Tips For Choosing a Quality Entertainment Law Attorney

Choosing the right lawyer is not a quick process, as you’ll want to thoroughly research options to ensure the best attorney for your needs. If looking for a reputable entertainment law attorney, check out a few tips to aid in your search:   What is Entertainment Law?   Entertainment law is commonly defined as “the areas of law that govern professionals and businesses in the entertainment industry.” The entertainment world is designed to profit from …

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The Argument For and Against Voter ID Laws: Where Do You Stand?  

On October 9, 2014, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin lawmakers from instituting a law requiring registered voters to present valid photo ID’s at the polls. This decision overturned an earlier decision from a lower court that would have put the law into effect for the November election. The Supreme Court said that Wisconsin sent absentee ballots without notification of the need for ID’s, and there was not enough time to rectify the situation before the …

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Public Defense of the Poor in New York State Under Fire

In a state where counties shoulder the burden of public defense, a class-action lawsuit  filed by The New York Civil Liberties Union, along with the law firm Schulte, Roth, and Zabel, aims to transfer the responsibility over to the state.   Just a few weeks ago, the NYCLU released a report outlining the failure of the state to provide adequate public defense for the poor on multiple levels, focusing on 5 counties: Onondaga, Suffolk, Ontario, …

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Online Defamation: Legal Avenues for Small Businesses

If you’re a small business owner, online review sites, like Yelp, can be your best friend and your worst enemy. Positive reviews can help your business tremendously, but a single negative review can send potential customers into the hands of your competitors. Consumers who write negative reviews on Yelp are certainly within their rights to do so, but when does a disgruntled customer’s opinion turn into full-fledged defamation?   Defamation Defined   Online defamation occurs …

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How to Succeed (and Survive) in Law School in 2015 and Beyond

Not so many years ago, law school admission was considered a golden ticket. Bright-eyed twenty-somethings entered and for the most part, received a diploma and a six-figure job on the other side. Sadly, that is no longer the case – law school admission is at an all-time high, and with no cap on the number of lawyers allowed to practice, there are not enough jobs to absorb the thousands of new lawyers minted each year. …

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Thousands of online bank accounts hacked

It appears a new leak has happened by a Russian cyber criminal group that mines login credentials for bank accounts. They appear to have stolen hundreds of thousands of accounts and the damages have yet to surface. In the report, Proofpoint said it has discovered large quantities of websites powered by the wordpress content management system to have been compromised by a software program called Qakbot, which steals your information. The information is relatively new …

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Homeowner Invites Fugitive into his home

A Silicon Valley homeowner unwittingly welcomed a fugitive into his home and shared a meal with the wanted man as California law enforcement officers canvassed the neighborhood in a manhunt, police said on Tuesday. Police in Palo Alto launched the search after receiving an emergency call on Monday about a possible fraudulent bank transaction linked to a man wanted in Oklahoma for a sex crime with a minor, the city’s police department said. Officers tried …

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Social Security Attorney Information – Lafayette, LA

If you are seeking information about Social Security attorneys or lawyer in Lafayette, Louisiana you can check out the new website http://www.lafayettesocialsecurity.com which has information about what social security is and how to choose the best social security disability attorney. Being specific to Lafayette, it will have regional information about the area rather than a national focus. If you are from the area and have information for them specific to the topic, send them an email at jason@lafayettesocialsecurity.com …

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Accused Social Security Disability Judges Pushing through Claims

Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program. Each of the judges approved more than 90 percent of the cases they heard from 2005 to 2013, according to a new report by the Republican staff of the House Oversight Committee. The report says the high approval rates indicate the judges didn’t follow proper procedures or conduct meaningful …

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BP Settlement — What SCOTUS Denial of BP’s Stay May Mean

J.R. Whaley: BP lost its latest effort to delay making good on its much-ballyhooed “Commitment to the Gulf” earlier today.  The United States Supreme Court denied BP’s request to “stay the mandate” issuing from the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  That “mandate” required that the Claims Administrator begin again the processing and payment of business economic loss claims. Payment of most business economic loss claims has essentially been shut down since October 2013. …

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