San Jose Coach Arrested for Sex Crimes Committed a Decade Ago

In criminal court cases, the state has a limited amount of time to bring charges against alleged offenders. Known as the statute of limitations (SOL), once this time period has elapsed, the person may no longer be prosecuted for the crimes. However, in cases involving sexual assault, these time periods were abolished in California. This allows victims to come forward and press charges based on incidents that happened years in the past. A San Jose track coach was recently arrested and charged with a series of sex crimes that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago.    San Jose Man Accused of Sex Crimes Against Minors The 56-year-old owner of Marshall Sports Performance and Fitness in San Jose was working at Branham High School as an after-school track coach when allegations surfaced that he had sexually assaulted minor students in the past. The incidents allegedly occurred more than 10 years ago when he was a teacher at Valley Christian High School.  ….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

Posted in Injury & Accident Law | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time-Management Tips for Single Parents

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs a person can have, whether or not they have a partner by their side. It can be a tough transition moving from a two-parent household to trying to balance parental responsibilities solo after going through a divorce. Although the initial transition can be difficult, many families are in the same boat. It is more common for children to be raised by single mothers rather than fathers. According to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau, one in four children is being raised without a father. This means that out of about 12 million single-parent families with children under the age of 18, more than 80% were headed by single mothers. Whether you are a single mother or a single father, balancing a full-time job and a full-time parenting job is extremely strenuous. Read the following tips to help you save time on an everyday basis: Identify Time: Wasters and Address Them: Create a “key bowl” to avoid struggling to find your keys every….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

Posted in Divorce Law | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Experts, authors and Guardian readers who illegally download books assess the damage

The Guardian – The UK Intellectual Property Office estimates that 17% of ebooks are consumed illegally. “…The UK government’s Intellectual Property Office estimates that 17% of ebooks are consumed illegally. Generally, pirates tend to be from better-off socioeconomic groups, and aged between 30 and 60. Many use social media to ask for tips when their regular piracy website is shut down; when I contacted some, those who responded always justified it by claiming they were too poor to buy books – then tell me they read them on their e-readers, smartphones or computer screens – or that their areas lacked libraries, or they found it hard to locate books in the countries where they lived. Some felt embarrassed. Others blamed greedy authors for trying to stop them. When we asked Guardian readers to tell us about their experiences with piracy, we had more than 130 responses from readers aged between 20 and 70. Most regularly downloaded books….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

Posted in Technology & Cyberlaw | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?

Go on – admit it – you still use this product after even after all these years (fill in the blank) – I also still use that nifty correction tape roller – Via The Atlantic: Correction fluids have improbably outlasted the typewriter and survived the rise of the digital office. “…The sticky, white fluid and its chief rival, Liquid Paper, are peculiar anachronisms, throwbacks to the era of big hair, big cars, and big office stationery budgets. They were designed to help workers correct errors they made on typewriters without having to retype documents from the start. But typewriters have disappeared from the modern office, relegated to attics and museums. Even paper is disappearing from the modern office, as more and more functions are digitized. But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

Posted in Law Librarians | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Audio: Readings From "The Habit of Turning The World Upside Down"

Last week, author Howard Mansfield joined us at the William and Mary Law School for two sessions about his recently-published book, "The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down – Our Belief in Property and the Cost of That Belief."  His book is about property, property rights, and what he has discovered about how these ideas are processed by the American psyche. The first session was open to the entire student body, faculty, and public, and the highlight was Mr. Mansfield reading some of his favorite passages from his book. The second session was a student-only chat about some of the themes that he emphasizes.  If you were not able to join us in-person, listening will be able to give you a sense of why we think this book is a timely rumination on what "property" means, both good and not-so-good.  If you can't stream the audio above, download the mp3 file here. .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

Posted in Real Estate & Property Law | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment