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Should Affluenza be an Excuse?

Should Affluenza be an Excuse?Jessie O'Neill’s popularized the term “affluenza,” in her book “The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence.” According to O'Neill, the condition is an unbalanced or harmful relationship with money or its pursuit, which manifests in a variety of ways such as behavioral disorders (general lack of discipline), rampant materialism, neurosis, “emotional and psychological wounds,” and character... ❯❯❯

Common Traits of a Criminal's Mind

For centuries, criminologists have studied those who commit crimes and tried to find a common factor in all criminals.  Until recent years, when studies of the brain have helped identify certain traits, it was close to impossible to identify traits common in every type of criminal.  It has been possible, since the onset of criminal profiling, to identify such things as what type of person commits... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Crazy State Gun Laws

The Constitution of the United States of America allows for the right of its citizens to bear arms. And although this right is considered inalienable, a lot can change over the course of 200+ years. So it’s no surprise that both federal and state governments have found it necessary to pass laws to limit, expand, or expressly state how firearms may be bought, sold, and used. Here are just a few of... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Features to Look for When Choosing a DWI Lawyer

You Have Been Pulled Over You see the flashing lights behind you, and you know you are headed for trouble.  You may have had one too many drinks at the bar, or during the party at your friend's house. You might have indulged in illegal narcotics before getting behind the wheel. Or you may simply have misjudged the effects of a legitimately prescribed medication. No matter what the circumstances... ❯❯❯

5 Things You Should Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

If there’s one thing that’s a fact of life that none of us really ever look forward to, it’s the death of a loved one. And when it comes to the grieving process, it can be particularly difficult when you feel that a family member has died as the direct result of the wrongful conduct of another individual (or set of individuals). If this is something that you believe has happened to you, something... ❯❯❯

Is It Better to Have Your Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed?

Having a criminal conviction can be like a ball and chain. A conviction can follow you everywhere – to your job, to your living arrangement and even to your personal relationships. If you have been convicted, but found not guilty or have already served your time, it might be important to have your record cleaned up. Overtime, you will notice that some jobs won’t be so tolerant. Indeed, having a... ❯❯❯

Legal Issues That Doctors and Medical Professionals Often Face

It seems that when you mix the delicate care of human life and free enterprise, you get a few legal and ethical quandaries. These are the issues that doctors of today face, especially in countries where medical care isn’t free or state sponsored. Also, when you add in pharmaceutical industries and health care insurance providers, the problem only gets worse. It seems that the unquenchable thirst... ❯❯❯

How to Go About Suing Your Doctor for Failure to Diagnose

We all want to believe that our doctors know best, but the truth is that they can’t possibly know everything, which is why it is important to get a second opinion if you feel that something is wrong. In truth, most doctors will refer you to a specialist rather than risk a misdiagnosis of some sort, but there may be cases in which you simply aren’t diagnosed with the condition that ails you. And... ❯❯❯

Pharrell Williams Takes to Court over Trademark Issues

In today’s crowded entertainment marketplace, performers must look for any and all opportunities to create and promote their brand. Gone are the days when you could release an album and expect your fans to head to the record store. Digital music rules the revenue stream, while most artists must add on significant merchandising, online promotions and touring in order to make the sort of money that... ❯❯❯

Obama’s Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases to Face Challenges in Court

There’s no doubt about it. Climate control is definitely a relevant topic; one that, based on the decisions that are made now, will definitely impact our future. This is a big part of the reason why President Obama is currently being so aggressive when it comes to his desire to push through the kind of legislation that will actually cut the amount of greenhouse gases that are permitted into the... ❯❯❯