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Russian Malware Developer Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

The Department of Justice called it "one of the most advanced crimeware tools available in the underground market," malware that infected almost 11 million computers worldwide and caused over $500 million in losses. And its creator was just sentenced to five years in prison. The "banking trojan" software, dubbed Citadel,......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole; When Will He Be Released?

After serving nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping, O.J. Simpson was granted parole today. "I've done my time," Simpson told the Nevada Board of Parole. "I've done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can." The parole board was unanimous in its decision, and is......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:33 pm

Does Your Teenager's Makeup Have Asbestos in It?

According to investigative journalists at ABC 11 in Durham, North Carolina, a popular powder makeup marketed to teens may contain asbestos and other harmful ingredients. The team sent "Just Shine Shimmer Powder," sold at Justice Stores, to the Scientific Analytical Institute in Greensboro, where samples of the makeup tested positive......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:22 pm

What's Fair Market Value?

While the phrase "fair market value" might seem simple enough to understand, legally, the phrase is rather significant. Fair market value generally refers to what services, or a piece of property, are actually worth, rather than what they cost. Fair market value matters quite a bit when it comes......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:58 pm

DOJ Reinstates Civil Asset Seizure Policy: What You Need to Know

The Department of Justice just reinstated their policy to assist local law enforcement in civil asset seizures. What does this mean? Well, it means that law enforcement will now have more incentive to just take your stuff, even your home and cold hard cash, if they suspect any of it......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:57 pm

Wrongly Diagnosed With Hypothyroidism: When to Sue

Any misdiagnosis, whether falsely identifying an issue that doesn't exist or failing to discover one that does, can be harmful. This can be especially true for hyperthyroidism, which affects millions of people per year. If not accurately diagnosed, those people may go untreated, or undergo potentially harmful treatments based on......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm

5 Common Camping Crimes

Summer often means a return to nature. Leaving our 9-to-5 routine behind, even for a few days, can be healthy and invigorating, but it's worth remembering that an escape from the city doesn't necessarily mean escaping criminal laws and the consequences for breaking them. So as you're packing up your......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:56 pm

Can You Sell a Home If You Still Owe on Your Mortgage?

The repayment time of a home mortgage loan can run anywhere from 10 to 50 years, and a lot can happen in that amount of time. You may need to relocate for work, or want to relocate for retirement. You may add children to your nest or become empty nesters,......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:58 pm

Arkansas Battling Medical Supply Company to Use Covertly Obtained Execution Drug

In a hearing last April, Arkansas Department of Correction Deputy Director Rory Griffin admitted he deliberately avoided a paper trail when he ordered vecuronium bromide -- one of three drugs in the state's lethal injection cocktail -- from McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. That could be because he knew McKesson didn't want......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:58 pm

Ohio State Legend Chris Spielman Sues School Over Use of Likeness

The debate over compensating college athletes has raged for decades. And while the idea of paying student athletes a wage for playing a sport (or even allowing them to receive anything of value beyond a scholarship) remains dead on arrival, the notion that players should be compensated for their likeness......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:56 pm

Can Religious Communities Limit Who Lives in a Neighborhood?

We've all heard horror stories about homeowners' associations, imposing fines or even eviction notices on residents for grass that's too brown, playhouses that are too pink, families that are too big, and yard decorations that are too time-travely. And while all those stories seem ridiculous, the standard legal response is......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:00 pm

U.S. Provides 15K Temporary Visas for Seasonal Workers

President Donald Trump has been adamant in his "America First" rhetoric, saying recently, "Clearly it's time for a new policy, one defined by two simple rules: We will buy American. And we will hire American." But sometimes the interests of American companies and American workers aren't so closely aligned. "As......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:57 pm

Water Slide Injuries: Legal Liability Facts You Should Know

Nothing says summer like a water slide. Whether you're rocketing down a chute at a water park or zipping into a backyard swimming pool, there's just something about the sun and spray that spells freedom and fun. Unfortunately, water slides can also spell danger, and water slide injuries are far......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:57 pm

U.S. Customs Can't Search Your Cloud Data on Border

In these modern times of planes, trains, and automobiles, crossing the border has never been easier. The U.S. border is crossed millions of times per year. However, the alarming new trend of customs and border agents demanding to search the contents of travelers' smartphones, has left many concerned about......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:56 pm

When to Sue for Theme Park Injuries

Going to a theme park can be the highlight of any person's summer. For the most part, rides and attractions are safe, but things can go wrong. When a guest is injured at a theme park, that guest might be left wondering what rights they have to recover for their......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 6:58 pm

Venus Williams Fatal Crash Case Continues

While Venus Williams was competing for a Wimbledon title, her lawyers were competing behind the scenes on a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the tennis star. Although police cleared Williams of responsibility in a car accident in Florida that ultimately claimed the life of Jerome Barson, Barson's widow and family......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 6:12 pm

What to Know About Marrying a Registered Sex Offender

Love works in mysterious ways. And to some, so does the criminal justice system. Most crimes don't stop following those convicted once they're released from jail, and sex crimes especially can haunt perpetrators for years, decades, or their whole life. For those offenders, and the people who love them, sex......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Columbia Settles Title IX Lawsuit Filed by Student Accused of Rape

Emma Sulkowicz gained notoriety in 2014 when she began carrying a 50-pound mattress around Columbia's campus as part of her senior art thesis and to protest the university's handling of her sexual assault allegations against fellow student Paul Nungesser. Nungesser was found not guilty of misconduct, and police declined to......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Trampled Fan Sues Gwen Stefani for Telling Crowd to Rush Stage

Gwen Stefani may be wishing she didn't speak a few fateful phrases last July during a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stefani, while performing at the PNC Pavilion, instructed the crowd seated in the lawn section behind the actual music pavilion to come into the reserved seating area and to......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

Company 'Loses' Lawsuit; Former Employee 'Wins' $1

A civil rights employment lawsuit filed by a former employee against the Sanitary Garbage Company, Inc. of Beatrice, Nebraska, resulted in a $1 jury verdict in favor of the employee. The lawsuit filed by Jonathan Curry alleged race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. However, there was only one claim which the......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:57 pm