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  • Drug Dealer's Fingerprints Lifted From WhatsApp Photo
    Don't do crime. That's our official stance. But if you're going to disregard our advice and do crime, don't do crime on your smartphone. And if you're going to do crime on your smartphone, maybe don't use it to take pictures of your hands holding dru…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:54pm -
  • Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Facial Recognition Moves Forward
    Not everyone loves Facebook's suggestions when it comes to tagging people in photos. On top of that, those suggestions may be illegal. That's what we learned from a recent ruling in a class action lawsuit filed against Facebook over its use of facial…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:59pm -
  • LeBron James Sued Over Alleged Stolen Idea
    Even if you don't root for the Cleveland Cavaliers, every basketball fan knows about the force that is Lebron James. But you might not know that he's also a very successful businessman and is shooting for billionaire status, with a current net worth…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • Politics in the Office: Top 5 Legal Considerations
    More than ever before, it seems like employees simply can't leave their political beliefs out of the workplace. Perhaps that's because of our current vitriolic political climate or because so much of our political beliefs affect what happens in the o…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:24pm -
  • Can I Move With My Child Before Divorce?
    It's understandable that you might want to put some distance between you and your soon-to-be ex. And you might've heard that your options -- especially when moving out of state -- might be limited after a child custody agreement has been reached. But…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:20pm -
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones and InfoWars for Defamation
    Alex Jones doesn't get a whole lot of things right, especially when it comes to school shootings. Earlier this month, Jones and his InfoWars website were sued for defamation after misidentifying an innocent teenager from Massachusetts as the Parkland…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:20pm -
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court: Stun Guns Can Be Regulated, Not Banned
    The top court in Massachusetts ruled this week that the state's ban on stun guns and Tasers is unconstitutional. The Massachusetts Supreme Court concluded that stun guns are "arms" under the Second Amendment, and therefore can't be fully banned under…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:10pm -
  • Southwest Engine Failure Causes 1 Death, Emergency Landing
    After an uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday, pilot Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, calmly guided the crippled aircraft to a relatively safe landing. Although one pass…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:10pm -
  • Does Insurance Cover Drone Injuries?
    A few years ago, we only heard about drones in reference to the military and the role they were playing in Afghanistan. Now, it seems like there's at least one at every major beach, on kids' Christmas lists, and on sale at Walmart. Even Amazon is wor…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:30pm -
  • Stan Lee Finally Brings a Lawsuit Against Ex-Business Manager
    In what sounds like it could be a made-for-t.v. drama, comic book icon Stan Lee is suing his former business manager for fraud and elder abuse. The allegations range from theft of millions of dollars, to funding a fake non-profit, to setting up a sch…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • Supreme Court Softens Deportation Law for Criminals
    It is well established, as the Supreme Court noted in an opinion handed down this week, that "any alien convicted of an 'aggravated felony' after entering the United States will be deported." What is less well-known is what qualifies as an aggravated…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:12pm -
  • Top 3 Legal Issues With Homeschooling
    According to Courthouse News, there has been an unprecedented surge in interest for homeschooling children, based on the decline in funding for public schools, bullying issues, and recent mass school shootings. Courthouse News was also careful to poi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • Strict New Gun Laws in Vermont Raise Age to 21
    In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Vermont went from having some of the least restrictive gun control laws to some of the strictest. Last week, Governor Phil Scott signed three bills into law raising the age to buy firearms to 21, banning high-cap…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 8:00pm -
  • Nestle's Bottled Water Filled With Microplastics, Lawsuit Claims 
    When it comes to healthy living, weight loss, getting in shape, and the like, we're constantly being told to drink more water. But what if even your water isn't good for you? A class action lawsuit filed against Nestle claims that the company engaged…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 7:40pm -
  • When Can You Sue a Workers' Comp Doctor?
    Dealing with an on-the-job injury can be a huge hassle. There's paperwork, doctor appointments, more paperwork, long-term financial uncertainty, and often ... even paperwork. So, it's that much more painful when you feel like the workers' comp doctor…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 6:30pm -
  • 3 Former Waitresses Sue Michigan Diner for Sexual Harassment
    The year 2017 was quite memorable for workplace sexual harassment allegations. But the harassment wasn't limited to Harvey Weinstein, Uber, and CEOs from hell. According to a lawsuit filed last week, even shift managers at local diners were guilty of…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:57pm -
  • 'That's So Raven' Star Orlando Brown Gets Arrested in Las Vegas by Bounty Hunters
    It feels like a long way from 'That's So Raven' stardom to arrested by a bounty hunter named Lucky while hiding in your underwear in a Las Vegas closet, but it apparently only takes 11 years and a few arrests. Orlando Brown, ex-costar of the hit Disn…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:55pm -
  • Apple Had 12 Employees Arrested for Leaks 
    There should be a soap opera dedicated to Silicon Valley drama. Between Facebook's data breach, Apple's phone throttling, and the industry's sexual harassment scandals -- to name a few -- there seems to be a never-ending stream of gripping headlines…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:34pm -
  • School Nurses May Soon Be Able to Administer Pot in Colorado
    Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In almost all those states, the user must be an adult, over the age of 18. And while most of us are OK with adults having a joint like they would a cigarette or…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:56pm -
  • Lawsuit Accuses Isaac Haas of Knowingly Infecting Woman With STD
    Purdue student Alyssa Chambers is suing basketball player Isaac Haas for $1 million in damages, claiming Haas knowingly infected her with chlamydia during a sexual encounter last year. She is also suing the school for allegedly providing Haas with un…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 8:06pm -

Law and Daily Life

  • Can I Move With My Child Before Divorce?
    It's understandable that you might want to put some distance between you and your soon-to-be ex. And you might've heard that your options -- especially when moving out of state -- might be limited after a child custody agreement...
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 5:20pm -
  • Top 3 Legal Issues With Homeschooling
    According to Courthouse News, there has been an unprecedented surge in interest for homeschooling children, based on the decline in funding for public schools, bullying issues, and recent mass school shootings. Courthouse News was also careful to poi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • School Nurses May Soon Be Able to Administer Pot in Colorado
    Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. In almost all those states, the user must be an adult, over the age of 18. And while most of us are OK with adults having...
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:56pm -
  • My Employer Stopped Paying Me, What Should I Do?
    It's a pretty basic concept. You do the work, you get paid for it. In many cases, people don't even really do the work, and they still get paid. But what happens when you hold up your end of the...
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 6:20pm -
  • ACLU Sues ICE for Illegally Separating Immigrant Families
    The Trump administration is facing another legal challenge regarding its immigration policies. We've heard about plans to deport only violent criminals, or those convicted of serious felonies. But this latest lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Massachusett…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 8:20pm -
  • Convincing an Attorney to Take Your Case
    The idea that attorneys are all chomping at the bit to take any case they can get their hands on is not exactly accurate. While there are some super desperate lawyers out there, most have to be fairly discerning about...
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 12:57pm -
  • Can a Divorce Settlement Be Changed?
    Just getting you and your ex to agree to the terms of your divorce settlement was tough enough. And you thought once that was finished, you were done dealing with the divorce. But life happens, circumstances change, and now...
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 8:10pm -
  • How Worried Should 'Media Influencers' Be About Homeland Security Tracking?
    What, exactly, is a media influencer? According to Influencer Marketing Hub, influencers are individuals who have a following in a particular niche, with which they actively engage. Influencers can include "industry experts and thought leaders," like…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 12:57pm -
  • Can You Sue Facebook for User Data Breach?
    By now everyone knows that no one really reads the terms of service before clicking "Accept." Even if those terms allow an app "to edit, copy, disseminate, publish, transfer, append or merge with other databases, sell, license (by whatever...
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 9:56pm -
  • Dreamer Students in Arizona Lose In-State Tuition
    The battle over immigration wages on. You've probably heard some mention of President Trump and the courts struggling over what to do about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the latest chapter of the saga, the Arizona...
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 12:56pm -
  • $1.6M for L.A. Family Terrorized by Bed Bugs
    In any rental scenario, there is an implied promise, known legally as a warranty of habitability, whereby the landlord assures the tenant that the residential premises are fit for human habitation. This unwritten warranty is supported by state statut…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 5:15pm -
  • What to Do When Your Ex Is Stalking You
    We've said it before and we'll say it again: "Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end." And while there are exceptions to that rule, when it comes to breakups, the exceptions prove the rule. Jilted exes can take the...
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • What Is 'Instant Runoff' Voting?
    There's more than one way to skin a cat, they say, and there's more than one way to run an election. Although the majority of state and federal elections stick with the model of she-who-gets-the-most-votes-wins, some jurisdictions are testing...
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Top 3 Tips for Late Tax Filers
    So if the calendar flipping to April sent off a little alarm in the back of your mind but you haven't quite been able to put your finger on what it is you're forgetting to do, you might need...
    - 15 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 12:57pm -
  • Can the Courts Save This Dog From Being Euthanized?
    You've heard of stays of execution for people on death row, but did you know a court could step in and put the brakes on the euthanasia process for a dog? That's what one woman is hoping for as she...
