New Media Further Erodes Old Media's Ethics

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With the recent revelations involving both Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the issue of victim and child confidentiality has been thrust front and center along with the broadere issue of journalistic ethics.  Gone are the days of integrity in journalism while a new era of getting the scoop at all costs. By now, you have… Read more »

Animal Care v. People Care

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Most of us are familiar with the current controversy and rhetoric surrounding health care reform. Critics call it socialism, or the more euphemistic “Obamacare,” while supporters prefer to use terms like “humanitarianism” and “health care revolution.” Both sides are persuasive in their arguments, but there may soon be a real-life case study to bring into… Read more »

From a Lender's Perspective, Is A Loan Modification The Best Choice?

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Recently it has been reported that foreclosure numbers are down in Sacramento.  http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/12/3622518/foreclosure-activity-drops-again.html. This may be due to the fact that many lending institutions are choosing to modify loans that they before would have foreclosed upon.  Typically, a paying customer is better than no customer at all.  However, when modifying a loan, a lender must… Read more »

Frivolous Lawsuits and Malicious Prosecution

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“Frivolous”, “meritless”, “worthless”, “BS”, the list goes on and on.  People often use these terms to describe a lawsuit.  But what exactly does a “frivolous” lawsuit mean, and what are the implications?  In California a frivolous lawsuit can have various meanings.  For example, in the employment arena, an employer sued by an employee can sometimes… Read more »