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Pentagon Announces Changes in Discrimination Policy Toward Gay and Lesbian Troops

During a meeting Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced an update to the military’s discrimination policy that would afford gay and lesbian troops in the military the same protections as straight soldiers and troops. The announcement was made at the … Continue reading

Supreme Courts Rule in Favor of Banks in Bankruptcy Protection Lawsuit

In a decision made on Monday by the nation’s highest court, chapter 7 bankruptcy rules have been clarified regarding the inclusion of second mortgages in a debtor’s petition. The Supreme Court ruling (Docket number 13-1421), brought by Bank of America against two … Continue reading

Federal Court Sides with States Against Obama Administration in Immigration Reform Fight

In a decision that affirmed a lower federal court’s ruling regarding the Obama Administration’s expanded immigration reforms, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans ruled that no immigration changes can be implemented involving President … Continue reading

Wrongfully Convicted Man Graduates from Loyola Law School

This commencement season, scholars from across the country will see their hard work pay off as they receive their diplomas and transition from student to alumni. Ask any recent graduate about their experiences and you will most certainly hear accounts … Continue reading

Former Employee Sues Raymour & Flanigan for Discrimination and Retaliation

A discrimination and retaliation lawsuit has been filed against the furniture chain Raymour & Flanigan by former employee Shirley Fausey. Fausey, who worked with the company since 2005 as a home furnishing consultant, claims that she was fired in December … Continue reading

US Department of Justice Admits Mistake


The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says that it “sincerely regrets” violating the injunction on issuing three-year work permits instead of two to immigrants ordered by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The revelation of the infraction come as a Texas … Continue reading

Walmart Accused of Overtime Wage Theft

By Heidi Turner Alameda County, CA: Walmart faces a California overtime lawsuit alleging the company purposely gave assistant store managers the duties of lower-level employees to get around overtime pay laws. The lawsuit alleges the workers were classified as managers … Continue reading

No Summer Immigration Surge, Officials Say

No Summer Immigration Surge, Officials Say

Daniel Ragsdale, deputy director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said authorities expect far fewer migrant children and families than the influx last year that gained worldwide attention and left Border Patrol agents unable to process so many … Source: No … Continue reading

$11.8 Million Verdict Against Boy Scouts For Sexual Abuse and Cover-up

A Waterbury, CT, jury awarded a former boy scout $7 million in compensatory damages for the sexual molestation and assault he suffered in the mid-1970s at the hands of a Boy Scout youth leader. The trial judge tacked on nearly $5 … Continue reading

Top 7 Reasons to Register for PILMMA Summit Now

If you do the math on the amount of law firm marketing and management knowledge that’s going to be revealed at PILMMA’s upcoming 2015 Legal Marketing and Management Super Summit, you know that you can’t afford to miss this event. … Continue reading