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Warrant is Required to Search Information on a Cell Phone, Even Incident to Arrest

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that police officers must generally secure a warrant before searching through the contents of a cell phone of a person they arrest.[1] This decision will have important implications for telecommunications providers, possibly by … Continue reading

Do You Know these Facts About Estate Planning?

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This article was originally published on Lawyers.com. Historically, a “will” was used to distribute of real estate after one’s death and a “testament” was used to dispose of personal property. Today those instructions are combined into a single document, called a “last … Continue reading

Differences of U.S. legal business forms [infographic]

Different businesses will need to work with different legal forms in order to enjoy several unique advantages. However, not all of these forms and agreements are the same, and some may be limiting, depending on the position of the signer. … Continue reading

[Video] Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Creates a Double Standard in Immigration Law

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“To avoid deportation, just put on this Justin Bieber mask.” Lenni Benson, professor at New York Law School and Director of the Safe Passage Project, talks about the general in the American immigration system to deport sports and entertainment professionals. … Continue reading

Supreme Court Says Creditors in Bankruptcy can Access Inherited IRAs

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When Brandon and Heidi Heffron-Clark filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they wanted to exclude $300,000 in an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) from the bankruptcy estate using the “retirement funds” exemption. The did not want their creditors to use the IRA to … Continue reading

What Parents Can Learn From Casey Kasem

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When lawyer Jennifer Brandt appeared on the radio show “Crime and Justice With Dan Schorr” on June 8, one of the topics was the ongoing family dispute concerning radio icon, Casey Kasem. Before his death on June 15, 2014, Casey’s wife, Jean … Continue reading

$17.8 Million Awarded to Volkswagen Driver Hit by Cement Truck

A Wayne County, MI, jury awarded $17.8 million in damages to a woman driving a Volkswagen that was rear-ended by a cement truck, leaving her unable to live independently. After eight days of trial, the jury compensated the injured driver … Continue reading

$4.5M Settlement Finalized in Best Buy Robocall Class Action

New York, NY: A $4.5 million settlement has been finalized ending a class action lawsuit against Best Buy Co., Inc, alleging the company violated the Telephone Consumer protection Act, (TCPA) by making unsolicited telephone calls. Specifically, the lawsuit, entitled Chesbro … Continue reading

NY Jury Awards $25M to Two Mesothelioma Victims whose Employer Knew Asbestos Kills

Riveting, heartrending and persuasive testimony led a Manhattan jury on June 16 to award $25 million in damages to two victims of asbestos exposure. The jury decided that Ivan Sweberg, 72, of Merrick, N.Y., who is battling mesothelioma, should receive … Continue reading