Apr 10, 2017

Nashville Attorney Perry A. Craft Obtains Settlement of $200,000 in Seizure Case by a Drug Task Force

By |Apr 10, 2017|Criminal Charges, News|

Nashville attorney Perry A. Craft obtained a settlement that required a Drug Task Force (DTF) to return to its rightful owner thousands in cash, personal property worth more than $160,000, and a late model van; altogether, about $200,000.

An elderly African-American man (WR) with health issues was driving in a late model van on the […]

Aug 2, 2016

The New and Improved Military Lending Act

By |Aug 2, 2016|Dangers, News, Safety|

Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) have enacted laws and regulations, particularly the Military Lending Act (MLA), that protect military personnel and their families from unscrupulous lenders and individuals who provide credit to them.  While soldiers, sailors, and marines are trained for combat and military operations, relatively few have been schooled in dealing […]

Sep 24, 2015

General Practice Lawyers

By |Sep 24, 2015|Legal Matters, News|

The American legal and judicial systems and procedures can be confusing and complicated.  Many people labor under the view that their personal values and opinions align with the law.  Sometimes, people’s values and opinions do align with the law, but often they do not.  When facing legal problems, talk to a lawyer.  Whether you […]

Jul 11, 2015

Summer Heat: Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Louisiana Death Row Inmates

By |Jul 11, 2015|News|

The United States Constitution gives rights to U.S. citizens and residents. For example, the Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right to bear arms, the Fourth Amendment provides protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.  Even prisoners on death row are afforded the Constitutional protection against cruel […]

Jul 10, 2015

Confederate Symbols: Good or Bad?

By |Jul 10, 2015|News|

The Confederate flag, the stars and bars, and other Confederate symbols, stir up controversy. For many Americans, the Confederate flag symbolizes slavery, racism, oppression, hatred, and treason.  For others, particularly those in the South, the Confederate flag is associated with regional pride and conjures a romanticized view of the “Lost Cause” when the South […]

Jun 13, 2015

Help for Bonnaroo Travelers Facing Charges After an Interdiction Stop

By |Jun 13, 2015|Criminal Charges, Drug Crimes, DUI, News, Safety|

When law enforcement officials believe a person is smuggling weapons, illegal drugs and/or other kinds of contraband in the car, those officers have the right to conduct an interdiction stop. This stop allows officers to pull over a “suspicious” looking car; then, the officer will likely look for anything out-of-place within the car, such […]

Mar 25, 2015

Preparing for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

By |Mar 25, 2015|News|

Children with disabilities are entitled to a free and appropriate public education; however, to succeed in school, these children often require additional assistance and support. A federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), compels schools and school districts to provide significant assistance and support for these children. Before Congress passed the IDEA, schools […]

Mar 19, 2015

Fair Labor Standards Act: The Rights of Workers and Duties of Employers

By |Mar 19, 2015|Employment Matters, News|

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) into law in June 1938.  This federal law affects American businesses and workers, providing for a minimum wage, limiting the hours and jobs for which children can work, and requiring employers to keep records of employees’ hours.

The Fair Labor Standards Act set a […]

Mar 16, 2015

Suicides, Lawsuits, and Petitions: The Results of Bullying in Schools

By |Mar 16, 2015|Dangers, News, Safety|

Bullying is not a thing of the past; it is real and continues today. Just ask the parents and friends of four youths who were bullied and when they could no longer tolerate it, the youths committed suicide. Bullying occurs in cities, towns, and rural areas across the nation.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reported […]

Mar 10, 2015

DHS to Extend Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Some H-4 Dependent Spouses

By |Mar 10, 2015|Immigration, News|

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that its newly amended regulations will extend, starting in May of this year, “eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.” The amendment is part of President Obama’s executive orders, […]

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