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Amended voter identification law subject of court hearing
Law Firm Business | 2015/08/31 21:36
North Carolina's voter identification mandate recently was eased before its slated 2016 start. But attorneys for voters and groups who oppose the law say the new exceptions don't mean their lawsuit challenging voter ID should evaporate.

A Superior Court judge scheduled arguments Monday in Raleigh about the state's request to have the litigation dismissed.

The original law required someone showing a qualifying photo identification card before voting in person. Now people with a "reasonable impediment" to getting a qualified ID can sign forms and present information and still vote.

The plaintiffs say the amended law still will hinder potential voters and want the judge to delay the voter ID mandate until after March's presidential primary.

This is one of four lawsuits filed challenging all or parts of 2013 elections changes.



Legal public nudity; cattle rustling; sheriff pays tax
Law Firm Business | 2015/07/06 21:48
A Minnesota volunteer firefighter was suspended Sunday for flying a Confederate flag from an engine that he drove in a holiday parade, and he said he expects to be asked to resign.

Brian Nielsen, 43, drove a Hartland Fire Department truck in the Third of July Parade in the southern Minnesota city of Albert Lea, the Albert Lea Tribune first reported. Nielsen, who's been with the department for about 10 years, flew both the Confederate and American flags from the back of the truck. He said neither his town nor his department had anything to do with it.

Nielsen said he's not for slavery, but did it because he was fed up with political correctness.

"It was my decision and I didn't think it was going to be a big deal, but boy was I wrong," Nielsen told The Associated Press.

He said Hartland Fire Chief Trent Wangen suspended him Sunday pending an investigation.

"More than likely I'll probably be asked to step down," Nielsen said. "I respect that and will do that if they want."

The killings of nine people at a historically black South Carolina church last month have sparked debate nationwide about the appropriateness of displaying the Confederate flag. The man charged in the shooting deaths had posted photographs of himself with the flag on social media.

Nielsen said he didn't think flying the flag would draw as much flak as it has. It's been the subject of critical tweets and Facebook postings. He said a woman wearing a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party patch came up to him and criticized the flag before the parade, but other spectators stood up and clapped as the truck flying both the U.S. and Confederate flags passed by.

Friday's parade was organized by the Albert Lea Chamber of Commerce. Its executive director, Randy Kehr, said the display was "unfortunate" but within the firefighter's rights. He told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis he didn't know ahead of time that the truck would carry the Confederate flag, and probably would have respectfully asked Nielsen not to fly it if he had known.


Court: State can’t order unions, companies to reach binding contracts
Law Firm Business | 2015/05/17 23:46
A California appeals court sided with one of the largest fruit farms in the nation, ruling that a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts was unconstitutional.

Labor activists say the mandatory mediation and conciliation law is a key to helping farm workers improve working conditions.

However, the 5th District Court of Appeal said Thursday it does not clearly state the standards that the contracts are supposed to achieve.

The ruling came in a fight between Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers, the union launched by Cesar Chavez. The union won the right to represent Gerawan workers in 1992, but the two sides did not agree to a contract.

At the union’s request, the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board in 2013 ordered Gerawan and the UFW to enter into binding mediation. The two sides couldn’t come to an agreement so a deal was crafted by the mediator and adopted by the labor relations board, the appeals court said. Gerawan objected to the terms.


NC appeals court takes up DNA clearing convicted killer
Law Firm Business | 2015/04/15 22:21
The court wrangling resumes over whether to free a North Carolina man a judge described as probably innocent despite 20 years in prison on a marred double-murder conviction.

The state Court of Appeals hears arguments Wednesday on whether to free Darryl Howard on bond.

Howard was convicted in 1995 of sexually assaulting and strangling a woman and her 13-year-old daughter.

A Durham judge ruled authorities withheld evidence during Howard's 1995 trial that could have cleared him and that he must be retried.

