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  • Law Office Ergonomics: Monitors Can Be a Pain in the Neck

    2015-01-23T20:16:01Z

    Big, roomy computer monitors are essential for comfortable lawyering. You spend a lot of your time at your desk, and a big monitor allows you to have multiple documents open side-by-side. But monitors, like every other part of your desk, are governed by the iron-clad Law of Ergonomics. If your......

  • Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

    2015-01-23T18:30:01Z

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

  • San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

    2015-01-23T17:18:01Z

    When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

  • Sheldon Silver's Arrest: Law Firm Referrals Part of Alleged Scheme

    2015-01-23T17:01:01Z

    Ah, good old (alleged) bribery. When lawyers behave badly and someone gets hurt or killed, we kind of feel bad about it. But when lawyers get arrested for bribery? No one gets hurt, and we can bask in the awesomeness. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found himself on......

  • What the Heck Is a 'Brand'? Here's What Lawyers Need to Know

    2015-01-22T21:11:01Z

    We talk all the time on FindLaw's Strategist blog about branding and how it's important to you as a lawyer. Truthfully it is -- and you can, and should, use branding to differentiate yourself from other law firms. Tossing around the word "brand" can be a little bit inside baseball,......

  • N.Y. Politician Sheldon Silver Indicted on 5 Counts of Corruption

    2015-01-22T20:25:01Z

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on five criminal counts involving millions of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court accuses Silver, 70, of receiving more than $6 million from two law firms since 2002 through various schemes, reports the......

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  • Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to 2 feet of snow.

  • Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:00 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group.

  • Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:31:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat.

  • House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:28:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.

  • First US drone strike in Yemen since leader resigned kills 3

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:24:34 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the first so far this year, killed three al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep targeting the global terror network's most lethal branch despite the resignation of the Yemeni president, a top U.S. ally, in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.

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  • NYC Blizzard

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:52:03 GMT

    As we all brace for what some forecasts are calling an "Epic Storm" we wanted to remind you all that nothing is more important than your safety. Stay inside. Stay off the roads. This will permit proper cleanup and avoid...

  • Forsyth County News Readers Name The Siemon Law Firm "Best of Forsyth"

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:36:00 GMT

    With 70,000 votes cast in the poll by readers of the Forsyth County News, The Siemon Law Firm is proud and honored to be named best family law firm. First and foremost we want to extend a heartfelt thank you...

  • Dangerous Ocean Parkway slated for traffic safety improvements

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:22:25 GMT

    An important source of information about traffic accidents, dangerous intersections and badly maintained streets is DNAinfo.com. This online magazine focuses on New York City's neighborhoods in detail, and the publication usually contains a story or two about traffic safety and...

  • How much insurance is required for motorcycle riders?

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:21:15 GMT

    As many motorcyclists will know, the roads can be extremely dangerous. Nevertheless, their enjoyment of the hobby is usually enough to override any fear of the potential hazards of riding a motorcycle. Furthermore, with enough care and attention, you can...

  • Blizzard conditions possible for Eastern Pennsylvania

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:18:19 GMT

    Travel on the roads of Eastern Pennsylvania could be difficult this week as the region is hit with two winter storms. The area saw 4 to 8 inches on Saturday and a winter storm warning is in place through Tuesday...