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Deaf Lawyer Breaks Barriers in the Courtroom

Being in the minority is something Jared Allebest knows all too well. First, he is among the 11 million Americans who are either deaf or hard of hearing. Allebest is also a member of another distinctive minority: one of the approximately 200 practicing attorneys in the United States who can’t hear.

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Cancer Patient Sues Surgeon-Employer Who Fired Her After Diagnosis

The marketing rep for a neurological surgery center in Long Island, N.Y. has filed suit against her former employer for allegedly tormenting her and ultimately firing her after he learned she had been diagnosed with stage-three cancer. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Online Porn Couple Charged With Death of Infant Son

An Oregon Couple in their 20s who admittedly engaged in pornography that involved self-lactating while others paid to watch online has been charged with murder in connection with the death of their 7-week-old boy. So reports the Associated Press.

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Reality TV Star Jon Gosselin Hit With $1M Judgment

A judge served former reality star Jon Gosselin with a judgment totaling more than $1 million for failing to respond to a lawsuit alleging that he told the prospective customers of a company that he represented to purchase a competitor’s product. So reports Hollywood Gossip.

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Supremes to Hear Muslim Girl’s Case Against Abercrombie

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a 17-year-old Muslim girl whom Abercrombie & Fitch admittedly refused to hire for a sales job because her head scarf violates the stores’ “look policy.” So reports CNN.

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Man Convicted of Murder After His Lover Shoots His Wife

A New Jersey jury convicted 30-year-old Brooklyn resident Kashif Paraviz of murder and several other crimes in connection with his lover’s fatal shooting of his wife. So reports The New York Daily News.

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February Verdicts: Lady Gaga, The Dread Pirate Roberts, And a Hate Crime for Punching a Straight Guy

From the Dread Pirate Roberts to Lady Gaga, hate crimes and murder, here are some of the most notable verdicts from February.

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Is Calif. 'Microstamping’ Law a De Facto Handgun Ban?

Gun groups claim California’s requirement to make handgun bullets traceable with “microstamps” is unworkable and would ultimately violate Second Amendment rights by preventing gun manufacturers from selling their now-illegal weapons, according to a federal lawsuit. So reports Fox News.

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Snowden Leak Shows Dutch Company As Target of Brits, NSA

Edward Snowden’s proliferation of leaked documents has again caused an international stir. Documents posted on the website the Intercept show British intelligence agencies and the NSA stole codes that would ultimately allow them to eavesdrop on mobile phone users. So reports the Associated Press.

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No Death Penalty For Selenski

A Pennsylvania man who had allegedly buried two bodies in his backyard will not receive the death penalty. So reports the Associated Press.

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Sure, you can buy a URL to give your web site an online address, but just having a web address doesn’t necessarily mean people are going to visit your site.

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Cloud Storage and Client Confidentiality: A Perfect Match or Perfect Storm?

If you thought storing your clients' files on the clouds not only ensured nearly constant access to the information anytime, anywhere as well as complete confidentiality, think again.

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Reuters Offers Interactive Library of Legal Forms

Thomson Reuters is offering a new NetClient CS module containing an online library of legal and business forms that tax and accounting professionals can give their clients access to through secure Web portals.

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Enhance Workplace Communication in Real Time from Any Device, Anywhere

An enterprise collaboration tool known as Intellinote, which is rapidly growing in popularity and workplace usage, just announced new real-time features that could further enhance the product's use, the company announced in a press release.

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Cancer Patient Sues Surgeon-Employer Who Fired Her After Diagnosis

The marketing rep for a neurological surgery center in Long Island, N.Y. has filed suit against her former employer for allegedly tormenting her and ultimately firing her after he learned she had been diagnosed with stage-three cancer. So reports The New York Daily News.

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Online Porn Couple Charged With Death of Infant Son

An Oregon Couple in their 20s who admittedly engaged in pornography that involved self-lactating while others paid to watch online has been charged with murder in connection with the death of their 7-week-old boy. So reports the Associated Press.

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Reality TV Star Jon Gosselin Hit With $1M Judgment

A judge served former reality star Jon Gosselin with a judgment totaling more than $1 million for failing to respond to a lawsuit alleging that he told the prospective customers of a company that he represented to purchase a competitor’s product. So reports Hollywood Gossip.

