On Your Case: paperback pub day

Same great advice; lighter and less $$. Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Case-Comprehensive-Compassionate-Slightly/dp/0062308009/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Farewell to a Champion of Women’s Economic Rights

Lorna Wendt, whose pathbreaking divorce battle for a fair share of her family’s assets jolted C suites across the country, died on February 4, 2016. (The New York Times obituary is here.) I wrote about Lorna’s battle in On Your Case as an admirer of her principled stance in support of corporate wives, a job […]

On Your Case, alumni edition

I had the pleasure of speaking with the Pennsylvania Gazette, my alumni magazine, about On Your Case; here’s the clip. Go Quakers!

MSNBC’s Top 5 Legal Stories of 2015

It was a busy year for legal analysts, and you might be surprised at the story that topped the MSNBC list.    

A Legal Wedding Present For Sofia Vergara?

Actress Sofia Vergara tied the knot on November 22 in Palm Beach. But she may have received an early wedding gift last week from a California judge who ruled in a frozen embryo case that could influence her dispute with ex-boyfriend Nick Loeb, as I explain here:  

Nothing Personal: My Take on the Aunt Who Sued Her Nephew Over a Hug

On today.com, I explain why Jennifer Connell, a loving aunt, sued her adorable 8-year-old nephew, Sean Tarala, and why her legal reasoning fell short. It was reassuring to see her and Sean on Today, where they declared their love for each other and (I hope) calmed a tsunami of web rage about the case.

Borgata “Babes” Suffer Legal Setback

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa won a round in its long-running battle against cocktail waitresses contesting its strict personal appearance standards, which at one point included a rule that its so-called “babes” could not gain more than 7 percent of their original body weight without consequences. I wrote about this case in On Your […]

An International Custody Case Moves Abroad

While the Kelly Rutherford custody battle surely claims attention for her celebrity, it offers the non-famous important lessons in how to navigate international custody disputes. They are more common than you might imagine, as I write about here: And tell Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist here:

An International Custody Nightmare

I take a closer look at the implications of international custody battles for msnbc.com. When a celebrity fights for custody, it makes headlines, but actress Kelly Rutherford is not alone; these fights are on the rise as a consequence of a more mobile, global society. Few battles are tougher for parents and judges to figure […]

On TODAY, The Latest in an International Custody Battle

Spoke with Matt Lauer this morning about actress Kelly Rutherford’s international custody battle: