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7 Ways Senior Pranks Can Get You Arrested
Getting arrested for a senior prank? It's possible. We all know that senior pranks are often a much-anticipated tradition for restless high school seniors. The pranks range from tame, to hilarious, to just horrific and bizarre, as seen in a recent senior prank in Knoxville, Tennessee. They can also, however,
After Slip-and-Fall Injury, 1st Steps Are Vital
The first steps after a slip-and-fall accident are crucial. If you pursue a slip-and-fall injury lawsuit, winning your case will typically involve proving that the property owner is responsible. This means the burden of proof is on you as the injured person. The main part of proving slip-and-fall liability requires
Jose Canseco Rape Investigation: Tweets May Hurt His Case
Baseball legend Jose Canseco tweeted Wednesday that he's been accused of rape. He also disclosed the name, picture, and phone number of the alleged victim -- a move that may soon regret. After being visited at his home by Las Vegas police, Canseco posted on Twitter about the woman who
Law School Offers A Second Chance for Rejected Students
A law school is allowing rejected applicants to enroll in a free course. Applicants who do well can earn a spot in next year's 1L class.
Suit Alleges Law Firm Botched Legal Malpractice Action
A mortgage loan origination company has filed a malpractice suit against a law firm for allegedly botching claims against other lawyers.
DOJ: Law Prohibits Florida From Issuing Law License To Undocumented Immigrant
The Justice Department has told Florida justices that federal law bans the state from giving a law license to an undocumented immigrant.
Appeals court allows capital retrial of Wolfe
A federal appeals court will allow a capital murder case to proceed against an accused drug kingpin from northern Virginia.
In a 2-1 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond overturned a federal judge in Norfolk who had ordered a halt to the prosecution of Justin Wolfe and his immediate release.
That judge said misconduct by prosecutors in Prince William County made it impossible for Wolfe to get a fair trial.
But a majority on the appellate court dis
Court: US can keep bin Laden photos under wraps
A federal appeals court is backing the U.S. government?s decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos.
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia turned down an appeal Tuesday from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, which had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the images.
The court said that the CIA properly wit
Judge OKs class-action settlement over Skechers
A federal judge approved a $40 million class-action settlement Monday between Skechers USA Inc. and consumers who bought toning shoes after ads made unfounded claims that the footwear would help people lose weight and strengthen muscles.
U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell in Louisville approved the deal, which covers more than 520,000 claims. About 1,000 people eligible for coverage by the settlement opted not to take part.
Those with approved claims will be able to get a maximu
Certs Granted: Greece, NY Prayer Case, Four Others
For the first time in thirty years, and despite recent opportunities to do so, the Supreme Court will address one of the touchiest of all subjects: prayer in public meetings. Greece, New York begins its town meetings with an invocation
Defalcation Defined By SCOTUS; FAA Doesn't Preempt Your Tow Truck
Earlier this week, we took a look at the Monsanto case, which had major implications for patent law and our nation?s farming industry. We also hinted at the outcome of the Court?s two other unanimous decisions for this week, one
Special Humanitarian Parole Program for Haitian Orphan Fact Sheet
Final Opportunity to Request Consideration
Special Humanitarian Parole Program for Haitian Orphans Draws to a Close at Request of Haitian GovernmentUSCIS Update
USCIS to resume Haitian orphan adoptions through regular process
Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians
USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
BIS Unveils Two New Export Control Reform Web-Based Decision Tools
As part of the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) efforts to assist exporters comply with the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform final rule published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2013, BIS has developed two new web-based decision tools to assist users in understanding and
ICC to Hold Incoterms 2010 Seminar in Paris, France on April 25, 2013 to Coincide With Launch of Incoterms 2010 Q&A Book
As part of its launch of the new Incoterms® 2010 Question and Answer book the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is holding a half day Incoterms 2010 "Meet the Experts" program in Paris, France on April 25, 2013.
As indicated on the agenda and registration information below, the ICC's program
BIS and DDTC Publish Long-Awaited Export Control Reform Rules
Today BIS and DDTC today issued the long-awaited final transition rules to implement the Export Control Reform process that commenced in August 2009.
