Tag Archives: American Bar Association


Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Get Hurricane Sandy Help From Insurers and FEMA

Many homeowners may just be starting the insurance claims process after Hurricane Sandy’s visit to the east coast that left over 100 dead and millions more displaced or without electricity. After surveying the wreckage, it’s time to get down to the business of figuring out how to navigate the complicated world of insurance. Step one is to document everything you can and call your insurers to start the process moving — make sure to know your policies in advance and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
New York Lawyers Rally to Help Sandy Victims

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast of the United States on Oct. 29, it didn’t take lawyers in New York long to organize a way to help victims of the superstorm with an expanding range of legal issues. Bar associations in the state as well as some of the biggest law firms in New York are recruiting attorneys to offer pro bono legal assistance to New Yorkers whose lives and property were devastated by the storm – the second …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Courtney Sherwood  
Alimony Laws Confusing for Celebrities – and the Rest of Us

When Kobe and Vanessa Bryant finalize their divorce, some celebrity watchers expect the basketball star’s ex to walk away with $75 million in cash and three mansions to her name. But if she’d filed for divorce a few months earlier, her potential pay-out could have been considerably less, thanks to California divorce laws that treat marriages lasting 10 years or longer differently than shorter-lived matrimonial alliances. The exact details of any alimony Vanessa Bryant receives will also depend, in part, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Busted? Get Ready for a Strip Search

Police and prison officials can strip search suspects after they’re arrested regardless of the offense, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Divided court gives law enforcement option of strip searching anyone who passes through jailhouse Lower court rulings mixed, tended to ban strip searches without specific cause American Bar Association filed brief against searches, to no avail   Invasion of Privacy If you plan on being one of the 13 to 14 million people who will get arrested this year, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
How To Avoid Legal Scams

Too often, looking for a lawyer means you are experiencing a troubled period in your life — a divorce, a criminal case, an action against a doctor who committed malpractice. In such times, your attorney is your closest ally, someone to guide you through complicated legal procedures and fight for your best interests. How do you make sure you’re picking the right attorney who will return the best possible outcome for your case? Lawyers bound by strict ethics rules; outright …

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