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Times Square Subway Bomber Faces Terrorism Charges

Dec 14 2017
Akayed Ullah set off a pipe bomb in a section of the New York City subway system near Times Square during rush hour on Monday morning this week. The joking response was that it merely inconvenienced some hard-nosed New Yorkers on their way to work. But the terrorism charges......

Tips for Choosing a Divorce Mediator

Dec 14 2017
Litigation can be time-consuming and expensive. And when it comes to divorce, those are two things you probably want to avoid. So how can divorcing couples avoid the lengthy court calendar and extensive filing fees? One option is divorce mediation, where both parties sit down with an independent mediator......

Top 5 Christmas Crime Tips for Small Businesses

Dec 14 2017
While some small businesses are gearing up for the Christmas sale rush, others might be winding down for the holiday season. And whether you're anticipating a rush of customers into your business or a flood of employees out on vacation, you also have to be on guard for the......

Houston Bounty Hunter Charged With Sex Trafficking

Dec 13 2017
On December 7, 2017, bounty hunter Luis De Jesus Rodriguez and his girlfriend Helen Leon Mesa were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, visa fraud, and coercion. According to San Antonio news station KSAT, the allegations are based on the recruitment and exploitation of......

Employers Prohibited From Asking 'What's Your Salary History?'

Dec 13 2017
In certain states, cities, and municipalities, new laws prohibit potential employers from asking job applicants for their salary history. These laws may also require employers to disclose their salary range if the applicant requests that information. The purpose of these new laws is to protect applicants from employment discrimination. Employers......

Lawyers and Consumers: Beware Fake Law Firm Websites

Dec 13 2017
More than ever, people are turning to the internet to find their lawyer. And, sadly, there are more online scams than ever. So it's probably natural that scammers would start impersonating lawyers online. For years, the Department of Justice has been warning about fraudsters using real attorney names and......

What Is the Child Victims Act in New York?

Dec 13 2017
All civil lawsuits have statutes of limitation -- time limits after which you can longer sue. These statutes can vary depending on the type of offense and the state, but all are designed to have parties litigate an issue while evidence and memories are still fresh. This can be......

How Is Post-Secondary Child Support Determined?

Dec 13 2017
Many parents think that child support ends when a child turns 18 or graduates high school. And most of those parents would be right. But a few of them may be shocked to learn that they are also on the hook for post-secondary child support, also known as "college......

Why Is Philadelphia Outlawing Bulletproof Glass in Stores?

Dec 13 2017
Most have us, at some point in our daily lives or travels, have come across a shop serving its customers through bulletproof glass. Maybe it was a gas station or a convenience store, but the assumption is always pretty similar -- this must be a rough neighborhood, and this......

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