Both final rules will take effect on October 15, 2013.
The 82 page BIS rule at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-16/pdf/2013-08352.pdf
After a Tornado, Top 10 Legal Tips for Storm Victims
With the devastation of Monday's Oklahoma tornado beginning to set in, victims are coming to grips with the daunting process of recovery. In this difficult situation, victims should take it one day at a time. With a hat tip to
CDC: Poop in Pools Is a Potential Health Problem
Everybody poops -- and it's showing up in public swimming pools, apparently. That's right: There's poop in pools, and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not happy about it. A CDC report shows that swimmers frequently
Online 'Sextortion' Scam Exposed; Marines Issue Warning
At least five Marines are the victims of a new online "sextortion" scam, one which threatens to report them to their commanding officers after luring them into simulated sex via Skype. Criminal investigators at the U.S. Naval Base in Okinawa,
Manatee 'Cannonballing' Video May Lead to Federal Charges
Three Florida men who made a manatee "cannonballing" YouTube video more than a year ago may soon face federal charges. The three unnamed suspects produced a video that shows one of them jumping into a canal in Cocoa Beach, Florida,
Crooks 'Butt-Dial' 911, Get Busted for Break-In
A pair of alleged burglars butt-dialed 911, allowing a dispatcher to listen in as they planned and committed a burglary. The bosom buddies now face charges of breaking into a car, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime
Topless Women OK in Public, NYPD Memo Reveals
As summer approaches, weather-appropriate attire is an absolute must, and on a hot sticky summer day in NYC, the dress code may call for you to be topless. But it's not only the fashion police who will have to give
Cartoon Network Lawsuit Alleges 'Annoying' Copyright Violation
In a Cartoon Network lawsuit, a North Dakota advertising agency alleges copyright infringement by the creators of a show called "Annoying Orange." Ad agency H2M says "Annoying Orange" creators Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove stole the image and likeness of
Justin Bieber May Sue Guests for Snitching On His House Parties
Attending Justin Bieber's latest house party just might just get you sued if you blab to your fellow Beliebers about how great (or lame) it was. Bieber party invites apparently come with a mandatory non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents the
Amy's Baking Co. Gets Legal Threat Over Relaunch Plans
As Amy and Samy Bouzaglo would say, Amy's Baking Company has legal "haters." In anticipation of a grand reopening, the Bouzaglos were planning to host a press conference. But the conference was canceled when Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" production company,
Driver Impaled on Freeway: Who's Responsible?
It may seem like a scene out of the "Final Destination" movies, but on Wednesday a driver was impaled by a metal pipe on a California freeway. Authorities found the victim, identified as Michael Cox, 33, dead on the side
After Slip-and-Fall Injury, 1st Steps Are Vital
The first steps after a slip-and-fall accident are crucial. If you pursue a slip-and-fall injury lawsuit, winning your case will typically involve proving that the property owner is responsible. This means the burden of proof is on you as the
5 Ways to Sue Over Theme Park Injuries
Theme parks are the perfect place to go on a hot summer day, but they are also the ideal spot for slips, falls, and even drowning that can lead to injury. So before you slap on your fanny pack and
Olson Hague case raises tricky three-nation "absentee habitual residence" question, consent dispute
Hat tip to Seattle-area international family lawyer David Starks for getting up early out there and telling me about this AP story quoting me about a tough child abduction case that goes to trial today in Nashville, Oana Olson v
Could India join the Hague Convention on Child Abduction?
"Jurists want India to sign Hague Convention on International Child Abduction" The Hindu, New Delhi, May 14, 2013, via Melissa Kucinski at Global Family Mediation
Japan launches program of limited, bilingual legal advice to child abduction victims abroad
"Japan has recently announced a pilot scheme to provide legal advice to those involved in parental child abduction cases who reside outside of Japan", English mediator, arbitrator, and former judge Sir Peter Singer reports via Reunite International. More information in