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54 Prac. Law. 1 (2008)

handle is hein.ali/praclaw0054 and id is 1 raw text is: The Practical

volume 54 1 number 1 I february 2008

Beyond Redlines And Spell-Check:
Proofreading Tips From The Dark Ages
John J. Paschetto                              15
In this article, John J. Paschetto describes some of the things
that attorneys can do to be better proofreaders, such as
breaking the job down into discrete steps, understanding the
limitations of spell-checkers, the special problem of defined
terms, and the importance of keeping a few good reference
books nearby for easy use.
How Small And Medium-Sized Businesses Can
Deal With Banks
Fred Tannenbaum                               21
This article by Fred Tannenbaum explores the primary
concerns of senior lenders (payment and economic terms,
fees and costs, timing and manner of payment of interest,
acceleration of interest upon sale of the business, and
operational flexibility), and the main concerns of junior
lenders (interest and equity kickers, operational flexibility, and
subordination to senior debt).
Employment Law For The In-House
Attorney (With Sample Clauses)
Renee J. Silver                               25
In this article, Renee J. Silver discusses employee handbooks,
employment agreements, investigations of sexual harassment
complaints, employee terminations and the need for
clear, well-understood disciplinary procedures, settlement
agreements, and responses to EEOC claims. She also
provides sample clauses for employee handbook disclaimers,
nondisclosure covenants, and ADEA matters.
Hot Issues In Cyberspace: Critical
Information Privacy And Security Issues
Fran~oise Gilbert                             37
This article by Fran~oise Gilbert discusses some of the
current hot topics including accountability for proper
security, e-discovery, records retention and destruction issues,
proper treatment of customer databases in corporate and
commercial transactions and outsourcing, and also takes a
look at the emerging issues attorneys should know about.

Recent Court Rulings Strip
Companies Of Patent Power
Eliot G. Disner                               43
The days of patenting a less-than-stellar invention and using
the patent to squeeze competitors are coming to an end.
As Eliot G. Disner explains, KSR International Co. v. Teleflex,
Inc., 127 S. Ct. 1727 (2007), marked a significant change, with
the Supreme Court acknowledging that innovation that can
be captured by those with ordinary skill is no longer to be
protected by the Patent Office.
Does Foreign Accent Equal National Origin?
Gerard Morales and Kate Hackett               47
Since accents often go hand-in-hand with national origin,
actions based on an employee's accent can raise concerns
about national origin discrimination. Gerard Morales and
Kate Hackett review the major cases that have defined this
area in Title VII law, and provide some pointers about what the
employer can do to avoid discriminatory conduct.
Intellectual Property Insurance 101
Michelle Worrall Tilton                       51
This article by Michelle Worrall Tilton discusses coverage
under the comprehensive general liability (CGI) policy,
advertising injury under the 1973 Broad Form CGL
endorsement and the 1986 and 1998 CGL Forms, the 2001
Coverage B. Exclusions, coverage under media liability
policies, and the key coverage provisions to look for in most
What A Jittery Economy Really Means To Law
Robert Weinberg and Steven Martini            61
In uncertain economic times, it is crucial to engage in sound
business practices as a basis of law practice management. As
Robert Weinberg and Steven Martini explain, good steps
include using accrual accounting, turning invoices into cash
with the help of a dedicated accounts receivable staff, getting
retainers whenever possible, and having complete financial
information about new clients.

The Grammatical Lawyer
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