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2002/02/01: "[P]ublishing and the law," Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management, February 1, 2002

"[D]o publishers have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to saying no to a potential client? Can a publisher refuse any advertiser he wants to?

"Generally, the courts have allowed magazines some leeway here, answers Lawrence Savell, an attorney with Chadbourne & Parke LLP. For example, publishers can avoid potential liability by rejecting ads that practice the 'bait-and-switch' method, that make competitive statements widely acknowledged to be unfair or inaccurate, or that promote illegal or harmful activities or substances. But a would-be advertiser may have a claim against a magazine if a publisher's refusal to sell space breaches a prior agreement or is found to be anticompetitive or discriminatory.

"To protect their legal interests, Savell suggests that publishers post a notice in their magazines and media kits stating that the title reserves the right to accept or reject ads at the staff's discretion. But most important, he says, 'each publisher needs to decide for himself what is the most appropriate course to follow here, given the magazine's (and possibly its readers') viewpoints and preferences and its economic priorities and realities.'

2002/05/24: "First Cars: Ah, Sweet T-Bird of Youth," The New York Times, May 5, 2002, at F1, 10 (formerly at http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/24/automobiles/24AUTO.html?ex=1023769906&ei=1&en=548f290116797c5a)

"Another was determined to surprise his wife with a 40th birthday present that would remind her of a time when she felt young, adventurous and full of promise.

"The doting husband is a 44-year-old Manhattan lawyer named Lawrence Savell. His wife, Cathy, dreamed of a 1966 Pontiac Catalina convertible, which she had first talked wistfully about when the two were dating. After searching high and low, Mr. Savell used the Internet to find the exact same car his wife had driven as a high school senior in Massachusetts and presented it to her, complete with the original 1966 license plates and a CD of 1960's songs he had made for her."

Caption: "After Cathy Savell grew wistful over the 1966 Pontiac Catalina she drove in high school, her husband, Lawrence, tracked it down for her 40th birthday present."

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2002/06/11:  "Larry Savell Goes Back to School to Talk to Students About the Law," Chadbourne & Parke Firm Forum, June 11, 2002, at 5

"Counsel Larry Savell recently completed his participation in the City Bar Fund Junior High School Law-Related Education Project for the 2001-2002 school year. Sponsored by the New York City Board of Education, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Legal Outreach, Inc. and the Justice Resource Center, and initiated in 1998 by Chief Judge Judith Kaye, this pro bono project brings volunteer judges and lawyers like Larry into New York City junior high schools to discuss legal careers and legal issues with the students. Larry has participated in this important educational outreach project since 1999.

"During the current school year, Larry took the time to speak with students at three city schools about the impact of the law on their daily lives, as well as giving the students an overview of the legal system and a sense of how one becomes and what it is like to be a lawyer. On February 5th, he spoke during four consecutive class periods to joint assemblies of 7th and 8th grade students at Shell Bank IS 14 in Brooklyn. Additionally, he spoke to an 8th grade class and a 7th grade class at PS 104, also in Brooklyn, on February 6th. Finally, on May 21st, Larry spoke to an 8th grade class at P811M in Manhattan.

"While Larry prefers the single class sessions, which allow for greater dialogue and rapport, he notes that the assemblies offer the advantage of allowing more students to attend. But regardless of whether he has talked with an individual class or an entire assembly, Larry has drawn rave reviews for each of his school visits. Students and teachers alike appreciate his informative and entertaining presentations, his role-playing activities (including his 'Smith v. Yummy Chocolate Milk Co.' alleged softball hitting detriment product liability case) and especially his ability to discuss aspects of the legal system using analogies such as basketball fouls and traffic lights that enable the students to relate the law and the policies behind it to their own lives.

"Reprinted on page six is a letter from the City Bar Fund, thanking Larry for his ongoing participation in the Junior High School Law-Related Education Project.

"Caption: Larry Savell helps students understand the law and what it is like to be a lawyer."

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2002/12/19:  "Just in time for the holidays," LawSites (http://www.legaline.com/2002_12_15_lawsites_archive.html):

"Among the many e-mails I received from readers who saw my article on Law.com was one from Lawrence Savell, counsel with New York's Chadbourne & Parke, expressing disappointment over my failure to include legal-humor sites. Savell operates an enjoyable site I somehow had never seen before, LawHumor.com, featuring legal humor articles he has written over the years. Better yet -- given the time of year -- Savell is producer of his own holiday recording, The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album. It features songs sure to become law-office classics, such as 'Santa And I Are Gonna Pull An All-Nighter On Christmas,' 'Let 'Em Sue' (parody of 'Let It Snow'), and 'It's Gonna Be A Billable Christmas.' You can find his album at LawTunes.com."

 


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