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February Verdicts: Lady Gaga, The Dread Pirate Roberts, And a Hate Crime for Punching a Straight Guy

From the Dread Pirate Roberts to Lady Gaga, hate crimes and murder, here are some of the most notable verdicts from February.

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Is Calif. 'Microstamping’ Law a De Facto Handgun Ban?

Gun groups claim California’s requirement to make handgun bullets traceable with “microstamps” is unworkable and would ultimately violate Second Amendment rights by preventing gun manufacturers from selling their now-illegal weapons, according to a federal lawsuit. So reports Fox News.

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Snowden Leak Shows Dutch Company As Target of Brits, NSA

Edward Snowden’s proliferation of leaked documents has again caused an international stir. Documents posted on the website the Intercept show British intelligence agencies and the NSA stole codes that would ultimately allow them to eavesdrop on mobile phone users. So reports the Associated Press.

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No Death Penalty For Selenski

A Pennsylvania man who had allegedly buried two bodies in his backyard will not receive the death penalty. So reports the Associated Press.

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Tsarnaev Defense: Boston Too Emotional to Host Trial

Counsel for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has requested his trial be moved to another city, stating they do not believe potential jurors can separate their emotions from the facts of the case. So reports Yahoo News.

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St. Louis Suburb Residents Sue Over Ticketing, Jailing Practices

Residents of two St. Louis suburbs are suing those cities for allegedly ticketing impoverished minorities at a greater rate than whites and then locking them up in overcrowded and unsanitary jails for failing to pay the fines or show up in court. So reports The New York Times.

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Murder Victim’s Family Sues Funeral Home for Burial Mistake

The family of 40-year-old murder victim Nequia Webb-Davidson is suing the New York City funeral home and the New Jersey cemetery they entrusted with her remains for ruining her burial. So reports CBS News.

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Cop Suspended 9 Months After Prostitute Steals His Gun

Keith Barrow, the head of the police union in a small Northern California town, was suspended for having his gun stolen by a woman he paid for sex in a hotel in Reno. So reports the San Jose Mercury News.

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Leaked SSNs From Gov. Bush Emails & Cyber Summits Signs of Changing Times

The business transactions and communications of ordinary citizens took center stage last week as a former governor was embroiled in an email dump that resulted in leaked personal information of constituents contained in correspondences, while the sitting President talked cybersecurity and consumerism at an unrelated summit.

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Killer of Trespassing Exchange Student Sentenced to 70 Years

A Montana man who shot and killed an unarmed German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage was sentenced to 70 years in prison. So reports the Missoulian.

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Is Your Practice's Website Focused on the Right Stuff?

Sure, you can buy a URL to give your web site an online address, but just having a web address doesn’t necessarily mean people are going to visit your site.

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Cloud Storage and Client Confidentiality: A Perfect Match or Perfect Storm?

If you thought storing your clients' files on the clouds not only ensured nearly constant access to the information anytime, anywhere as well as complete confidentiality, think again.

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Reuters Offers Interactive Library of Legal Forms

Thomson Reuters is offering a new NetClient CS module containing an online library of legal and business forms that tax and accounting professionals can give their clients access to through secure Web portals.

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Enhance Workplace Communication in Real Time from Any Device, Anywhere

An enterprise collaboration tool known as Intellinote, which is rapidly growing in popularity and workplace usage, just announced new real-time features that could further enhance the product's use, the company announced in a press release.

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Is Calif. 'Microstamping’ Law a De Facto Handgun Ban?

Gun groups claim California’s requirement to make handgun bullets traceable with “microstamps” is unworkable and would ultimately violate Second Amendment rights by preventing gun manufacturers from selling their now-illegal weapons, according to a federal lawsuit. So reports Fox News.

Read more...

No Death Penalty For Selenski

A Pennsylvania man who had allegedly buried two bodies in his backyard will not receive the death penalty. So reports the Associated Press.

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Tsarnaev Defense: Boston Too Emotional to Host Trial

Counsel for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has requested his trial be moved to another city, stating they do not believe potential jurors can separate their emotions from the facts of the case. So reports Yahoo News.

