Archive | February, 2011

New Laws for an Old Profession? Nevada Considers Prostitution Ban

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Nevada Considers Prostitution Ban
Is the “oldest profession” keeping out new business? Nevada stands divided over just how bad for business a bad reputation may be, with some residents backing Senator Harry Reid’s quest to ban prostitution while others oppose the move. Senator Reid (Dem.) has said that it’s time for Nevada to let go of its past and ban…
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Supreme Court Upholds Vaccine Litigation Rules in Brusewitz v. Wyeth

Supreme Court Upholds Rules on Vaccine Litigation in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth

In Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, the Supreme Court Justices decided that individuals cannot sue drug companies over vaccine defects in State courts, since their claims are preempted by the federal law that requires these cases to be dealt with in the Vaccine Court, a part of the Court of Federal Claims. While claims over faulty manufacturing…
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Episode 16: Special Edition- NFIB Webinar on Avoiding Tax Problems for Small Businesses

On February 23rd Charley was a guest speaker on a webinar hosted by NFIB (the National Federation of Independent Businesses). He and tax attorney Edward Leyden talked about the five most expensive tax problems for small businesses, and how to avoid them. And now you can hear it on the podcast. Enjoy! 00:37 Introductions. Robin…
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Supreme Court Hears Bond Poision Case, 10th Amendment

Love, Revenge, and the 10th Amendment: The Supreme Court Hears “Bond v. US” Poisoning Case

Lifetime movie, or Wile E. Coyote plotline? The human story behind Bond v. United States is so outrageous and extreme that it could qualify as either. But the Supreme Court is less concerned with Carol Anne Bond’s poisoning of her former best friend (who was pregnant with Bond’s husband’s child), and more concerned with issues…
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Lawyers get “Friendly” Using Facebook in the Courtroom

Lawyers are always trying to make sure they pick the perfect candidates for a jury— it’s why there’s an interview process. But with the Internet as a research tool, it’s probably no surprise that lawyers are turning to Google and now social networking sites like Facebook to find out more about potential jurors. Profiles can…
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