Visiting Cuba, Exporting Products to Cuba

Visiting Cuba and exporting products to Cuba just became much less complicated.  In an effort to help the private sector in Cuba, the Departments of Treasury and Commerce have implemented new travel and trade regulations, as announced by the President on December 17, 2014.  The changes became effective on January 16, 2015. Travel to CubaRead moreRead more

Recovering Cuban Stolen Property

With full diplomatic relations looming between the United States and Cuba, many are dreaming and planning for the day when they will be able to reclaim property seized and stolen by the Cuban government in the early days of Castro’s revolution.  Will Bacardi seek to return to Cuba?  Will Coca-Cola claim their bottling plant? WillRead moreRead more

Some Parents Can Stay Under New Immigration Executive Order

At long last, many parents of U.S. born children will be allowed to remain here to help raise their children. The recent executive order on immigration contains many positive developments and this is among the most important.  No longer will families be separated and children forced to be raised by older siblings, uncles or aunts. Read moreRead more

Police Brutality Leads To Father’s Death

Thousands of people marched in New York City this past weekend to protest the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the police.  Mr. Garner died by asphyxiation on July 17 when a police officer placed him in a chokehold after being forced to the ground.  The police approached Mr. Garner because he hadRead moreRead more

Muerte De Un Hombre Por Brutalidad Policial

Eric Garner murió por asfixia cuando era sometido por un policía el pasado 17 de julio.  Un policía le apretó el cuello con el brazo con una llave de estrangulamiento.  De acuerdo con la policía, detuvieron a Garner porque había vendido cigarrillos sin licencia.  Garner tenia solo 43 años, era padre de seis hijos yRead moreRead more

Supreme Court Equates DNA to Photos and Fingerprints

The Supreme Court decided today that your DNA is no different than your fingerprints.  In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in Maryland v. King, No. 12-207, that police may take a DNA sample from you at the time of your arrest for a serious crime.  The decision reverses a decision of the Maryland CourtRead moreRead more

Is Prohibition That Far Off? A DUI Nightmare

As most of us know, the legal limit for breath alcohol (BAC) while driving in the District of Columbia and Maryland is currently .08.  And we all remember when it was .10. Now, the National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends that the legal limit be lowered to .05 in an effort to reduce trafficRead moreRead more

Diagnostic Errors Are Leading Cause of Successful Medical Malpractice Claims

A recent study by BMJ Quality & Safety, a publication of the British Medical Journal, found that most successful malpractice claims were based upon a diagnostic error committed by a medical professsional. While many of us first think of cringe-inducing surgical nightmares, including amputations of a healthy leg, the misplaced sponge or surgical tool left in a patient’s body, orRead moreRead more