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Chocolate Wars

February 23, 2015

Chocolate lovers are calling to #boycottHershey after the U.S. candy giant resolved a lawsuit against the importers of British-made confections. No longer will “Let’s Buy British” (LBB Imports) be allowed to ship Cadbury chocolate overseas. ...

My Turn . . .

February 23, 2015

Veteran remains service-minded His father, a decorated World War II veteran, wasn't too keen on the idea when his son informed him that he had enlisted in the Marines. In fact, he uttered a few choice words that will never make it into a mainstream newspaper. ...

Judicial Review: Sentencing practices need a fresh approach

February 23, 2015

Until 40 years ago, our system of criminal jurisprudence has been rooted in the idea that, upon a finding of guilt, each defendant is to be treated as an individual. Demonstrative of this idea is the manner in which a sentencing judgment has historically been ...

Lying to the court: not a brilliant idea

February 23, 2015

Marie Matyjaszek When I first started practicing law, I assumed that the attorney/client confidentiality privilege would keep my clients honest with me. After all, it's not like I could tell anyone what they said. However, I still found that they would lie, ...

A Top 10 list of keys to success in court-ordered mediations

February 23, 2015

Paul Monicatti Given that virtually all state court civil cases end up in mediation, and less than 2% of all filed federal and state cases ever reach trial, mediation advocacy is gradually replacing trial advocacy as the key skill in the litigator's tool box. ...

May it Please the Palate

February 23, 2015

Banana bread and Christmas past Nick Roumel Our Christmas tree is still up (hopefully not by the time you read this). Its needles are stiff and dry, and it is stripped of ornaments. The lights and star, however, remain. It is a decaying but still poignant ...