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Two teachers arrested for sleeping with the same student

Child abuse is always a serious crime.  But when the crime involves two teachers and a 17 year old boy, opinions will differ about whether or not the student was a victim.  His parents will say “yes,” but …

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Auction house sues Rosa Parks’ ex-lawyer over her $10M estate

An auction house in New York says that the actions of Rosa Parks’ attorney cost them a million dollars in fees.  The house was planning to be a part of the sale of her estate, which was worth an estimated $10 …

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Woman may sue planet fitness for booting her for her body

A woman who claims she was told to cover up by a Planet Fitness staffer because her “toned body” was intimidating other patrons has revealed to theGrio that she is considering filing a lawsuit against the gym …

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Women are making amazing strides in the legal profession

Some 21 percent of the top lawyers at the nation’s Fortune 500 companies are women, an increase from 17 percent five years ago, according to a new tally of corporate counsel ranks. That’s up from one woman heading a …

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Law firms in Texas show serious gender gap in promotions

Law firms like to tout their efforts to promote women lawyers. They say they’ve improved at retaining and advancing women lawyers into positions of leadership. But a Texas Lawbook study of 40 of the largest firms in …

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