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Nancy Grace is leaving her legal prime-time show on HLN in October 2016, according to recent news. The outspoken former prosecutor notified her staff that she would be ending her show after 12 years. Grace said in a statement that she will be leaving her show with a full heart and endless gratitude.

The 56-year-old hasn’t revealed any specific plans after leaving HLN. Neither has the network announced a replacement in her time slot. Grace did say, “I will continue my fight for justice across a variety of traditional and new media, where victims’ voices can reach an entirely engaged audience.”

Grace described her show as “an unparalleled platform that gave crime victims a voice and succeeded in helping to find missing people and solve unsolved homicides.”
About Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace is a legal commentator, television host, television journalist, and former prosecutor. She is known for frequently discussing victims’ rights. She has an outspoken style that has made some people to praise her and some people to criticize her. It was said that when Grace had an opinion on a particular case, she pursued it with a “barracuda-like intensity.”

Grace turned to law after a personal tragedy when she was only 19 years old. She had intended to become an English teacher after graduating from college. After the murder of her fiancé Keith Griffin, Grace decided to enroll in law school and went on to become a felony prosecutor and a supporter of victims’ rights.

She has been the host of “Nancy Grace” since 2005. Her show is a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN.

Men of Fox News

BILL O’REILLY

Bill O’Reilly has been hosting the top rated program by far on cable television for seven years straight, its name; The O’Reilly Factor. He was reared on Long Island, where he was a star player in both baseball and hockey while still just a young man. Bill O’Reilly, 60, is of Irish descent on both sides of his family, and his father was an accountant. He graduated from Marist with a degree in History before earning his Masters Degrees in Broadcast Journalism at Boston University and Public Administration at Harvard. O’Reilly taught high school English in Miami before he decided on a career in television news. He had worked in Scranton, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Hartford, Boston and New York City before he becoming the first host of the network television program Inside Edition in 1991. After his stint on Inside Edition, O’Reilly moved to Fox News in 1996; a move that has garnered three Emmy Awards. He calls himself “your humble correspondent” on his program, which he dubbed “The No Spin Zone.” Besides his television prowess, O’Reilly has a radio show broadcast on more than 400 stations and over 300 newspapers carry his syndicated column. O’Reilly has written four non-fiction books that went straight to # 1 in sales, and in 2005 he published the top selling children’s non-fiction book, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America’s Families.

GREG GUTFELD
GREG GUTFELD
GREG GUTFELD

Greg Gutfeld, 35, hosts the 3 AM comedy news show Redeye. He hails from San Mateo, California, and he graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English. Greg Gutfeld went on to become editor-in-chief of the magazines Men’s Heath, Stuff and Maxim, before landing his current job with Fox News in 2006.

SHEPARD SMITH
SHEPARD SMITH
SHEPARD SMITH

Shepard Smith is the lead news anchor for the Fox News Channel. He was born and reared in the state of Mississippi. Shepard Smith, 46, first worked in television as a reporter in Florida, where he was employed in a total of five cities during the 1990s, these cities included both Miami and Orlando. Smith has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996. He has hosted what is the top rated evening news program for eight years running, and draws more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

Judge Andrew Napolitano has served as Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News since 1998. He graduated from Princeton before earning his Juris Doctor at Notre Dame. Judge Andrew Napolitano, 59, then went on to become the youngest tenured Superior Court Judge in the history of New Jersey. He is an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at Seton Hall; works the national lecture circuit; writes for various major newspapers around America; and has written five books including one best seller.

SEAN HANNITY
SEAN HANNITY
SEAN HANNITY

Sean Hannity, 48, whom I have met, was born and raised on Long Island. His grandparents on both sides were immigrants from the country of Ireland. Sean Hannity worked as both a bartender and General Contractor before beginning his career in broadcasting. He has been married for 17 years. Hannity hosts a talk radio program that is heard on 500+ stations by 13.5 million listeners; it is the # 2 such program in the world. He also wrote two best-selling books. Hannity has been working for Fox News from its inception, and his nightly show is rated second among all cable news shows, doubling his competition’s combined efforts.

