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How to plan for inflation in retirement (access required)


Economists define inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in purchasing power of money.” In recent years inflation has not been a hot topic since it has been relatively tame — in fact, it has averaged less than ...

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Flaunting a red flag: legal writing tips and tics (access required)


A new legal term, “red flag law,” is not so new — or rather, an old legal term now has a new definition. By one count, 13 states now have red flag laws, which allow law enforcement officers to seize ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

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ROCHESTER, NY — Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly,” employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the ...

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How to create a long, boring meeting (access required)


By Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires “It’s pretty nice outside; we could be somewhere else right now” – this statement is what almost everyone in your meeting will be saying if you heed the following advice. Want to have ...

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Maryland judge can’t be sued for ordering defendant shocked (access required)

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Citing “judicial immunity,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit against a Maryland circuit court judge who ordered a deputy sheriff to use electrical shock to quiet a criminal defendant. ...

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Top podcasts for lawyers (access required)


Podcasts have been around for decades now, but it was only recently that lawyers really began to take notice of them. The “Serial” podcast’s fame helped expand the reach of podcasts, both among the general public and lawyers. Since then, ...

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Calculating lost profits: an overview (access required)


Commercial damages can occur in breach of contract and business tort cases and result in claims for lost profits or diminished business value. Intellectual property infringement, securities fraud and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. This article provides ...

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The microaggression of document redlining (access required)


As a group, lawyers are probably less disturbed by microaggressions than the population at large. We spend most of our days dealing with macroaggressions. We can’t waste too much time sweating the small stuff. That being said, there’s one legal ...

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