be a "mensch."
As I sat down to write about this fundamental, it occurred to me … Read More
The subject of this blog post is a great quote from Oscar Wilde. And it rings true because it is better to be an honest version of yourself than a fake version of someone else. Everyone has heard the saying “fake it till you make it,” but being yourself from the start will get you farther in life.
Many people in our society have people they want to emulate, many times only seeing the public image and … Read More
By Lawrence E. Wilk
By definition, an ego is a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
To have an ego is essential to our very makeup. It will define who we are and how we connect with others. Ego becomes an issue when it becomes overpowering.
Everyone has an ego, whether big or small. The way we display that ego will significantly impact our relationships with one another and the outside world. … Read More
By Neal Bookspan
Last year, many of you probably read my business law blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Since that time, I decided to make this topic an annual tradition. This is based in part on the range of feedback I received last year.
Some of you said "What a great … Read More
By Leslie Rakestraw
#7 Honor Commitments. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored.
I chose this principle because my life used to be completely out of balance on this. Of course I showed up for depositions, court hearings and office meetings. & … Read More
By Neal Bookspan
Communication is a singular important matter in all contacts between people. But it does not always happen in a way leading to understanding on the same level between the participants in the conversation. This is highlighted by a quote that I like:
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw
Do the people you communicate with … Read More