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N.J., Pa., Tackling Sports Gambling Laws

With football season, and friendly office pools, now in full tilt, much of the U.S. workforce is either reaping the rewards of their research, cleverness and luck or cursing their favorite teams and scratching their head at the record setting 28-point spread the Jacksonville Jaguars recently enjoyed. But win or lose, their weekly foray into the wide world of sports betting is almost certainly illegal.


Just Say ‘Yes’ to Notaries

The role of notaries in today’s world is one of greatly increased responsibility in view of issues such as identity theft, mortgage fraud and other technological challenges, says Roger Rill, a full-time notary public in Columbus, Ohio and president of Notary One, a mobile notary public service.


Increased Regs Paining Banks, Profiting Lawyers

The quarterly loss that JPMorgan Chase recently took as a result the $9.2 billion it set aside for mounting legal expenses is emblematic of the pain regulatory agencies' stepped-up oversight is causing banks. Its also creating a boon for many of the nation's most sophisticated law firms, according the New York Times' DealBook.


Shutdown Leaves Lawyers, Clients in Limbo

The federal government shutdown, including the furlough of hundreds of thousands of government workers, has taken its toll on the justice system, litigators say.


New Winston & Strawn Department to Take on NCAA

The New-York based law firm Winston & Strawn is establishing a practice specifically dedicated to representing college athletes against the college-athletics-governing body known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (the "NCAA"). So reports Bloomberg.


Law Field Needs Serious Re-engineering: ABA Report

Finding ways to address long-term structural problems in the practice of law is part of the goal of an ABA task force that recently published a draft report dealing with the subject.


Time Attorney Relates to CBS' Julie Chen's Effort to Appear Less Ethnic

CBS anchor Julie Chen, who recently made waves speaking about undergoing surgery early in her career to appear less ethnic, has at least one attorney that can relate to her plight.


Undocumented Law Applicant Causes Flurry of Litigation, Legislation

Legislation sponsored by California state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is aimed at the heart of a legal battle pitting immigration reform advocates against the U.S. Department of Justice.


Supreme Court to Tackle Housing Discrimination Suit

Unless a lawsuit brought by the low-income residents of a blighted Mount Holly, N.J., housing complex settles out-of-court, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon be deciding a civil rights case that could make it tougher for minorities to prove housing discrimination. So reports USA Today.


Who Won in NFL-Retired Players Settlement?

Player safety has become a hot-button issue in the NFL all the way down to Pee Wee football due to reports of brain trauma associated with the sport.


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