Law Changes

How Will the New Health Care Legislation Affect You?

On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA). Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S
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New DUI Bill closes loop hole in New York DUI cases

July 12, 2010, Albany, New York, “Jack Shea” Bill signed into law. Governor David Patterson the Governor of New York signed into law the “Jack Shea” Bill to combat drunken driving.  The law essentially closes a loop hole in the
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New York State No Fault Divorce Law passes Assembly

July 1, 2010 New York State joins the rest of the United States by finally passing a “No-Fault” Divorce law.  The New York State Senate voted 32 to 29 along party lines to pass legislation for a no fault divorce
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Miranda v Arizona Supreme court update

June 1, 2010: The United States Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that a Michigan defendant gave up his right to silence by saying one word after practically three hours of questioning.  The defendant had incriminated himself during this process. 
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Advertising Case: Bates v. State Bar of Arizona

In 1977 The United States Supreme Court ruled that lawyers could indeed advertise their services.  The court ruled that lawyer advertisements were protected under the first amendment of the United States Constitution as commercial speech.  William C. Canby, Jr. a
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Florida Bar Rule Changes That You Should Know

On November 9, 2009, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in Case No. SC08-1181 that law firm websites shall be subject to the Florida Bar advertising rules. Rule 4-7.6 regulates computer-accessed attorney advertising such as websites, electronic mail, and other forms
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