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July 25th, 1974

President Nixon lost what was called “the most important battle of his political life”. On this day, by a unanimous vote, the eight Supreme Court Justices, the highest judicial forum in the United States, rejected his assertion that he had an “executive privilege” to withhold from the Watergate Special Prosecutor evidence – 64 tape recordings – needed for the impending scandal trials. 92 more words

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Lyman's Laws for Lawyers

 L.L.L 13

Representing clients can lead to adversarial confrontations. Endeavour diligently to avoid battles. Peaceful solutions by way of negotiation, mediation or compromise are always preferable to war. 192 more words

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Lyman's Laws for Lawyers

L.L.L 12

Prepare and organise thoroughly. It’s inexcusable not to study and know all the known facts; know the applicable laws and regulations. Read. Study all relevant documents and other evidence before you undertake any action. 110 more words

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What is Debt Consolidation?

Debt Consolidation is when a debtor takes out a new, low interest loan in order to pay off other, already existing loans. The purpose of consolidation is to structure existing debt into one loan and provide a clear end-date to existing debt. 207 more words

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Lyman's Laws for Lawyers

L.L.L 11

Solve the right problem, and don’t get sidetracked solving the wrong problem. 24 more words

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The Advantages of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you, the debtor, meet the necessary criteria, filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be a wise choice. Many debtors prefer Chapter 7 over Chapter 13 because Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharges a larger number of debts. 153 more words

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In the News...AT&T loses $40m due to legal error in patent ruling.

BBC Reports that US technology giant AT&T has lost $40m (£27m) after its lawyers did not read key documents in time and subsequently failed to submit an appeal in a patent case. 159 more words

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