BRET & AMY BAIER
BRET & AMY BAIER
BRET BAIER

The esteemed Fox Evening News anchorman Brit Hume handpicked Bret Baier as his successor when he stepped down a year ago. Bret Baier, 39, graduated from a Catholic high school in Atlanta before earning his degrees in Political Science and English at DePauw. He then worked in television news at Raleigh, NC; Rockford, IL; and Beaufort, SC. Fox News hired Baier as a correspondent in 1998. Hume describes Baier as “Attractive, able and honorable. Sunny but serious.” Fordham University media professor Paul Levinson wrote, “I would say Bret Baier is probably one of the best people doing that kind of newscast at any of the cable operations. He’s friendly; he’s relaxed, but he is also engaging and objective.”

NEIL CAVUTO
NEIL CAVUTO
NEIL CAVUTO

Neil Cavuto has been the managing editor and anchor of Fox Business News since 1996. He was reared in Danbury, Connecticut; he graduated from St. Bonaventure, and he earned his Masters Degree at American University. Neil Cavuto, 51, served as an intern during the Jimmy Carter White House. He is a cancer survivor, and is currently afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. Cavuto has been married for 26 years. He has also authored two best selling books in addition to hosting the # 1 cable business news program. Cavuto was named “the best interviewer in broadcast business news” by both The Journalist and Financial Reporter, and he has interviewed all “Fortune 500” CEOs.

DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD
DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD
DOCTOR ISADORE ROSENFELD

Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., is known as “America’s Doctor.” He has worked as a cardiologist for 50 years at various hospitals in New York City. Isadore Rosenfeld, 82, is a professor of medicine at Cornell, and health editor for Parade magazine (82 million readership). He has a reputation for exhibiting both grace and humor. Rosenfeld urges people to be proactive about their health. He has written nine best-selling books (and a textbook for doctors), including the 1982 book “Second Opinion” that popularized the notion in its name. “Through his works on health, which have been translated for worldwide audiences, and his foundation, which supports research internationally, Iz Rosenfeld has helped to improve the quality of life for millions of people across the globe,” said former President Bill Clinton.

GLENN BECK
GLENN BECK
GLENN BECK

Glenn Beck hosts a daily show at 5:00 PM on Fox News, which is part commentary, part entertainment, and completely controversial. He was born and raised in the state of Washington. Glenn Beck, 45, became the youngest person to ever host a morning top-40 radio show at the age of 18 in Tampa, Florida. Once a troubled individual, he has been clean and sober since 1994. Glenn, a Mormon, has been married for 11 years. Beck takes a stand for personal responsibility, gun rights, private charity over government welfare, the right to life, religious freedom, limited government, and the family. His radio show is heard on over 300 stations, and he has written five # 1 selling books. He came to Fox News in 2008 after three years during which he hosted his own program at CNN. The Glenn Beck Program draws more viewers than all of his competitors on cable news networks combined.
CHRIS WALLACE
CHRIS WALLACE
CHRIS WALLACE

Chris Wallace, 62, is the son of legendary newsman Mike Wallace. He is the host of Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace is from Chicago, Illinois. He worked a total of 14 years each for NBC News and ABC News before moving onto his current position with Fox News in 2003. Wallace has remarked in the past that his work at Fox has opened his eyes to what critics cite as bias in the mainstream media. He stated, “Fox News wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media. That’s why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they’ve gotten it for years – the bias in the so-called objective press.” Wallace has been described as an “equal opportunity inquisitor” by the Boston Globe; an “aggressive journalist, sharp-edged and solid” by the Washington Post; an “equal opportunity ravager” by the Miami Herald. He has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting; these awards include three Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award.

JUAN WILLIAMS
JUAN WILLIAMS
JUAN WILLIAMS

Juan Williams, 55, is a political commentator for Fox News. He is a two-time Emmy winner for Documentary writing. Juan Williams was born in Panama to a boxer and a seamstress. His family moved to Brooklyn when he was 4 years old, and he excelled in baseball, basketball and cross-country during his years in high school. Williams earned his Bachelors Degree in Philosophy at Haverford. He then went on to write columns for the Washington Post from 1976 to 2000, and he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Williams continues to write for the Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various other magazines. He has authored many books as well. Williams went to work at CNN on the program Crossfire in 1990; moved to Fox News in 1997; and also hosts a top rated show on NPR since 1999. He calls on black Americans to take responsibility for their actions, and to re-visit the work ethic that he contends, has been lost in recent years; he urges them to begin to reemphasize stigmatization, at least in certain forms, as a way to promote policies that he sees as conducive to black development, such as renewed focus on education, monogamy and marriage, and self-sufficiency.

FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS
FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS
FATHER JONATHAN MORRIS

Father Jonathan Morris, 37, has been analyzing current events in regards to morals and ethics for Fox News since 2005. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and he holds degrees in Classical Humanities, Philosophy, and Theology. Jonathan Morris is the Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City, and is working on his doctorate in Rome. He is fluently speaks English, Spanish and Italian. Father Morris served as the theological advisor for Mel Gibson during the production of The Passion of the Christ, the 11th highest grossing film ever made. In responding to the violence of the film, he said in a Franciscan University interview, “Yes, the suffering and pain in this film is hard to watch, and just as hard to forget. What we remember, however — what sticks with us — is not the senselessness of gratuitous violence that we find in other films, but the high price of sin and the immensity of Christ’s love.” Morris wrote to his viewers at Fox News, “Your notes tell me that you are not all Catholic, not all Christians, not all religious or even spiritual, but that you share my interest in, and concern for, preserving the traditional values that have made our country great; values of freedom, tolerance, respect for law, for one another, and for human rights, especially the rights of those who have no voice.” Regarding the outcry about the Da Vinci Code, he said, “Dan Brown is capable of passing fiction for fact because Christians don’t know their faith — what and why they believe.” Father Morris argues that atheism was behind the Holocaust, as well as the Stalinist and Maoist regimes—revolutions that persecuted and oppressed in order to create and maintain religion-free utopias.

CENSORED NEWS Oklahoma Water Protectors News Blackout

OK, I understand that the election news cycle is dominating the news, but I see NOTHING in BBC, Reuters or Google News – unless I actively look for it. Isn’t that in itself a sign that something seriously is going wrong?
#1 America doesn’t want to be reminded of the genocide of First Peoples, stolen most of the land and shut them up on tiny reservations.
#2 If America does talk about #1 , it’s in the context of past reference and how now so much more civilized today and don’t do that any more.
#3 It seem the United States are still taking with impunity from the people and mainstream media is not talking about. We know more about Aleppo and Daesh 6k miles away then what is happening within our own country. Doesn’t that seem odd to you? People are being arrested, maced, shot and caged for peacefully exercising their first amendment right to protest only 1,034 miles from your home.

Three Legal Websites All Paralegals Should Use

These Sites Can Help You in Your Paralegal Career!

If you are working as a paralegal, one of the best ways to make sure that you are not relegated to the status of a “glorified file clerk” is to constantly expand your skills.

Now some of you may be moaning and thinking to yourselves, “I don’t have the money to take additional classes!”

This post will not nag you to take additional classes (I’ll save that for another post). Instead, it is friendly advice to working paralegals to think outside the box and explore resources that offer professional development that can be used immediately at the workplace. Best of all, these featured websites do not require a subscription membership, and the resources offered on them are free or low cost.

If you do not do anything else today at work (well, besides doing your work of course), make it a point to bookmark the following websites:

Nolo (http://www.nolo.com/). Full disclosure- I am a fan of nolo.com! Since leaving academia to work as a paralegal, it has become my greatest ally in this profession. Billed as a comprehensive legal resource site for non-lawyers (e.g. small business owners, landlords), this website can be an invaluable tool for paralegals, regardless of experience level. This site features a legal dictionary and encyclopedia, access to forms and downloadable books (most available for a fee) and great articles on nearly every area of law practiced in the United States.

How can you use nolo.com as a resource in your office? Let’s say you are a novice paralegal and you were assigned to a cushy temp job as a corporate paralegal at a law firm. Your primary function is to help attorneys with filing corporate documents; however, you are smart and you want to do more, but you don’t have a background in corporate law. Also, the lawyers are throwing around terms you don’t understand, and this bothers because you like your assignment and you want to be placed permanently at this firm. One step in your edification in corporate law is to write down the terms you hear and look them up on nolo.com!

Don’t know the difference between an LLC and a corporation? Can’t tell the difference between a C-Corp and an S-Corp? You hear a couple of attorneys say they are assisting a newly formed non-profit acquire 501(c)3 status and your eyebrows arch in utter confusion? Well have no fear, nolo.com can answer all of those questions for you along with examples! Nolo.com can be a great stepping stone for paralegals working in any practice of law.

Findlaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com/). Findlaw.com also offers an online dictionary, access to forms, as well as a lawyer search (by state and area of law). Litigation paralegals will find great value in this website because users can conduct free case searches. This site also does a great job of offering up-to-date legal news as well as feature legal articles by prominent attorneys discussing the latest legal issues impacting various areas of law.

Findlaw also has a professional site for paralegals and attorneys. Access to the professional findlaw site (http://lp.findlaw.com/) requires users to subscribe to a free account. Unlike the regular findlaw site, legal professionals can find resources to assist with practice management, have access to a more robust search tools to research legal cases and codes, and job search resources dedicated to legal professionals and paraprofessionals.

Legal Talk Network (http://legaltalknetwork.com/). This is a recent discovery for me. After finding out about Legal Talk Network (“LTN”), I rue the fact that I have not stumbled upon it sooner! If you are the type of person that prefers listening to discussions on legal topics, you can access the various podcasts featured on LTN such as e-discovery, litigation, intellectual property and legal technology. LTN podcast contributors include Boston University School of Law, Landy Law Letter, ESI Report, Paralegal Voice and Digital Detectives. Users of this site can subscribe to podcasts by using RSS feed links or itunes.

Don’t know what to listen to when you visit this site for the first time? Start with the podcast What Attorneys Wish Their Paralegals Knew – and Vice versa. Moderated by Paralegal Today, this podcast features a very informative discussion on an issue that is on the mind of many paralegals (and attorneys). More importantly, sharing this podcast with your supervisor can be a great way to foster meaningful communication between attorney and paralegal – you would come away with a better understanding of what is expected of you as a paralegal, and your boss beomes cognizant of the need in providing you constructive feedback and possible mentorship to help you advance in your career.

Also, think of how impressed your collegues would be when you share podcasts with them? You set yourself apart from other paralegals by demonstrating the fact that you seek legal news and education. Who knows, this may lead to more interesting assignments that entail more than filing documents, drafting legal pleadings or calling legal clerks to confirm court appearances at your local courthouse. For example, you could be asked to more advance legal research, compile continuing education resources for your team or department or maybe even create and manage a section in your company’s/department’s intranet site featuring legal news or podcasts.

There are many other resources out there (and I will feature them in other articles), however, these sites are a great start in building your arsenal of low cost tools for your professional development paralegalism.

Plane Accident Claims For The Families Left Behind

Airplane crashes or collisions are extremely rare, however when they do occur then the victims that are left behind suffer a great deal of injuries and even death. For the families that are left behind, the pain caused can sometimes be unbearable and nothing can relieve the suffering. Sometimes though victims may need medical assistance this is why most of them decide to file accident claims and ask for their rightful compensation. Also, the families who have lost members are entitled to bring legal claims against the airline, the manufacturers and so on, depending on what caused the accident.

Airplane crash litigation depends a lot on cause that has determined the plane to crash. Some of the most common reasons why such crashes occur are: pilot error, defective equipment, structural problems with the airplane, errors made by air traffic controllers, faulty maintenance or even fuel problems. When you or someone in your family has been involved in such a crash then it is your legal right to file accident claims. The best thing that you can do is to talk with an accident claims solicitor and ask him to help you organize the case and all the legal documents necessary for the accident litigation.

When there have been faulty equipment, faulty design or any other structural problems you can bring product liability accident claims against the manufacturer or distributor of the aircraft. If on the other hand, the crash is the direct result of pilot error or any other human mistake then the plaintiffs can file negligence claims alleging that the airplane crashed as a result of the carelessness of the pilot. Your solicitor will also have to prove the fact that another skilful and competent pilot would have acted differently.

The airline has a lot of responsibilities towards the families that have lost members in the plane accident and some of them include: organizing a hot line, preparing a list of all the passengers and calling each family and tell them the sad news and so on. Even when these actions are completed one can still file accident claims and request compensation.

The best thing that can be done in this situation is to organize all the victims or families and press charges together. Filling common accident claims and asking for compensation is the best way to create a precedent and urge companies to be more careful in the future. Clearly, no sum of money will make up for what happened but it can at least determine the airline to admit culpability.

Banks Lie, Lawyers Defraud, Judges Don’t Care – A Typical Foreclosure Case

Banks, judges, and lawyers typically all work together to get through as many foreclosure cases a day as they can. After all, the judges get more filing fees for their court by handling a larger caseload, and lawyers can bill all the hours they want to a bank that can create money out of thin air. But even in such a scheme as this, the judges that may want to evaluate a foreclosure case on its merits have to deal with deceptive lawyers.