The judge said new evidence showed possible misconduct in the case by a Durham detective and former Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong, who was disbarred after the Duke University lacrosse case. State investigators determined in 2007 that Nifong lied and withheld evidence proving the innocence of the athletes.


Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson - Cardiff & Fallbrook Personal Injury Lawyers
Law Firm Business | 2014/06/13 19:33
Located in Cardiff and Fallbrook, California, the Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, APC, will help you if you or a loved one has been injured due to another's negligence. Personal injury due to negligence should not determine your future. You deserve to have justice served on your behalf and our experienced attorneys can help. We will answer all concerns and questions regarding your specific case to determine whether you are qualified to file for a personal injury lawsuit. We are dedicated to our clients and we welcome any challenges to your case. Our aim is to resolve claims and fight for compensation rights. We handle all types of personal injury cases:


Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Truck Accidents
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Wrongful Death
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Premises Liability
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Personal Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
Products Liability
Insurance Bad Faith
Mass Tort / Actos® Litigation

At the Law Offices of Robert W. Jackson, we are advocates of justice and we fill fight for you. If you're in need of a Cardiff Personal Injury Lawyer, contact us today.


The Law Offices of Tenecia P. Reid
Law Firm Business | 2013/11/03 20:15
The Law Offices of Tenecia P. Reid is dedicated to providing outstanding and creative legal solutions to clients throughout Northern Virginia.

We provide a combination of strategic counsel and aggressive advocacy to pursue your goals and protect your interests.  We will give you an honest assessment of your situation, while discussing each option, the likely outcome of any course of action, and the time and financial commitment necessary to achieve the results you want.  

With her practice focusing on divorce litigation, Attorney Tenecia P. Reid has specialized her family law on helping families through a difficult time. It involves a lot of time and these cases are emotional and confusing, especially when children are involved. Attorney Reid has negotiated and litigated cases that include complex marital assets, tax issues, business valuations, underwater joint mortgages, adultery, abuse, protective orders, and bankruptcy issues.

Ms. Reid will be able to confidently assess your case and situation to help you obtain the best possible results. Don't hesitate to call today!


Law Firm Marketing Coach - Why do law firms need a good SEO?
Law Firm Business | 2012/02/14 17:46
Most lawyers who are freshly introduced to the idea of internet marketing will build their website with a design company and then think visitors will start flowing in automatically after the website's initial launch. No matter how professional and aesthetically appealing your website may be, in the web environment today, visitors will never "automatically" attract and roll in. This is why law firms need good SEO and more importantly, why SEO matters if you want your business to be successful.

So what exactly is SEO you say? Surely, you must have heard talk about this recent buzz. And if you haven't, I am here to provide the 411 on everything you need to know about good SEO.

SEO is the acronym given for "search engine optimization" and choosing to invest in good SEO will be the huge factor in improving your law firm website and will also save time and money on other marketing strategies.  There is, however, a possibility at risking damage to your law firm's reputation and website if you do not do your research in advance and end up in the hand's of a careless SEO company. Good SEOs will provide useful services for law firm website owners, including but not limited to:

- content development
- keyword research
- expertise in marketing techniques
- review of your website's structure and content
- advice on technical aspects of website development

In short, SEO-friendly websites allow online robots to analyze the codes and contents of your site. Major search engines like Google and Yahoo then look specifically for keywords, phrases, and web coding in order to rank your website amongst the other competiting webpages. Organic search results is the better resort over Pay Per Click (PCC)
advertisement by increasing indexability and because of it's history. Pay Per Click services can cost a hefty sum and may not even produce effective results.

Why should you take my word for it? If I have still yet to convince you on why your law firm needs a good SEO, I'll dissect into all the benefits. A great search optimization company will do more than just generate leads for your website.  Creating a website without incorporating good SEO can pretty much equate to throwing money away. The money invested in building a great website alone will not cut it AND you might even be spending more on other marketing strategies like advertising through other avenues of media.


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