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April 18, 2019
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How Would President Trump Be Impeached?

How does the President of the United States get kicked out of office and what will this likely look like with President Trump? The impeachment process is found in the United States Constitution and it is begun by the House of Representatives with a simple majority vote. The impeachment then goes to the Senate for basically a trial on whether the President committed “High crimes and misdemeanors.”  Unfortunately “high crimes and misdemeanors” is not defined by the Constitution (bad job founding fathers, my Constitutional professor would NOT approve) – so no one really knows what it means but it sounds […]
April 18, 2019
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Can Sexting Get You In Legal Trouble?

Can sexting, that is, texting a nude photo of yourself – get you in trouble with the law? Most of you have heard of Anthony Weiner and the legal trouble he found himself in after sending some nude pics of himself.  With that in mind, and before we talk about the legal issues, ladies, please excuse me while I have a sidebar with all the men out there. Sidebar: Okay listen up guys – no one wants to see nude pictures of you, especially …closeups. No one.  Just don’t do it. Don’t. Okay, now back to the larger issue.  Almost […]
April 14, 2019
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Parental Liability: Are Parents Responsible for Their Children’s Actions?

It’s straight out of the movies – your kids are playing baseball in the backyard and “crash” your 12 year old has hit a home run right through your neighbor’s window.  Are you legally responsible for repairing the window?  In the movies, the kids always raise the money and pay for the damage they caused – finding themselves along the way.  But we all know that’s not how the real world works so – we know you are morally responsible for damage caused by your child but (for those somewhat morally challenged) are you legally responsible as well? Our analysis […]
April 12, 2019
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Kim Kardashian West is Taking the California Bar Exam in 2020

So Ms. Kim Kardashian West wants to follow her father’s footsteps and become lawyer. She announced that she plans to take the California Bar Exam in 2020. California has long had a reputation for having one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. But wait, when did she go to law school? Surprising to most people, there are four (4) states that allow aspiring lawyers to take the bar exam without going to law school. Those states are: California Virginia Vermont Washington The California Bar posted on their Facebook page in response to Ms. Kardashian West’s announcement, “CA […]
April 11, 2019
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Can Your Social Media Posts Get You In Trouble?

Let’s discuss the chances your pictures and posts on social media can be used against you in a civil or criminal trial.  Be aware! Like a lot of people, you post a lot on social media.  Get your hair cut?  You are putting it on Instagram so your friends can comment on whether they like it or not.  But what happens if you end up in Court for some reason – can the other side force you to give them your private Facebook photos and messages? Social Media posts and messages are really fertile grounds for discovery in all sorts […]
April 8, 2019
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Behind the Scenes of a Personal Injury Trial

Today we are going to talk about the things about trials that most people don’t know about – the things you don’t see or hear about on TV.  Secrets and inside looks at what it’s all about. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO TRIAL? I just finished a 6 day trial in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Courthouse. It was a trial from a car accident that happened in 2014.  Five years ago! The first thing most people don’t understand is the intense litigation that occurs before you can even get to trial.  Part of this is […]
April 8, 2019
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Can I Legally Record Phone Calls?

There is someone you hate, despise and you want to get them.  First off let me tell you, stop, let it go.  Second, if you can’t let it go, continue reading to find out how you can record their evil words and use it against them. Is it Legal to Record a Phone Call in My State? So, you have the phone recording app open on your phone and are ready to get your enemy saying incriminating things.  The good news is that if you are in most states, you can LEGALLY record phone calls and use the recording against […]
April 2, 2019
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Can You Be Sued For Your Negative Online Reviews?

You just came back from the worst restaurant ever.  You jump on Yelp and are determined to write a review to save other people’s stomachs from the “food” you were just served.  But wait, don’t hit the post button yet! Can Posting A Review Online Get You in Trouble?  Meaning, can you be sued for writing a bad review? Your first reaction might be “The First Amendment – free speech – protects me.”  Sorry, no, the First Amendment protections here. The First Amendment protects us only from government restrictions on what we can say – but not from lawsuits by […]
April 2, 2019
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Jury Returns Verdict for Our Client!

After a 6 day trial, the jury returned a verdict FOUR TIMES the amount offered to our car accident client at mediation. Our client was rear ended by a driver when the driver took his eye off the road to look at his phone. Our Client refused to settle and after 4 years of intense litigation his case was heard by a jury in the Orange County Circuit Court. Our presentation of evidence and arguments resulted in the verdict in favor of our client. When a reasonable settlement offer is not made, we are prepared to proceed to trial and […]
March 25, 2019
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How Long Can You Legally Stay At A Buffet?

Admit it – you’ve thought of it.  Could you just stay all day at your local lunch and dinner buffet and eat all day long?  And a related question: Could a buffet kick someone out who was eating an abnormal amount of expensive food – say, crab legs?  I admit, it’s crossed my mind before – especially the poor law school student me. Legally, your entry and payment for a buffet is an implied contract. An implied contract is where there are no written terms but both parties actions show the desire to enter into an agreement. In our buffet […]