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  • What Can You Learn From Competitors' Law Firm Websites?


    Business people know that one of the best ways to figure out what you're doing right or wrong is to spy on what the competition is doing. Back in Ye Olde Times, that might have involved sending a "secret shopper" in to report back what happened at another law firm's......

  • Does Your Small or Solo Practice Need a Virtual Receptionist?


    Solos and small firms likely can't afford much in the way of overhead, whether it's expansive office space or support staff. Fear not! Technology is here to help. When someone calls the office, who's going to answer the phone? You? Try again: You're at a court date, a deposition, a......

  • Need a Fake Boyfriend or Girlfriend? This Ex-Lawyer Can Help


    From the "here's what you can do when you don't want to be a lawyer anymore" files, have you tried becoming an Internet entrepreneur? Of course you have, but you aren't as inventive as Matthew Homann. Among his many projects, Homann created a website where people can create fake profiles......

  • SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case


    Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

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


    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'?


    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......

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  • Judge opens inquiry into death of ex-Russian spy Litvinenko

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:45:54 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge opened an inquiry Tuesday into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, declaring the issues raised in the poisoning death of the former Russian intelligence agent to be of the "utmost gravity."

  • VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:57 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.

  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:04 GMT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen.

  • Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny's house arrest

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:22:08 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

  • Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:11:37 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.

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  • Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:57:42 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said.

  • Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:48:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

  • Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:47:14 GMT

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

  • Greek bailout critic says he will be new finance minister

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:39:17 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic wrote in a blog post Tuesday that he will be sworn in as finance minister under the country's new left-wing government.

  • VOICES: What Japanese think about the hostage crisis

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:57 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The Mideast is half a world away from Japan, and its troubles often seem so too. So Japan was shocked by a stark video from Islamic militants last week threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.

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  • Prenups can be a couple's saving grace in a Florida divorce

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:41:09 GMT

    Wealthy people who consider marriage also tend to consider prenuptial agreements because it is obvious that they have assets to protect. A growing number of people in Florida with fewer assets are also looking at prenups, yet for slightly different...

  • Why you don't want to pass away without a will in Texas

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:52:58 GMT

    If you pass away in Texas and you do not have a will, it is known as "dying intestate". While this sometimes happens, especially when a death is unexpected, it is something you absolutely want to avoid if you...

  • What are the federal drug classifications?

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:27:13 GMT

    Federal drug classifications often differ from state drug laws; therefore, it is important for New Hampshire residents to be aware of how drugs are classified under the federal system. Indeed, if an individual is arrested for a drug crime...

  • Car accidents are more likely with fast music playing

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:24:23 GMT

    Do you like to listen to heavy metal or punk rock while you drive, rather than jazz or classical music? If so, some researchers believe that you could be more likely to get into a car accident in California....

  • Arizona man encourages officer to arrest him

    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:02:55 GMT

    Being investigated for drunk driving is never a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are guilty of the alleged offense or not. You may need to undergo several tests to determine your sobriety and blood alcohol concentration. However, even if...