Are Verbal Fee Splits Among California Law Firms Okay?
By: Greg Fayard
The answer to this question is now “no.” When different law firms split a legal fee–say a contingency fee–verbal “gentlemen’s agreements” are not permitted under California’s new ethics rules. The old ethics rules allowed different law offices …
Georgia Court of Appeals Provides Guideline for Drafting Enforceable Exculpatory Clauses in Georgia
By: Bart Gary and Jake Carroll
Exculpatory clauses are terms in a contract that shift the risk of loss to the other party or a third-party, or attempt to limit one’s obligations under a contract. A typical exculpatory clause is …