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Supreme Court Decides College Athletes Fate

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fred Penney, managing partner of Penney and Associates attorney’s, weighs in on the United States Supreme Court case National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al.,. https://www.penneylawyers.com/locations/sacramento/ . The case was decided on June 21, 2021, and concerns whether college athletes can receive compensation or equivalent for educational purposes. In other words, can the National […]

Looking at Self-Driving Car Accidents from an Injury and Criminal Lawyers’ Perspective

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On March 18, 2018, the first known automobile accident death by a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Arizona where a Volvo XC90 SUV struck Elaine Herzberg while crossing the street with her bicycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elaine_Herzberg. As the managing partner of Penney and Associates, Injury lawyers I have thought about the ramifications of this accident for years. How […]

We Haven’t Heard The Last of Roger Stone

  On November 15, 2019 Trump advisor Roger Stone was convicted by a jury for obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements. The trial lasted a week and there were two days of jury deliberations. Prosecutors argued that Stone deserved a longer sentence because of his threats of violence against against witnesses, and Judge Amy […]

The Case Against Harvey Weinstein

Two years after allegations of rape and sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein were published in the New Yorker and The New York Times, opening statements in his trial are about to begin. Hundreds of women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of many types of inappropriate sexual behavior, but the trial will focus on two of his accusers, with four others testifying to show the pattern in his behavior.

What is a Trademark and How Does it Work?

A trademark is defined as “a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others” (USPTO) Trademarks are an essential part of your business.  They represent your goodwill, your reputation, and they’re how people can tell the difference between […]

A Federal Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Is Imminent (And Here’s What You Need to Know)

The White House says that we should soon expect an announcement of a ban on vaping and e-cigarette products. But even as we are anticipating an upcoming federal ban on e-cigarettes and flavored cartridges, a number of states have already issued sweeping bans on the sale of vapes and other vaping products and accessories, implemented […]

What Does it Take to Become a Lawyer?

So, you want to be a lawyer? Lawyers help settle disputes and other legal issues, representing individuals and businesses, as well as organizations and government agencies. In order to join the ranks of lawyers in the United States, you will need to: Finish high school Complete an undergraduate course (a bachelor’s degree) Take the LSATs […]

What is a Civil Law Suit

There are many types of court proceedings in our justice system. They are usually divided into three classes – criminal, civil, and administrative. Each type seeks to address a different kind of issue or complaint. Among the three classifications, civil suits are the most common. Mainly, it is how a person seeks to redress the […]