Month: May 2018

New Developments in Ensuring Comfort for Dementia Patients

Many Americans are aware of the fact that advanced dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. Two-thirds of Americans, however, have not assigned someone to speak for them and represent their wishes if and when there is a day they are no longer…

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Mental Illness, Involuntary Commitments, and Guns: What Does Alabama Law Say?

Mental health continues to rise as an important state and national political issue, as it’s now estimated that about 43.8 million adults in America – about 1 in 5 – experience a mental illness on an annual basis. The topic is receiving renewed and much needed attention in light of the recent shooting in a Tennessee Waffle House by a mentally ill man. In that instance, a mentally ill man used an assault rifle to kill four people in Antioch, Tennessee. The gunman had previously been arrested for trespassing near the White House and was known by law enforcement. His weapons were seized by the FBI and were later returned to his father. In turn, his father lets the mentally ill gunman have them back.

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Welcoming Our Awesome Summer Interns!

Martinson & Beason, PC is proud to welcome Lauren Richardson and Will Bridges as interns for the summer of 2018. Will and Lauren began on May 15th and will complete their six-week internship on June 22nd. The firm is proud to offer this opportunity for college students to learn more…

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Join Us for Our Fifth Annual Putt Putt Party!

  Graphic of putt-putt party invitation in Huntsville, Alabama School is out and temperatures are rising! In celebration of the return of summer and Downtown Huntsville, Inc.’s Putt Putt Course, Martinson & Beason, P.C. is pleased to open its doors once again for the fifth annual putt putt party. Join us Thursday, June 14th from 5:00-8:00 at our office, located at 115 Northside Square, for snacks, drinks and putt putt golf.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Anti-Sports Betting Law

Baseball arena filled with fans In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled the federal law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting is unconstitutional and violates the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. This decision comes after a New Jersey law passed in 2014 that rolled back regulations on the state’s casinos and racetracks was brought before the Court. Though New Jersey has passed similar laws, this is the first time a state has successfully challenged the 1992 statute that has kept sports gambling underground and out of the public eye in most of the country.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed in 1992 to protect the integrity of athletes, coaches, teams, and sports leagues. Though the law did not outright ban betting on sporting events, it did prohibit a state or city “to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize” any form of gambling or betting that was based on a sporting event.

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Mo Show Live with Country Music Singer Chris Hennessee

Attorney Morris Lilienthal interviewing Chris Hennessee in Huntsville, AL The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday May 23rd at 3:00 pm Central time and will feature country music singer Chris Hennessee. Morris and Chris will be discussing the music industry, how the industry is changing in the age of digital music, Chris’s career, his new tour, “Wrong End of the Rainbow” and more. Morris and Chris both proudly attended Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Chris Hennessee is a singer/songwriter and a longtime member of the Jamey Johnson band. Chris recently released hit single “Wrong End of the Rainbow” which features vocals from Jamey Johnson and was produced by Jim “Moose” Brown. The full album is anticipated this June. Prior to “Wrong End of the Rainbow” Chris released “Greetings from Hennessee”, “Revival”, and “Hennessee, Like Tennessee.”

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