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Navigating the Nuances of Bullying Laws

The First Amendment rights of bullies, as well as adequate protections for victims, are at the heart of a raging debate about how to maintain constitutionally sound policy while also keeping children safe.


Liking a Firm on Facebook, Forfeit Your Right to Sue

General Mills has adopted a policy stating that consumers give up their right to sue the company when they do things such as “like” General Mills products on Facebook or use the company’s website to download coupons. So reports the New York Times.


Boston Bombing Victim Sues Glenn Beck Over Accusations He is a Co-Conspirator

Abdulrahman Alharbi went from victim to suspect to plaintiff in the year following to the Boston Marathon bombing.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Needs to Retire Now: Law School Dean

In an op-ed piece appearing in the Los Angeles Times earlier this month, the dean of the law school at the University of California at Irvine argues that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently turned 81, should retire in June. That's when the current Supreme Court term is finished.


Coping with the Emotional Side of Practicing Law

Lawyers often face-off against more than their legal opponents. Grappling with the emotional obstacles and stress of their cases can present significant challenges.


SCOTUS Rules Patent Holders Must Prove Infringement

In the first of six patent-related cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this term, the Supreme Court justices ruled 9-0 in favor of medical devices manufacturer Medtronic, Inc. in its patent infringement suit against privately-owned Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC.


Should Cop-Killer Defender Be Disqualified from DOJ Post?

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile for assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice sparked a slew of criticism and justification, serving as the impetus for American Bar Association President James R. Silkenat to pen a letter defending the move.


How Virtual Should Your Law Office Be?

The days of hanging up a shingle, sitting behind the same immobile desk and keeping office hours could virtually become a thing of the past if law practice management firms have their way.


Law Firms Prevent DWIs with Free NYE Cab Rides

The number of fatal car crashes due to alcohol related incidents has not seen much of a decline in recent years even though there are far fewer drunk drivers on the road, according to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Retail Deliveries by Drones Raise Legal Concerns

Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos dropped a bombshell announcement during an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes, saying that the retail giant is working toward delivering as much as 86% of its packages (those weighing five pounds or less) via unmanned aircraft commonly known as drones.


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