Law Journal

The Law Journal is a legal periodical covering notable legislation, court decisions and news concerning the law. Appropriate for attorneys and written to ensure everyone can easily understand the law.

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Michael Wechsler
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A teenage boy, whose drunk driving killed four people and seriously injured two others, was spared any jail time as a result of his being a “victim” of his family’s excessive wealth. In a DUI case that has sparked national outrage, a Texas judge sentenced the 16 year old defendant suffering from...
Michael Wechsler
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A user of Google Glass was allegedly removed from an Ohio movie theater and interrogated for several hours under suspicion of bootlegging a film. The moviegoer was wearing Google Glass with prescription lenses, an option that Google said would become readily available when the beta product would...
Michael Wechsler
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LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networking sites, filed suit against unknown hackers who registered thousands of phony accounts in order to harvest valuable member data. The complaint, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, was the first step the company...
Michael Wechsler
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Sprinkle some magic powder on your food and you'll have a gym body without going to the gym in no time. Slim down just by rubbing some sweet smelling cream in strategic places. Do these promises of fitness without dieting and exercising sound too good to be true? The FTC thought so and charged...
Michael Wechsler
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Has anyone recently perused the Search Provider Agent Directory at the U.S. Copyright Office website for a DMCA / copyright infringement agent other than myself? You should because you might not be able to find your company listed. Browsing through the alphabetized entries would seem elementary...
Michael Wechsler
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Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled that a Mexican immigrant, living illegally in the United States for 20 years, may not be barred from becoming a state licensed attorney. Despite acknowledging that an undocumented immigrant's presence in the country was an ongoing violation of federal...
Michael Wechsler
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Over the past week we've received a massive amount of virus infected spam, ostensibly from the prestigious law firm, Latham & Watkins. With the subject "Urgent court notice" comes a zip file, such as the one named Court_Notice_Latham_and_Watkins__NY82008.zip or using the Jones Day name. It...
Michael Wechsler
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Telemarketing companies using autodialers to make "robocalls" are finally being met with tougher federal regulation. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised its rules and regulations in February concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). These changes went into effect...
Michael Wechsler
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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Shneiderman announced in September that 19 search engine optimization firms and private companies agreed to pay fines exceeding $350,000 (in the aggregate) and cease creating fraudulent reviews online. The year long "Operation Clean Turf" was targeted at...
Michael Wechsler
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A lawsuit seeking class action status was filed in federal court claiming that LinkedIn hacked into external email accounts of its members and sent out numerous spam invitations. While users were logged into web-based email accounts such as GMail, Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft mail and others, the...
Michael Wechsler
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An opinion issued recently by the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division indicated that the Court could find someone sending text messages liable for texting a person known to be driving an automobile. In denying the appeal in Kubert v. Best and Colonna (decided on August 27, 2103) the...
Michael Wechsler
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California lawmakers closed a rape law loophole and have now made it illegal to impersonate another person in order to have sex, whether or not the victim is married. California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed bill AB65 after an appellate court overturned a rape conviction because the impersonated...
Michael Wechsler
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I read an article today about an allegedly guilt-riddled drunk driver who used social media to confess to a DUI crime that killed an innocent victim. The story and most of the comments lauded this man as a hero who came forward to declare his guilt, even though he could have easily avoided a...
Michael Wechsler
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After over two months of negotiations with a court appointed mediator, the National Football League (“NFL”) reached a proposed $765 million settlement with over 4,500 players related to concussion related claims. The plaintiffs, retired football players, claimed that the NFL had concealed the...
Michael Wechsler
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With the popularity of the Gangnam Style horse dance fading in favor of gyrating to the "Harlem Shake", what might follow on the list of pop culture fads? Enter the "Gallon Smash Prank" - where college age immaturity meets vandalism - which has experienced skyrocketing YouTube views measured in...
Michael Wechsler
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Your right to unlock your cell phone has not only just expired but it has also become a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison with up to a $1,000,000 fine. Do these extraordinarily harsh penalties seem more likely to be the product of an Internet hoax? If you have or want to unlock your...
Michael Wechsler
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In what may be difficult to believe in the 21st century, a 5 year old boy and 15 year old girl were "legally kidnapped" from their mother's home as a result of numerous false abuse allegations. This disturbing child custody case reflects the shocking truth that even parties with no relationship...
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