Legal News

Criminal Defense — Civil Plaintiff — Civil Rights — Banking & Finance — Business Formation — Business Labor & Employment Law — Business Transactions — Corporate Law — Litigation and Insurance Defense — Trademark & Patents — Intellectual Property — and more…

Jameis Winston’s lawyer, accuser’s lawyer make accusations

By Bud Elliott Original story The TMZ release is as follows … Jameis Winston’s lawyer has fired off a letter to Florida State University … claiming the woman who accused his client of rape demanded $7 MILLION to buy her silence. David Cornwell, … Continue reading

FTC Stops Pinnacle Payment Services Abusive Debt Operation

The Federal Trade Commission has halted the abusive debt collection practices of an operation that used fictitious names and threatened consumers into paying debts they may not have owed. Under settlements with the FTC and a default judgment by the … Continue reading

Obama urges black leaders, law enforcement to ‘build trust’

September 27, 2014, 09:53 pm President Obama said the nation was awakened to the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between local law enforcement and minority communities after the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. “Too many men … Continue reading

‘English black lawyers will most likely succeed’

Sep 22 2014 2:22AM An English “twang” is a key requirement for a black lawyer to be successful in South Africa, according to a recently published research report. The research by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies into Transformation of … Continue reading

What to Do if You Think Your Credit Card Data was Hacked

credit card fraud hack

Home Depot confirmed in September 2014 that there has been a breach of its payment data systems. According to the company, the breach could affect any customer who has used their card for payment at a Home Depot in the … Continue reading

Collecting Child Support or Maintenance from an Out-of-state Ex

us map

To enforce an out-of-state order for spousal maintenance, alimony, support or child support, you need to know about The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Parties often need a legally recognized forum to collect either child support or spousal maintenance … Continue reading

What to Expect During Divorce

ntl, national advocates, aaj, atla, divorce, family law

This article is reproduced from the Pines Laurent, LLP website. For more information on what to expect during your divorce, or to discuss filing for divorce with expert Los Angeles divorce lawyers, contact Pines Laurent, LLP today. If you are considering filing … Continue reading

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?

egyptian tomb, wills, trust, estates

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