Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Damon Dash Sues Filmmaker Lee Daniels

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash has filed a lawsuit against fellow entertainment industry titan Lee Daniels claiming breach of contract, defamation, and a host of other allegations. The dispute between Dash, a Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder, and Daniels, whose directing credits include “Precious,” “The Butler,” and “The Paperboy,” center around a $2……

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Slip-and-Fall: Do You Have a Case?

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. As summer slips into fall, calendar-wise, the incoming wet weather in many parts of the country brings with it the risk for a more literally kind of fall: a slip-and-fall injury. Unfortunately, wet surfaces are just one of the many conditions that can cause a slip-and-fall injury. Outdoor slip-and-fall……

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Distracted Driver Who Killed 2 Gets 1 Year in Jail

By Brett Snider, Esq. A Northern California man has been sentenced to a year in jail for a distracted-driving crash that killed two women in March. Nicholas Tognozzi, 30, of Rohnert Park, pleaded no contest to two felony gross vehicular manslaughter charges in August, reports San Francisco’s KPIX-TV. The charges stemmed from allegations that Tognozzi……

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Legal How-To: Deciphering a Cease-and-Desist Letter

By Brett Snider, Esq. “Cease and desist” has a commanding and alarming ring to it, one that makes recipients of cease-and-desist letters quake in their figurative boots. But there’s really nothing magical or legally damning about a cease-and-desist letter. Often they are just a cheap way for one party’s lawyers to shock or……

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1 in 10 Employees Went to Work Stoned: What Can Employers Do?

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. According to a new survey for the website Mashable by online survey company SurveyMonkey, almost one in 10 workers reports having gone to work high on marijuana. For employers, stoned employees means potentially lower productivity as well as increased potential liability for accidents caused by an employee who is……

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Can Domestic Violence Training Pay Off for Your Business?

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. You might consider what your employees do on their own time their own business. But when it comes to domestic violence, providing your employees workplace training can pay off both at home and at work. For a dramatic example of how domestic violence at home can effect business, one……

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‘The Good Wife': Good Law? – Season 6, Episode 1

By Brett Snider, Esq. “The Good Wife” is back, and so is our coverage. What does this new season have in store for our readers? If the Sixth Season premiere, “The Line,” is any indication, “The Good Wife” is going to start looking a lot more like “Law and Order” and less like “Scandal.”……

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Cook County, Ill., to Monitor Juvie Probationers 24/7

By Brett Snider, Esq. Cook County probation officials are making a technological upgrade for juvenile probationers, implementing 24-hour monitoring for those on house arrest. Up until now, young offenders placed on electronic home confinement faced only part-time monitoring, enforced manually by juvenile probation officers doing in-home checks. The round-the-clock monitoring of these offenders will……

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Going to Work Stoned? 3 Legal Points to Ponder

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. With recreational marijuana becoming decriminalized and even legalized in an increasing number of states and cities, marijuana use may not be the clandestine activity it once was. But what about showing up to work high on pot? A new poll conducted for the website Mashable by SurveyMonkey found that……

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Legalese From A to Z: 5 Legal Terms Beginning With ‘J’

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. To understand how the law applies to your situation, you first need to understand the specialized terms used by lawyers and judges to describe the law. Known as legalese, these legal words and phrases can often seem obscure or overly complex, but that’s why we’re here. Our ongoing series……

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