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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Toxic Torts and the TVA »
A decade ago, Roane County, Tennessee, suffered the worst coal ash spill in American history. A barrier gave way at the Te...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Tampering with Digital Locks: New Laws and Smartphones »
It’s a common experience: the smartphone that is supposed to make your life easier and more manageable develops a glitch....
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Teachers, Guns, and Schools: Issues of Local Law »
Recently, a small school district in eastern Pennsylvania became the  first school district in the state  to p...
Monday, November 26, 2018
State Gun Laws and Ballot Measures »
During the 2018 midterms, Washington State asked voters to consider a ballot initiative outlining one of the most sweeping...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Legal Challenges to Daylight Savings Time »
It’s that time of year: leaves fall, shadows lengthen, and we turn back our clocks, offering a one-time gain of an hour of...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Revisiting “Stand Your Ground” »
Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, a city commissioner in Lakeland, Florida, was caught on video shooting a m...
Monday, November 19, 2018
What Does FERPA Cover? »
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)  gives parents access to the information  that a school...
Friday, November 16, 2018
#MeToo at 1: The Impact on Legislation »
n October 2017, an explosive investigative report in  The   New Yorker  revealed the breadth and severi...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
A Video Game Law Primer »
Chances are that at some point in the past year, you’ve played a video game. It might have been a massively multiplayer on...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Advantage of Postnuptial Agreements »
You’ve probably heard of prenuptial agreements. Kim and Kanye have one; so do Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. Often as...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Do I Have a Right to See My Grandchildren? State Law and Visitation »
When a marriage ends, that event affects more than the couple involved: friendships may be strained, ties with in-laws bec...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Do You Own the Rights to Any Oil or Gold in the Ground Beneath Your House? »
You’ve probably heard the old saw that a man’s home is his castle, but it probably never crossed your mind that you may no...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Fiduciaries & Fiduciary Duties »
If you’re interested in financial news or business law, you’ve probably heard the term “fiduciary.”  The term is ofte...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Facing the Proposed H-1B Visa Revision »
The face of U.S. immigration law is changing, drastically and rapidly. While much of the attention has focused on migrants...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Domestic Violence & Financial Abuse »
Domestic abuse may take different forms, from threats and insults to physical violence. However, there is another aspect o...
Friday, November 2, 2018
Dog Bites and Liability »
Dog owners who are concerned about the possibility of paying damages for their pet’s misbehavior may wish to look into lia...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Legal Implications of Driverless Vehicles »
Autonomous vehicles, that is, vehicles that can operate without human drivers, have become a more common feature of citysc...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Voter ID Law Review »
As election day approaches, there is plenty of debate over the status of individual races – will Georgia turn blue? Will t...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorists »
On October 27, 2018, a man walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 people and injuring several o...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Safety and Scares: Liability Law and Haunted Houses »
It’s nearly Halloween, and you know what that means: trick-or-treaters in the streets, candy on the grocery store shelves,...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Modifying Child Support Payments »
When a couple with children separates, one of the first and most important issues they should settle is child support ‒ th...
Friday, October 26, 2018
IDEA Protections and Accommodations »
there is an analogous law that requires educational institutions to make accommodations for their students. Passed in 1975...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Understanding Food Libel »
Maybe you’re familiar with the concept of libel, that is, the notion that a person cannot write or publish false and dispa...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
State Laws on Firearms and Domestic Abuse »
In the absence of comprehensive federal reform, state laws requiring the surrender of firearms form part of a legislative...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
California’s Net Neutrality Law »
Society’s increasing reliance on technology for communication and entertainment has raised important questions about acces...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Rethinking Incarceration for Young Offenders »
New York and North Carolina were the last two states to treat offenders under the age of 18 as adults. However, in the pas...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Uber Employee or Uber Independent Contractor? It Depends Where You Ask. »
Uber claims that it has two million drivers around the but, it is unclear if Uber actually employs those drivers and if th...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Reporting and Recovering from Consumer Fraud »
Consumers who want to protect themselves from fraud can take a number of steps, including crafting strong, individualized...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Non-compete Agreements for Non-managerial Employees »
A non-compete agreement serves an important function. It prohibits an employee from entering into competition with his or...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Statutes of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse »
A Senate bill was introduced to eliminating the statues of limitations for prosecuting child sexual abuse cases. The laws...
Monday, October 8, 2018
What Is Probate? »
A probate court establishes whether a will is valid, identifies any heirs, pays any debts (including taxes), and distribut...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Parental Rights for Same-Sex Couples »
The Supreme Court held that same-sex couples have the right to marry. That decision established that states could not defi...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Repairs, Responsibility and Rentals: What to Do When Your Landlord Won’t Maintain Your Property »
You call your landlord to take care of a leak in your apartment. Time passes; the dark patch grows darker and the floorboa...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Immigration Court Backlog »
Last spring, Syracuse University’s TRAC immigration project reported that the backlog of cases before the U.S. Immigration...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Which Debts Cannot Be Discharged in Bankruptcy? »
The thought of filing for bankruptcy is likely to prompt two contradictory reactions: some people dread bankruptcy as a pe...

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