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 5:15pm -

Legal Grounds

  • School's 'Scared Straight' Program Backfires, Leads to Assault by Fake Cop, Lawsuit Claims
    As a school administrator, a good rule of thumb is to avoid so-called "scared straight" programs intended to intimidate students. Also, you don't want to invite police impersonators onto campus to carry out said intimidation. And, most importantly, y…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 5:15pm -
  • The Kids Are Alright (to Proceed With Climate Change Lawsuit Against Government)
    There's no doubt the children are our future. But with the drastic effects of climate change looming, their future is looking bleak, environmentally speaking. So what can be done? Sue the adults! At least, those adults in charge of...Continue readin…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:52pm -
  • Man Claims He Never 'Came Back From Heaven,' Sues Publisher Over Account
    Alex Malarkey was just five years old when he was paralyzed in a car accident with his father, Kevin. Alex spent two months in a coma in 2004, and after waking up, allegedly recounted a tale of being taken...Continue reading this article, and get mo…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 5:30pm -
  • Woman Wins $560M Powerball, Sues for Anonymity
    You wish you had problems like this. The New Hampshire woman who hit the $560 million Powerball jackpot last month has sued the state's lottery commission -- asking to remain anonymous. Her lawsuit claims disclosure would "constitute a significant in…
    - 72 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 9:55pm -
  • German Shepherd Receives Unemployment Benefits
    A Michigan German Shepherd is in the news after being approved for $360 a week in unemployment benefits. It's a story that inserts a cute, cuddly pet into the real-world problem of an apparent state benefits fraud scheme....Continue reading this art…
    - 76 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 10:57pm -
  • 2017: The Year in Strange Law
    In 2017, things got a little weird. Criminal and civil law has always attracted some odd characters and some odd scenarios, but this year seemed to take the cake. Here are some of the oddest legal stories from 2017:...Continue reading this article,…
    - 29 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • 'Evil Twin' May Get Parole, Release From Prison
    On the long list of worst news a person could receive, "Your evil twin sister that plotted your kidnapping and murder is getting out of jail" has to be right near the top. And that's the news Sunny Han...Continue reading this article, and get more l…
    - 1 Dec 17, 7:15pm -
  • Are Elephants People Too?
    Under the law, plenty of things are people: people are people; municipalities, states, and federal offices are people; and even corporations are people, with religious rights and all. And now, a lawyer is arguing that elephants (three specifically, a…
    - 21 Nov 17, 1:56pm -
  • Florida Squirrel at Center of Emotional Support Animal Debate
    Diabetes service dogs. Emotional support pigs. Kangaroos? As the debate over which species make legally acceptable service and support animals rages on, one intrepid Florida squirrel has thrust herself into the national spotlight. Brutis, an eastern…
    - 16 Nov 17, 7:15pm -
  • Hawaii Man Sentenced to 144 Compliments
    If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And if you send your ex a bunch of "nasty" text messages and calls in violation of a no-contact order, you'll have to write a bunch...Continue reading this article, and get more lega…
    - 7 Nov 17, 10:57pm -
  • Texas Man Fired, Arrested After Stealing $1.2M in Fajitas
    The plot to Ocean's 14 (or Catorce de Oceano, in this case) this is not. Still, it's a pretty sizzling heist story. Over the course of almost a decade, $1,251,578 worth of fajitas got delivered to the Cameron County Juvenile...Continue reading this…
    - 19 Oct 17, 5:57pm -
  • Middle Fingers and Free Speech: Who Can You Flip the Bird To, and When?
    Icons from Steve Jobs to Mike Ditka have done it; perhaps Johnny Cash did it best. There is something primeval about flipping the bird, like it was the first, finest, and most simple and complete insult we ever learned and...Continue reading this ar…
    - 6 Oct 17, 4:56pm -
  • Texas Man on Most-Wanted List Shows off Guns on Instagram, Gets Arrested
    We often warn people going on vacation to not be so busy on social media, for fear of tipping off potential burglars. Well, the same advice might apply to criminals on the run from Johnny Law. Texas police tracked down...Continue reading this articl…
    - 26 Sep 17, 12:57pm -
  • Do You Need Libel Insurance for Your Angry Tweets?
    So we all like to vent online, and Twitter provides a worldwide platform for some epic rants. Look no further than our Commander in Chief for evidence of that. Given that the targets of those rants are people, and that...Continue reading this articl…
    - 23 Aug 17, 8:14pm -
  • No-Sugar Diet: Florida 'Sugardaddy' Handing Out Cards Seeking 'Sugarbaby' Banned From Beach
    "Sugardaddy seeking his sugarbaby ... Ask me about your monthly allowance." Seems innocuous enough, right? After all, it's 2017 -- alternative relationship are accepted, if not celebrated, and some legal experts are even recommending sugar daddies as…
    - 8 Aug 17, 12:59pm -