Thursday, May 28, 2009

Create a Legal Will Using Your Iphone

Iphone app store now offers an app called Legal Wills. This apps basically creates a legal will right from your Iphone. I am from san francisco, if i wanted to write legal wills in san francisco, i would just purchase the app from iphone app store and fill out few pages of information and i have a legal will in san francisco. Its that easy. For more details on this app, check out

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Actor Andy Garcia's Brother in Law Gets 15 Years

A Miami man prosecutors call "a career criminal" -- the brother-in-law of actor Andy Garcia -- must spend 15 years in prison, a judge says.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jacqueline Hogan Scola Tuesday sentenced Ramon Puentes Jr. to the long prison term after he was accused of engaging in further criminal activity while waiting to serve a reduced sentence he received for his role in stealing millions of gallons of jet fuel, The Miami Herald reported.

Read more at UPI

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why Do You Need a Seattle Injury Attorney?

Being in a motorcycle accident, an auto accident or being injured as the result of someone else's carelessness can be life altering. You can have skyrocketing hospital and medical bills to pay. You could be out of work for quite some time or even permanently.

The absolute worst case is when a person loses their life. Negligence is something you can pursue in court. No one should have to pay for someone else's mistake, especially if it results in bodily harm. That is why so many people turn to a Seattle personal injury lawyer if they have been injured or have had a family member killed due to the fault of another.

When you sit down with a personal injury lawyer, he or she is going to need some information from you in order to review your claim. If it was an auto accident or a motorcycle accident in Seattle, then the attorney is going to need a copy of the police report. The police report will show the details of the accident and will also include any witness statements. It will also list who was at fault for the accident. In some cases both parties are at fault and are cited.

Once fault has been issued, the police officer will ensure that both parties exchange insurance and personal information. Your personal injury attorney will need to have a copy of all the information that was given to you at the scene of the accident. If you or a loved one had to be taken to the hospital, then the attorney will need the ambulance and hospital records as well.

From this point it becomes a matter of determining how much negligence was your fault and how much was the other party's fault. Laws have been set up in many states that assign a certain percentage of negligence. The amount of negligence assigned will often determine the monetary amount of compensation that you receive.

The most important factor when winning personal injury cases is the proper documentation. Make sure you keep a copy of everything that is given to you. That way when your personal injury lawyer is in contact with the other party and his/her insurance company, the attorney has a firm ground to stand on when it comes to asking for a certain amount of money for damages. If the amount the other attorney offers is too low and they will not negotiate, your case could end up in court where a judge will make the final decision.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Selling Fake Coach Purses

Navin Chandra Patel, 38, a citizen of India and resident of Springfield Missouri who was working as the manager of a convenience store, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield.

An agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 14 counterfeit purses and four counterfeit wallets from the store. Patel was arrested, the affidavit says, after the ICE agent determined that he had provided a false identification document to conceal the fact that he was illegally present in the United States.

According to a saint louis immigration attorney, If convicted, Navin Chandra Patel could face up to ten years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bankruptcy news from Oakland

According to the Oakland bankruptcy attorney, the House of Representatives approved the bill giving Bankruptcy Judges the authority to reduce the mortgage debt owed on primary residences for homeowners going through bankruptcy as a last resort to avoid foreclosure proceedings.

Attorneys Debate Immigration Law in Missouri

On March 2nd 2009, immigration and citizenship in Missouri were up for debate. Saint Louis immigration lawyers and attorneys from around the nation gathered to debate about the immigration and citizenship law in Missouri.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scott Peterson Blogs?

Peterson has a personal Web site that includes photos of him and Laci. It also links to his family's Web site and that Web site includes a blog message from Scott discussing what he calls his "wrongful conviction."

Sharon Rocha, Laci Peterson's mother, appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" Thursday to talk about his Web site and what she thinks of her former son-in-law.

Scott Peterson was convicted November 12, 2004, for the deaths of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. He may be locked up in San Quentin State Prison and facing the death penalty, but he is not cut off from the outside world.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Court rejects death penalty for raping children

The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

"The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.

There has not been an execution in the United States for a crime that did not also involve the death of the victim in 44 years.

Patrick Kennedy, 43, was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Louisiana. He is one of two people in the United States, both in Louisiana, who have been condemned to death for a rape that was not also accompanied by a killing.

The Supreme Court banned executions for rape in 1977 in a case in which the victim was an adult woman.

Forty-five states ban the death penalty for any kind of rape, and the other five states allow it for child rapists. Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas allow executions in such cases if the defendant had previously been convicted of raping a child.

The court struggled over how to apply standards laid out in decisions barring executions for the mentally retarded and people younger than 18 when they committed murder. In those cases, the court cited trends in the states away from capital punishment.


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Britney Spears, Kevin Federline in LA court

Britney Spears and a parenting coach were questioned Tuesday by the court commissioner overseeing the singer's custody dispute, resulting in an unspecified change in visitation status. Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline appeared before Commissioner Scott Gordon, who took the one-hour proceeding behind closed doors.

Court spokesman Allan Parachini stressed afterward that the answers given by Spears and parenting coach Lisa Hacker were not considered testimony.

Spears' behavior was "very businesslike," Parachini said.

The 26-year-old pop princess, wearing a white short-sleeve top and capri pants with pockets down the sides, left court without comment. Federline, in a gray suit, also did not comment as he left.

Months of bizarre behavior by Spears culminated early this year with two hospitalizations. Federline was given full custody of their two little boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and Spears' visitation rights were suspended.

But Spears has appeared stable recently, and her visitation rights have been gradually restored. She remains under the conservatorship of her father, James Spears, and her estate is under the conservatorship of her father and an attorney.

A status conference in the custody case is set for July 15.


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Friday, June 20, 2008

Phil Spector sues his former lawyer for $1 million

According to a lawsuit filed wednesday, Phil Spector is trying to get a refund on $1 million that he paid his former attorney when he was arrested almost five years ago in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles supreme court is the second time Phil Spector has sued his former attorney Robert Shapiro. Spector claims that attorney robert cheated him and used their relationship to enrich himself. Shapiro denies all claims by Spector.

Benefits case, court sides with the employee

Thursday, the supreme court said that when reviewing the denial of an employee;s health and disability benefits claim, courts should consider a potential conflict of interest for insurance company. Ohio woman who sued MetLife Inc, the court has ruled 6-3 for a disability claim.