The Herald Tribune in Florida, the same state in which some judges are going through 800 foreclosure cases a day, giving homeowners less than thirty seconds to defend their homes, reports that, “A Sarasota attorney, Richard Kessler, enlisted a few friends to go through 180 foreclosure cases in Sarasota County looking for errors. They found three out of four cases proceeded with incomplete or improper documentation.”

So seventy-five percent of foreclosure lawsuits that banks initiate are based on wrong documentation. But too few homeowners even appear in court to defend their homes, and the ones do show up to a foreclosure hearing do not know enough about the law and their rights during foreclosure to mount a proper defense. Without pointing out the bank’s lawyers’ mistakes in just the right way, it would not matter anyway, with all of the procedural rules in courts.

The main finding in the study the report refers to is that few banks can prove that they actually own a mortgage that they are suing for foreclosure. The report states the following disturbing findings:

“For instance, the survey found that only one in 12 cases had the documents to prove the company foreclosing on the property was also the company holding the mortgage note.

“In half of the cases reviewed, the plaintiff said the mortgage note had been lost.”

But simply not being able to prove that it has the right to collect on a loan does not stop the banks from filing lawsuits anyway. And the threat of a lawsuit, any kind of lawsuit, is typically enough to scare most borrowers into abandoning the home and moving out before eviction.

Another lie that the banks have their attorneys participate in is undermining court-ordered mediation services. When courts mandate that homeowners and lenders meet to discuss alternatives to foreclosure, the lawyers are just stating that the borrowers “had ‘no interest in the program or declined,'” whether or not that is actually true. And it is often not true, despite the bank’s attempts at deception.

The news story details a long list of practices that mortgage companies and lawyers representing those companies engage in to deceive judges and foreclosure homeowners into unlawful foreclosures. The list proves again that the courts are simply set up as formalities to “give people their day in court,” while sabotaging any effort they may make in an actual defense of their home. A number of such legal frauds are listed below:

Judges simply take foreclosure attorneys’ at their word that all of the paperwork is in order and sign off on judgments and orders for sheriff sale or eviction.

Bank lawyers file foreclosure lawsuits involving properties in other counties that the courts have no jurisdiction over, thereby taking advantage of a large caseload to get these fraudulent foreclosure through an overworked system.

Lawyers file lawsuits on behalf of banks without documented proof the lender owns the mortgage or has the legal right to collect on it. In many cases, the bank simply says the note has been lost but still wants to go through with the foreclosure lawsuit. Judges comply.

Lenders ignore county rules mandating they meet with borrowers to discuss solutions to foreclosure outside of the court system. Even if homeowners want to participate in negotiations, lawyers file paperwork stating the owners had no interest. No negotiations are ever held.

Lawyers claiming that banks, in order to have the legal grounds to file a lawsuit against homeowners, have changed their names to the company that is shown as owning the loan, even if this is not the case at all.

Banks offer to negotiate with borrowers and put the foreclosure process on hold during negotiations — but file the lawsuit anyway and obtain judgments and orders against the homeowners, who were led to believe there would be no legal action.

The only really surprising aspect of the entire news article is that the Herald Tribune seems to believe that these lies are “a new tool in foreclosure.” Unfortunately, these and similar fraudulent practices have been going on for years now, long before the housing boom turned into a bubble and then collapsed. The only difference now is that, with more and more homeowners in foreclosure, there is more lying being done.

These and other practices are just one more reason that homeowners in foreclosure should consider hiring their own foreclosure attorney or personal bankruptcy lawyer to help them examine various legal options they may have. If 75% of foreclosure cases have serious errors that the bank covers up through fraud and deception, then more borrowers may be able to save their homes or live mortgage-free for years just by spending the money to hire a good attorney to help them.

Pain Pump Litigation ? News, Updates, Settlements Information

Using a pain management pump following minor joint surgery has turned into a nightmare for many people across the country. After seemingly routine procedures, many people start to develop cartilage damage as a result of these pain pumps. This condition is called PAGCL or Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis. Evidence is mounting that the manufacturers of these pumps aggressively promoted the use for shoulder as well as knee and ankle surgeries, and litigation is pending. There has been a lot of research done regarding chrondrolysis.

