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Couple Convicted of Murder After Forcing Child to Drink Too Much Liquid as Punishment

A Tennessee couple has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect in connection with the death of a child who died after being forced to drink large amounts of liquid as a form of punishment. So reports the New York Post.

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Garner, Brown Decisions Prompt Law School to Allow Grief-Stricken Students to Postpone Exams

Columbia Law School allowed its students to request exam-time postponements based on their anguish over the grand jury decisions not to indict police in the Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Hedge Fund Managers’ Insider Trading Convictions Vacated

A federal appeals court threw out the convictions of two hedge fund managers who were found guilty of trading on tips passed through a network of analysts. So reports the New York Post.

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Utah Mom Ordered to Cease Religion Talks With Kids

A Utah woman is challenging the constitutionality of a court order prohibiting her from discussing fundamentalist Mormon beliefs with her children. So reports Fox News.

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Georgia County to Pay Profanity-Spewing Woman $100K

A county in Georgia is paying a woman $100,000 to settle her suit claiming police violated her First Amendment rights when they arrested her for shouting expletives at them. So reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Federal Court Upholds McCarthy-Era Conviction

A federal court judge refused to vacate a McCarthy-era conviction related to an obstruction of justice plot to leak atomic secrets. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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Law Schools Make Concessions in Face of Declining Applications

Facing decreasing enrollment, middle-tier law schools—including the ones at Penn State and the University of Arizona—have reduced their tuitions. So reports The New York Times’ Dealbook.

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Physican Faces Charges for Forcing Abortion Pill on Woman

A New York State anesthesiologist is out on $50,000 bail following his arrest for allegedly forcing a woman who told him she was pregnant to swallow an abortion pill. So reports NBC News.

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Jackson, Lewis to Stop Hourly Billing of Associates’ Time

Beginning Jan. 1, the law firm Jackson Lewis will stop billing its clients by the hour for its 293 associates. So reports American Lawyer.

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Lawsuit: Chick-fil-A Cherry Caused Heart Attack

A woman is alleging she suffered heart attack brought on by a tooth fracture she suffered from biting down on the cherry she was served at a Texas Chick-fil-A. So reports the San Francisco Gate.

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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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The Deep Web: New Tools for Legal Research

There’s a deeper web lurking in cyberspace, one few people know about and take advantage of. But, it’s not yet a replacement for established legal research tools such as Lexis and Westlaw, says Stephen Lief, a New York-based eDiscovery, Information Governance and Litigation Support consultant with decades of experience.

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Couple Convicted of Murder After Forcing Child to Drink Too Much Liquid as Punishment

A Tennessee couple has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect in connection with the death of a child who died after being forced to drink large amounts of liquid as a form of punishment. So reports the New York Post.

Read more...

Garner, Brown Decisions Prompt Law School to Allow Grief-Stricken Students to Postpone Exams

Columbia Law School allowed its students to request exam-time postponements based on their anguish over the grand jury decisions not to indict police in the Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Hedge Fund Managers’ Insider Trading Convictions Vacated

A federal appeals court threw out the convictions of two hedge fund managers who were found guilty of trading on tips passed through a network of analysts. So reports the New York Post.

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Utah Mom Ordered to Cease Religion Talks With Kids

A Utah woman is challenging the constitutionality of a court order prohibiting her from discussing fundamentalist Mormon beliefs with her children. So reports Fox News.

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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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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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Tracy Morgan v. Walmart: Parsing Through the ‘Seat Belt Defense’

A high-profile lawsuit’s outcome may rest upon the location the incident took place and the use, or lack thereof, of one of the oldest automobile safety features--the seatbelt.

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ABA Celebrates 136 Years of Dedication to Justice

In the historic Saratoga Springs, New York, a group of 75 well-respected lawyers pledged to organize and advance the quality of the practice of law in the United States.

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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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Judge Judy Settles Suit Against Attorney Who Used Her Photo in Ads

TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin settled a lawsuit she filed against an attorney for using clips of her in an advertisement promoting his law firm. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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First Native American Woman Confirmed as Federal Judge

Diane Humetewa has become the first female Native American to serve as a federal judge. So reports the Huffington Post.

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Depressed Lawyers Blog: Meet the Creator

Dan Lukasik took a painful time in his life and made it the impetus to create a resource for others facing similar challenges.

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Meet the Pinball Wizard Attorney and Other Legal Collectors

Collections give attorneys a fun way to relieve stress.

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