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O.J. Simpson Is Ridiculous

O.J. Simpson’s murder trial is quite possibly one of the most memorable courtroom dramas the American public has ever seen. The former football star and actor, O. J. Simpson, was tried on two counts of murder following the June 1994 deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman. Some experts have described this case as the most publicized criminal... [Continue Reading]

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case Based on Negligence?

Have you or someone you love been in an accident? You know that accidents happen. People get injured every day. Some injuries are minor, while others are life-threatening. In any case, if someone's negligence caused the accident, it is only fair that person helps pay for the resulting medical bills as well as reasonable pain and suffering. How do you know if you have a personal injury case... [Continue Reading]

What is cohabitation?

If you are in an opposite-sex relationship, your rights as a partner depend on whether you are married or living together. Living together with someone is also referred to as cohabitation. In general, you will have fewer rights if you are living together than if you are married. This information covers co-habiting relationships, as described above. It doesn't cover lesbian and gay partners... [Continue Reading]

Tips To Keep In Mind When Lawyer Shopping

It's no joke that the right lawyer makes all the difference. You have to weigh your case and your options, and you have to know how to find the right attorney for your needs. Consider the following helpful advice concerning knowing what to look for in an attorney and how to secure the right one. Make it clear up front that you would like your legal fee agreement in writing from your lawyer.... [Continue Reading]

Obama’s Greenhouse Gas Plans Face Challenges in Court

President Obama took office back in 2008 with a clear mandate. The voters spoke loudly and clearly about their desires, and he was adamant that his administration would follow through. One of the cornerstones of his presidency, according to his address to the country given during both his first and second inaugurations, would be a movement towards environmental improvements and green energy... [Continue Reading]

5 Tips for Fighting a Traffic Ticket in Court

Traffic tickets are not fun for anyone. Usually they can put a serious dent in our finances – depending on how harsh the penalty is. Different states and counties have different rules and guidelines about traffic laws, but no matter what – and no matter where you are – no one likes to be pulled over and handed a traffic ticket. In addition, not every traffic ticket we get is... [Continue Reading]

Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Many parents are interested in the prospect of banking their baby’s umbilical cord blood following delivery. The procedure is considered to be totally safe and generally ethical, much more so than collecting stem cells, for example, and the blood is equally valuable in terms of future use. In case you didn’t know, banking blood present in the umbilical cord could save the life of a... [Continue Reading]

3 Famous Cases Where The Insanity Defense Actually Worked

James Holmes, the man who is accused of killing 12 people in a movie theatre in Colorado, plead insanity for his alleged crimes. This is a risky move for the defense, since the insanity plea is only used in less than one percent of all criminal cases, and it is only successful in a small fraction of that one percent. Despite how rare it is, that doesn’t mean that Holmes has zero chance... [Continue Reading]

What Are the Penalties for Driving With an Expired License?

Although there are plenty of vagaries and gray areas in daily life, the rules of the road are not one of them. The Department of Motor Vehicles is crystal clear as to what is legal and what is illegal, and will hold you to account at each point. Most people inherently understand these differences, but that doesn’t stop them from pushing the line at various points. Everyone has been there... [Continue Reading]

5 Benefits of Cultural Diversity in Law School

Cultural diversity is important in a lot of fields and industries, but when it comes to law school, diversity can have a number of benefits that can offer students a unique opportunity to keep more open minds and to be more tolerant. These are the basic tenants of what it takes to become successful in the field of law – no matter what career path you consider taking. Even if you are... [Continue Reading]