The Current State of LGBT Laws per Jurisdiction
Posted on 06-06-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans to ensure dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines, yet LGBT Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are. Many of... Read More

I Was Just Charged With DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia, What Do I Need To Do Next?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by J. Lee Webb

When an individual drives drunk, he or she puts him- or herself and every other driver, passenger, and pedestrian on the roadway at risk of being injured in a collision. This includes the passengers in the drunk driver's vehicle. Because of the dangers that drunk driving can pose to a driver and... Read More

Wisconsin Homebuyers: What You Need to Know About Contingencies
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Ben Pliskie

In real estate, a contingency is a condition included in a home purchase agreement, that must be completed before a deal can actually be finalized. If either party is unable to meet one, or more, of the contingent conditions, then the deal may be voided altogether. If you are buying a home in Wisconsin... Read More

Joke's On Trump: Court Pick Mocked The Donald On Twitter via Law360
Posted on 05-23-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Y. Peter Kang. Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett is a top judge who is also a rare social media all-star with a busy Twitter feed that includes several cracks at presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump —... Read More

Judge Posner Slams Courts' Use Of 'Stale, Opaque' Jargon via Law360
Posted on 05-23-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Daniel Siegal. The opinionated Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner on Tuesday weighed in against the use of legal jargon and convoluted rhetoric, even by the U.S. Supreme Court , using a concurring opinion affirming a Wisconsin... Read More

Relief from Pain
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

May 22, 2016 This Week's Topic: "The Futile Quest for Pain Relief" Question: "You seem to imply, with regards to chronic pain, that people should simply "deal with it.” That strikes me as harsh." Dr. Adams replies: You are correct on both accounts. I do believe... Read More

White & Case Becomes Latest Firm To Allow Working Remotely via Law360
Posted on 05-20-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hayes. Associates and other employees of White & Case LLP in London walked into a more flexible workplace this week, as the firm has implemented a new “agile” U.K. office policy that allows working remotely... Read More

4 Tips For Law Firms To Maximize Cyber Coverage via Law360
Posted on 05-20-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. - See more at: https://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/practice-insights/f/13/t/3095.aspx#sthash.fW9qLlTS.dpuf The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeff Sistrunk. ... Read More

Activist Shareholder Uses Proxy Process to Target Gender Wage Gap [BlogMosaic]
Posted on 05-18-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Blogmosaic , written by Miriam Robin. Natasha Lamb, the director of equity research and shareholder engagement at Arjuna Capital, the activist arm of Boston investment firm Baldwin Brothers Inc. and a shareholder in many of the U.S.’s... Read More

Change to the ACH Network: 3 Practical Considerations to Ensure Compliance
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

The article below has been republished , writt en by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations,Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training Manual. There are a number of important implications to the new Same Day ACH rule that banking... Read More

Same Day ACH Payments: Three Phases
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

Source: Shutterstock / Georgejmclittle The article below was written by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books from LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations, Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training Manual. In recent years, businesses have been increasingly clamoring... Read More

The ACH Network: Complying with this new system (A How-To)
Posted on 05-18-2016 by Sarah Patrick

Source: Shutterstock / Georgejmclittle The article below has been republished, written by Holly Merrill , co-author of two books from LexisNexis Sheshunoff: Automated Clearing House Transactions: Operations, Compliance, and Audit and the ACH Training Manual. For the millions of Americans who receive... Read More

Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Ladah Law Firm
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Ramzy Ladah

Motorcycles are popular vehicles for Las Vegas residents, and they can be enjoyable to take on a road trip or simply to ride down the Las Vegas Strip. Indeed, according to data reported by Statista.com, there are more than 71,000 registered motorcycle owners in Nevada alone. While motorcycles can be... Read More

Psychogenic Pain
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

May 15, 2016 Case Management Update This Week's Topic: "Psychogenic Pain" Question: "Does the term "psychogenic pain" still apply?" Dr. Adams replies: Psychogenic pain was a cumbersome and misunderstood diagnosis in the past, since it implied that the pain... Read More

The Difference Between A Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreement
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Jill L. Coil

When a couple is looking to get married, or has recently gotten married, they often have questions about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Their curiosity is rooted in an incomplete understanding of what these agreements are and what they mean to a marriage. Pre- and post-nuptial agreements... Read More

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Georgia Without Being Arrested?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by J. Lee Webb

Absolutely. Many individuals do not realize that they have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test if they are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). This is most likely because it is not legal to refuse to take a blood, breath, or urine test to determine one's blood... Read More

Estate Planning for Small Business Owners
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Ben Pliskie

What will happen to your small business in the unfortunate event that you pass away, or become incapacitated? Will your heirs be able to claim their fair share of your assets? Will your business be able to continue operating? With proper estate planning, the answer to both questions is a resounding ‘yes’... Read More

Top 5 Reasons Associates Leave Firms via Law360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer. Every associate’s decision to leave a firm is unique to them, but there are common reasons why they decamp for another firm or even another career, from a lack of work-life balance to a desire to do meaningful... Read More

Top 5 Mistakes Young Associates Should Avoid via Law360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Stephanie Russell-Kraft. When young attorneys join a new firm fresh out of law school, they’re eager to start putting their hard-earned legal knowledge to use, but the realities of legal work can make them prone to... Read More

The New Associate's Survival Guide via Law360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg . Starting a professional career can be a daunting experience for even the most confident law school graduates. Here, attorneys share several ways for newly minted associates to not only survive those first... Read More

How To Manage The Millennial Lawyer via Law 360
Posted on 05-12-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Matthew Bultman . Running a major law firm has always had its challenges, but firm leaders in recent years have found themselves facing a new question: how to best manage millennials, a tech-savvy generation that values flexibility... Read More

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Not Injured at My Usual Place of Work?
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Shawn Diederich

Workers’ compensation provides medical and related benefits to employees who are injured “in the course and scope of employment.” What exactly does that mean? For instance, could you seek workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured in a car accident while driving to work... Read More

Pill Popping
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Dr. David B. Adams

Case Management Update This Week's Topic: "Pill Popping" Question: "he spends 10 minutes with me and then writes me a prescription...he has no clue as to what is going on in my life. Does he care?" Dr. Adams replies: "As a Western Society, we have evolved a preference... Read More

Driving in a center turn lane
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

A common roadway design in commercial areas involving a high volume of traffic includes the use of two lanes of travel going the same direction, then a center lane, then two lanes of travel going the opposite direction. It is the center lane that often causes confusion for motorists, thus leading to... Read More

Avoiding Personal Injuries Around School Buses
Posted on 06-30-2016 by Stephen Muhonen

School buses are yellow for a reason. They are bright, they stand out, they are visible. They need to be visible to motorists because these buses are carrying precious cargo; our children. Preventing personal injury and accidents and other collisions is extremely important, but all things considered... Read More