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Burning Man Tragedy – Is the Festival at Fault?

Every year thousands of people flock to the desert of Nevada to experience the eccentric community and culture that is the Burning Man festival. However, the festivities were interrupted this year when Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into a blaze of fire and was tragically killed. On this week’s episode of All Things Legal, personal injury […]

Charlottesville and the Consequences of Free Speech

The country has been in shock as backlash has erupted over the recent events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia just two weeks ago. A group of nationalist protesters took to the streets waving Confederate flags and chanting Nazi slogans such as “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.”  The demonstration was met […]

What Should I do in a Bicycle Hit and Run?

Craig Ashton sat down with Edward Schade on a recent episode of All Things Legal to discuss the hit-and-run law that every biker should know. In early June, seasoned bicyclist and running legend Bill Finkbeiner was walking on a bike trail in Sacramento when he was struck from behind by an oncoming bicycle. The bicyclist […]

Does the Communications Decency Act hurt people and businesses?

In this week’s episode of All Things Legal, Craig Ashton discussed the broad and outdated guidelines of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that have since allowed for defamatory statements and the solicitation of illegal acts to have a place on public websites. The CDA was initially installed to prevent minor’s access to the pornographic material; […]

Proposed State Law Bans Use of Smart Phones for Children Under 13

We see smartphones everywhere. In school hallways, at the family dinner table and plugged in at the bedside table. Smartphones, tablets and unfettered Internet access connect us to faraway corners of the world and make life all the more convenient. But how young is too young for a Smart Phone? One Colorado man has decided that […]

The Modern Age of Office Drinking

Our perceptions of office drinking culture have shifted in the last few years. For many companies—often start-ups and agency-like firms—drinking on the job is now considered a perk. On a recent episode of All Things Legal, Craig Ashton speaks about the increasing trend of drinking in the workplace and the legal import of this growing […]

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