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'Slap Fighting' Is Now Legal

By Richard Dahl

In boxing, a fighter with a "good chin" is one who can endure repeated blows to the head without falling to the canvas. But the best boxers, like Muhammed Ali, are those with a more refined skill: Knowing how to avoid those blows. In all combat sports,…

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Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Split: Who Gets What When Unmarried Couples Split?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

“Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix called it quits on her relationship with Tom Sandoval after finding out about his alleged affair with co-star Raquel Leviss. The VPR breakup has been trending (#pumprules if you're curious, which, you know you are) on social media since news of the cheating scandal broke…

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Alec Baldwin Dodges a Legal Bullet

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Sometimes big city lawyers are worth their billing rates. At least, that's what Alec Baldwin will be thinking when he writes his a check. Prosecutors have downgraded the involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin arising out of a shooting on the set of 'Rust.' Baldwin's lawyers discovered that they had made an elementary charging mistake.

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Will Alec Baldwin Go to Jail for Involuntary Manslaughter?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Prosecutors in New Mexico say they will charge Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter arising out of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust." Baldwin denies any responsibility for the tragic death. We aren't privy to the prosecutor's investigation. If news reports are true, they initially seemed to be short of the evidence needed to prove Baldwin committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. But then Baldwin had to go and talk to the police and the press. Now, chances are at least even that he will be spending time on probation or even in New Mexico's version of Club Fed.

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Kanye West Has Many Issues … Estate Planning Issues

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Rapper Ye, the artist formerly known as Kayne West, can't stay out of the news for one reason or another. However, lately, he has been making many life changes affecting his estate plan. He should take time to review what estate planning documents he has in place and what he needs to update.

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'What You Need to Know' About Morality Clauses

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard of the recent scandal at ABC's “GMA3: What You Need to Know," the third hour of its popular morning show, “Good Morning America." ABC News recently took co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach off the air after photos came out of the two of them demonstrating a little too much PDA around New York City. Turns out they have been having an affair. Holmes and Robach have since lawyered up and are preparing for a fight. The Disney-owned ABC News hasn't announced its plans for the pair's future with the network. But chances are even that ABC News will let the co-hosts go based on company policy and the “morality clauses" in their contracts.

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