Why haven’t there been more green building lawsuits? (Hint: Mandatory Arbitration)

Stuart Kaplow is still, in my humble opinion, one of the true thought leaders on the topic of green building legal issues. A recent post of his at Green Building Law Update sets out to answer the question of why there is so little litigation in green building. In essence, Kaplow opines that the reason … Continue reading Why haven’t there been more green building lawsuits? (Hint: Mandatory Arbitration)

Hot Coffee Strikes Again! Or, How not to handle yourself in a deposition

Man, depositions can be rough on some people. I personally know of situations in which various parties have thrown their laptops down in a temper tantrum, expert witnesses breaking down in tears or faking illness to take more time to prepare, or the time when an infamous developer parked his Ferrari right outside the room … Continue reading Hot Coffee Strikes Again! Or, How not to handle yourself in a deposition

ValoreBooks: How We Survived Getting Sued By The Big Guys

ValoreBooks sells used textbooks. Textbook publishers sell new textbooks. The publishers sued ValoreBooks. Bobby Brannigan, their CEO, decided to fight. In retrospect - he suggests attempting to settle would have saved a lot of time, money and stress. I launched ValoreBooks, an online marketplace for textbooks, with 12 college friends. We devoted years to building … Continue reading ValoreBooks: How We Survived Getting Sued By The Big Guys