Monthly Archives: December 2012


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Sued for Unpaid Security Bills

Claiming George Zimmerman and his lawyer owe $27,000 for security services, a company they hired last summer is suing them in Florida state court. It’s the latest in a case that has captured the nation’s attention and spawned civil suits in addition to the charges against Zimmerman for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He is awaiting trial in June in Seminole County, Fla., where he is in hiding but still being tracked on GPS by the state. …

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Deferred Action for Young, Illegal Immigrants [Podcast]

  Matt:  This is Matt Plessner for Lawyers.com Radio and we’ll be talking about “deferred actions for childhood arrivals” and how this affects you. We’re joined by attorney David Cox of CoxEsq from St. Louis, Missouri.   What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? David: Deferred action for childhood arrivals is the Obama Administration’s attempt to help children who were brought into the United States without any choice of their own because they were minors at the time and don’t …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Dillard’s to Pay $2 Million for Demanding Health Details

Has your employer ever asked you exactly what’s keeping you home sick? If so, it may be violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC announced on Dec. 18 that it has settled for $2 million a case against Dillard’s Department Stores that was based on a companywide policy that for employees’ absences to be excused, they had to disclose confidential health information – in violation of the ADA, according to the EEOC.   Expensive Outdated Policies Dillard’s fired Corina …

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Posted 1 year ago in On the Lighter Side Video by Larry Bodine  
Our Favorite Courtroom Movies [Video]

  Can you recall what movie had the classic line “You can’t handle the truth!” Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine describes his favorite movies about the law and shares some interesting facts about them. He reviews Hollywood classics with moments you’ll probably remember if you’ve seen the films and adds his perspective through a legal lens: “A Few Good Men” – Larry revisits this military courtroom drama written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Rob Reiner. This film depicts the trial …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Gary Busey Emerges from Bankruptcy with $450,000 in Tax Debt

Gary Busey has closed his bankruptcy case, but he still owes about $450,000 in back taxes, a reminder that certain types of debt are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. The actor, famous for his maniacal grin and roles in cinema classics like “Lethal Weapon,” “Point Break,” “Under Siege” and “Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms,” did manage to eliminate about $50,000 in other debts he had hanging over his head owed to utility companies, banks and doctors. Busey, with dozens of …

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