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George Khoury, Esq.

George Khoury, Esq.

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  • FindLaw's Best Email Tips For National Email Week

    So National Email Week is a thing, and what it's supposed to celebrate really seems to be as elusive as who created it. But if people are going to celebrate email during the second week of June every year, then it would seem like a good time for lawyers to think about how they could be better at email. Here at FindLaw, we think about that sort of stuff all the time. And to do our part for National Email Week, below you can find 7 of our best email tips for lawyers. 1.

  • Do You Know the Final Paycheck Laws in Your State?

    Managing a staff isn't easy, and letting a team member go can be one of the most difficult tasks for any manager or business owner. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the more legally complex and challenging tasks as well. When you fire an employee, making sure you have the employee’s final paycheck ready can go a long way in avoiding exposure to liability.

  • Female Olympians Can't Have High Testosterone Levels

    The International Association of Athletics Federations recently ruled that Caster Semenya cannot race in the 800m at the upcoming Olympics (and other internationally sanctioned competitive events) with other women unless she limits her testosterone levels. The ruling is based upon Semenya's elevated testosterone levels. Despite the fact that her hormone levels are naturally occurring, the IAAF court found that elevated levels of testosterone in female athletes creates an unfair advantage.

  • Justice Thomas Doesn't Hire Jerks, Will Never Retire

    In a recent interview with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at Pepperdine University, the Justice discussed various topics, including religion on the High Court, his beloved clerks, and of course, he dismissed any notion that he might be retiring anytime -- ever. When Pepperdine's incoming university president asked the Justice what he would want someone to say at his hypothetical retirement party in 20 or 30 years, Thomas immediately dismissed those dates in a swift, but joking, manner.

  • No-Fault Auto Insurance Scams Become RICO Lawsuits

    For some folks, after a car accident and filing a claim with the other party's insurance carrier, it can sometimes seem suspiciously easy to get paid back for all your medical bills and property damage.

  • Is It Ever a Good Idea to Allow a Default Judgment?

    Recent headlines about R. Kelly facing a default judgment as a result of failing to appear in a civil lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a minor, appear to be true and as shocking as you might expect. Kelly is facing quite a bit of legal trouble in both criminal and civil courts, stemming from alleged sexual abuse. And though you might be able to count the number of good reasons to default on one hand, as you might expect, R. Kelly’s purported excuse probably wasn’t one of those.

  • Wedding Reception Food Poisoning Becomes Class Action Lawsuit

    When someone tells you that the food at a wedding was bad, it’s not usually that much of a surprise. But when you find out that over forty guests got food poisoning, allegedly from some bad mac and cheese, that’s a whole different story. Sadly, that’s also a true story, at least according to a recent class action lawsuit against one wedding caterer in the state of New York. Allegedly, over forty guests, including the father of the bride, got sick due to the mac and cheese served.

  • Small Business Pet Policies

    For small businesses, pets can often be both a blessing and a burden. Apart from being loved by customers, clients and employees, there are a number of legal drawbacks that business owners should be mindful of when crafting their pet policies. Below, you can read some common issues and get a few tips about keeping your pet-friendly business out of legal trouble.

  • Will I Go to Jail If My Employer Asks Me to Break the Law?

    Simply put, if you break the law for your employer, you can be punished, criminally. Whether or not that includes going to jail will depend on the law you were asked to break  -- and whether you did it. The good news is that if you do decide to break the law at your employer’s request, your employer might be in jail right alongside you.

  • Are Inmates Entitled to a Certain Amount of Sleep?

    Getting locked up isn’t easy. While inmates certainly are not entitled to the same comforts that most people are accustomed to, they are entitled to habitable living conditions, including heating and cooling, nutritious food, and enough time to sleep. And inmates might be able to sleep a little bit easier knowing that a federal court has just ruled in favor of inmates claiming cruel and unusual punishment due to not being given enough or adequate time to sleep.

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