Nine Supreme Court Justices Walk Into a Bar

The U.S. Supreme Court and thigh-slapping humor. This may be the first time you held those two concepts in your brain at once, but it would not be the first for Ryan Malphurs, Ph.D. A jury communications consultant with Tara Trask & Associaties, Malphurs has studied Supreme Court oral arguments of numerous cases and – surprisingly -- found a thread of humor.

The Slow Sinking of Homes in California

First, one home showed signs of stress as cracks formed in its walls. "The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks [its] 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property -- manicured lawn and all -- dropped 10 feet below the street.

Dos and Don’ts for Employer Social Media Policies

Employers continue to live in a state of uncertainty, wondering if the National Labor Relations Board will declare that their social media policies or practices violate the National Labor Relations Act

When a Data Breach Happens: Be Ready, Be Calm, and Preserve Evidence

When it comes to data breaches, things can get pretty complicated pretty fast. But if there are simple themes that arise they might boil down to these: Be prepared, continually make sure you are prepared, engage the right people right away, act appropriately but don’t overreact, and document everything you do as if you’re already answering to an Attorney General.

Lead Levels in Children Reported to Impact 535,000 in U.S.

USA Today recently quoted federal health officials that an estimated 535,000 young children in the U.S. have “harmful levels of lead in their bodies, putting them at risk of lost intelligence, attention disorders and other life-long health problems.”