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The Paperless Law Practice: Finding the right file management system

Mar 25, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

As with paper filing systems, you not only need to set up the storage in which your files will be kept, but also their organization system.

Legislators scramble to account for new powdered alcohol

Mar 25, 2015 By: Ginny Bernhagen

Last week, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product for sale, prompting many states to respond.

Google is not a “public forum”

Mar 25, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Internet search engine providers’ networks are not “public fora.”

Rent-control decision leaves sour taste for Big Apple landlords

Mar 24, 2015 By: Joe Fraracci

A ruling that rent-stabilized leases are “local public assistance benefits” has disappointed landlords in New York City. The New York Court of

If the boss makes you do it, is the activity compensable under the FLSA?

Mar 24, 2015 By: Sandra Johnson

The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, says an employer is not required to compensate an employee for time spent

$2M to Condo Assoc. for Water Piping System Manufacture’s Failure to Disclose Harm from Municipal Water Disinfectants

Mar 24, 2015 By: Jury Verdicts

Benson Tower Condo Owners Assoc. v. Victaulic Co. (D.Or.) $2M to Condo Assoc. for Water Piping System Manufacture’s Failure to Disclose Harm from Municipal Water Disinfectants

Postal worker shouldn’t “divert” mail from a jewelry store

Mar 24, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Postal worker shouldn’t “divert” mail from a jewelry store

Government Surveillance and the Ethics of Hacking

Mar 23, 2015 By: Craig Blakeley

When government agencies refuse to accept meaningful oversight of their electronic surveillance activities, the world becomes less secure.

Bicycle right-of-way in crosswalk

Mar 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Bicyclist is entitled to same protections and has same duties as crosswalk user on skateboard, on foot, or in wheelchair.

Today in 1816: SCOTUS rules that it has the final say on federal law questions

Mar 20, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 20, 1816, the Supreme Court ruled in Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee that it has the final authority to decide questions of federal law, even over state courts.

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