The U.S. government still wants to get its hands on Edward Snowden, the former CIA officer who has detailed the extent to which the NSA spies on citizens. Here’s a timely question: Would the federal government ever do anything about Citizenfour, the Oscar-contending documentary that features Snowden?
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So far, the Barack Obama administration has given the film a pass, but on Friday, one former government official decided that enough was enough.
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Horace Edwards, who identifies himself as a retired naval officer and the former secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, has filed a lawsuit in Kansas federal court that seeks a constructive trust over monies derived from the distribution of Citizenfour. Edwards,
There are songs, and then there are dances. Here’s a song-and-dance routine that according to one of the lawyers involved, could amount to a billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube.
YouTube Enlists Top Talent for Year-End VideoOh, Yes, Jay Z Has Lawsuit Over One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town
Through a new outfit called Global Music Rights, music industry heavyweight Irving Azoff manages the performance rights of some 20,000 songs including works composed by The Eagles, Pharrell
Despite dealing largely with one of life’s must unchanging truths — that everyone ages and eventually must die — estate planning is a surprisingly ever-changing area of law.
Not only do the laws governing estate planning change over time, but so to the techniques used by estate planning attorneys to address their clients’ needs. With the popularity of cremation on the rise, questions regarding the legality and logistics of scattering ashes have become more common. The use of trusts has also become popular in estate plans, with different types of trusts to address specific needs and situations.
What were some of the most important issues in estate planning in 2014? Here are our Top 7 estate-planning posts from the past year:
As part of an overall increased awareness of the potential to be sued for personal injuries, many businesses and property owners are choosing to display warning signs for potentially dangerous conditions on a property or inside a building.
But what happens if you are nevertheless injured by what a warning sign is actually warning you about, such as slipping on a wet floor where a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign was posted, or being bitten by a dog despite a posted “Beware of Dog” sign?
Can you still sue for injuries if there was a sign? Generally, yes, but it may be more difficult to successfully recover for those injuries. Here are a few examples of common warning signs and their possible effects on a potential lawsuit:
Montana homeowner Markus Kaarma was convicted Wednesday of shooting and killing 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede, whom he caught in his garage.
The jury didn’t buy that Kaarma had feared for his life when shooting the teen, as he had originally claimed, and found him guilty of deliberate homicide. ABC News reports that Kaarma is facing up to 100 years in prison, and sentencing is scheduled for February 11.
What does this deliberate homicide conviction mean for Kaarma?