Archive | May, 2011

Man Seeks to Renegotiate Divorce Due to Madoff Fallout

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Man Seeks to Renegotiate Divorce Due to Madoff Fallout
Divorce is hard enough without having to second guess every one of your assets. But a new lawsuit could make divorces even more complicated by allowing parties to re-negotiate their settlements years later. Steven Simkin and Laura Blank of New York city divorced amicably in 2006 after 33 years of marriage, and split their property…
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Episode 26: Memorial Weekend Roundup

Episode 26: Memorial Weekend Roundup

We’re making this show short and light for this three day weekend, and setting up just a few of the topics we’ll be touching on in the coming weeks. So, grab a burger and put on your shades, and listen to Charley and Juli talk about the week’s legal news! 00:00 Introductions. Juli’s back from…
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Disney Defeated By SEAL Team Six

Disney Defeated By SEAL Team Six

If you’d asked us two weeks ago what next big foe Navy SEAL Team Six would face, we’re pretty sure we wouldn’t have answered “Disney”, but apparently when it comes to trademarks, anyone is fair game. The elite fighting force managed to maintain its winning streak, as the entertainment behemoth withdrew its trademark request on…
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Loughner Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Loughner Declared Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Late on Wednesday afternoon, federal judge Larry Burns ruled that Jared Loughner is not mentally competent to stand trial. Loughner, 22, allegedly opened fire at an event in a Tucson parking lot hosted by Representative Gabrielle Giffords on January 8th. The shooting left six dead, including a young girl and a federal judge, as well…
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Tennessee Anti-Discrimination Law Backfires with Gay Rights Groups

Tennessee Anti-Discrimination Law Backfires with Gay Rights Groups

On Monday, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam signed the Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act bill into law, despite veto requests from gay rights organizations. The new law effectively prohibits municipalities from implementing anti-discrimination laws stricter than those already in place under state law, which was the case in Nashville, where the Metro code made it illegal to…
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