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If It Can Happen To Prince . . . It Can Happen To You

The untimely death of the multi-talented musician Prince has the media outlets abuzz and those fascinated by The Purple One awash in stories about his life.  We at LPR are among his many fans.  Delving into the mass of articles, we … Continue reading

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Bill Campbell’s Leadership Advice

Silicon Valley lost their “Coach” last week when Bill Campbell died.  Mr. Campbell, who had been head football coach at Columbia, an Apple executive and board member, and chairman and CEO of Intuit, was an adviser to Steve Jobs and … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

The news is all abuzz about President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and whether he should be considered by Congress or whether the next president should be the one to fill the vacant seat.  According to multiple outlets, shortly … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Erin Andrews . . . It Can Happen To You

This week, Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million by a Tennessee jury in her peeping tom lawsuit.  The lawsuit was against the owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University where she was staying, as well as against Michael David Barrett, … Continue reading

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Cameras In The Courtroom – Take Three

Illinois has just joined a number of state courts — including Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri — that allow news cameras in their courtrooms.  According to a February 23, 2016 article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, titled Supreme Court … Continue reading

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RIP Justice Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016.  As arguably the most staunchly conservative jurist on the Court, his opinions often drew ire from opponents.  But what is now emerging is a more intimate look at … Continue reading

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Federal Criminal Sentencing Reform

As our loyal readers well know, we generally do not blog about criminal matters unless something truly remarkable compels us to do so.  Judge Stefan Underhill’s call to reform federal sentencing is one of those remarkable matters. Judge Underhill, who sits on … Continue reading

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ABA and Rocket Lawyer Announce New Service For Small Business

On October 1, 2015, the American Bar Association (ABA) and Rocket Lawyer announced the launch of “ABA Law Connect,” which matches small businesses with lawyers.  $4.95 buys the small business one online question, answered by an ABA-member lawyer in the … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Tom Brady . . . It Can Happen To You

Tom Brady learned a hard lesson about forum shopping this week.  He and the NFL Players Association (“NFLPA”) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota over his four game suspension for his alleged … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Bill Cosby . . . It Can Happen To You

Last week, The New York Times obtained a copy of Bill Cosby’s deposition from a 2005 sexual assault and defamation case that was reportedly subject to a confidentiality agreement.  According to a July 22, 2015 abajournal.com article titled Cosby lawyers … Continue reading

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