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How to recognize and avoid robocalls (access required)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between a trustworthy telemarketer and a scammer who uses the phone to lure people in. With the help of internet software, callers are able to operate from just about anywhere in ...

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Court distinguishes ineffective assistance, plain error (access required)

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A North Carolina “career offender” serving 25 years after pleading guilty to gun and drug charges is looking at some degree of relief after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 21 that the standards of review for ...

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Keep your office holiday party harassment-free (access required)

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The shenanigans that occur at office holiday parties are often the subject of movie plots, memes and inside jokes among co-workers. In today’s culture, however, these shenanigans can serve as the basis for a claim of sexual harassment or other ...

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Keeping your balance: 2017 year-end tax planning (access required)

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Year-end 2017 is shaping up as an important deadline to have tax strategies in place to take advantage of certain opportunities before they sunset along with the close of the tax year on Dec. 31, 2017. A major challenge this ...

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Stock returns aren’t always what you may think (access required)

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The brutal truth is that most stocks are a poor investment. That’s a shocking claim because it runs counter to the widely held assumption that most stocks will be a good investment if held long enough. After all, investors are ...

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Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyers (access required)

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The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release, it’s still the most popular smartphone with lawyers according to the recently released American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report. Of the lawyers surveyed, ...

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Standing up for social justice (access required)

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Four months after Heather Heyer was killed at a protest spawned by a white nationalist rally in this city, her mother still weeps. In the offices of the Miller Law Group where Heyer worked as a paralegal, Susan ...

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Perform a cybersecurity checkup for a healthy start in 2018 (access required)

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Stories about cybersecurity and data breaches, like the one involving Equifax, have dominated the news this year. While large-scale incidents at national companies get the most press, all businesses are at risk. Small and medium-size businesses are hit by nearly ...

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Infringement, fraud verdict of $79M upheld (access required)

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In a fraud and copyright infringement case involving competing computer software companies, a Carolina-based judge’s ruling trumps a decision made across the pond, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The SAS Institute Inc., which is headquartered in ...

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