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  • Legal Hotline Available to Immigrants

    Legal Hotline Available to Immigrants

    Immigration is a hot topic in both the political and legal world in the United States of American and even though it is currently not very prominent in the national news there are large ripples being sent out in the legal realm over how some...

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  • Maryland State Senator Looking to Change Laws for Reporting Child Abuse

    Maryland State Senator Looking to Change Laws for Reporting Child Abuse

    The fallout from the Penn State sex scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has prompted a Maryland State Senator to seek changes to state laws on reporting child abuse. Senator Nancy Jacobs is considering sponsoring a bill that will increase the penalty against those...

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  • Bankruptcy Filings Rose 8% in 2010

    Bankruptcy Filings Rose 8% in 2010

    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts released a report last week that showed the number of bankruptcy filings increased by 8 percent last year. While that number reflects more new filings over 2009, it is still quite a difference in the 30 percent increase...

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  • $10 Million Awarded in Taser Death of Teen

    $10 Million Awarded in Taser Death of Teen

    The parents of 17 year old Darryl Turner have been awarded $10 million in a wrongful death suit against Taser International. In March of 2008, Turner was tasered while in a confrontation with police at a grocery store in Charlotte, North Carolina. An autopsy revealed...

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  • Angry Birds Franchise Added To Lodsys Infringement Suit

    Angry Birds Franchise Added To Lodsys Infringement Suit

    In one lawsuit, Lodsys has targeted 11 different companies both small and large over infringement of its patents. Initially filed in May, five new companies have just been added to the list. One of those companies, Electronic Arts and Rovio, are the creators of the...

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  • Texas Governor Sued Over Prayer Rally

    Texas Governor Sued Over Prayer Rally

    The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Texas Governor Rick Perry over his prayer rally. The foundation is hoping to stop the governor from participating in the prayer day. The suit claims that the rally is in violation of the establishment...

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  • Legal Competency Cases Involving Minors Prompts Review Of Current Laws

    Legal Competency Cases Involving Minors Prompts Review Of Current Laws

    Criminal defense attorneys in the US are frequently defending their minor clients while resorting to questionable tactics. Every state in the US has its law individual laws and procedures for dealing with cases involving minors. In some states, anyone under the age of 16 is...

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  • Actor Tobey Maguire Implicated In Illegal Gambling Ring

    Actor Tobey Maguire Implicated In Illegal Gambling Ring

    The 35 year old film star Tobey Maguire is at the center of an illegal gambling investigation. Brad Ruderman, who is the former CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, is currently in prison serving a sentence in connection to a wire fraud conviction. His lawyer says...

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  • Dallas NBA Championships Leads To 14 Arrests

    Dallas NBA Championships Leads To 14 Arrests

    Police are well equipped to handle rowdy fans after sports events, but after the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA National Championships on their home turf, 14 arrests ensued. Because authorities were on high alert, they were able to stop the crowd from destroying property. Most...

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  • NY State Ethics Laws Overhauled

    NY State Ethics Laws Overhauled

    In recent years several prominent NY lawmakers have been involved in embarrassing scandals. Although the politicians were either dismissed or voluntarily stepped down, they still collect generous pension benefits at the expense of the state. NY Legislature leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo plan to completely...

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