The most expensive legal bills in the country

A new study shows the average cost of a domestic violence arrest in the United States is more than $2,000 per day.Domestic violence is one of the most costly legal issues to represent, especially when you’re dealing with a family member, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported in its latest National Lawyer Survey.According to …

How to get your claim dismissed from the death penalty

The court system has become a victim of its own success, with hundreds of thousands of wrongful death lawsuits filed every year.But a new law in Missouri is taking away the death-penalty attorney’s ability to get her case dismissed, in a decision that could put more people at risk of being put to death.The Missouri …

A New York real estate lawyer says he’s not paying any rent for his office

A real estate attorney who was a free agent for months last year says he has not received any payments from the city of New York.According to the city’s website, attorneys may register to represent tenants and landlords through a separate agency.But the attorney says he was unaware that the city had paid him until …

What are the legal terms of a ticket sale?

More than 2 million tickets for sporting events and concerts sold in Dublin this year, and the number of ticket sales across the capital has surged, with more than $1bn spent in the first eight weeks of the year.The number of tickets sold rose to about 6,200, from about 3,400 a year ago, the city’s …

What’s your job at Rocket Lawyers?

Steve Barnes, who was CEO of the law firm Pepper Hamilton, has announced his retirement after 13 years at the firm.Barnes, 51, will leave his role as chief corporate counsel for the firm, which he joined in 2015, and his role with the firm will now be handled by its partner, Robert Neeley.Barnett was appointed …

When an estate lawyer fights for the right to sue for wrongful death

Nursing home abuse lawyers are defending their right to take on wrongful death claims for their clients, and some are arguing that they have a constitutional right to fight the government.The attorney general’s office, which oversees nursing home lawyers, is expected to release new guidelines on Thursday aimed at protecting nursing home families and caregivers …