Are Drug Sniffing Dogs Accurate?
Not long after we all fell in love with CSI and the science behind forensic evidence, much of that science was called into question. Beyond the accidental errors and purposeful evidence tampering at crime labs and by lab technicians, it turns out that the underlying basis for many types...


Kaepernick, NFL Settle Collusion Grievance
For over two seasons, just about every new quarterback signing in the NFL has had one name attached to the story: Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick had accused the league and teams of colluding to blackball him from NFL rosters following his criminal justice system protests during the 2016 season. And every...


Top 5 Misconceptions About Immigration Law
It seems like every day brings another story of a new immigration law or policy, increased deportation efforts, or, yes, a wall. And with all that news can come quite a bit of misinformation. So, how do you separate fact from fiction when it comes to immigration law? Here are...


More Cities Allowing 911 Texts
Plano, Texas is just the latest city to upgrade its 911 system to receive text messages, but as local NBC news reported, not all area counties or cities have the same option. Clearly, the ability to text (rather than call) 911 can save your life, and may be the only...


When Should a Business Sue Over Zoning Laws?
When you're leasing commercial space, you're just looking for the best place to start, grow, or continue your business. If you're getting an entire building to yourself, you probably know you need to track down local zoning ordinances to make sure your business is allowed to operate in that location...


When Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?
Whether you're trying to keep yourself healthy, keep young children and old relatives from getting sick, or you just need to do it for work, you might be thinking about getting a flu shot this year. But hey, it's already the middle of February and spring is right around the...


Chicago's 'Bubble Zone' for Abortion Clinics Upheld
Abortion has always been a controversial topic, and much of the pro-life/pro-choice debate has taken place in public forums like marches, demonstrations, and other protests. And some pro-life advocates have taken their message straight to medical clinics and facilities, much to the chagrin of women's health care providers. In response,...


Can President Trump Declare an Emergency to Build Border Wall?
Donald Trump campaigned on border security. One of his first executive orders as president directed "the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border." And he allowed the federal government to shut down for three weeks to secure funding for wall construction. Now, according to Senate Majority Leader...


Scarred on the Slopes: Our Top 5 Legal Tips for Skiing Accidents and Injuries
With all the winter weather most of the country has been getting blasted with, chances are you've hit the slopes already. And with no snow letup in sight, you might be headed back. So, be careful out there. But, accidents happen. Most of us are aware of the risks that...


Immigrant Families Sue for Millions Over Separation
President Trump's strong stance against illegal immigration has been clear from the very beginning. While many of his comments have been controversial, his administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border probably caused the most uproar. In fact, eight immigrant families who were affected by this policy...


5 Biggest Drug Kingpins and How They Were Taken Down
This week, drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty on 10 counts of drug trafficking and is expected to receive life without parole. But those 10 charges fail to encompass the decades-long career of a man who murdered rival cartel heads, escaped twice from Mexican...


Judges Can Release Secret Grand Jury Records
A federal appeals court has affirmed the right of federal judges to release grand jury records that are usually kept secret. The decision was made for a case in which an author and historian is requesting access to the federal grand jury inquiry into the lynching murders of two African-American...


Top 3 Small Biz Tax Tips for 2019
For most of us, taxes are pretty straightforward: You get your W-2, fire up some online tax software, and click away. But for entrepreneurs and small business owners, tax life gets a little more complicated. Of course, there's your salary, but then you might have dividends or other income, a...


Lime Sued for Scooter Accident, Leaving Woman in Vegetative State
While motorized scooters have provided a quick and easy way to get around, they have also resulted in new ways for people to get injured. One person who was injured while using a Lime scooter is Ashanti Jordan of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ashanti wasn't wearing a helmet when she collided...


Will Your Tax Return Be Higher This Year?
There's a lot of speculation out there about how President Donald Trump's new tax plan, signed into law in 2017, will affect people's tax returns this year. Millions of us might watch our tax refunds shrink or disappear completely. Some of us, apparently, will be buying a private jet. Of...


How to Protect Your Kids From Internet Scams
Your children are going to be on the internet. Sadly, so are the scam artists. And non-savvy internet users can be easy marks for online scams. So how do you keep your kids safe on the internet? By teaching them what online behavior to avoid and what to watch out...


Dr. Phil Guest Sues Over Public Humiliation, Mental Breakdown
Generally speaking, people go on talk shows -- particularly ones like Dr. Phil or Maury Povich -- knowing that they'll be sharing some personal information. But, one guest on the Dr. Phil show claims that she agreed to appear on the show after being misled about the topic of conversation...


Drug Lord El Chapo Found Guilty on All Counts
While there were a few twists and turns, it appears that the saga of the El Chapo trial is over for now. After about 34 hours of deliberation, a jury found El Chapo guilty of all 10 federal criminal counts against him. The federal criminal charges included the use of...


Can a Student Get Expelled for a Prank?
Pranks can be funny, as long as they're done tastefully. But, there's a thin line between an acceptable prank and an unacceptable one, particularly if a school is involved. It's important to let your kids know that while pranks may be funny to them and their friends, school officials may...


Former 'Overmedicated' Football Players Lost Chance to Sue NFL
There are many considerations to take into account when deciding whether or not to sue someone. But, one of the most important considerations is the deadline -- called "statute of limitations" -- for filing such a lawsuit. Just ask the NFL players who had their lawsuit dismissed because it was...