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When Mold and Mildew Make for Uninhabitable Homes

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Recent news reports have investigated cases of children suffering severe bouts of asthma at home. The outbreaks are often caused by mold or mildew that arises when the landlord or property management company fails to maintain a certain standard of cleanliness, making it “unhabitable." This is not an issue…

Rosalynn Carter's Good Works Live On: How You Can Donate to Charity After You Die

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Last updated on

When First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away this November, there were many tributes to her philanthropic endeavors. She was a leader for children and women's issues as well as an advocate for mental health. With her husband, Rosalynn also established The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization focusing on human rights…

Was the Vermont Shooting of 3 Arab Students a Possible Hate Crime?

By Jordan Walker, J.D. | Last updated on

Three college students of Palestinian descent were shot while walking near the University of Vermont campus over Thanksgiving weekend. The gunman, now identified as Jason J. Eaton, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree attempted murder. The Burlington Police Department has yet to discover the motive behind…

'Silver Dollar Road' and the Legal Pitfalls of Heirs' Property

By Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

In the 2023 film 'Silver Dollar Road,' documentarian Raoul Peck tells the story of brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels, their mother Gertrude, their sister Maimie, and 65 acres of marshy coastal land in North Carolina that has been in their family for generations. Melvin…

Prostitution at a Premium

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Two men and a woman were arrested in early November for allegedly owning, operating, and coordinating a series of high-end brothels in the greater Boston area and eastern Virginia. That alone isn't all that newsworthy – people have been running illegal brothels and prostitution rings since prostitution was first…

George Santos Gets Ripped By House Ethics Committee

By Steven Ellison, Esq. | Last updated on

It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost. The House Committee on Ethics released its report on its investigation into New York Republican Representative and serial liar George Santos. And it's a doozy. Name a crime you think a politician might be accused of and, lo and…

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