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Federal Plea Agreements and Sentencing 101 - The Basics Behind What to Expect in the Manafort Criminal Cases

USA - September 14 2018 This morning, Paul Manafort pled guilty to two “re-worked” Counts lifted from the Indictment in his case and placed into a “Criminal Information”…

United States v. Michael Flynn: A Quick Analysis.

USA - December 1 2017 The news broke this morning that General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Trump, has entered a guilty plea to a single…

Maximum Sentence? Likely Sentence? Confusion Over a White Collar Defendant's Criminal Exposure

USA - November 16 2017 Frequently, in media coverage and legal articles, a defendant, whose case has generated publicity, will be said to face “20 years in prison on each…

What if the plea falls apart? - Use by prosecutors of the defendant's statements made during plea discussions - Prosecution overreach in the case of United States v. Papadopoulos

USA - November 2 2017 The announcement on the morning of October 30 by the Office of the Special Counsel that George Papadopoulos, a member of then-candidate Trump's…

Inspection Of Corporate Records By Shareholders

USA - February 5 2017 The Alabama Business Corporation Law, in its many details, governs the formation and conduct of corporations. This article will focus on the portions…

Fluctuating Workweek Affects Overtime Pay and Retail Data Breach Not Insured

USA - November 3 2016 In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we review a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in addition to a…

Attorneys beware - What you say is not evidence.

USA - October 17 2016 The Bright Star Restaurant has been located in Bessemer, Alabama, since 1907. It is within sight of the courthouse for the Bessemer Division of the…

Race-Based and Sex-Based Employment Discrimination Claims

USA - October 12 2016 In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we review two decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The first…

Arguments - When will they be ignored?

USA - September 27 2016 The only jurisdictional requirement for an appeal to an Alabama appellate court is the timely filing of a notice of appeal. If you file your notice of…

The Americans with Disabilities Act; Title VII

USA - September 16 2016 In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we report on two cases from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The first…