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Mo Show Live with Geoffrey Middleton and Nate Klose of TEDxVoyagerWay

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The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 PM central time and will feature Geoffrey Middleton and Nate Klose of TedXVoyagerWay. Morris, Geoffrey, and Nate will be discussing the role of TedXVoyagerWay in our community, the recent events they have hosted, and the types of ideas promoted by TedXVoyagerWay.

TED is a national organization that organizes TED conferences and TED talks. TED is devoted to disseminating “Ideas Worth Spreading.” A TED talk is completed in 18 minutes or less. TED talk speakers have included Roger Ebert, Bill Gates, and Sheryl Sandberg, amongst many more well-known thought leaders. TED talks have gained widespread attention thanks to sharing on social media platforms and YouTube.

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Laws Related to Recording a Private Conversation Between Two Parties

Man holding phone sitting next to woman on computer at wooden deskMichael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, created a firestorm when he recently stated he had recorded Trump when the two discussed potential payments to buy the rights to former Playboy model, Karen McDougal’s claim of an alleged affair with Trump years earlier. (President Trump not only denies the affair, he also denies he and Cohen were discussing a cash payment to McDougal).  In a tweet (predictably), Trump blasted Cohen, asking “What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?” Trump also claimed via tweet that the tape mysteriously stops right before he said “positive things”.

According to court filings, federal prosecutors have a dozen recordings from Cohen, who has done an about-face after first professing his steadfast support for President Trump. Cohen is now facing criminal prosecution for his personal financial transactions, including a payment allegedly made to Stormy Daniels on behalf of President Trump. While Cohen initially stated he would “take a bullet” for the President, he now says his “family and country” come before his loyalty to Trump. Cohen has also reportedly told friends that he does not believe Trump would pardon him if it came to that.  Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s new attorney, confirmed the existence of the tape recording. [Read more…]

Mo Show Live with Tad Thomas, Treasurer of the American Association for Justice

Mo Show Live with Tad Thomas

The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday August 1st at 3:00 PM central time and will feature Tad Thomas, Treasurer of the America Association for Justice (AAJ). Morris and Tad will be discussing how AAJ promotes a fair and effective judicial system and seeks to keep America’s courtrooms open and accessible so that those who have been wronged can seek justice.

The American Association of Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, assists attorneys through a nationwide network to effectively represent clients and obtain a just results. AAJ traces its roots to a meeting on August 16, 1946, in Portland, Oregon where nine attorneys met to found a national organization. AAJ is a trade association with affiliate trial lawyer associations in every U.S. state and territory and also across Canada. [Read more…]

Former Alabama Football Player is Suing the NCAA Over Brain Injury

Les Williams a former Alabama football player is one of over 100 suing the NCAA over brain injuries.

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Was the NCAA Aware of the Long-Term Health Risks Associated with Hits to the Head

According to an NCBI journal article, between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions—a type of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury—occur in the United States each year as a result of sports and recreational activities. Many people fail to realize the serious nature of a “mild” concussion, which can lead to acute cognitive, emotional and physical symptoms. Further, repetitive concussions have been linked to the development of both chronic, traumatic encephalopathy and neurodegenerative disease. One of the activities which bring the very highest risk of concussion is American football. Nearly 80,000 college football players participated in organized college football leagues in 2012, with some studies reporting a higher rate of concussion among college football players as compared to high school football players.

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Mo Show Live with Christy Crow, Alabama Bar Association President-Elect

The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, July 18th at 3:00 PM central time and will feature Christy Crow, the Alabama Bar Association President-Elect. Morris and Christy will be discussing how the Alabama Bar Association serves its members and the public-at-large.

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Real Estate Closings Made Easier at Martinson & Beason, PC

Martinson & Beason, PC App Homescreen With the Huntsville & North Alabama real estate market red hot, the Martinson & Beason, PC real estate department is excited to announce a new closing quote system designed to simplify the process and provide prospective clients with a rapid response. In fact, Valley MLS reports an average sale price of $187,000 with nearly 1,400 active listings.

Closing on your home just got easier thanks to the new closing quote system and iPhone and Google Play apps. The new system launched in June of 2018 and simplifies and shortens the process for obtaining a closing quote. Buyers, Sellers and Agents can now visit the M&B real estate portal for an express quote.

Simply answer a few short questions and select whether the transaction will occur with financing or cash. Those looking to refinance their property can also take advantage of the new system. Prospective clients select from a set of options, such as the Alabama county of the property they are buying, selling, or refinancing, the title needs, the property type, and whether the buyer will live there. Upon submitting, the fee estimate is based on the information provided, and has an itemized description. While the new quote system is intended to provide greater access and rapid response, quotes can still be obtained by emailing closings@martinsonandbeason.com.

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Summer 2018 Interns: Sincere Anderson & Malik Williams

Martinson & Beason, PC is proud to welcome Sincere Anderson and Malik Williams as interns for the second half of Summer 2018.

The firm is proud to offer this opportunity for college students to learn more about the practice of law and working in the legal environment. Each intern has expressed an interest in law and will enjoy a broad exposure to legal concepts in specialties such as personal injury, real estate, and probate.

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Mo Show Live with Horizon Elementary Principal Rodney Richardson

Rodney Richardson and Morris Lilienthal

The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, June 27th at 3:00 PM central and will feature Rodney Richardson, Principal of Horizon Elementary in the Madison City School System. Morris and Rodney will be discussing the state of elementary education, standardized testing, the need for male role models in elementary education, and more.

Rodney is passionate about education and educating young students in particular. Rodney is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and was drawn to Huntsville on a basketball scholarship at Alabama A&M University where he played from 1992 to 1996 under Coach Vann Pettaway. Rodney earned his Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Education Administration while at Alabama A&M University. Rodney also earned an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in curriculum and instruction from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Firework Safety Infographic

It’s always exciting when it’s that time of year to set off a spectacular ball of exploding colors. Fireworks are undeniably beautiful to look at. But did you know that fireworks cause over 20,000 fires per year? This is why we want you to be prepared during this holiday season. Take a look at our infographic on firework safety and be sure to contact us if you have become victim to a burn injury.

 

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After an Accident, “Toughing It Out” Could Hurt Your Case

car accident damageIt is impossible to overly stress the importance of seeing a doctor after any kind of accident. From slipping on a wet floor to a car wreck, having a doctor examine your injuries is vital not only for your personal health but also from a legal standpoint.

Even after an accident, some people don’t like to go to the doctor for many reasons. Maybe they think they can “tough it out” and save some money or they might get anxiety from going to the doctor’s office. No matter the reason, it is vitally important that you go to see a doctor after any accident. Even if you were taken to the emergency room after a car accident and were released with no major injuries, it’s still a good idea to follow up with your personal doctor.

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