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Woman Faces Criminal Charges For Throwing Dog From Car

A 34-year-old Staten Island woman pleaded not guilty to a felony for allegedly throwing her dog from a moving car. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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Perverted Haunted House Clowns Accosted Minor: Lawsuit

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against a haunted house and its volunteer workers, claiming the volunteers accosted her and her high-school-aged daughter. So reports The Smoking Gun.

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Facebook Sues Law Firms of Man Who Sued Facebook

Facebook is suing the law firms that represented a man claiming he owned half of the social media company in a 2010 lawsuit. So reports the San Francisco Gate.

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NY May Adopt Uniform Bar Exam

New York judges are considering replacing the Empire State’s bar exam with the Uniform Bar Exam—a standardized test that 14 states currently use. So reports The Wall Street Journal.

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PA Boy Charged as Adult in 90-Year-Old’s Murder

A 10-year-old boy was charged as an adult after he confessed to having strangled and killed a 90-year-old woman who resided with his grandfather. So reports McCall.com.

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Church Suit Seeks Ouster of Sinful Preacher

The board of a Baptist church in Alabama filed a lawsuit to force out its minister after he confessed to serious transgressions on the pulpit. So reports Fox News.

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Teens Charged for Cruel 'Ice Bucket' Prank of Autistic Boy

Five teens have been charged for "pranking" an autistic Ohio boy, who believing he was participating in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” So reports The New York Daily News.

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Reuters to Become IRS’ Research Partner

Thompson Reuters will assist the Internal Revenue Service in its research of tax laws, and relevant statutes, codes, and treatises, for policy purposes.

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Top Paid First-Year Associates Earn $160K

The highest paid first-year associates at U.S. law firms with more than 700 attorneys are earning an average of $160,000 -- the same amount the highest paid new lawyers were making in 2009. So reports Bloomberg.

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Criminal Exonerations on the Upswing

In 2013, there were 87 known criminal exonerations, the most ever, and the increase isn’t owed to the use of DNA evidence to clear suspects. So reports the ABA Journal.

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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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Potential Clients Turn to Yelp For Law Firm Recommendations: Study

Consumers turn to Yelp more than any other web site when they’re looking for a lawyer. So reports the blog maintained by the self-proclaimed law-firm marketing guru Larry Bodine.

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Can Going Paperless Make You a Better, Richer Lawyer?

In the year 2000, when New Orleans lawyer Ernest Svenson was handling a case requiring an abundance of discovery -- meaning paper documents -- a friend offered use of his scanner. A somewhat novel piece of office equipment at the time, using the scanner allowed Svenson to organize the discovery on his laptop so he could access it easily and quickly. “It was an epiphany,” he says.

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What 'Apps' Do Attorneys Really Need?

More than 1.2 million applications, or “apps,” are available at the iPhone App Store as of June 2014, according to a recent About.com article. Compare that with October 2008, when only 800 such apps existed.

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Woman Faces Criminal Charges For Throwing Dog From Car

A 34-year-old Staten Island woman pleaded not guilty to a felony for allegedly throwing her dog from a moving car. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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Perverted Haunted House Clowns Accosted Minor: Lawsuit

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against a haunted house and its volunteer workers, claiming the volunteers accosted her and her high-school-aged daughter. So reports The Smoking Gun.

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Facebook Sues Law Firms of Man Who Sued Facebook

Facebook is suing the law firms that represented a man claiming he owned half of the social media company in a 2010 lawsuit. So reports the San Francisco Gate.

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NY May Adopt Uniform Bar Exam

New York judges are considering replacing the Empire State’s bar exam with the Uniform Bar Exam—a standardized test that 14 states currently use. So reports The Wall Street Journal.

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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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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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Cheerleaders Seek Free Speech Protection For Bible Verse Banners

A cheerleading squad in Texas has asked that state’s Supreme Court to declare that their Bible-scripture-inscribed banners qualify as protected speech. So reports CBS News.

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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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