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In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 04.09.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Teach Law Outside of Law Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...

Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Can someone say "social media" as the new therapeutic emotional outlet?

Accidental Crook: A Guide to Handling Almost Any Legal Snafu

Jack Garson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Everybody makes mistakes. Smart executives avoid them when they can and swiftly fix them when they can't.

The American Flag T-Shirt Case: It's Not About Patriotism

Dirk Hughes | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Dirk Hughes

The government can, and does, legally violate our Constitutional rights when in its best interest to do so. In fact, they do it quite often. They just need the right reason.

The Wolf at Your Door: What Every New Landlord Should Know Before Renting!

Laura Wellington | Posted 03.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura Wellington

I assure you, as stressful as selling a home might be, it cannot compare to the amount of stress you will endure in renting your home to a bad tenant. Just ask any landlord that has been through the situation.

How the 9th Circuit's T-Shirt Decision Is a Bad Omen for Immigration Reform

Andrew Woodman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

This case is a perfect microcosm of how both sides of the immigration debate are not helping the cause and both sides are getting more entrenched. I'm a firm believer that this country is a melting pot and that is what has made us an unstoppable force; however, it would be mistaken to think that this animosity toward immigrants is new.

$1.5 Million Award in Autistic Child Tardive Dyskinesia Legal Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On Feb. 11, 2014, a Chicago jury awarded $1.5 million to an autistic child who developed a severe case of tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia whi...

Court Order Disrupts Asbestos World, but What of the 'Perjury Pawns'?

Sara Warner | Posted 02.28.2014 | Crime
Sara Warner

It started, literally, with a billion-dollar question. The answer came with a scathing judge's order saying attorneys from several national firms have...

Discovery Yanks Controversial Mythbusters Sex Episode

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Discovery Channel and Mythbusters have blinked. At least "blinking" is what I think they've done. Although, if this was being written by someone at U...

A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Malcolm Kushner

Sure, there's the widely-held belief that the best defense is a good offense. But is it really?

There's a Time and a Place for Everything

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

If you've seen The Wolf of Wall Street, you probably wouldn't be surprised to know it holds the record for the number of "F" bombs during a movie -- 5...

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

How to Get Out of a Bad Lease

Jack Garson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Leases and labor are two of the biggest costs for many businesses. In these cost-conscious times, companies have already made painful cuts in staff, but often view their leases as inescapable handcuffs. Wrong.

WATCH: Clerical Error Leads To Dad's Jail Sentence

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Due to a clerical error, Texas father Clifford Hall received a bill charging him nearly $3,000 in overdue child support last year. Hall quickly repaid...

Discovery Channel's Latest Treachery Has Left Me Gobsmacked

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am a producer and TV series creator with 11 Emmy nominations forging a next generation model for independent content distribution. This scares the networks because it would make them dinosaurs. So, Discovery Channel is trying to crush me.

Target Breach Is Tip Of Iceberg

John Fox | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
John Fox

The Target incident is the tip of the iceberg because, depending on what studies you read, you'll find that most security breaches come from equipment that is not connected to the network.

Verdict Is In: California Courts Hellish

Sara Warner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Sara Warner

Isn't it funny when you totally agree with somebody, but for totally different reasons? The D.C. based American Tort Reform Association released a report on Tuesday designating California as the nation's leading "Judicial Hellholes," and cited Los Angeles for being its hell-raising center.

When Hollywood Went to Court, the Los Angeles Herald Was There to Tell Us About It

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

By Christina Rice - Senior Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection There were two types of stories the Los Angeles Herald loved to cov...

Hit by the Bus: How to Protect Your Business, Your Family and Yourself

Jack Garson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

The challenges of succession -- both professionally and personally -- don't go away if you ignore them. The need for planning exists. The results are worse if you ignore the difficulty.

Only You Can #SaveBartsLordeParody! Copyright Infringement vs Fair Use and Free Speech

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.06.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

Bart Baker has made several of the most popular music video parodies on YouTube, but if you want to check out his take on Lorde's smash hit "Royals," ...

When to Pull the Plug on Your Business

Jack Garson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.