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What Does Las Vegas Have in Common With Attorneys?

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Ben Hanuka

When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.

Lawyers Fail to Give Clients All Options Available for Resolving Conflict

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

As I like to remind people, you can only give what you have and teach what you know. If the legal community won't embrace ADR, maybe an educated public can force the issue.

No Surprises: BP Tries to Back Out of Their Responsibilities in the Gulf

Brian Young | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Two years after the spill, BP entered a comprehensive, multibillion-dollar settlement to compensate those affected by the disaster. In an unprecedented move, BP is now objecting to its own settlement.

Divorce and the Grieving Process

Mark Baer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Conflict is reduced by appropriately addressing the grief and loss from the very beginning. Doesn't it therefore make sense that lawyers involved in the field of family law should have a better understanding of grief and loss?

How to Attract Litigation

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy
Schuyler M. Moore

For the virgins out there who would like to get a taste of litigation (or sado-masochists, who just can't get enough), here are some simple rules to k...

Courts and (Neo)Vouchers: When (if Ever) Should We Be Surprised?

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.

When (Neo)Voucher Advocates Lose

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

The court applied the no-aid clause to find that a voucher system cannot fund private schools, whether set up with direct funding or through a tax credit scheme.

Is the Adversary Model Appropriate or Suitable for Family Law Matters?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Divorce doesn't impact children, especially if they are adults, does it? When families are "ripped apart by divorce," it has no consequences, right? ...

How To Deal With A Divorce You Didn't Want

Alison Heller | Posted 08.04.2013 | Divorce
Alison Heller

Even in the most amicable divorce proceedings, people expect disagreement, but what happens when the parties disagree on the very basic issue of whether to get divorced?

What's in a Name?

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 08.03.2013 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sell as well? That's a fundamental question which consumes countless hours and dollars as ...

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.'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.