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Ombudsman: When will action be taken over No Win, No Fee deals?

The Legal Ombudsman in the UK has asked regulators when action will be taken over consumer complaints regarding 'No Win, No Fee' conditional agreements with lawyers.
In the Media by James Walker - 2 comments

Lawyers can now use the web to weed out jurors

Lawyers will now be allowed to scour social media sites, Internet blogs and LinkedIn pages of potential jurors before they are selected.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Are Americans obsessed with lawsuits?

Salt Lake City - From a squabble between neighbors in Smalltown, USA, to the nation's largest tech companies battling over intellectual property, Americans -- and American companies -- are filing more lawsuits today than at any other time in history.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 1 comment

Review: Shout! Factory issues the final season of 'The Practice' on DVD

In its final season, David E. Kelley's legal drama lost half its cast but gained James Spader and William Shatner. A fair trade? Watch and decide.
In the Media by Mindy Peterman

Op-Ed: Would it be beneficial for BlackBerry to move on from phones?

The troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is considering moving away from smartphones according to its CEO, John Chen, but would this actually be beneficial to the company?
In the Media by James Walker

Afghan citizen granted asylum in the UK for being an atheist

London - An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK because on the grounds of being an atheist. His legal team argued that he would face persecution and even the death sentence if he was returned to Afghanistan.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 2 comments

Stores selling recreational marijuana in U.S. will open January 1

Central City - Tourists in Amsterdam may recount the beautiful streets, the shops, the museums, the red light district, and of course the smart shops. In a response to last year's legislation, Colorado is set to open some smart shops of its own.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Woman with Down syndrome wins over parents on guardianship case

A 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome will be allowed to live with friends, as is her wish, instead of living in a group home, after prevailing over her parents on a guardianship case.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat

Op-Ed: The death of justice — A postmortem of the Zimmerman trial

“Acquitted.” Reminiscent of the front page headlines on every paper when the Rodney King verdicts were read on April 30, 1992, those words were handed down in the George Zimmerman trial yesterday.
In the Media by Rabeh Soofi - 6 comments

Seattle Space Needle crowd celebrates reefer madness

Seattle - On Tuesday, hundreds of Washington State residents descended upon the Seattle Space Needle in a gathering that resembled a New Year's Eve celebration, complete with cheering and a countdown to midnight.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Jimmy Savile: another inquiry

London - British Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced yet another inquiry into the Jimmy Savile scandal during Prime Minister's Questions today.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

Jimmy Savile: Victims to bring civil case

The alleged victims of Jimmy Savile are considering bringing a civil case against the BBC and the hospitals involved. The organisations could be held vicariously liable for failing in their duty of care.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 1 comment

Craigslist now the exclusive owner of your ads

In an effort to hang onto its market share in the online classifieds game, Craigslist is now demanding to be the "exclusive licensee" of any content posted to its site. But some say Craigslist is on shaky legal ground.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

California Dream Act Bill now legal for illegal immigrants

Sacramento - Governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Dream Act into Law to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for state funding for college financial aid. This follows the defeat of last year's federal Dream Act bill by Congress.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

EU takes legal steps against Hungary despite minority plea

Budapest - The executive branch of the EU, the European Commission, has taken the first steps in legal proceedings against member state Hungary over changes to its central bank, judiciary and data protection laws.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Spain's smoking ban comes into force

Spain's new anti-smoking law has come into force, banning smoking in bars and restaurants as well as near hospitals or school playgrounds and on television broadcasts.
In the Media by Scott Campbell - 1 comment

Comedian wins legal battle to joke about divorce on stage

Brighton - A comedian is now able to use his divorce as material for his act, after winning a two-year legal battle with his ex-wife.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Switzerland Just 'Doesn't Want To See It,' Prostitution

First in Germany, now in Switzerland, you can find sex "drive-thru's." These boxed in parking spaces will provide seclusion for quickies and keep it from being seen by the general public.
In the Media by Kassandra Garcia

Whites-only legal notice has Massachusetts residents furious

New Bedford - A law firm ran an ad for a foreclosed property recently that stated "whites only" in the property description which has set off a flurry of protests and complaints from both blacks and whites who were offended by the illegal, racist and discriminatory ad.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Hulk Hogan sues Post Cereal over Cocoa Pebbles commercial

Tampa - Hulk Hogan is back in federal court in Florida, this time over a cartoon commercial. Hulk claims his reputation was harmed in a Cocoa Pebbles ad featuring Bamm-Bamm tossing " Hulk Boulder" into the air and winning the match.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments

Bizarre ways to dispose of a dead body Special

The economy is taking a toll on the dead as bodies stack up in morgues across the country. Many are going unclaimed by families who can't afford to bury or cremate their loved ones. One way we look back at a culture is how they dispose of their dead.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 7 comments

Legal Action Launched against EU-Israel Agreement

MP Clare Short and the "European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza" have launched legal action which require the European Union to uphold human rights conditions entrenched in the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
In the Media by Sameh A. Habeeb

Bush says waterboarding was legal and necessary

Former US President George W. Bush backed Dick Cheney’s assertions that CIA’s controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding were legal and also helped in acquiring valuable information that prevented terrorist attacks and saved lives.
In the Media by Subhabrata Das - 4 comments

Assisted Suicide Legal in Washington

If Dr. Jack Kevorkian, released from prison in 2007, ever feels the urge to assist in another suicide, he should move to Washington. Assisted suicide is now legal there.
In the Media by Christine Mattice - 1 comment

Salvia: The Legal Hallucinogen

Salvia divinorum has been around for a very long time, and was used for spiritual 'seeing' states and healing. Better known as "Salvia", it becoming a common drug of choice in the Twin Tiers of New York. This herb is now under the watchful eye of the DEA.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 22 comments

Surrogate Baby Held In Legal Limbo After Adopting Japanese Couple Divorces

45-year-old Ikufumi Yamada fights for his child after laws in India prevent the Japanese man from taking his biological daughter home. Yamada and his ex-wife entered into a surrogacy agreement in India. They divorced prior to the baby's birth.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 6 comments

California Legalizing Weed, Of A Certain Brew

After butting heads with federal regulators, a California beer brewer has been given permission to continue with current advertising on beer caps that says "Try Legal Weed". The brewery is located in Weed, California.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Thomas More Law Center, ACLU in Full-Blown Legal and Ideological War

From the recent exonerations of Haditha Marines to defending crosses in parks and on war memorials, you can find the TMLC neck-deep in it. On the other side, you'll usually find the ACLU. It's quite the war. Ironically, they're not always at odds.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Should Salvia Divinorum Be Legal?

An easy to obtain plant that is touted as a hallucinogenic herb is being targeted by lawmakers. The herb Salvia divinorum has already had restrictions placed on it by 8 states and 16 others are considering a ban on it.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Jamaica plans to legalize marijuana

Jamaican government is considering legalization of marijuana by modifying it current anti-drug laws. The police in Jamaica have complained that they are overloaded with marijuana related cases.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments
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