One interesting study was titled: Bilateral Shoulder Chondrolysis Following Arthroscopy

A Report of Two Cases

Patrick E. Greis, MD, Alexander LeGrand, MD1 and Robert T. Burks, MD

University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

Investigation performed at University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is an exerpt:

?Shoulder arthroscopy has become a common means of treating shoulder instability. Recent reports have documented the rare but devastating complication of chondrolysis following arthroscopic shoulder procedures. Although the cause of chondrolysis following these procedures remains unclear, an association with a number of variables has been suggested.

We present the cases of two individuals, each of whom presented to our institution for the evaluation and treatment of severe shoulder pain after having undergone bilateral arthroscopic shoulder procedures at separate operative times at another institution. Each patient subsequently developed severe chondrolysis of both shoulders. The demographic information, surgical records, and clinical course of the patients were reviewed in an attempt to identify factors associated with this problem. Our patients and the original treating physician were informed that data concerning the cases would be submitted for publication, and they consented.?

If you found this interesting, please read the full report.

Another interesting study is titled

Subacromial pain pump use with arthroscopic shoulder surgery: A short-term prospective study of complications in 583 patients

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 17, Issue 6, Pages 860-862

B. Busfield, G. Lee, M. Carrillo, R. Ortega, F. Kharrazi

Here is an excerpt:

?Abstract

Pain pumps containing local anesthetics, with or without opioids, can be used for perioperative analgesia after arthroscopic shoulder surgery to reduce pain. Although several smaller studies have demonstrated the analgesic properties, no large series to date has reported the short-term complication rate of subacromial pain pumps. We prospectively studied (2005 to 2007) 583 patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery at a single outpatient surgery center and had intraoperative placement of a pain pump catheter into the subacromial space. Patients had at least 1 month of follow-up. No patient received perioperative brachial plexus regional anesthesia. There were no cases of infection, internal catheter breakage, pump failure, or hospital admission for pain control. The only complication was external catheter breakage that occurred when a patient attempted to remove the pump without removing the tape fastening the catheter at the skin. Subacromial pain pumps used for arthroscopic shoulder procedures are safe in the short-term.?

A number of pain pump lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country. If you have been harmed by one of these pumps, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights. This article should not be construed as medical or legal advice.

Sheer Diversity Makes For Interesting Legal News UK

The legal fraternity related to the environmental sector will surely shoot into prominence due to the oil spill caused in the Gulf of Mexico. BP is sure to face increased flak in both the US and UK over the accident and subsequent handling of the crisis. However, this matter is yet to fully explode on the legal news in UK as the legal, environmental and financial impact will fully surface once the leak is successfully plugged.

Just as in any other developed country, laws in the UK also need to change with changing times and circumstances. The news of the oil spill has already triggered debates on how to deal with environmental disasters and while calculators can be used to calculate the financial damage, there are hardly any instruments to calculate the damage done to the environment that includes animals, plants and fishes. Various cases pertaining to BP will surely continue to be in the news for a long time on both sides of the continent.

Similarly, British soldiers serving in Iraq have also been in prison legal news for the wrong reasons due to the treatment that they have meted out to Iraqi prisoners. The British Army’s Lieutenant General, Robin Brims admitted that he was not aware of the continuance of torture techniques such as “hooding” has angered many. The irony of this statement is that hooding was banned by the same General way back in 2003 in his unit. His explanation for the continuance of this practice was that this issue was still under discussion by legal experts.

Although it is usually high profile cases that make it to legal news in UK, common folk too need the services of the legal community when they are faced with a legal problem. In the UK, people that are confused as to how to locate the best lawyers to handle their case can get a host of information from legal 500 UK. This website offers vital information on legal firms based not only in London and surrounding Scotland but also in almost all countries around the world. In addition, their up-to-date news on events around the world can also be quite useful for readers.

Joining the legal fraternity is also an excellent option for people all around the globe, and especially in the UK where budding lawyers in various fields can expect quick placements through efficient firms such as Hudson Legal UK. Such companies also provide company secretaries, commercial and contract managers, patent and trademark attorneys, and legal executives in addition to qualified lawyers to both the public and private sector. Increasing population and an increase in legal cases in fields such as environment, corporate, human rights, etc will surely require additional numbers of lawyers and solicitors to represent their clients. In fact in some developing countries a lawyer might fight a particular case for a client from the day he or she attains a license right until his or her retirement is due to a pitifully slow judicial process.

