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  • Be a Cool Boss: 5 Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Employees


    Today is Employee Appreciation Day, and your law firm probably has at least few non-lawyer employees. Paralegals, legal assistants, and legal secretaries do a lot of the hard work at a law firm, and today is a great day to appreciate them for what they do. But heck, why limit......

  • Contact Lens Recall Plaintiff Didn't Prove Product Liability: Court


    In December 2006, Steven Kallal started using CIBA-brand contact lenses that he received as a sample from his eye doctor. He bought some more and kept using them until May 2007, even though he experienced sharp pain in his eyes. Unbeknownst to Kallal, CIBA found a flaw in the contact......

  • Job Market Improves: Time to Explore New Practice Areas?


    According to James Leipold of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), job prospects for new lawyers are improving. With law school enrollment rates falling 19 percent from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017, new law graduates will likely face less competition for jobs. Where are these......

  • Some in Congress Try to Roll Back Net Neutrality


    Last Friday, the FCC voted along party lines to approve Title II regulation for Internet Service Providers. This means -- absent lawsuits from Verizon and Comcast -- that the FCC would be able to enforce net neutrality regulations preventing ISPs from selectively throttling whatever traffic it wants and extorting content......

  • 7 Ways to Show Workers You Care on Employee Appreciation Day


    The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day, and in honor of the occasion, we've assembled a list of things that your company's employees might appreciate. Basically, don't violate state and federal labor laws. Your employees would really appreciate that.......

  • How to Market Your Divorce Practice to Potential Clients


    Lawyers can always count on divorce as a steady business, along with wills and taxes. That means divorce, with all its attendant family law implications, could be a place where you direct your marketing focus. It's hard to market divorce, though. No one wants to come out and say, "Gee,......

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  • New play brings Supreme Court Justice Scalia to the stage

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Edward Gero has spent a lot of time in court over the past year — the Supreme Court to be exact — watching, studying and listening to one justice in particular, seeing how he behaves.

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  • Excerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Court

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMT

    Excerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:

  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:23:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.

  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:04:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

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  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:58:14 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court has given the green light for the attorney general to begin investigating dozens of top politicians for alleged connections to a big kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

  • Duke pollution could continue under proposed permits

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:18 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators.

  • Brazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:55:33 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal.

  • Sierra Leone's ruling party expels vice president

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:55:25 GMT

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's national media says that Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling party while he is one week into a self-imposed 3-week quarantine, following the death of one of his body guards of Ebola. The broadcaster reported that according to the constitution Sumana remains vice president of the country.

  • LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah Senate

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:44:50 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican controlled state Senate has given speedy approval to a landmark anti-discrimination bill that protects gay and transgender people from discrimination while also protecting religious rights.

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  • What is Discovery and Why is it Necessary? Part 2 of 3

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:17:56 GMT

    In the last blog posting on this subject, we discussed the types of discovery we use to collect information and documentation about the issues involved in a divorce. In this blog, we will discuss how we actually use the information...

  • How a simple prescription drug can land you in big trouble

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:52:42 GMT

    Imagine for a moment that you are prescribed pain medication after visiting the doctor for an injury. After awhile, the pain subsides but you notice that you haven't taken all of the pills. A friend of yours has been complaining...

  • MO Supreme Court to Decide if Felons can Possess Firearms

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:44:35 GMT

    Since the 1980s, Missouri statutes have prohibited people convicted of felonies in Missouri or other states from possessing firearms of any type, for any purpose.  Thus, if you were convicted of felony driving while revoked, driving while intoxicated, passing a...

  • How do Americans really feel about immigration issues? - Part II

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:29:12 GMT

    Last week, we began a discussion about the American Values Atlas. We noted that the AVA was constructed after the Public Religion Research Institute conducted more than 40,000 telephone interviews with Americans of different backgrounds and economic classes all over...

  • Case Study - How Insurance Companies and State Legislation Are Putting Injured Workers in Harms Way

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:28:51 GMT

    On February 26, 2015, due to the ineffectiveness of Utilization review and Workers' Comp Legislation, another BMG client was denied medical treatment and put in harms way. Our client, a 45 year old quadriplegic, has been provided with Intravesical botox-...