Many of America's biggest corporations rely on temp workers to make up an ever increasing portion of their work force. This has led to a boom in the temp agency industry and a sharp decline in temp workers' quality of life.
Sly Stone's history of drug addiction and eccentricity is well known. But, a recent California Court of Appeals ruling details how a series of ill advised business deals left Stone destitute. [more inside]
Zaire Paige had a breakout role in Antoine Fuqua's movie, Brooklyn's Finest. He was seen as a rising star. But, it all went away when he murdered a gang rival and was sentenced to 107 years in prison. [more inside]
Want your new law school to get accredited by the American Bar Association? Be prepared to jump through some hoops.
Professor Herwig Schlunk of Vanderbilt University explores whether a law degree is a good investment today.
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There are an increasing number of homeless military vets living in Los Angeles. The VA in Los Angeles has a 400 acre parcel of land meant to house vets. Slight problem: the VA has decided to lease the property to various area businesses instead of using the land for its intended purpose.
Over the past couple of months, there have been a series of scandals that have rocked the legal education community. First, there were tandem lawsuits against Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
and New York Law School
for misrepresenting jobs data. Then, Villanova University
and the University
were found to be fudging their employment numbers
. A legal team is now preparing to sue 15
different law schools
because of misrepresentations made to students regarding job and salary data.
Hartwick College, a small school in New York's Catskills, is the beneficiary of a trust that “could ultimately shatter the nation’s financial structure.”
Several commentators are advocating
of the practice of law.
The job market is saturated and graduates are unable to get hired anywhere to get proper training. Law professors Richard Rhee and Bradley Borden have a solution: law schools should open their own law firms.
Homeowners are using a little known loophole
in the bankruptcy laws to shed their second mortgages.
Matt and Jamie Danielson, with the aid of their bankruptcy attorney, were able to use a little known loophole in the Iowa law to void their mortgage and own their house outright after making just one payment
However, further investigation has uncovered some unsavory events in the couple's past
Patsy Campbell has been fighting her foreclosure in Florida courts for the past 25 years
. She has not made a mortgage payment since 1985 while foiling the efforts of several banks to evict her from her home in Okeechobee, Florida.
Jonathan Blattmachr, one of the country's leading estates and trusts experts
, feels that helping his clients reduce their tax liability
helps the IRS close loopholes that he and his colleagues use. As with most attorneys, there are some clients who weren't happy with his work
, but Mr. Blattmachr pushes on with his efforts
A third year law student at Boston College doesn't like the prospects he has after graduation, so he decided to ask the dean for a refund
Tony Washington, an NFL prospect, has a black mark on his record. At the age of 16, he was convicted of incest for sleeping with his then 15 year old sister, and forced to register as a sex offender. Washington feels this is the reason he is being ostracized by the NFL
Want to fire a teacher in the LA Unified School District? Be prepared to spend several years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so
. [more inside]
Debt buyers have become a multi-billion dollar industry
. They buy old debts and then litigate in an effort to collect with little or no evidence. [more inside]
A lawyer and her husband decide to get a divorce. Then, the lawyer loses her mind.
of Adolf Eichmann
is one of the more daring spy operations
in the post WWII era. The story spans 17 years, beginning with Eichmann's clandestine escape from the Allied forces and the Nuremberg trial, and ending with his hanging in Israel. [more inside]