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4th Circuit provides new definition of piracy (access required)

It’s been nearly 200 years since an American court convicted anyone of piracy – that’s the seagoing, ship-raiding piracy, not the music-downloading kind. Last year, a Norfolk federal court convicted a group of Somali nationals of piracy, and on May ...

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Making it as a mediator: Tips from those in the know (access required)

Litigators weary of the wear and tear on their professional lives often want to know how to make the transition to becoming a mediator. Some lawyers may see mediation as being more congruent with their personalities. Others simply may want ...

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear music-download appeal (access required)

A $675,000 jury verdict against a student who illegally downloaded 30 songs from the Internet was left standing by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to take up the matter. In recent years, coalitions of music publisher have sued college ...

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Sometimes financial planning can be premature (access required)

You’ve heard stories about how the lack of financial and estate planning can force families to sell their homes and family heirlooms to pay estate taxes at the death of a loved one. Many of us are aware of basic ...

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iPad, iPhone apps for the traveling lawyer (access required)

If you’re a lawyer with an iPad or an iPhone and you travel frequently, this article was written just for you. In it, you’ll learn about the latest travel apps and how you can use them to make your travels ...

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Document assembly for lawyers (access required)

Lawyers have always been interested in better ways to produce legal documents and correspondence. Even before computers, memory typewriters allowed lawyers to reuse forms without retyping the entire document. It sounds like something from the Stone Age, but many practicing ...

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