Legal News Headlines 4.21.2010

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Justice Stevens celebrates 90th birthday.
Arizona Immigration bill passes Senate.
Charles Schwab pays settlement over mortgage backed securities.
Supreme Court strikes down law banning animal cruelty videos.

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Legal Self-Help : How to Write an Affidavit

When getting a form for an affidavit at a courthouse, try to fill out the form at the clerk’s office so that there is someone present to answer questions. Write an affidavit and sign it in the presence of a notary with advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on legal self-help.

Expert: Robert M. Todd
Contact: www.wearehdtv.com
Bio: Robert Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

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Exclusive: Sky News Investigates The Legal Drug Market

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Banning mephedrone is just one step in tackling the use of so-called legal highs. The fear is that before long a new drug of choice will emerge, putting more lives at risk. Sky News has discovered Chinese chemical factories already preparing for this. Holly Williams has this exclusive investigation.

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Legal minds debate

A well known attorney says public anger of the decision by the Director of Public prosecution to charge an alleged victim of a supposed botched robbery for murder has been overblown. Martinus Francois claims the DPP did nothing wrong and followed the proscribed rules of the law in matter.
He says barring the facts of the case members of the public should not be presumptuous and let justice takes its course. But another member of the legal fraternity says in the discretionary prosecutorial power of the DPP must take into account the interest of the community in the administering of justice.

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Are you Free Man? This is not legal advice…1/4

To answer the question of ‘what acts and statutes’ are not regarded as law, the answer is none of them. To what Laws do you have to give authority to? Your own. Figure out what they are, then live by them (and serve notice, if you care to change anything for the others that are still slaves to the system…and the future)

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Today’s Legal News Headlines 2/12/2010

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Honda Motor Co., based in Tokyo, Japan, will be recalling an additional 437,000 vehicles in what has become an ongoing, 15-month process that involves cars around the globe. Faulty airbags are the culprit for the recall, which was originally announced in November, 2008. Honda will be replacing driver side air bag inflators that can apparently deploy when too much pressure is applied to them, potentially causing injury or death. Of the additional vehicles that are being recalled, 378,000 are in the U.S., while 41,000 are in Canada and 17,000 in Japan. The total recall from Honda is now affecting 952,118 vehicles in total, including some Honda vehicles that go all the way back to 2001.

A 14-year-old Phoenix girl was locked in a room, starved and abused for two months, and her father and stepmother could face charges of unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping and child abuse, police said Wednesday.

In a move that is sure to have the agriculture industry grimacing and labor-rights advocates cheering, the Labor Department is reversing a Bush administration rule that allowed farmers an easier path to hiring temporary or seasonal foreign workers.

The number of U.S. households facing foreclosure in January increased 15 percent from the same month last year, and a surge in cash-strapped homeowners whove fallen behind on mortgages could be on the way.

More than 315,000 households received a foreclosure-related notice in January, RealtyTrac Inc. reported Thursday. That number is down nearly 10 percent from 349,000 in December, which saw the third highest total since the company began tracking foreclosure data in 2005.

A judge has delayed a ruling on whether Michael Jackson’s father can obtain medical records related to the death of his superstar son.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said Thursday he wants to further consider arguments raised by Joe Jackson’s attorney. He says he will issue a ruling next week.

Sources: Free Republic, Associated Press,

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Foreclosure Litigation With James Kowalski

The paperwork mess muddying home foreclosures erupted last month. But the legal strategy behind it traces to a lawyer’s gambit in 2006 that has helped keep one couple in their home six years beyond their last mortgage payment.

Lillian and Robert Jackson stopped paying on their home in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2004 when business dropped off at their cleaning company. Eviction might have seemed inevitable when they faced a foreclosure hearing two years later.

But their lawyer, James Kowalski, had the idea of taking a deposition from the signer of the mortgage papers. When a document processor for GMAC Mortgage admitted she routinely signed such papers without being familiar with details of the loans, she was tagged as one of a species now known as robo-signers.

It was a first step in the growth of a legal sub-specialty called foreclosure defense that has sown confusion and turmoil in the housing market. Lawyers in the field now commonly use a technique more identified with corporate litigation: probing depositions, designed to uncover any lapses in judgment, flaws in a process or wrongdoing. In the 23 states where foreclosures entail a court hearing, the bank may be ordered to pay the homeowner’s legal bill if a lawyer can convince a judge that the bank has submitted false documents, such as affidavits saying employees personally reviewed the details of loans when they didn’t.
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Legal News Headlines 4/9/2010

Mine rescuers have to abandon search

Toyota exec urged company to come clean in January

Mark Kerrigan indicted on manslaughter charges in the death of his father

Girls charged with bullying enter pleas

Man pleads no contest after killing man who molested him as a child

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