It will certainly be interesting to see how giants such as BP untangle themselves from the environmental and legal mess that they have managed to find themselves in. On the other hand, life for the common man continues as it is and they too might require the services of an efficient legal team in case they do find themselves in the midst of a legal battle. It is the sheer diversity of large and small cases that make legal news in UK seem so much more interesting.

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Breaking Legal News

Breaking legal news or news items of importance to lawyers and the rest of the legal community have gained great importance since last few years. Why not? The number of channels for communications has increased like never before, also the legal community has been continuously expanding. Attorneys and other legal practitioners are available to work on very specific practice areas and very specific cases. With technological advancements and globalization, the world has become so small that professionals want to keep an eye on news relating to not only the neighboring countries but also developing countries in other continents. The violation of human rights, child abuse, terror outfits, corporate governance, mergers, international crime, international finance, globalization and several other topics have become the heart of the legal news industry. There are various news websites that let out breaking legal news for attorneys and other legal professions. The various media which professionals have access to, can be named as news websites, legal job sites, legal journals, periodicals, television and community magazines for the purpose of getting breaking legal news.

Breaking legal news not only informs professionals of the happenings around, but also helps them view differently the cases they themselves may have at hand. Very often we see that justice is arrived at by looking back to previous cases in the history of the nation, where similar incidences have occurred. Legal news portals serve the same purpose, as they give information on topics which probably has never been addressed before. So news items help professionals give new direction to cases and also offer life to almost dead cases, where otherwise there is little that can be done to get justice to the victims.

There are several other activities professionals like to engage into, namely taking club memberships, bogs, and community activities relating to law, so as to keep brushed up and connected with the ups and downs in the industry. Equally important is the fact that with the various advancements in technology, new avenues have opened for the judicial system to consider guiltiness or innocence of an accused. So to hone legal skills, it is essential to keep updated with legal technology also.

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Property Legal News For Commercial Properties

For this, one can very effectively refer to some property legal news from various media for some good knowledge. Even they are not very familiar with the latest news they need the correct legal advice. The commercial property department is experienced in dealing with the various commercial property transactions including the sales, purchases, assignment of the leases, purchases of the various businesses of going concern and the sales and lease back transactions. There are certain real estate organizations which actually provide some commercial property solicitors for various different sales. One can get some expert advice only with a specialized property lawyer. For property transfer, they provide a Conveyancing Solicitor too. At such companies, they have been assisting the landlords and their clients to run business in harmony without any litigation.

Normally, the real estate agents in the various areas recommend some commercial property solicitors who they know. They know the area and are knowledgeable enough about the various laws concerning related to the various properties. Many businesspersons try to reduce the various hassles by trying to circumvent the legal hassles by only relying on the brokers’ advice. The title of the lease or the plot has to be really clear. But the right option is to engage some commercial property solicitors for it. When you approach a commercial property solicitor at our firm, they will take into account the complete details before any sale or purchase or any other transaction is being done.

Too much of emphasis is being given on the protection of the tenants these days. A new code was especially introduced for leasing the business premises in the country of UK in March 2007. Sometimes lack of knowledge and not giving due importance to the property lawyers can land businesses in trouble. For every negotiation, we make sure that the property conveyancing is done easily, with able assistance from a conveyancing solicitor. A conveyance is a deed (legal document) that conveys a house from the vendor (seller) to the buyer, thereby transferring the ownership. For transferring the property in the name of one person to another especially in the business premises requires legal assistance. They take it to their credit that they have handled successfully, many such cases.

It is advisable to consider a commercial property solicitor from any reputed firm as an insurance policy against the bad decisions. The Property owners today do not want long-term tenants and this could mean that some tenants will sometimes protest. The tenants whose business depends on the volatile markets tend to take some shorter legal routes. The lease term is really crucial and they are aware of the technical issues faced by their clients. Property legal news makes one aware of the latest trends in the property market in the region which increase their knowledge and make them aware.

The title of the lease or the plot has to be really clear. But the right option is to engage some commercial property solicitors for it. When you approach a commercial property solicitor at our firm, they will take into account the complete details before any sale or purchase or any other transaction is being done.