law

NRF Requests Review of Swipe Fee Ruling

The National Retail Federation has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the debate over debit card swipe fees is “of staggering importance” and has asked the justices to review a ruling that left the Federal Reserve’s cap on the billions of transactions conducted each year at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level.

How to Use a Lawyer Efficiently

Give the legal budget at your business a makeover with these tips from an attorney.

You can take some simple steps to make sure your lawyer doesn’t waste time on your projects. Every lawyer has wasted time on something, and even a great lawyer such as Abraham Lincoln acknowledged that some legal tasks are inherently a waste of time and money. Back in 1850 he wrote, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”