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Friend of Alleged Marathon Bomber Convicted of Obstruction, Conspiracy

Almost a year ago, a federal grand jury indicted two friends of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The charges related to their alleged attempt to dispose of evidence incriminating their chum. (See New Charges in the Boston Marathon Bombing Case.) The verdict for one of the two young men, Azamat Tazhayakov, is in: guilty  Continue Reading »

Am I Infringing My Client’s Newsletter?

Dear Rich: 1) I am an Independent Contractor and web/graphic designer, and my client thinks that I have appropriately shared proprietary information. Do electronic newsletters constitute proprietary information? 2) I forwarded several emails newsletters at the request of a former employee and friend with whom I had collaborated on the newsletter design. Did I unlawfully  Continue Reading »

Stadium Security Lax in LA.; Dodgers Liable for Fan Beating

A Los Angeles jury has returned an $18 million verdict in a civil case against the Los Angeles Dodgers and two men over the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot back in 2011. Bryan Stow, a 45 year-old former paramedic from Santa Cruz, attended a Dodgers-Giants game on  Continue Reading »

501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier

In theory, anyway. That’s because on July 1, IRS introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax exempt status more easily. The new Form 1023-EZ is a mere three pages long (compared with the standard Form 1023 which spans 26 pages.) IRS thinks as many as 70 percent of all  Continue Reading »

Bieber: Misdemeanor Vandalism for Egg-Throwing

Allegations of egg-throwing have never caused such consternation. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that it had charged pop singer and alleged dabbler-in-crime Justin Bieber with misdemeanor vandalism for a January incident. Later in the day, reports emerged that Bieber would plead no contest to the charge in exchange for no  Continue Reading »