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  • How to Communicate With Millennials in Your Firm


    They've never seen a Walkman. They don't get your references to Henry Kissinger or Tabitha Soren. You definitely don't get their apps, or understand why they're so into Pokemon right now. Can the gap between Millennials and the rest of us ever be bridged? Of course. Communicating with young lawyers,......

  • Insurance Won't Cover Injury Due to 'Playing Around' With Gun


    In a decision that probably won't surprise many, the Fourth Circuit found that an employer-insurer was under no duty to indemnify a gunshot wound to a third party after the employee "play[ed] around" with his gun. The decision is important because it gives a little bit more clarity to both......

  • 5 Tips for In-House Lawyers This Election Season


    We're coming to the end of the major party's national conventions this week, and the election season is about to go into overdrive. So if you think you've heard enough about Trump and Hillary this summer, get ready to hear even more -- and that includes political talk (and......

  • Bitcoin Is Not Money According to Florida Judge


    'Bitcoin has a long way to go before it the equivalent of money,' Florida state court judge Teresa Mary Pooler said in a recent money-laundering decision. The conclusion should be clear to anyone, her court said, with even 'limited knowledge in the area.' The decision is an interesting one that......

  • Is Skype Safe for Attorney-Client Privilege?


    Skype is A-OK for attorney-client privilege, right? Actually -- and you know this was coming -- it turns out the answer is a little more complicated than that. As electronic communication supplants the many ways in which we communicate with each other (and our clients), it has forced us lawyers......

  • Lawyer Conned Boss for 14 Years, Built Luxury Homes With 'Earnings'


    Ex patent attorney Jason Throne has been ordered to pay fines to the tune of $4.84 million and spend a little under six years in federal prison following 14 years of conning his boss. In a word, the high flying patent attorney billed his employer Hunter Douglas with phony bills......

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  • Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:08:00 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video.

  • Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:05:47 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement.

  • Indonesia executes 4 drug traffickers

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:26:59 GMT

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others would be put to death.

  • FBI investigates hack at House Democrats' campaign committee

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:57:11 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI is investigating an apparent hack into computer systems at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, following a similar intrusion at the Democratic National Committee.

  • Navajo Nation leader wants action against sexual harassment

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:55:30 GMT

    In a tearful plea to her fellow Navajo Nation Council delegates, Amber Kanazbah Crotty announced for the first time publicly that she had been sexually harassed as an elected official and called for change.

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