Legal News that Matters to You

News that affects your rights

At The Zimmerman Firm, monitoring the news and current events is a critical part of providing the best representation to clients. Whether it is evaluating new, cutting-edge methods of law practice management, newly proposed rules of ethics for lawyers, proposed legislation at the state or federal level, or a local story about a newly-discovered source of asbestos pollution, you can bet it is on my radar.

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News related to the changing legal landscape.

Here you can find some recent news and events and learn more about issues that may impact you. In addition to breaking updates on cases and areas of interest, The Zimmerman Firm provides analysis of legal trends and developments in the following three categories:

  • Asbestosis and mesothelioma, news about injuries caused by exposure to asbestos
  • Intellectual Property, news about patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other IP
  • Legal Ethics, related to developments affecting client’s rights and lawyer responsibilities

Your ability to recover may be impacted by substantive and procedural changes in the law. First of all, the law is not a static thing. Because ours is a common law system, decisions by one court in one case can have a dramatic impact on a future case. But, time spent reading the many sources of news that may impact your case is time not spent on substantive matters. Finally, it is non-billable time. There is no excuse for complacency, but it is too common for many busy lawyers.

It isn’t enough to just monitor changes in the law. We also need to keep an eye on what’s happening in business and politics. Changes in state and federal law can change the legal status of your case. Lobbyists may be trying to put hurdles in your path to recovery. In addition, businesses can go bankrupt. All of these things can affect your ability to recover.