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Since a majority of Americans live in urban centers, chances are many of us confront the challenges of living in close proximity to our fellow citizens. But the insomniac upstairs who insists on vacuuming at 3 a.m. or the never-ending kegger next door need not be insufferable nuisances. A little legal knowledge and a good set of earplugs will help you get your hard-earned z's. Read more on how to handle a noisy neighbor. more...

- - Home & Leisure

CBS has CSI and CSI Miami. NBC has Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. Court TV has Forensic Files. As these courtroom dramas and docu-dramas draw a combined audience of over 50 million viewers, it is not surprising that the effect of their popularity is becoming evident in the real world, specifically in real-life criminal trials. more...

- - In the Courtroom

Among all 50 states, California grants the most rights and protections to same-sex couples through its domestic partnership law. Recent changes in the California law are giving same-sex couples the opportunity to enjoy many more of the same benefits often linked with marriage. more...

- - Marriage & Domestic Partnership

So, you were driving too fast on the freeway again and got another speeding ticket. You know you're not doing your driving record any favors. Of course, the best thing to do from here on out is to be a safe, law-abiding driver, and stick to driving within the speed limit. Unfortunately, nothing will guarantee your immunity - even then you just might get pulled over. How can you avoid getting slapped with a ticket? Is it really possible? Below are some tips for getting out of a traffic ticket for a moving violation, or at least making the attempt. more...

- - In the Courtroom

At some point everyone has had a neighbor that plays their music too loud or thinks the only way to park a car is on bricks. Neighbor disputes are quite common. But you don't have to go to uncommon lengths to work out your differences. more...

- - Home & Leisure

Can you break a car lease if you change your mind? There are ways to do it, but many have penalties of some sort attached. Check out these options before you decide what's right for you. more...

- - Home & Leisure

Auto repair rip-offs are among the top consumer complaints. They keep your Attorney General and other consumer protection offices busy. But, what is the best way to avoid getting ripped off? Educate yourself. Being educated about your auto repair needs is more than half the battle: more...

- - Prevention & Safety

A staggering 42% of U.S. workers report being victims of workplace verbal abuse. This means many of us face a workday spent scrambling to please and prevent outbursts from the big boss. The question is: what can you do about it? more...

- - At the Workplace

Would it surprise you to find out that there are no U.S. laws requiring employers to offer vacation time whether paid or unpaid to its workers? In fact, the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations where the government does not regulate benefits in the private work sector. But, what do you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as an employer. Read more.... more...

- - Employment Law

Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases: is it is fair to the victims or their families? The very process seems to bypass the notion of justice. A light sentence in exchange for an admission of guilty hardly seems fair. So, why play "let's make a deal" with captured murderers? Here are some of the arguments. more...

- - Murder