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St. Louis Suburb Residents Sue Over Ticketing, Jailing Practices

Residents of two St. Louis suburbs are suing those cities for allegedly ticketing impoverished minorities at a greater rate than whites and then locking them up in overcrowded and unsanitary jails for failing to pay the fines or show up in court. So reports The New York Times.

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GE’s GC Tops List of Highest Paid

General Electric's general counsel's 2012 compensation package afforded him almost $11 million in cash, making him the highest paid general counsel on Corporate Counsel magazine's latest list of the nation's 100 highest paid GCs. So reports Law.com.

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Rash of Kentucky Lawyer Suicides Cause for Concern

In the wake of the suicide of a dozen lawyers in Kentucky during the past three years, several organizations are looking at different ways to curb the tragic trend. Reports have cited as many as six suicides in the last year and 12 dating back to 2010.

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Ex-Nixon Peabody Partner’s Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

After entering a guilty plea, John Farahi, founder of Newpoint Financial Services Inc., was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on March 20, according to a National Law Journal story. The Beverly Hills businessman admitted his role in a $20 million Ponzi scheme and the plea could have ramifications for former Nixon Peabody securities partner David Tamman, who was found guilty for his role in the scheme.

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Herbalife Legal Coffers Bolstered to Fend Off Pyramid Scheme Charge

A Los Angeles nutrition company is locked in a legal battle with billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has accused the company of perpetuating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife officials said the company will up their legal defense costs from $25 million to $40 million in the wake of Ackman’s accusations, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

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Dispelling Legal Myths: Trespassing and Deadly Force

Law governs nearly everything one does -- from taxes, to traffic, to murder, merchandising, mandates and more.

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Federal Legislation On Tap to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’

Scorned lovers, vengeful exes and other smut peddlers are among those perpetuating revenge porn, according to those trying to legislate the practice to its end.

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Ebola Quarantines: The Legal Debate Rages

The Ebola virus, a major problem for some African countries, has penetrated America sparking panic, outrage and claims of Constitution violations.

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Calif. Law Changes Definition of Consent on College Campuses

California has adopted a law requiring colleges in the Golden State to apply the “yes means yes” standard when investigating allegations of campus sexual assault. So reports USA Today.

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Kung-Fu Lawyer’s Promotional Video Pulls Out All the Stops

A young attorney in Texas has launched a publicity campaign with an over-the-top YouTube video featuring flames and screeching birds. So reports Lawyers Weekly.

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LinkedIn Helps Small Law Firm Attract Work

A partner in a small Northern California law firm attracted work worth $12,000 in billable hours by investing three-to-five hours on the professional networking website LinkedIn.

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In Pets We Trust: Providing for Animal Care After Death

Pet ownership in the United States has tripled since the 1970s, when, according to the Humane Society, approximately 67 million American families owned a pet. In 2012, that figure ballooned to more than 164 million, meaning a staggering 62% of American households included at least one pet. Correlated with the impressive number of American pets is the incredible amount of money spent on caring for them.

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February Verdicts: Lady Gaga, The Dread Pirate Roberts, And a Hate Crime for Punching a Straight Guy

From the Dread Pirate Roberts to Lady Gaga, hate crimes and murder, here are some of the most notable verdicts from February.

Read more...

Snowden Leak Shows Dutch Company As Target of Brits, NSA

Edward Snowden’s proliferation of leaked documents has again caused an international stir. Documents posted on the website the Intercept show British intelligence agencies and the NSA stole codes that would ultimately allow them to eavesdrop on mobile phone users. So reports the Associated Press.

Read more...

Murder Victim’s Family Sues Funeral Home for Burial Mistake

The family of 40-year-old murder victim Nequia Webb-Davidson is suing the New York City funeral home and the New Jersey cemetery they entrusted with her remains for ruining her burial. So reports CBS News.

Read more...

Leaked SSNs From Gov. Bush Emails & Cyber Summits Signs of Changing Times

The business transactions and communications of ordinary citizens took center stage last week as a former governor was embroiled in an email dump that resulted in leaked personal information of constituents contained in correspondences, while the sitting President talked cybersecurity and consumerism at an unrelated summit.

Read more...