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Why You Should Consider Mediating Your Split

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

It's been said that divorce is a process. Divorce is a tedious, arduous, and typically unpleasant process.

Do Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation? And Other Questions the Wall Street Journal Never Asks

Brian Young | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Is the Wall Street Journal afraid to make an affirmative statement about so-called "fraud" in asbestos cases? They should be.

Napoleon Dynamited on Its Own Petard

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 02.08.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

When the film ended up being a sleeper hit, the participants felt that they were badly shortchanged, and they sued Searchlight for what they thought they were owed.

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign Seeks Correction From Fact-Checker, Fact-Checker Says, 'No.' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Here's a weird little story in the world of the Fact-checking Industry that doubles as a 2012 election year coda. Former Romney campaign strategist St...

How to Attract Litigation

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Schuyler M. Moore

For the virgins out there who would like to get a taste of litigation (or sadomasochists, who just can't get enough), here are some simple rules to keep you embroiled in litigation for years to come.

How Much Divorce Will Really Cost You

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

You didn't need a lawyer to get married, and you don't need one to get divorced.

Apartment Hunting In Paris

Seth Engel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Seth Engel

No Paris apartment is ever a sure thing.

A Puff, Poof or Dab of Danger

Indie Lee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I've been following three talc lawsuits, and felt it important enough to share what's going on. For those who aren't label detectives, like myself, talc can be found in many personal care and beauty products, from baby powder to blush to anti-blemish products.

Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Larry Bodine | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

We can only hope that the Missouri Supreme Court starts a nationwide trend, supported by these and other studies, to eradicate the disease of tort reform.

Burn, Baby, Burn

David Isenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting "Burn, Baby! BURN!" in the turmoil of 1965? I'm sure they didn't have the following future in ...

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Keep Up Legal Fight Against SB 1070 | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1994, Thomas Saenz was just a few years out of Yale Law School when one of the most high-profile immigration law fights erupted in Ca...

3 Reasons Never To Argue With Your Ex

Kari Cornelison | Posted 06.20.2012 | Divorce
Kari Cornelison

While most divorcing spouses do not fundamentally desire the additional pain and expense of a court battle, many wind up in a divorce war without ever understanding what triggered it.

How To Avoid Harmful Battles In Divorce Court

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Almost everyone involved in divorce becomes frustrated by the legal process. Both mothers and fathers feel like the system works against them.

Why Regulators Say They're 'Paralyzed'

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - Some U.S. regulators are "paralyzed" by the threat of lawsuits from Wall Street...

How NOT To Hire A Wedding Photographer

Jane Hoskyn | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weddings
Jane Hoskyn

Speak to many pro photographers and they say they "don't shoot weddings any more." You may be surprised by this, given that the average fee seems rather lucrative for a day's work.

The Top 5 Reasons NOT To Go To Divorce Court

M. Marcy Jones | Posted 02.03.2012 | Divorce
M. Marcy Jones

If you are thinking about going to court to win custody of your children or to prove your spouse is a terrible person, think again.

Why Mediation Makes Sense

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

The divorce process can be an expensive proposition. In uncertain financial times, like we are currently experiencing, it is even more crucial to find ways to help reduce the burden of divorce, both emotionally and financially

When the Vows Break: Mexican Legislator Wants to Put Expiration on Your Marriage License

Steve Lake | Posted 01.21.2012 | Chicago
Steve Lake

If you think that if marriage was more like, say, a city sticker or drivers' license that it would save you from having any legal problems, you've probably had too much tequila.

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

Apology Statutes Preserve Relationships

Brad Reid | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

A lack of an apology in tort claims causes some persons to sue to vindicate their sense of injustice and to ease their emotional pain. An apology may facilitate healing pain and preserve relationships.

SEC And Ex-Goldman Trader Drop Litigation

Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) director Rajat Gupta and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are dropp...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Appointments Follow Detroit Education Plan Announcement | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2011 | Education

Nearly 30 Michigan residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to overturn a law that gave state-appointed "emergency managers" near carte blanche ...

Is Your Ex Worse Than Charlie Sheen?

Alison Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Charlie Sheen keeps telling us he's special, but is he really that unique? We've read volumes about the king of custody battles, Alec Baldwin. We've f...

The Number of Investing Suckers Is Endless

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The Amish are a pillar of honesty and integrity. It was particularly disturbing to learn they are not immune from "affinity fraud" perpetuated by one of their own.

Out of Sight Should Not Mean Out of Mind

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Last month, Professor Michael H. LeRoy published a study that examined the legal remedies that are available for soldiers and their civilian counterparts who are injured or killed in war zones.