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Fact-checking Waiting for 'Superman': Documentary or Urban Myth?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Leonie Haimson

In the movie Waiting for "Superman", nominated for an Oscar as the best Documentary of 2010, the following statement is made: " ...in Illinois, 1 i...

Oil Millionaire's Ex-Wife Seeks Higher Divorce Settlement

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

An oil technology millionaire's former wife today asked judges to double her divorce settlement, saying £5 million was "far too low". Victoria Jones...

USDA Continues to Lie About Pigford Fraud Despite Lawyer Statements

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

The fraud of Pigford is real. It's tens of millions of dollars, at least. The USDA knows about it. They aren't telling the truth and unfortunately, if we're going to get to the truth it's going to have to come from Republican-led hearings.

The Defenders Takes on the Second Amendment

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Helmke

After seeing all the ads on CBS referencing the Second Amendment and this week's episode of The Defenders, I watched the new series for the first time -- and was pleasantly surprised.

Instigation Not Mitigation: The Failures in the Responses to WikiLeaks

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The United States government, Amazon, PayPal and the myriad of other players who I am sure will become tangled up in the dissemination of the WikiLeaks' cables could benefit from a simple piece of advice: play it cool.

Divorce Investment Firms Fund Cases For A Cut

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

While this business is in its infancy, Balance Point is part of a bigger trend -- the growing industry that invests in other people's lawsuits, arming...

The Recession & Divorce

Doug Kepanis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Doug Kepanis

Annual divorce costs in the U.S. exceed $30 billion dollars with the average divorce costing around $20,000. This figure may be much higher or lower depending on the state you are in and whether the matter is contested or mediated.

Job Interviewers Can't Help But Question Motives

Elizabeth Killingsworth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Killingsworth

I understand employers' concern that a candidate is only considering a position with them because there are no other options, but when this worry is weighted too heavily, an organization might just lose out on a fantastic employee.

Outrageous CEO Perks: This Year's Top Picks

Daily Finance | Douglas McIntyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to gross excesses in executive compensation exposed during the financial crisis, CEO pay has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. ...

Question: What Do Wells Fargo Bank and Class Action Lawyers Have in Common?

Lawrence W. Schonbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence W. Schonbrun

When is the judiciary going to examine the schemes of class action lawyers with the same zeal with which it scrutinizes the business practices of American corporations?

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Alyssa Ann Rower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alyssa Ann Rower

Being represented by a skilled lawyer can mean the difference between a smooth divorce and one marked by frustration, delay and wrong turns.

Danger: Legal Sharks Circle Online Posters

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

As a participant in a number of online forums where folks seek help with potential legal problems involving brokerage firms, I cringe when I see the detailed background information that users share.

Lessons of Justice for College Students: Grandpa versus Big Coal

Perry Binder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Perry Binder

"This is not an environmental issue. This is about a little human being." -- Ed Wiley (Grandpa) speaking to West Virginia Governor Manchin While the ...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Jenny Brody, Co-Founder Of The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person' -- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political...

Lehman's Bankruptcy Advisers Make $1.3 Million Per Day

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than two years after it collapsed in the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, Lehman Brothers is still shelling out money. The firm's total bankr...

Slowing Down

Elizabeth Killingsworth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Killingsworth

People who want to succeed put themselves at the beck and call of their employers and are rewarded for doing so, muddying the waters as to when to take a step back and still maintain a successful career.

Hope: A Call to Leadership in the Foreclosure Fraud Crisis

Jennifer Brunner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Brunner

When the president vetoed H.R. 3808, homeowners were given some protection, but not enough. Obama, who I believe is well-intentioned, can now take a step further, and he needs to.

Deliberative Indifference

John Hollway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Hollway

John Thompson is one of the "lucky" ones -- after 18 years in prison, he's gotten his life back. New Orleans released him with $10 and the clothes he was arrested in in 1984.

New York Lawyers Can Stalk You On Facebook

crainsnewyork.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Facebook stalking has reached a new level: Both the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association issued guidelines in the past...

Putting the Lawyers in Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Doubtlessly, Warren Zevon and writer of the legendary song, Lawyers, Guns and Money, would appreciate this, if he were still alive. By now you may ha...

The Real Housewives Of D.C.: Pro Bono Lawyers Who Fight For Women And Children

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tired of seeing those annoying housewives on TV? Meet some real ones: the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, a group of self-described "mommy lawyers" an...

Combatting Boredom

Elizabeth Killingsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Elizabeth Killingsworth

If you have an unemployed friend who is driving you insane with phone calls, gchats, dinner invitations and references to extremely bad television, think of it as a compliment.

Lehman Lawyer Fees Close To $2 Billion

DailyFinance | MELLY ALAZRAKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems there are always those who gain from others' misery. In this case, the lawyers and accountants circling Lehman Brothers stand to make more th...

How To Support Someone Who's Lost His Job

Elizabeth Killingsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Elizabeth Killingsworth

When you lose your job, you go through variations on the classic five stages of grief. Instead of discussing the stages of grief, let's focus on the stages of support.

Professional Pictures: Movies About Our Day Jobs

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As seen through the revealing lens of timeless film, you can derive a measure of comfort and perspective amidst the seeming complexity of it all, because the pressures and vicissitudes of the work place go back a very long way.