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  • 64 Attackers Convicted After Rape Kit Backlog Tested
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 14, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    While law enforcement officers are more diligent than ever about collecting forensic evidence in rape investigations, they often still lack the financial resources to ensure rape kits are tested in a timely fashion. According to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of untested kits remain in police and crime lab storage...... […]

  • Court: Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington Can Proceed
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 14, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    In 2016, a Connecticut judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre against Remington, the manufacturer of the weapon used in the killings. But this week, the Connecticut Supreme Court revived part of the lawsuit, ruling that federal protections did not prevent...... […]

  • Top 7 Legal Tips to Avoid Religious Discrimination Claims
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    You might be thinking of your small business as a secular oasis -- solely a place for work that is either an escape from or quiet alternative to religious argument or worship. Your employees, on the other hand, may not see it the same way, or so easily separate the...... […]

  • Spring Break and the Law: Your Vacation Roundup
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 14, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Whether you're crossing things off your packing list and ready to hit the road, or you're crossing your fingers that your kids will come home safe from partying at the beach, there are probably one or two legal questions running through your mind as you get ready for spring break....... […]

  • College Coaches Indicted in Admissions Bribery Scandal
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    If you thought the college admissions scandal that brought down Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin was confined to Aunt Becky, think again. Federal prosecutors also indicted nine college coaches for their role in an alleged bribery scheme that funneled rich kids into elite schools. That's because part of the scheme...... […]

  • Paul Manafort Sentenced to Federal Prison, Faces New State Charges
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 13, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Two federal judges have sentenced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to a combined seven and a half years in prison for assorted financial crimes, conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. And his troubles may not be over yet. Minutes after his second sentence...... […]

  • Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Star in College Admissions Scandal
    by George Khoury, Esq. on March 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Both Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been named in a federal criminal complaint that alleges the actresses bribed their children's ways into their respective colleges. The actresses were not alone, but rather part of a much larger group of other parents alleged to have engaged in the same...... […]

  • Serial Podcast Subject Adnan Syed Won't Get Retrial
    by George Khoury, Esq. on March 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    In a shocking turn of events for the subject of the Serial podcast, and now an HBO mini-series, Adnan Syed won't be getting that retrial he won on appeal, at least, unless Maryland's, or the United States', Highest Court steps in. The Maryland Court of Appeals recently reversed the...... […]

  • March Madness in the Office: How to Make Sure Your Small Biz Is Ready
    by Christopher Coble, Esq. on March 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    According to estimates from last year, March Madness costs employers anywhere from $2.3 to $6.3 billion in lost productivity and profits. Between long lunches, streaming games at the desk, and organizing. updating, and conversing about the office pool, hours and dollars seem to disappear this month. Does that mean you...... […]

  • DOJ Rounds Up Elder 'Tech Support' Scammers
    by George Khoury, Esq. on March 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    A recent press release from the Department of Justice announced the largest-ever nationwide sweep of fraudsters targeting the nation's seniors. The sweep targeted over 260 fraudsters and accounted for approximately $750 million. The DOJ's press release explained that this sweep includes 13 percent more criminals, and 28 percent more...... […]

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