Being Injured In A Salon Might Equal More Than A Bad Hair Day: Know Your Personal Injury Rights

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When you go to the hair salon, it should be a relaxing experience that leaves you feeling rested and beautiful — but what happens if that isn’t your experience? Everyone has had at least one bad haircut in their lifetime, Read More …

DC Attempts To Repeal Antiquated Laws Through Reevaluation Of Criminal Codes

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There are many laws on the books, both at the state and federal levels, that are not relevant in today’s world, yet they still exist. Some are not even valued or enforced anymore, while others may be antiquated but are Read More …

I Wasn’t Injured In An Accident — Can I Still Sue For My Injuries?

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Sometimes injuries aren’t physical. Although it might seem objective, some injuries aren’t visible from the outside. If you are in a car accident and there aren’t any obvious injuries like broken bones or bleeding, then it might be assumed that Read More …

Seattle Considers Making A Safe Drug Injection Site To Curb Overdose Crisis

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Amidst the huge drug epidemic of the 1980s, shelters around big cities offered free hypodermic needles to those who were using. A contributing factor to this was the increasing risk of AIDS among drug users due to needle-sharing. This was Read More …

New Law Aims At Protecting Abortion Rights By Criminalizing Violent Protesters

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There are two opposing laws when it comes to abortion rights. The first is the woman’s right to choose. The second is that people have the right to protest and voice their opinion. Ottawa’s Morgentaler Clinic, however, believes that the Read More …

What Is Replevin In Personal Injury Suits?

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Have you ever broken up with someone and you want nothing from them but the things you left at their place? Some things can have low monetary value but have a higher sentimental value; what they mean to an individual Read More …

How Claiming To Be An Illegal Alien Is Getting Many Legal Immigrants Off Scot-Free And Other Loopholes

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So much attention has revolved around what to do with illegal immigrants that no one would guess that someone would lie about their status to pretend that they aren’t legal residents. But it is not only happening; it is allowing Read More …

Does The Law Do Enough To Protect Reporters From Criminal Assault?

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New criminal laws have been added by Congress with fervor in the past several years. There are growing categories of laws that help to enhance punishment against anyone who perpetrates crimes against certain people, according to their employment or status Read More …

Does A DUI Affect An Employment Background Check?

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How many times have you been concerned about something going on your “permanent record”?  One of the biggest deterrents for bad behavior is sometimes what can have the worst potential for our futures. Many ask the question of whether having Read More …

Writing for Law Firms…Living the Dream

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OK, so this is not going to be my usual blog. I am not going to talk about how Jeff Sessions may be gone from the DOJ soon. Nor am I going to talk about New Jersey police officers caught Read More …