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18 Apr 2014, 1:53 pm by Michael Kaplen
This semester I had the privilege of teaching the first ever course on traumatic brain injury (TBI) law in a law school at The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. The course reviewed the complicated issues that confront the legal profession in the framework of the civil justice system following traumatic brain injury, introducing students to the broad and wide-ranging legal implications of TBI in children and adults. With the recent law suit and its potential settlement, new… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:55 pm by Nancy Kim
For those of you unable to attend the "Making the Fine Print Fair" Symposium, hosted by the Georgetown Consumer Law Society and Citizen Works -Fair Contracts.org, here is a link to a Livestream of the program. It was an absolutely... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:47 pm by Immigration Prof
Some Harvard Law students spent their spring break along the U.S./Mexico border with the organization No More Deaths. Here is their story. KJ Related articles Death on the Border Chapter 1001: In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:40 pm by Immigration Prof
Watch this video in which Hillary Clinton responds to an "incredibly brave" undocumented immigrant coming out. She voices support for comprehensive immigration reform and path to legalization. KJ Related articles Hillary Clinton Tells Illegal Immigrant She Is "Incredibly Brave" For... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:00 pm by Immigration Prof
Seek Justice, Not Just Deportation: How to Improve Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law by Erin B. Corcoran, University of New Hampshire School of Law March 10, 2014 Abstract: Bipartisan politics has prevented meaningful reform to a system in dire need... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 11:55 am by Immigration Prof
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is in the process of publishing a series of papers by leading experts on the U.S. refugee, political asylum and temporary protection programs. The series aims to offer the most comprehensive... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 10:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
A lesbian couple filed Bexar County’s first divorce some time in February. Allison Leona Flood Lesh and Kristi Lyn Lesh were married in 2010 in Washington and have a child. Despite the fact that Texas law does not permit gay... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:10 am by steinlaw
Question: I co-signed for a friend for a loan. She stopped making payments. I am now getting calls from the creditor. Am I responsible? A: Yes, you are responsible. The creditor can sue you for the full amount of the debt if you do not make the payments. If you get sued, you will probably lose. Then what? You will have to sue the former friend to get her to reimburse you for the amount of the judgment against you. You will then have to try to collect from her, which will probably not be easy since… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 6:04 am by steinlaw
While driving around over the last few days, I have seen some really bad driving. This has been especially troubling with some of the recent cases that I have had in my office, including seeing a fatality. People need to... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:18 am by Family Law
From USA Today: The New Hampshire state Senate voted Thursday to repeal its anti-adultery law, sending the bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who says she's likely to sign it into law. Under the law the Legislature voted to repeal, adultery... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:56 pm by Mark Murakami
The City and County of Honolulu just filed a Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its defense of Honolulu's concealed carriage of firearms laws.  The case is Baker v. Kealoha and the petition can be found here.  The Ninth Circuit's panel's memorandum opinion in the case can be found here. Disclosure:  we represent amicus curiae Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in the district court and at the Ninth Circuit. In Baker, the Ninth… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:49 am by Mark Murakami
My short answer:  Of course not. But..... News reports indicate that the captain of the Korean ferry that capsized got on to a lifeboat before passengers and the article asks if Captains do have to go down with the ship.  This brings us back to the cruise ship disaster from two years ago involving the M/V Costa Concordia where that Captain infamously abandoned his post despite the, ahem, urgings of the Italian Coast Guard. This begs the question:  Would the Captain on a U.S. flagged… [read post]
An arbitral award in March 2014 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ordered Signator Investors, Inc., a firm aligned with the John Hancock Financial Network, to pay an older couple and their elderly mother's estate $1.2 million for losses arising... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:41 am by Ruthann Robson
With the announcement of the disbanding of the "Demographics Unit" in the NYC Police Department, some might think that litigation we've previously discussed about Muslim surveillance after 9/11, such the dismissal of a complaint about surveillance in New Jersey and... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:26 am by Idaho Estate Planning
At Idaho Estate Planning we try to support our community when called upon. Recently our Concierge, Bill Poulson was tagged by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and asked to participate in this years fund drive. Bill will be in "Lock-Up" on May 15th, 2014 and in order to be sprung from jail he needs your help. If you would like to join us in raising funds for this worthy organization you can go to Bill's MDA webpage and donate starting today. If you are unable to follow the link simply… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:07 am by Immigration Prof
The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:07 am by Immigration Prof
The White House outlines the economic argument for Immigration reform. www.whitehouse.gov/share/economic-costs-inaction-immigration-reform?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email323-text1&utm_campaign=immigration KJ [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Many taxpayers are finding out that their tax refund checks have been intercepted by the U.S. Government to pay very old Social Security debts that they were unaware of owing. Due to the farm bill passed three years ago, there... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:46 am by Family Law
From Margaret Ryznar, writing for the Huffington Post: In early March, the United States Supreme Court handed down the opinion in its most recent international abduction case, Lozano v. Alvarez. Justice Thomas wrote for the unanimous Court, holding that American... [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 1:51 pm by Moin A Yahya
Parents: watch your kids, lest they end up inside the Claw Machine! Thankfully the kid is safe. [read post]