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Prenatal Genetic Tests: How Have They Escaped FDA-Regulation and What Options Do Potential Litigants Have?

By Camila Laval, J.D.

Detection of a genetic abnormality as early as 10 weeks into a pregnancy can help parents decide whether to terminate the pregnancy or start preparing for raising a child with a certain genetic condition. However, the fact that these tests are not subject to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations casts a shadow of doubt on these statements.

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Where Will Attorneys Work in 2022 and Beyond?

By Laura Temme, Esq.

Whether due to the continuing battle over legal talent or a realization that expensive offices in urban centers may not be necessary, many firms are re-examining the way they'll work in 2022 and beyond.

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Lawsuit Accuses Prestigious Universities of Colluding on Financial Aid

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

The former students named as plaintiffs in the complaint allege that elite schools use a common methodology to lower the amount of financial aid given to students, thereby saving the universities money and driving up the cost of attending their schools.

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Virginia Court Upholds Lawyer's Suspension Over Hoarding Gold

By Laura Temme, Esq.

In 1857, 427 passengers and millions of dollars in gold were lost at sea when a hurricane hit the S.S. Central America off the coast of South Carolina. A salvage company run by treasure hunter Thomas G. Thompson found the ship more than a hundred years later in 1988. But Thompson's investors had a hard time collecting their share of the loot, and decades of litigation followed.

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Holding Neo-Nazis Accountable and Other Pro Bono Victories in 2021

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

The benefits of doing pro bono work are clear. Lawyers who volunteer their time and expertise by taking on cases for a cause get a lot in return, not least of which is the satisfaction that comes from helping someone who truly needs it. Pro bono work can change a…

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Jury Finds Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Guilty on Four of Eleven Criminal Charges

By Laura Temme, Esq.

Holmes, a longtime name in Silicon Valley, founded Theranos on the promise of revolutionary blood-testing technology. But it seems that despite warnings from her own employees that the technology did not work, Holmes continued to solicit investors.

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