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Denver Baker Investigated For Refusing to Make 'God Hates Gays' Cake

A Colorado man has filed a complaint against a Denver bakery for refusing to write anti-gay sentiments on cakes he ordered. So reports KUSA.

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Lawsuit: Va. McDonald's Fired 15 Black Employees, Hired Many White Workers on Same Day

Ten former McDonald’s employees have filed a lawsuit alleging they suffered racial discrimination and harassment at one of the franchise’s Virginia locations. So reports CNN.

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High Profile Advocate of Sunday Booze Sales Charged with Drunk Driving

A woman hired to campaign for the repeal of an Indiana law banning the sale of alcohol on Sunday has been charged with drunk driving. So reports the Indianapolis Star.

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Hersey Sues to Prevent Import of British Candy Favorites

The Hershey Company has filed a lawsuit to prevent the import of British candy with packaging that Hershey says too closely resembles its own brands. So reports Fox News.

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Orthodox Jewish Wife Seeks Lifetime Support After Hubby Refuses 'Get'

An Orthodox Jewish woman in New York is seeking spousal support for life from her husband if he continues to refuse to give her a "get"—a document allowing her to divorce under religious law. So reports The New York Post.

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Ex-Judge Admits He Reduced Verdict in Exchange for Campaign Contribution

A former Arkansas judge is facing three years in prison for allowing a nursing home’s contribution to his political campaign to influence his decision to reduce a negligence verdict against that business by several million dollars. So reports Arkansas Business.

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UK Man Gets 7 Years for Killing Friend While Testing Bulletproof Vest

A judge in the United Kingdom handed down a seven-year jail sentence to a man who killed his friend by shooting him in the chest in an effort to test his supposedly bullet proof vest. So reports the Guardian.

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NY Ends Solitary Confinement for 21-Year-Old Inmates

New York will no longer subject inmates who are 21 and younger to solitary confinement, a punishment that research has shown to be particularly damaging to teenagers and young adults because of their still-developing brains. So reports The New York Times.

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AG Ends Policy Allowing Local Cops to Seize Personal Property Without Proof

State and local police may no longer use a Justice Department policy that allowed them to seize almost $2.5 billion in property without search warrants or indictments since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. So reports The Washington Post.

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Feds Settle with Muslim Wrongfully Jailed as Potential Terror Witness

The federal government will pay $385,000 to a Muslim man who was held in jail for 16 days in 2003 as a potential witness in the trial of his University of Idaho classmate, who was accused of promoting terrorism. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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Is Your Practice's Website Focused on the Right Stuff?

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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Denver Baker Investigated For Refusing to Make 'God Hates Gays' Cake

A Colorado man has filed a complaint against a Denver bakery for refusing to write anti-gay sentiments on cakes he ordered. So reports KUSA.

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Lawsuit: Va. McDonald's Fired 15 Black Employees, Hired Many White Workers on Same Day

Ten former McDonald’s employees have filed a lawsuit alleging they suffered racial discrimination and harassment at one of the franchise’s Virginia locations. So reports CNN.

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High Profile Advocate of Sunday Booze Sales Charged with Drunk Driving

A woman hired to campaign for the repeal of an Indiana law banning the sale of alcohol on Sunday has been charged with drunk driving. So reports the Indianapolis Star.

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Hersey Sues to Prevent Import of British Candy Favorites

The Hershey Company has filed a lawsuit to prevent the import of British candy with packaging that Hershey says too closely resembles its own brands. So reports Fox 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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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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Tracy Morgan v. Walmart: Parsing Through the ‘Seat Belt Defense’

A high-profile lawsuit’s outcome may rest upon the location the incident took place and the use, or lack thereof, of one of the oldest automobile safety features--the seatbelt.

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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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Judge Judy Settles Suit Against Attorney Who Used Her Photo in Ads

TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin settled a lawsuit she filed against an attorney for using clips of her in an advertisement promoting his law firm. So reports New York’s Daily News.

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First Native American Woman Confirmed as Federal Judge

Diane Humetewa has become the first female Native American to serve as a federal judge. So reports the Huffington Post.

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Depressed Lawyers Blog: Meet the Creator

Dan Lukasik took a painful time in his life and made it the impetus to create a resource for others facing similar challenges.

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Meet the Pinball Wizard Attorney and Other Legal Collectors

Collections give attorneys a fun way to relieve stress.

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