Archive | July, 2013

Teachers with Guns

30. July 2013

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Clarksville County, a small school district in Arkansas, will allow some of its teachers and staff to carry firearms at school this coming school year. They are using an Arkansas law already on the books to do that. It seems that the teachers and staff were volunteers and have undergone extensive training. One of the most […]

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Slip and Falls in Florida

26. July 2013

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SmithLaw handles personal injury cases. We have also written many blog posts on the subject. That is because personal injury cases are quite complex. While they have sometimes gotten a bad reputation, they are often filed for many important and serious reasons. The victims in such cases can sustain grievous injuries, as well as suffer tremendously […]

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Chapter 9 Bankruptcy: Detroit

22. July 2013

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Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy that you do not hear about too often. Typically, most people know about Chapter 7 and 13—for individuals and businesses. Then there is Chapter 12, for family farms or fisheries. Chapter 9 bankruptcy dates back to the Great Depression. According to the United States Courts site, “The […]

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Jury Basics in Florida

16. July 2013

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Florida juries are certainly in the news because of the George Zimmerman trial. Here is a smattering of basics about Florida juries. Size A big question has been why there were only six jurors in the Zimmerman trial, instead of the more traditional 12 jurors. This article on the CBS news website explains the Williams […]

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Travel Insurance and Lawsuits, What the Cruise Ships Taught Us

14. July 2013

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Summer is usually full of travel plans for many Americans. The kids are out of school and everything just seems more carefree. How can you help ensure that your dream vacation does not turn into a disaster? First off, no one can guarantee your vacation turns out perfectly. However, a little preparation can help it […]

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Can I Record Someone in Florida without His or Her Knowledge?

9. July 2013

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Recording someone on audio or video doing or saying something bad seems like it might help your legal case or situation sometimes. However, it might not be legal to do it and therefore inadmissible for your court case. In addition, it could cause legal trouble for you. That is because there are federal and state […]

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Are You Experiencing Social Media Fatigue?

3. July 2013

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SmithLaw continues to discuss social media, as it is an unavoidable part of today’s society. Our most recent post about social media discussed how it affects today’s court cases, “Social Media: How it Can Affect Judges, Jurors, Attorneys, and Clients.” As an update to that post, the news recently brought us another angle to consider […]

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