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    What You Need to Know about Attorney-Client Privilege and Michael Cohen

    Dominating news headlines this week is the revelation of Michael Cohen’s third mystery client. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney’s home, hotel, and office were raided pursuant to a search warrant and his files were seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge ruled that Cohen, could review the materials that the FBI seized,…

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    How Do Lawyers Get Paid, Anyway?

    Retainers, contingency fees, flat fees…what does it all mean? These are the most common methods of paying lawyers. Some stick to one fee structure while others employ a variety. The type of law they practice usually dictates how a lawyer is paid. Estate planners and family law attorneys often charge flat fees for some of their services. Personal injury attorneys generally…

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    Recorded Conversations: What Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift Can Teach Us

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are not law professors, but in their latest public feud with pop-star extraordinaire Taylor Swift, they are providing an interesting example of the legality of recorded conversations as well as their admissibility in civil court.   The Feud   Putting aside the inception of the feud (“Imma let you finish…”) and the back and forth…

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    The Legal Considerations of Using Drones in Construction Zones

              The use of drones is no longer science fiction or limited to combat zones; commercial drones are the way of the future.  Drones are used in a host of industries: aerial photography, real estate, agriculture, construction, search and rescue, emergency management, and mining.  Even package delivery via drone may soon be a part of our…

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    The Line Between Cyber-bullying and Freedom of Speech

          The intersection of free speech and safety on social media has been a hotly debated topic for many years.  Because cyber-bullying takes many different forms, it is difficult to define.  While several states criminalize cyber-bullying, the language of these statutes vary greatly and are just recently being challenged under First Amendment grounds.  In June, the North Carolina…