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By Natalie Cappellazzo on July 29, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has become one of the most controversial issues that environmentalists and oil companies alike are grappling with.  Hydrofracturing is a process by which high-pressure fluid is injected into small holes that have been drilled into the ground, in order to create fractures in deep-rock formations.

July 21, 2014

It’s summertime and the real estate market is in full swing. Are you getting the moving bug? When it’s time to make the big move, will you be ready? Read these 10 Summer Moving Tips to make sure you’re prepared.

July 9, 2014

As social media becomes an increasingly widespread method of communicating with friends and family, conducting business, and sharing news, it also appears more frequently within the context of the law.  For quite some time now, material from social media has been used as evidence in investigations and lawsuits alike.

July 3, 2014

On Monday, June 30th, a divided Supreme Court ruled that closely-held, for-profit corporations are not legally obligated to provide contraception coverage to their female employees.  Initially, the case began when Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, and Conestoga Wood, a Pennsylvania-based and Mennonite family-owned wood manufacturer, decided to challenge the contraception mandate included in the Affordable Care Act. 

By Natalie Cappellazzo on June 27, 2014

The global outbreak of World Cup fever rages on as the highly anticipated and widely followed sporting event progresses into the next stage.  Currently in the midst of the competition, goals, saves, controversial calls, and perhaps even more controversial player antics, take center stage.  However, throughout the lead up to this World Cup, before the matches began, an interesting legal battle unfolded as tensions emerged between strictly-enforced FIFA law and host country Brazil’s constitutional law.

By Natalie Cappellazzo on June 26, 2014

During the summer months, thousands of college students and recent graduates flock to companies and organizations for internships in the hopes of bolstering their resumes.  About half of these positions do not offer the students any compensation. 

By Natalie Cappellazzo on June 17, 2014

A divided Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can strictly enforce a ban on purchasing a firearm for someone else, even if the other individual is lawfully allowed to own a gun.  Regardless of whether or not the other person is entitled to have a gun, this type of transaction is known as a “straw purchase” and conflicts with the lawfulness of a gun sale.  Because a gun purchase requires personal information, photo identification, and a background check, buying a gun with the intention of selling it to another person is a misrepresentation of the identity of the actual gun owner.

By Natalie Cappellazzo on June 13, 2014

The confusion surrounding the status of unspent IRAs that parents leave to their children has finally been cleared up, following a unanimous Supreme Court decision.  The Court ruled this week that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are not shielded from creditors throughout bankruptcy proceedings.  Typically, bankruptcy law protects retirement assets from being eaten up by creditors after filing, but inherited IRAs differ because the money can be accessed before the new owner actually retires.

June 7, 2014

Speaking from a recent graduate’s point of view, getting approved for a loan at my age, on your own is a tough venture. Many companies offer lower interest rates and better loan terms with a co-signer.

May 31, 2014

Imposter fraud has become increasingly endemic in the U.S. in recent years. The term has been coined to describe a situation in which people pose as law enforcement agents, government officials, or even relatives in order to scam money from innocent people on the other end of the phone. 

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