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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,......

Criminal Law News

  • Texas man sentenced in death that prompted national campaign

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:51:55 GMT

    MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing his estranged wife in a case that prompted a national campaign.

  • Judge partially unseals records in U.Va. murder case

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:50:32 GMT

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge has partially unsealed the court file in a case involving a Charlottesville man charged with killing a University of Virginia student.

  • Man indicted on murder, other counts after Vegas mother shot

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:50:27 GMT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the shooting death of a mother of four in a neighborhood gunbattle.

  • Hutchinson seeks review of adoption rules after abuse case

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:50:16 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has instructed the state to review adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who admitted to abusing one of them.

  • No retrial for Nevada woman freed after 30 years

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:49:37 GMT

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping the case against a Nevada woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1976 murder before a judge ordered a new trial based on recently discovered DNA evidence, the district attorney said Friday.

Supreme Court News

  • 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.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:56:34 GMT


  • 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.

Political News

  • Holder declines comment on possible charges against senator

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:55:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is declining to say if he has approved the filing of corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

  • UNESCO calls destruction of ancient Iraq site 'war crime'

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:51:04 GMT

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group's rampage through the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is an act of "cultural cleansing" that amounts to a war crime, and some of the site's large statues have already been trucked away for possible illicit trafficking, the head of the U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday.

  • Hutchinson seeks review of adoption rules after abuse case

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:50:16 GMT

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has instructed the state to review adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who admitted to abusing one of them.

  • Former Israeli spy chief rejects parts of Netanyahu speech

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:44:03 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Friday rejected claims made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his contentious address to Congress about Iran's nuclear program.

  • City councilors raise concerns about Boston's Olympics bid

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:43:01 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — City Council members raised concerns Friday about Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Trending Legal News

  • 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-...

  • Intestate succession is not as straightforward as you may think p2

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:24:44 GMT

    Law students learn how to read statutes, to be careful with conjunctions and punctuation. They learn, too, how to research legislative intent. If there are questions about how to apply a law, for example, you would go back to records...

  • Bankruptcy is a financial decision

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:24:43 GMT

    Personal bankruptcy is often shrouded in morally judgmental terms. You have "failed," or your spending habits were "out of control" or "profligate." The companies attempting to sell you credit counseling may make it sound as if not hiring them means...

  • Woman's sudden death leaves toddler without a mother

    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:45:35 GMT

    A Louisiana woman's 3-year-old son may not yet understand that his mom will never be coming home again, but that does not mean that he cannot feel her loss. Her sudden death in a car accident recently has left him...