Duggar Family

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    Crime, Reality TV

    Josh Duggar Is Not The Only One Who Escaped Prosecution

    According to columnist Tamara Tabo, Josh Duggar himself might have benefited if his parents had handled the first reports of sexual abuse as the law required.

    46 Comments / / May 29, 2015 at 10:32 PM
  • Duggars

    Reality TV, State Judges

    Judge Expunges Duggar Child Molestation Record

    Arkansas state judge makes a curious move regarding the child molestation allegations against Josh Duggar.

    39 Comments / / May 26, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 05.22.15

    Ed. note: Above the Law will not be publishing on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

    * The settlement deal between Target and Mastercard over the 2013 data breach is dead after failing to garner the requisite issuer support. Proposed settlement: $19 million. Years of protracted litigation: Priceless. [Credit Union Times]

    * High school teacher who admitted she and another teacher had a threesome with a 16-year-old student got off — well, legally — with a slap on the wrist. Folks are starting to wonder if her dad being a sitting district judge had anything to do with that. [Times-Picayune]

    * On a similar note, Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo… fame? Is she famous? Whatever. The point is Mama June is toying with suing the TLC Network because they canceled her show over a child molester, but haven’t nuked 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of its brewing molestation scandal. When you consider these hit shows starring inbred hillbillies with molestation issues, remember that TLC stands for “The Learning Channel.” [TMZ]

    * Lawmakers pushing back against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to appoint an independent monitor to investigate police-related civilian killings. One skeptical State Senator proclaims, “What I do know is that it treats police officers different than other citizens.” Yes, because right now the police get the same kid gloves grand jury presentations the rest of us do. [Capital New York]

    * Texas prosecuted 115,782 truancies in a year, levying hefty fines and doling out jail time to kids as young as 12. Well hello there prison-industrial complex! [Al Jazeera America]

    * Are the Yankees and A-Rod gearing up for arbitration… or settlement? I don’t know, why wouldn’t you want to put a warm, likeable guy like him in front of a panel? [Concurring Opinions]

    * Judges must be the loneliest people on social media… [The Daily Record]

    * Merely complaining to your boss is enough to trigger anti-retaliation provisions according to the Second Circuit. So feel free to call up that partner you hate… [JD Supra]

    21 Comments / / May 22, 2015 at 2:02 PM
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    Biglaw, Small Law Firms

    Size Matters: A New Way To Outsource

    What can small law firms learn from the Duggar family from 19 Kids & Counting? Apparently a lot.

    7 Comments / / Jun 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM