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blueInsufficient Probable Cause - Anatomy of an Arrest in Florida, Part II

Without sufficient probable cause for an arrest in Florida, a case can be either dropped by the police or turned over to the State Attorney's Office for further investigation. A State Attorney investigation is a good time to have your attorney communicate your side of the story to the prosecutor, before a decision is made to charge your case.

blueCatastrophic Economic Damages Valuation Methodology Issues in Insurance Claims and Litigation

     By Don Coker
How to recognize, establish and effectively demonstrate the various elements of Catastrophic Economic Damages for litigation is explained by renowned nationwide banking and economic expert witness Don Coker.

greenFacebook Evidence on the Rise in Divorces

     By Reisman & Davis
Finally deciding to end your marriage can lead you to focus on your future. Not knowing what is going to happen next can cause a lot of stress, even if you and your spouse have worked out the details your divorce. You log in to your Facebook account, and post a quick message about how relieved you are that things are finally over.

blueNassau County Crime Lab Put on Probation for Violations

During a recent inspection, the Nassau County, New York, police crime lab was found to have a whopping fifteen issues of noncompliance with accepted standards of crime lab procedures. The issues were enough of a concern for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) - the crime lab's accrediting agency - to place the crime lab on probation for one year.

blueNew Law Changes Mandatory Minimums, but More Must Be Done

On August 3 of this year, President Obama signed legislation changing the federal mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine, bringing them closer to that of powder cocaine. The new law repeals older legislation passed in the 1980s, when many saw crack as a growing epidemic that could devastate urban areas. At the time, the earlier laws had the support of many African-American lawmakers and leaders, but the fallout from those laws has been that of unfair bias against urban blacks.

blueCan Cough Medicine Lead to a DWI?

     By James M. Wagman
Blowing in on winter's chilled winds is cold and cough season. To ease the coughing, chills, fever and runny nose of a cold, many turn to over-the-counter cold and cough syrups. It should be remembered, however, that many of these syrups contain alcohol or diphenhydramine and could affect the taker in ways that were unanticipated.

blueRecap of Massachusetts Rules Regarding Sexually Dangerous Persons

New rules proposed in Massachusetts would dramatically impact convicted sex offenders post-release. As the rules currently stand, once a sex offender is about to be released, the state can request proceedings to determine if the offender is a sexually dangerous person.

blueHIV Transmission: Public Health Tragedy or Sex Crime?

     By Adam Boyd Bleile
The stigma of a sex crimes conviction can be overwhelming. Merely being charged by authorities with public indecency, sexting, rape, molestation or another offense can severely disrupt a life, career and relationships. But imagine if the crime in question was based on accusations of knowingly infecting another person with AIDS?

greenCyprus Competition Commission Rejects Complaint against Exxon Mobil Cyprus Limited and Lukoil Cyprus Limited

The Cyprus Competition Commission has issued its decision 4/2010 in the complaint of I &A Mylonas Limited, a petrol station operator, against Exxon Mobil Cyprus Limited and Lukoil Cyprus Limited concerning their refusal to supply petroleum products in alleged contravention of 6(2) of the Competition Law.

greenCyprus- Kuwait Double Taxation Agreement

Details of the new double tax treaty between Cyprus and Kuwait have now been made public. The new treaty, signed on 5 October 2010, will take effect when it has been ratified by both countries. Until then the existing treaty, which dates back to 1984, will continue in effect.