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How Retail Stores Prevent Self-Checkout Theft

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in January. A tight labor market and worries about inflation have made Americans a little wary of the direction the economy is headed. The bottom line for retailers is that most of us are a little less eager to shop for non-essential items. It also means…

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Is It Legal To Gamble With Other People's Money?

By Richard Dahl

And there's nothing wrong with live streaming via TikTok — if casinos allow it. The problem is when TikTok live streaming is part of an illegal gambling operation.

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School Suspension and Student Rights

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Getting suspended from school might not sound that bad sometimes. After all, school days are long, so what's wrong with a little vacay from the school year every now and then? However, out-of-school suspensions likely become part of your permanent school record. (And your parents get Big Mad too.) But…

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What Happens to Lisa Marie Presley's Children?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

The death of Lisa Marie Presley highlights many estate planning issues, such as owing money to the IRS, the fate of the Graceland Estate, and her trust. However, another major concern is what happens to her 14-year-old daughters. Presley has two children with her first husband, Danny Keogh. One of…

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When Can a Police Dog Attack?

By Arin E. Berkson, J.D.

Law enforcement commonly uses drug detection dogs in the United States to alert police officers to the presence of illegal drugs and other contraband. But dogs can also be used by police departments to administer force during arrests. Although trained dogs are generally considered a “less lethal force” method…

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What Can You Do About a Neighbor's Annoying Second-Hand Pot Smoke?

By Richard Dahl

People who have never visited states where marijuana is legal might imagine them as places where pot smokers loll about in public parks or street corners as they toke away on shared joints. If so, they're wrong. Even though 21 states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, that doesn't…

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