Avvo, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer Declared Off-Limits

BY DAVID GIALANELLA A joint opinion by three New Jersey Supreme Court committees has blacklisted three web-based services that match litigants with attorneys because of concerns over illicit fee-sharing and referral fees. Avvo facilitates improper fee-splitting, while LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer operate legal service plans that aren’t registered with the judiciary, according to the June 21 opinion, issued by the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Attorney Advertising and […]

“El Chapo” Guzman Sues Netflix, Univision over Use of His Image

Mexican druglord Shorty “El Chapo” Guzman plans to sue Netflix and Univision due to the production of a series that bears the name of the Mexican mafioso, as reported by his lawyer in Mexico, José Refugio Rodríguez. The reason for the lawsuit is that the producers not only make use of the name of the Mexican drug trafficker without his authorization, but also “defame” his character by adding salacious details […]

The World Leader in Counterfeiting: Lima’s Fake Dollars

Peru is the number one producer of counterfeit US dollars in the world. In 2015, just over 16 million forged bills seized in the US were of Peruvian origin, according to the US Secret Service. Millions of counterfeit euros and Peruvian soles have also been seized by police in Peru. The forged dollars are finished by hand, giving them an exceptional quality which has earned the country its top spot […]

Feds seize thousands of MDMA pills after undercover operation

By Jenny Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal June 15, 2017 – 7:30 pm Federal authorities seized thousands of blue transformer-shaped MDMA pills and arrested three men on drug charges Wednesday following a law enforcement sting operation that took place two days before the Electric Daisy Carnival opens in Las Vegas. The three men made initial appearances Thursday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen ordered […]

DOES DRINKING COFFEE SOBER YOU UP?

No judge or jury are necessary to decide the issue of whether or not drinking coffee can help a drunk person sober up. Scientifically speaking it cannot. According to an article in Men’s Health online quoting scientists and Ph.D.’s, there is no correlation between drinking coffee and becoming sober. The basic problem with drinking coffee while intoxicated in an effort to sober up is that drinking coffee may give a […]