Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Posted on Jun 10, 2020 in Blog
Prince Andrew and the Epstein Relationship

Richard Roth, Esq – Tuesday 9th June 2020 In the ongoing criminal investigation of Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. Department of Justice (”DOJ”) has made a formal request to interview Prince Andrew of the British Royal Family.  The request to interview was finalized by federal prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Although Epstein took his […]

Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Lori Loughlin Was Smart in Taking The Deal

May 29th 2020 Last week, celebrity Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, agreed to plead guilty to charges relating to wrongfully getting her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.  They were charged with paying $500,000 to have their two daughters falsely designated as recruits to U.S.C.’s crew team to […]

Trump vs Twitter

Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in Blog
Trump vs Twitter

29th of May 2020 In several tweets yesterday, President Trump, upset that social media platforms are picking on him, has threatened to shut them down.  That is, after Twitter added a fact-check to some of his posts, Trump declared that he is going to “regulate” or even “close down” Twitter.   While Trump cannot “close down” […]

Does Management Ever Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Creditors: A look at Three States 

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Business Litigation
Does Management Ever Owe a Fiduciary Duty to Creditors:  A look at Three States 

April 24th 2020             While management of a company generally has no duty to creditors of the company, there is one big exception:  when the company is insolvent or in the “qons of insolvency.”   Here is a look at three states analysis of the issue. Texas In Texas, the fiduciary duty owed to creditors when […]

New Meaning of Defenses: Impossibility of Performance

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 in Blog
New Meaning of Defenses:  Impossibility of Performance

Richard Roth, Esq – 22nd April 2020             We recently wrote a blog on how the force majeure clause has become so important in defending contracts in this COVID-19 era.  So, too, is the impossibility defense.  That is, an alternative to force majeure clauses that excuse performance is for parties to argue impossibility of performance. […]

Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in Blog
Contractual Defenses – The Force Majeure Clause Steps Up

Richard Roth, Esq – 21st April 2020 The Coronavirus has created a “new normal.”  All across the United States, quarantine-in-place orders have been issued, along with emergency legislation to restrict non-essential business from operating in over 30 states.[1] As businesses, sports and commerce continue to be restricted, fulfilling contractual obligations have become a major issue. […]

MLB steps up to the plate: data, data, data

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Blog
MLB steps up to the plate:  data, data, data

Richard Roth, Esq. – April 17th 2020 The most important aspect of determining how to resolve the Coronavirus as well as how to best get the workforce back in place has come down to testing, as all governors have made it clear that with testing and data, the scientists will be able to forge ahead.  […]

The Largest Constitutional Dilemma: The federal government against the states

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 in Blog
The Largest Constitutional Dilemma:  The federal government against the states

Richard Roth, Esq – April 13th 2020 President Trump’s claim that he has the power “to open up the states” and not the governors is not only positively false, but was the largest issue that the framers grappled with during the Constitutional Convention. Trump, simply ignorant of the laws, seeks to project an image of […]

Richard Roth – Harvey Weinstein: Be Careful What you Wish For

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Business Litigation
Richard Roth – Harvey Weinstein: Be Careful What you Wish For

Richard Roth, Esq – MarchThe #MeToo Movement is looking for “justice” in the Harvey Weinstein trial that is about to commence. That is, it wants to use this criminal proceeding – and the results – as a flag to deliver justice for victims. But we have to take a step back and first determine whether […]

The College Admission Scandal: One Year Later

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 in Business Litigation
The College Admission Scandal: One Year Later

Richard Roth, Esq. March 11th, 2020 One year after dozens of high net worth celebrity parents and coaches at top universities were arrested in the college admissions scandal, some defendants are heading to prison while others stand ready to fight the charges.  More than 50 people have been charged in the case, which has awoken […]

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