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Lawyers Tackle The NFL With A Brain Injury Lawsuit

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So, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published a story about the first major lawsuit against the National Football League on behalf of former players who suffered various types of brain damage years before such afflictions might otherwise show up in the general populace, and it embodied almost everything that was noble, not so noble,…
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Safeguard Your Small Business with Trademarks Made Easy

We can all agree on one thing: the law can get confusing. That’s why Rocket Lawyer makes the complicated simple for you. From incorporation to estate planning, we make things easier—and affordable—so you can be on your way and do what you do best, while we do what we do best: making the law simple.…
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6 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Legal Strategies

If you’re a restaurateur, you never want to serve up a sub-standard plate of, say, meatballs and spaghetti. In the legal industry, however, attorneys occasionally deliver a seemingly “bad” argument in hopes of gaining the strategic upper-hand. Or so says attorney Jonathan Mermin in an entertaining essay on greenbag.org titled, fittingly enough, “Bad Arguments.” He…
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4 Scary Legal Myths for Your Small Business

This was originally published on The Huffington Post: Small Business.  It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you’re a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else. Unfortunately, one of the easiest…
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Consumers: You May Be Forfeiting Your Rights Online

As recently reported in the New York Times, a full one-third of top ranked websites forbid consumers from suing them for damages, unsavory practices, inflated charges, and general bad behavior through inclusion of forced arbitration clauses and class-action ban clauses. The prototypical cartoon image of two figures standing toe-to-toe and one red-faced man shouting into…
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How To Talk To Your Lawyer

We get it. No one wants to talk to lawyers. But there comes a time in everyone’s life—whether it be good news (Marriage) or bad news (Divorce)—when you’ll need to consult with a lawyer. And when that time comes, there are a few tips you should consider to make the legal process a whole lot…
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Will Driverless Cars Run Over Personal Injury Lawyers?

Driverless cars are heading our way. A breathless 7-part series on Forbes analyzed the staggering socioeconomic impact of driverless cars not impacting with other cars – or people. When you take into account all the industries affected and the residual effects, Forbes estimates that in the US alone, driverless cars will drive the economy by…
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Documents + Advice: Together At Last

Today, your Rocket Lawyer membership just got a whole lot better. We’re excited to announce the enhanced Ask a Lawyer experience! It’s the perfect union between two of our most popular features: Ask a Lawyer and Documents. We’re thrilled to be the first to offer this—it’s a huge milestone for the world of online legal…
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Lawyers: Be Afraid of Ghostwriting

As Halloween draws near, I thought it would be appropriate to bring up the issue of ghost stories. To be more specific, I’m talking about “ghostwriting.” To say that attorneys are creatures of limited time is to wildly understate the amount of work and pressures we face on a day-to-day basis. Not only must we…
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What Lawyers Need To Know About Electronic Tobacco

I consider myself to be somewhat of a cigar aficionado; for those of you who are interested, I highly recommend trying a Montecristo Number 2 (you won’t be disappointed). It’s well-settled law at this point that my interest in cigar smoking is generally relegated to sparse and difficult-to-find cigar lounges with a few close personal…
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