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I am often asked the question, “If you had to do it all over again, would you roll the dice and endure the mental torture and financial strain that law school demands?” Each time I answer with a resounding “YES.” The reason I went to law school was because I…

In early 1987 I had finally completed the training pipeline as a JAGC Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and was ready to begin to practice law. My first assignment was as a military prosecutor, working for the various commands at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. I had lots of…

Social Security has received some bad press recently with many calling Social Security the “new welfare.” Many argue that the system supports those who could work, but choose not to. The myths being perpetrated by the opponents of the Social Security system are unfounded and this unfair characterization simply adds…

A common complaint about lawyers is that they never return client calls or that the client very rarely gets to speak with his or her lawyer. I can relate to that complaint and it’s why I practice law the way I do. When I was a freshman in college, I…

Now that summer is here, many parents and their children are looking forward to the prospect of summer camp. While summer camp is historically viewed as a rite of passage for children, parents view it as both a learning opportunity for children and a productive means of childcare. Although summer…

Learning to drive is an important milestone in a teenager’s life. It is a step closer to complete independence from the teen’s parents and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. A considerable number of Americans become licensed drivers before their 18th birthday, which puts them in a precarious…

Reprinted with permission, this speech was given by John F. Burton Jr., Professor Emeritus Rutgers University and Cornell University. I. Introduction Thank you for the invitation to make a presentation to the 22nd Annual Conference on Workplace Torts & Workers’ Compensation.¹ I am not here to serve as an expert…

In a show of support for workers and law-abiding businesses, the North Carolina House passed a bill that would prevent businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors when in fact they are employees. This misclassification cheats workers from being covered by workers’ compensation laws and allows the cheating businesses to…

We are currently reviewing cases involving the prescription drug Xarelto which is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical and co-marketed by Bayer Healthcare. It is alleged these companies failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of irreversible and fatal internal bleeding when using Xarelto. Usage of Xarelto In 2011,…

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