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Bruce A. Katzen

A Trustee Cannot Escape His Duties

By January 22, 2014

By Bruce A. Katzen Recently I have encountered situations where an individual is named co-trustees of a trust , but really just acts as a rubber stamp and has very little interest or desire to fulfill the obligations.  Rather than resigning, the co-trustee may allow another trustee to make all of …

Steve I. Silverman

Facebook "Likes" are Protected Speech

By October 16, 2013

By Steve Silverman On September 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Bland v. Roberts which held that Facebook “likes” are in fact protected speech under the First Amendment. In the case, Roberts, the Sheriff in Hampton, Virginia, fired several employees after they supported …