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Posted 11 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Commission To Improve Elections Meets in Philadelphia

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration met in Philadelphia yesterday to hear testimony given by experts from up and down the east coast and beyond on how to improve voting in America. The commission was created by President Obama this year to “promote the efficient administration of elections” in response to long lines and other glitches that have threatened the integrity of voting days in years past. The commission solicited input from election officials and academics on how to overcome …

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Posted 11 months ago in The Internet & The Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
TV Mom Kate Gosselin Sues Ex for Computer Hacking

Maybe the next show will be called “Jon & Kate Plus 9,” to account for eight children and a lawsuit. Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is suing her ex, Jon Gosselin as well as a tabloid reporter, alleging that the pair teamed up to hack into her personal accounts and steal a trove of data to use as sensationalist book fodder. In happier days, the pair’s parenting travails were made public on the TLC show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Larry Bodine  
Stop School Bullying – KOGA 930 AM [Radio]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock)   Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks with KOGA (930 AM) in Ogallala, Neb., about your legal rights if your child is bullied in school. With 77 percent of students saying they have been of victim of bullying, just about every state has passed an anti-bullying laws, including cyber-bullying. The range in bullying spans from exclusion from activities to verbal abuse to very serious acts of kids being assaulted, beaten, raped and attacked in schools. Larry explains criminal law covers …

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Posted 11 months ago in Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Ex Radio Star Piolin Accuses Former Staffers of Extortion

A former Univision radio star is suing a group of his former staffers, alleging they threatened to sue him for sex harassment if he didn’t pay them $5 million. Eduardo “Piolin” Sotelo says that any harassment claims would be barred, and that the defendants knew they had no legal leg to stand on when they threatened him.   Suspicious Timing The former star of Univision’s “Piolin Por La Mañana” filed suit on Aug. 26, saying that six former employees of …

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Do You Know Your Child’s Legal Rights in the Classroom?

This interview with Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was originally published Aug. 31 on Motherhood Moment. It’s back-to-school season again! As parents send their kids back to class it’s important that they are aware of their students’ legal rights — especially in regards to personal safety. Lawyers.com — the largest legal website for consumers — has straightforward advice for common legal concerns parents could face this new school year. I had a chance to interview Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief, Larry Bodine, Esq. about …

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Posted 11 months ago in Banking Law Consumer Law Creditor/Debtor Video by Larry Bodine  
Don’t Let a Credit Report Ruin Your Finances [Video]

  Julie Miller of Portland knew something was wrong when she was turned down for credit at a local bank. She had never defaulted on a debt in her life. Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides this video report on how a mistake on a credit report can ruin your finances. But Larry describes how you can fight back and win. In Julie’s case, it turned out that the Equifax credit bureau had mixed her up with another Julie Miller, …

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All Gay Married Couples Entitled to Federal Tax Benefits

Every same-sex couple who is legally married will have access to federal tax benefits, even if they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage. The announcement, made by the IRS and the Treasury Department last week, puts to rest the question of whether federal recognition would apply based on the state of marriage celebration, or the state of residence of the couple in question. The state of celebration has won out, and included under the umbrella are …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime On the Lighter Side by Betsy Kim  
‘Breaking Bad’: What Sentence Should Walt and Skyler Get? [Poll]

Be the “Breaking Bad” judge and jury. At the bottom of this article, take our Lawyers.com poll. Mark the sentences you’d hand down to Walter and Skyler White, then compare your views to other readers.   Highlights of “Rabid Dog” The last episode titled “Rabid Dog,” referred to a breakdown in the master and servant relationship of Walt, the crystal meth drug lord, and Jesse Pinkman, his dutiful assistant. After figuring out Walt poisoned his girlfriend’s son, Jesse turns on …

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Text a Driver Causing a Crash and You’ll Pay for It

A New Jersey appeals court has held that sending a text message to someone you know is driving could result in liability for you, if the driver causes an accident while reading it.   Dangerous Communication The case involved a teenager, Shannon Colonna, who texted her boyfriend Kyle Best while he was driving on a highway in New Jersey in 2009. Best crashed into a couple on a motorcycle, seriously injuring them. (They each lost a leg in the accident.) …

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Newsbreak: For-Profit Schools under Fire [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reports on several legal cases, marking the start of this year’s back-to-school and football seasons. The industry of for-profit universities is under greater scrutiny, accused of making big money while deceiving students who get into substantial debt, paying for useless degrees. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $10 million settlement with Chicago-based Career Education Corporation. The company inflated job placement rates, and left students with huge debts and few job offers. A …

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