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You would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn't heard of the OJ Simpson trial. The case has become so enmeshed in public consciousness that references to the OJ proceedings still appear ten years later. Of course, OJ was not the only star of this famed trial saga. His "dream team" of attorneys garnered as much publicity as OJ himself. So, what happened to these so-called celebrity attorneys after the trial? more...

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Getting justice or at least a little help as an identity theft victim is difficult but there is progress on the horizon. Read more. more...

- Privacy

Google is now the subject of a lawsuit after deciding to make thousands of books searchable on the web. Read more to find out why. more...

- Copyrights

If an industry in the United States brought a suit against a public organization or figure for potentially disparaging remarks, who would win? Here we are talking about the law of defamation, generally a statement, whether spoken (slander) or written or printed (libel), that unfairly damages a person's reputation. Normally, someone alleging defamation must show that the defendant made a false damaging statement which the speaker knew or should have known wasn't true. more...

- Freedom of Speech

Nearly all companies benefit from having an e-commerce Web site. You can usually pay someone to maintain the site, eliminating the time and efforts of updating it. A Web site's overhead is much less than having a physical location. Don't like seeing customers face-to-face? Sell your products through a Web site and you don't ever have to. One thing is the same between real storefront and virtual store font businesses: product liability. There are ways to protect your business from potential product liability problems before they happen. more...

- Corporate Law

Peer-to-peer downloading suffered a blow when the High Court ruled that manufactures of the software enabling this type of file-swapping can be held liable for copyright infringement. While filmmakers and musicians hail the ruling as a victory, P2P software companies fear being slapped with hundreds of piracy lawsuits. more...

- Copyrights

Last month, the body of 14-year-old Emmitt Till, a black boy killed in 1955 for allegedly "wolf-whistling" at a white woman, was exhumed to determine who should be charged with the murder fifty years later. Though it is likely that no new charges will come, civic duty demanded that heat be put on these cold cases. Read more to find out what has been done. more...

- More Litigation

In the continuing copyright battle over illegal downloading, the Supreme Court overturned earlier decisions, ruling that peer-to-peer technology companies can be held secondarily liable for infringement by users. In slapping down peer-to-peer technology networks, the Court studied these companies' marketing strategies and business models, uncovering efforts to promote direct infringement amongst users. more...

- Copyrights

You and your spouse have saved for a dream cruise through the British Virgin Islands. The day has arrived and you rush to arrive early at the airport for your flight to St. Thomas. Unfortunately, your flight is overbooked and you have been bumped. The airline refuses to reimburse you for the additional expense. What are your rights? more...

- Small Claims

The October 14th headline from the New York Daily News shouted "O'REALLY!" to announce charges of sexual harassment against Bill O'Reilly. Yet, O'Reilly alleged his former associate producer, Andrea Mackris, tried to extort $60 million from him. Hours later, Mackris responded with her own lawsuit. Her charges? That O'Reilly had sexually harassed her on several occasions. Read more for the full story. more...

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