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Suit against family members of attorney’s murderer cites Indiana’s red flag law

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Home Daily News Suit against family members of attorney’s… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss August 30, 2019, 12:06 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A lawsuit filed against family members of an 84-year-old Indiana man convicted of murdering his tax attorney claims they did nothing to stop him from carrying a gun even as … Continue reading “Suit against family members of attorney’s murderer cites Indiana’s red flag law”

Fines-and-fees system that helps fund court budget is unconstitutional, 5th Circuit rules

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Home Daily News Fines-and-fees system that helps fund court… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss August 30, 2019, 10:32 am CDT Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals panel has ruled that a system of criminal fines and fees in the New Orleans criminal court was unconstitutional because the money is used to support a general fund overseen … Continue reading “Fines-and-fees system that helps fund court budget is unconstitutional, 5th Circuit rules”

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein dies; inmate who got life for stealing $50 is released

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss August 30, 2019, 2:32 pm CDT Former law dean Norman Lefstein dies at age 82 Norman Lefstein, a former dean of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, died Thursday at age 82. Lefstein has been described as one of the … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein dies; inmate who got life for stealing $50 is released”

Florida Supreme Court posts court closures for Hurricane Dorian

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Home Daily News Florida Supreme Court posts court closures… Natural Disasters By Debra Cassens Weiss August 30, 2019, 2:59 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The Florida Supreme Court is gathering information on court closures in advance of Hurricane Dorian hitting the state. The court’s website indicates that courts in some counties were closing early Friday, … Continue reading “Florida Supreme Court posts court closures for Hurricane Dorian”

Why Leveraging Technology is Key for Converting Law Firm Leads

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Technology has become an integral part of doing business, and the legal industry poses no exception. Law firms have historically advertised and marketed themselves to potential clients successfully. However, new data shows that money invested in traditional methods does not necessarily improve their bottom line. Be Sociable, Share!

83-year-old Houston lawyer is accused of slapping the attorney who is suing him

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Home Daily News 83-year-old Houston lawyer is accused of… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss August 29, 2019, 11:08 am CDT Security camera video posted to YouTube by Greg Enos. An 83-year-old Houston lawyer was charged with misdemeanor assault last week for allegedly slapping an attorney who is suing him on behalf of a woman … Continue reading “83-year-old Houston lawyer is accused of slapping the attorney who is suing him”

Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss August 29, 2019, 4:38 pm CDT Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock.com. Client convicted of murdering his tax attorney A former city council member in Cedar Lake, Indiana, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: Client convicted of tax attorney’s murder; 4th Circuit says Sessions was wrong”

IG says Comey violated policies in handling of memos, but DOJ didn’t prosecute

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Home Daily News IG says Comey violated policies in handling… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss August 29, 2019, 12:26 pm CDT James Comey. Shutterstock.com. The Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday that FBI Director James Comey violated agency policies and his employment agreement in his handling of memos he wrote summarizing seven of his … Continue reading “IG says Comey violated policies in handling of memos, but DOJ didn’t prosecute”

Pain doc is accused of discussing plot to drug or kill opposing counsel whose lawsuit cost him $60K

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Home Daily News Pain doc is accused of discussing plot to… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss August 29, 2019, 2:43 pm CDT Shutterstock A pain doctor who works in Ohio and Michigan was arrested on a federal drug charge last Friday after discussing with a patient various plans to kill or drug a lawyer … Continue reading “Pain doc is accused of discussing plot to drug or kill opposing counsel whose lawsuit cost him $60K”

ABA urges Supreme Court to follow Miller standard for juvenile punishments

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Home Daily News ABA urges Supreme Court to follow Miller… U.S. Supreme Court By Amanda Robert August 28, 2019, 12:55 pm CDT Shutterstock In an amicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose … Continue reading “ABA urges Supreme Court to follow Miller standard for juvenile punishments”

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