Patriot Defender legal help touts free speech, gets labeled ‘alarmist’

Patriot Defender legal help touts free speech, gets labeled ‘alarmist’

LEGAL
A Florida-based legal service created last year to help people claiming they were being "canceled" may need its own assistance as it says it was shunned by a social-media giant and a nationally recognized distributor of corporate press releases.The for-profit business, Patriot Defender, was launched in the fall by conservative political commentator James "Buck" Sexton, Florida security expert and businessman Ross Thompson and two other partners.Their idea, Thompson said, was to create a "free speech insurance fund" where people pay a membership fee to then access lawyers and money if their livelihood or reputation is ever "threatened" because of a statement they have uttered, posted or written."The first line of defense should always be our First Amendment. But who comes to the rescue when you stand up and say, 'Hey,…
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Legal Aid is offering attorney help to renters facing prosecution in two OKC ZIP codes

Legal Aid is offering attorney help to renters facing prosecution in two OKC ZIP codes

LEGAL
Legal help is coming to renters facing eviction in two of OKC's most vulnerable areas: the 73111 ZIP code in northeast Oklahoma City, and 73119 in the southwest part of the city."Right to Counsel" is a pilot initiative of non-profits Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc., part of its broader effort to prevent evictions and "the disruption of housing instability." It started last month, but Legal Aid started pushing the program this week on social media, asking allies to post about it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.Legal Aid is also asking churches and other organizations to help get the word out that it "may be able to provide you with free assistance if you qualify and live in ZIP codes 73111 or 73119. Don't wait for your eviction hearing.…
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These Two Cars Are Stolen So Often Insurance Won’t Cover Them

These Two Cars Are Stolen So Often Insurance Won’t Cover Them

INSURANCE
Hundreds of Kias and Hyundais have been stolen in the US in the past few months, causing some major insurance companies to drop their coverage of the vehicles, claiming they're too easy to steal. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Car thieves, with names like the "Kia Boyz," have preyed upon some Kia and Hyundai cars, manufactured between 2011 and 2019 as part of a social media trend called "keyless car thefts."As a result, some major insurance carriers such as Progressive and State Farm are refusing to insure these cars in select cities where theft is rampant, like Denver and St. Louis, hyundai-kia/index.html">according to CNN. 2016 Kia Soul"State Farm has temporarily stopped writing new business in some states for certain model years and trim levels of Hyundai and Kia vehicles because theft…
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Mom Of Idaho Murder Victim Feels ‘Betrayed’ After Attorney Drops Her Case To Represent Her Daughter’s Alleged Killer

Mom Of Idaho Murder Victim Feels ‘Betrayed’ After Attorney Drops Her Case To Represent Her Daughter’s Alleged Killer

ATTORNEY
The mother of an Idaho murder victim says she feels “betrayed” by defense attorney Anne Taylor, who dropped her legal case to represent her daughter's alleged killer. Cara Northington, the mother of Xana Kernodle, told NewsNation that Taylor, the chief of the Kootenai County Public Defender's Office, was representing her on an unrelated drug charge when she suddenly withdrew from the case on Jan. 5. That same day, Bryan Kohberger, the man accused of fatally stabbing Kernodle and three others in a Moscow, Idaho residence on Nov. 13, had his first court appearance with Taylor by his side. RELATED: Prosecutors Believe Snapchat Video Paul Murdaugh Sent To Friends The Night Of His Murder Is 'Critical To The Case'“I am heartbroken because I trusted her,” Northington told NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield. “[Taylor]…
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Insurance companies dropping new Kia, Hyundai policies

Insurance companies dropping new Kia, Hyundai policies

INSURANCE
At least two major insurance companies are not issuing new policies in certain areas for certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Here's what drivers need to know. If you own a vehicle from two manufacturers, you may not be able to have it insured by some major companies, a social media post claim. "Major car insurance companies plan to drop Hyundai and Kia from their plans due to thefts!" the poster claimed in a viral tweet on Jan. 30. Recent online search data also shows that Hyundai and Kia drivers are looking for information about insurance policies. THE QUESTION Have some car insurance companies stopped covering Hyundai and Kia models due to thefts? THE SOURCES THE ANSWER Yes, some car insurance companies have stopped covering Hyundai and Kia…
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6 Tips To Get Started

6 Tips To Get Started

LAW
Amy Catley is the Managing Director at Uptime JurisPagea digital marketing agency for law firms. getty Did you know that digital marketing budgets are increasing year over year? In 2022, spend digital marketing increased by 15.6% of the $521.02 billion spent in 2021. Compare that to traditional marketing, which saw a 0.7% decrease from 2021 to 2022, and you get a clear picture of where you should invest your time and money. And while many law firms lean more traditional in their marketing, putting your money into digital marketing is often a more effective way to get more leads and clients for your law firm. But how do you get started? In this article, I'll go over the importance of law firm internet marketing and give you some tips to…
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