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Plagiarism In A First Draft

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Many of us may remember a particularly harrowing paper that we wrote for school. Writing, researching and editing draft after draft until it was finally ready to be seen by a teacher or professor. Very few, if any of us, would have wanted to be judged by the first draft. A first draft is just […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

January 27th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

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Ripping Off Indie Artists

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The next time you’re in the market for a unique, handmade, locally crafted ornament for your home or necklace for your loved one, make sure you’re buying the real thing. According to one anonymous source, there are a lot of imitators out there. A popular wholesaler of homemade items and accessories, Cody Foster and Co., […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

January 21st, 2014 at 8:48 am

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Top Challenges for Small Business in 2013

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Between health care debates, the government shutdown, budget issues, and hiring problems, small businesses were hit hard in 2013. Many people were annoyed with the federal overhaul of the healthcare system, but small business owners were probably the most perturbed. According to Associated Press, glitches on the federal healthcare website have caused delays until November […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

January 16th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Two Lucky Cats

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If you spend much time on the Internet, you know that it’s virtually impossible to avoid pictures or videos of cute animals. They’re everywhere! Some people may even prefer animals to other humans. Whether Leon Sheppard Sr. of Memphis, Tennessee preferred his cats to his family is up for debate. But according to a Yahoo […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

January 13th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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LegalZoom One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

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We are thrilled to be included in Fast Company‘s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. It’s pretty flattering to be listed among big names like Apple, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.

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Written by Johanna

January 9th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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Even Hells Angels Protect Their Brand

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Mess with a bike gang, and land yourself a legal battle. It’s as if the notorious Hells Angels have traded in their leather jackets for blazers and ties after racking up over a dozen cases in federal court to protect their brand. The more popular they became since the group’s inception 65 years ago, the […]

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Written by Phil Corso

December 30th, 2013 at 10:05 am

New Legislation May Pave the Way for More Urban Farming in Boston

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Those living in the Boston area of Massachusetts may soon reap the benefits of an increase in locally grown food thanks to Article 89, a new zoning measure. Back in January 2012, the seeds were planted to make it easier for those interested in urban agriculture. Farmers, farming advocates, food industry experts and Boston neighborhood […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 30th, 2013 at 9:35 am

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L.A. First to Ban Bullhooks for Circus Elephant Training

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In an unprecedented step, Los Angeles became the first city to outlaw the use of bullhooks by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, according to the Los Angeles Times. The City Council voted to give circuses three years to change their practices or remove elephants from their shows altogether. Bullhooks are sharp-tipped tools that critics say […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

December 18th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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If You Didn’t Receive the Gift You Ordered, Maybe Blame Santa

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‘Tis the season for ordering gifts. Hopefully none of your purchases will leave you in a situation like that of Salt Lake City, Utah couple Jen and John Palmer. As reported by ABC News, John ordered a desk ornament as a Christmas gift for his wife from KlearGear.com five years ago. Because of a problem […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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Marvin Gaye’s Family Sues for Copyright Infringement

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Robin Thicke has sold six million copies of his song, “Blurred Lines.” This past summer, the hit topped the Billboard charts for an unprecedented 16 weeks. It’s clearly been a great year for the R&B artist and his co-writers Pharrell Williams and “T.I.” Clifford Harris Jr. There’s only one problem: the song is a blatant […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

December 11th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

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