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Aditi Mukherji, JD

Aditi Mukherji, JD

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  • 3 Reasons to Take Business Risks in Your Legal Practice

    During times of relative stability, it's so tempting to grow complacent. Sure, there are those professional risks you've fantasized about taking to boost your practice. But the dreaded string of "what ifs" soon follows and puts those fledgling temptations to rest. But here's the thing: Those "what ifs" are crippling and can actually hurt the longevity of your business. Risks are not only necessary to thrive, they're crucial to survive.

  • 'True Detective' Legal Truths: Did a Real Case Inspire the Show?

    The critically acclaimed HBO show "True Detective" culled its inspiration from a variety of works, ranging from a collection of obscure art nouveau stories to low-brow pulp lit. But did the existential neo-noir draw upon a real-life case of Satanism and child sex abuse in rural Louisiana in the early 2000s? Reports are surfacing that "True Detective" eerily parallels the case of Hosanna Church in Tangipahoa Parish.

  • 5 Intern Interview Questions for Small Businesses

    Internship season is fast approaching, making now a good time for business owners to start brainstorming potential intern interview questions. Your interview questions should elicit responses that will give you a sense of a would-be intern's thought process, level of professionalism, and ability to perform under pressure. Such traits can help stave off interns who could expose the company to legal liability.

  • 5 Legal Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

    As many as one in 68 children in the United States may have autism, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From your child's right to educational accommodations to different types of alternative dispute resolution, parents of autistic children are often unfamiliar with the legal protections in place to protect their children's access to education.

  • 5 Legal Tips for Sexual Assault Victims

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an effort to educate the public about the crime, its consequences, and how to prevent it. Sexual assault occurs when a person forces you to participate in sexual contact without your consent. It can have devastating and long-lasting effects on a victim, but victims should try to remember that legal protections are in place to help them on their road to recovery.

  • Are There Defenses to Criminal Trespassing?

    You can be charged with criminal trespassing when you enter someone else's land or use someone else's chattel without permission or authorization. Police officers, sheriffs, and even park rangers typically enforce criminal trespass law. But there are a few situations in which trespassing charges may be dropped against a defendant. Here are a few common defenses to trespassing: Consent.

  • 3 Ways Truck Crashes Can Differ From Car Crashes

    Any motor vehicle accident can lead to property damage or injury, but are there many potnetial ways in which a truck crash can differ from an "ordinary" car crash. From special insurance coverage to commercial truck laws, there are actually several factors that can make truck accidents unique. Here are three common differences between commercial truck accidents and standard car accidents: Commercial truck laws.

  • A Different Kind of 'Revenge Porn': Val Midwest Jailed for School Pics

    Porn star Val Midwest snuck onto the campus of the Catholic high school she attended and took naked photos of herself masturbating on the football field for her adult website. Not surprisingly, that stunt didn't pan out so well. 20-year-old Valerie Dodds (Midwest's non-porn name) has begun serving her 45-day sentence -- with her clothes on. Does the punishment fit the crime?"Bad Vacation" The judge ordered Dodds to serve 30 days in jail for trespassing and 15 for public nudity.

  • 1 in 4 Car Crashes Involves Cell Phone Use: Report

    More than one in four car crashes involves cell phone use, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. Perhaps even more surprising, only 5 percent of crashes involve texting, while 21 percent involve drivers talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones, according to the report. The findings serve as a grim reminder than talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel -- even on a hands-free device -- can be incredibly dangerous.

  • Fidelity Faces 401(k) Float Income Class Action in Mass.

    Fidelity Investments, the largest U.S. provider of workplace retirement plans, is facing a putative class action in Massachusetts alleging that Fidelity improperly uses customer money earned in overnight accounts to pay its own operating expenses, Reuters reports.

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