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Donald Scarinci

TweetWhether its catchy tune distracts the jury or mortifies the lawyer to whom it belongs, a ringing cell phone can quickly distract people in a court proceeding.  As cell phones, text messages and e-mail with notification ring tones become more common in society so have the regulations about their use, especially in the courtroom. In […]

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TweetUnfortunately, what people think should happen and what the law requires are not always the same. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently made headlines when it ruled that an Indiana statute that bans most registered sex offenders from using social networking websites, like Facebook, was unconstitutional. The controversial law specifically prohibits […]

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TweetA prisoner serving time in a Philadelphia prison is making a novel legal argument after being denied access to popular social media website Facebook. He claims his First Amendment rights have been violated. The prisoner did not seek to log on to Facebook, but rather received printouts from the site through the U.S. Mail. After […]

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TweetShould lawyers be able to flex their creative muscles when naming their law firms, or should attorneys be forced to follow the standard Law Offices of Partner A & Partner B model? The Model Rules of Professional Conduct allow the use of trade names by law firms. The only requirement is that the name does […]

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TweetDisabled individuals hoping to attend law school are not given a fair chance to prove they have what it takes, according to the Department of Justice. The agency has joined a class-action disability discrimination lawsuit against Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which administers the law school entrance exam. Under the Title III of the American […]

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TweetThe use of social media over the last 5 years has become so widespread that many educators and lawmakers are considering whether social media deserves a place with math and geography school curriculums. In New Jersey, Angel Fuentes has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would include social media as a core curriculum […]

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TweetA federal judge in Massachusetts is facing criticism after approving a request by a convicted murderer to undergo a sex-change operation while serving life in prison. The case highlights that breaking new ground in the law is sometimes extremely unpopular. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Robert Kosilek, who now goes by the name […]

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TweetTwo New Jersey lawyers recently learned a valuable lesson when it comes to social media. While sites like Facebook and Twitter can be an effective marketing tool for law firms, they should never be used as a weapon. John Robertelli and Gabriel Adamo are facing ethics charges after allegedly asking a paralegal to send a […]

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TweetNow that U.S. Olympic athletes are back at home, they have another job to do—turning their medals into cash. Unlike other athletes, Olympic athletes are not paid millions of dollars to perform. Therefore, they often have a small window of opportunity in which to capitalize on their success. In addition to lucrative endorsement deals, Olympians […]

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TweetCorporations have long relied on the ability to resolve regulatory enforcement actions by paying a monetary penalty and executing a settlement agreement in which they “neither admit nor deny” the government’s allegations. However, recent scrutiny of these settlement clauses suggests that they may be on the way out. Through the use of “neither admit or […]

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