Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial, explained It seems like all of America is tuning in to watch Johnny Depp and Amber Heard battle it out in a defamation trial to uncover the truth of abuse in their year-long marriage. While a lot has happened since the beginning of...
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It’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes, people don’t pay you what they owe. This, obviously, applies to so many situations, from late rent to contractually owed amounts to money owed for work done. There’s a perfect venue for such disputes, especially if the...
The impact of social media Newsflash: We live in an increasingly online world. Nowadays, we can communicate, get things done, take photos and videos, entertain ourselves, and do business all within the palm of our hands. When a thought or opinion comes to mind that we...
Photo Credit: Mike McGuire You’ve probably seen headlines in the news or captions on social media that feel like they’re screaming “#FreeBritney” from the rooftops. What’s going on with Britney Spears? Why is everyone saying she needs to be freed? To put it simply:...
American teens can go to federal adult prisons. Although teenagers are considered more vulnerable, impulsive and more likely to change in the future, they can still go to federal adult prisons. While many get out of jail by their early 20’s, being thrown into federal...
Let Freedom Ring for Juneteenth! In the pursuit of pushing toward equality and recognizing wrongful events in American history, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make June 19, or “Juneteenth” a national holiday. Juneteenth "Jubilee Day": The day freedom was...
This July 4th falls on a Saturday, and millions of Americans will celebrate their country’s birthday by partying with their friends and family. Unfortunately, this also means that our nation’s Independence Day will likely lead to a spike in injuries and deaths among...
LegalShield provider law firms frequently hear from members who are involved in disputes with neighbors. The first step toward resolving a dispute is to work with your neighbor in a calm and friendly way but it is also important to understand the laws where you live....
The Interrogation Intimidation Tactic: Illinois May Stop Police from Lying to Minors. Why You Should Always Have a Lawyer Present
The truth comes out: Illinois may ban lying to minors in police interrogations. Did you know law enforcement has the right to lie to you? And can do so to children younger than 18 as well? Illinois could be the first state to ban police from lying to minors during...
The Importance of Law Day in 2021 Have you ever heard of Law Day? Perhaps not, as May 1 marks several celebrational days May Day, School Principals’ Day, and National Space Day. And while Law Day may not garner as much enthusiasm and attention as other holidays, there...
Here's what we know about the Daunte Wright shooting Earlier this week, tragedy struck in an all-too-familiar and disturbing story of history repeating itself in America: A White police officer killed a Black man. On Sunday, April 11, in Minneapolis, 20-year-old...
Derek Chauvin is on trial for murder. This week, the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer began. Chauvin is charged for killing a Black man in an explosive case that Americans have been closely watching unravel since the day George Floyd died. Derek Chauvin,...
Recently, an inmate in a Colorado correctional facility filed an $88 billion suit against National Football League officials for an overturned call in the Dallas Cowboys – Green Bay Packers playoff game. The fan-turned-plaintiff asserts the game hinged on that call...
Whether your current smartphone voice and data plan is up for renewal or you want the latest phone, negotiating a new contract may seem overwhelming. It’s worth taking some time to research plans and negotiate to be sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Cutting...
Going to court can be an intimidating experience. It's important to follow the appropriate standards for how to speak, dress and conduct yourself in court. Failing to follow proper courtroom etiquette could potentially have a negative impact on the outcome of your...
Statutes of limitation are laws requiring an injured or aggrieved party to file a lawsuit within a certain time frame or forever lose the right to sue. The length of time to sue varies based upon the claim, type of injury, potential defendant and other factors. Nearly...
For-Profit schools have been in the news in recent weeks. There are a number of for-profit colleges that offer valuable degrees and certificates. On the other hand, some institutions take advantage of students, leaving them with only crippling debt to show for their...
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