About To Contact A Bankruptcy Lawyer? Some Information To Consider If You Have Private Student Loans

Student loans are a major issue in contemporary society. The possibility of getting your student loan discharged is all but gone. Prior to 2005, private student loans were dischargeable without any showing of an “undue hardship,” as is required…

Should Being Convicted Of A Felony Deny You The Right To Vote Forever?

This is an unfortunate issue that has plagued the United States for a long time. When someone becomes a felon, they have for a moment allowed themselves to be removed from society for a crime they committed and were convicted for. This temporary…

Guns Are Okay IN The Classroom?

The recent denial of 3 professors who sought a preliminary injunction against the allowance of concealed carry on University of Texas’ Austin campus continues the debate on gun policies in the United States. The professors were trying to stop…

Think Twice About Being The "Cool" Parents The Next Time Minors Want To Drink At Your House

Too often you hear of parents willing to allow their underage children and their respective friends drink at their home. “At least I will be there to supervise,” they rationalize with themselves; or try to convince themselves that they can…

An Important SEC Accounting And Enforcement Release To Consider Involving Your Internal Controls

After major scandals like Enron, WorldCom and Tyco, one would think that companies and their directors would understand that there are targets on all their backs now. The SEC is coming for them, and eventually they all get caught.   The…

Deporting Non-Criminal Illegal Immigrant Parents Should Be Easier?

The decision in United States v. Texas highlights why this election cycle is so crucial. The case concerns a 2014 executive action signed by President Obama, that would have allowed as many as five million unauthorized immigrants who were the…

Insider Trading: No Matter How Well You Try To Hide It, The SEC Will Find Out Sooner Or Later

Just because you may not be the one purchasing the shares, doesn’t mean you can’t be caught with your hand in the proverbial cookie jar. Sean Stewart learned this the hard way just a few days ago when he was convicted of conspiracy, securities…

The Ability To Deport Illegal Immigrants Who Break The Law And Become Felons Should Be Harder?

In Mathis v. Texas, the Supreme Court determined that the “categorical approach” in determining whether or not a prior conviction warrants deportation of criminal non-citizens. In this case, Richard Mathis was convicted of five burglaries…

Binding Mediation: Combining The Convenience And Efficiency Of ADR With The Finality Of The Courtroom

When parties want to minimize litigation costs and court fees, they typically turn to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their problems, typically at a fraction of the cost of full litigation. There is within the realm of ADR multiple…

Maryland Leading The Way On Minimizing Wage Discrimination Based On Sex & Gender Identity

On May 19, 2016, Maryland governor Larry Hogan signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2016, which significantly expands from the previous Equal Pay Act that had mostly stuck to the federal standard. The new Equal Pay Act has some significant…