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Man Convicted of Murder After His Lover Shoots His Wife

A New Jersey jury convicted 30-year-old Brooklyn resident Kashif Paraviz of murder and several other crimes in connection with his lover’s fatal shooting of his wife. So reports The New York Daily News.

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GE’s GC Tops List of Highest Paid

General Electric's general counsel's 2012 compensation package afforded him almost $11 million in cash, making him the highest paid general counsel on Corporate Counsel magazine's latest list of the nation's 100 highest paid GCs. So reports Law.com.

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Rash of Kentucky Lawyer Suicides Cause for Concern

In the wake of the suicide of a dozen lawyers in Kentucky during the past three years, several organizations are looking at different ways to curb the tragic trend. Reports have cited as many as six suicides in the last year and 12 dating back to 2010.

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Ex-Nixon Peabody Partner’s Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

After entering a guilty plea, John Farahi, founder of Newpoint Financial Services Inc., was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on March 20, according to a National Law Journal story. The Beverly Hills businessman admitted his role in a $20 million Ponzi scheme and the plea could have ramifications for former Nixon Peabody securities partner David Tamman, who was found guilty for his role in the scheme.

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Herbalife Legal Coffers Bolstered to Fend Off Pyramid Scheme Charge

A Los Angeles nutrition company is locked in a legal battle with billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has accused the company of perpetuating a pyramid scheme. Herbalife officials said the company will up their legal defense costs from $25 million to $40 million in the wake of Ackman’s accusations, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

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Dispelling Legal Myths: Trespassing and Deadly Force

Law governs nearly everything one does -- from taxes, to traffic, to murder, merchandising, mandates and more.

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Federal Legislation On Tap to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’

Scorned lovers, vengeful exes and other smut peddlers are among those perpetuating revenge porn, according to those trying to legislate the practice to its end.

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Ebola Quarantines: The Legal Debate Rages

The Ebola virus, a major problem for some African countries, has penetrated America sparking panic, outrage and claims of Constitution violations.

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Calif. Law Changes Definition of Consent on College Campuses

California has adopted a law requiring colleges in the Golden State to apply the “yes means yes” standard when investigating allegations of campus sexual assault. So reports USA Today.

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Kung-Fu Lawyer’s Promotional Video Pulls Out All the Stops

A young attorney in Texas has launched a publicity campaign with an over-the-top YouTube video featuring flames and screeching birds. So reports Lawyers Weekly.

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LinkedIn Helps Small Law Firm Attract Work

A partner in a small Northern California law firm attracted work worth $12,000 in billable hours by investing three-to-five hours on the professional networking website LinkedIn.

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In Pets We Trust: Providing for Animal Care After Death

Pet ownership in the United States has tripled since the 1970s, when, according to the Humane Society, approximately 67 million American families owned a pet. In 2012, that figure ballooned to more than 164 million, meaning a staggering 62% of American households included at least one pet. Correlated with the impressive number of American pets is the incredible amount of money spent on caring for them.

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Deaf Lawyer Breaks Barriers in the Courtroom

Being in the minority is something Jared Allebest knows all too well. First, he is among the 11 million Americans who are either deaf or hard of hearing. Allebest is also a member of another distinctive minority: one of the approximately 200 practicing attorneys in the United States who can’t hear.

Read more...

February Verdicts: Lady Gaga, The Dread Pirate Roberts, And a Hate Crime for Punching a Straight Guy

From the Dread Pirate Roberts to Lady Gaga, hate crimes and murder, here are some of the most notable verdicts from February.

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Snowden Leak Shows Dutch Company As Target of Brits, NSA

Edward Snowden’s proliferation of leaked documents has again caused an international stir. Documents posted on the website the Intercept show British intelligence agencies and the NSA stole codes that would ultimately allow them to eavesdrop on mobile phone users. So reports the Associated Press.

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Murder Victim’s Family Sues Funeral Home for Burial Mistake

The family of 40-year-old murder victim Nequia Webb-Davidson is suing the New York City funeral home and the New Jersey cemetery they entrusted with her remains for ruining her burial. So reports CBS News.

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