Every law firm has its backroom bench of brilliant workaholic nerds ferocious in their commitment to the law and to their clients. Such a player is Milton Bernstein of Abbott & Windsor. He´s highly valued by the partners for his skills, but untested in the courtroom. Milton´s younger brother, Hal, is his polar opposite - strikingly handsome, a high-school baseball legend in St. Louis who was on his way to the major leagues until he destroyed his prospects in a motorcycle accident. Hal had been, and still is, the adored Bernstein brother - worshipped by his mother, his aunts, and the rest of his family, plus all the high-school and college cheerleaders. Milton has learned to live with his lower star-power while Hal unabashedly admires Milton´s career and happy marriage. Neither brilliant nor driven, Hal has to face up to earning a living. For now he´s killing time as a lifeguard at an exclusive country club. His days at the pool are mostly filled with women, kids, and fantasies about the hot babe called Cherry. But the lives of both brothers are about to change. Cherry, the bombshell third wife of St. Louis´ most shark-like litigator, Leonard Pitt, unexpectedly turns Hal´s advances around. They become lovers. Coincidentally, Milton becomes the attack dog behind litigation to nail Pitt for running an insurance scam on his injured clients. Tangling with the Pitts is a game-changer for both brothers. Everyone is a tool of someone else. The players´ roster widens to include a judge who´s nursed a 30-year grudge against Pitt, the judge´s astute clerk, and a crooked cop. Then Milton suddenly finds himself fielding Hal´s arrest for kidnapping and murder. Played! is fast-moving, fun and, at its core, a story of brotherly love and loyalty. And baseball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Bellantoni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098117/bk_acx0_098117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Compliance in High Profile-Fällen der WTO:Legal Case Management am Beispiel des Airbus-Boeing-Falls Nils Kaienburg
When Lu Spinney´s 29-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, ´´he knows he is not in control as he is taken by force up the ramp,´´ writes his mother, ´´skewing sideways as his board clips the edge and then he is hurtling, spinning up, up into the free blue sky ahead.... ´´ He lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home, holding out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family´s intimate experience. And yet, as personal a book as this is, it offers universal meaning, presenting an eloquent and piercing description of what it feels to witness an intimate become unfamiliar. This is a story about ambiguous loss: the disappearance of someone who is still there. Three quarters of the way through, however, Spinney´s story takes a turn. The family and, to the degree that he can communicate, Miles himself come to view ending his life as the only possible release from the prison of his body and mind. Cutting her last thread of hope, Spinney wishes for her son to die, and yet even as she allows this difficult revelation to settle, she learns that this is not her decision to make. Because Miles is diagnosed as being in a ´´minimally conscious state´´ rather than a ´´persistent vegetative state´´, there is no legal way to bring about his death - a bewildering paradox that Spinney navigates with compassion and wisdom. This profound book encompasses the lyrical revelations of a memoir like Jean-Dominique Bauby´s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as well as the crucial medical and moral insights of a book like Atul Gawande´s Being Mortal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henrietta Meire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010243/bk_blak_010243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book describes the global legal framework for safeguarding the ´´Intangible Cultural Heritage´´ - as defined by the UNESCO Convention in 2003 - and analyses its use in selected countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Each of the contributions has been prepared by high profile experts and strategically addresses countries that are representative for their corresponding area. Our understanding of the term ´´Cultural Heritage´´ has changed considerably over the past few decades, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the concept also includes traditions and living expressions that we inherit from our ancestors and pass on to our descendants. UNESCO has recognised and responded to this change of perspective, creating through the 2003 Convention an international instrument for safeguarding the ´´Intangible Cultural Heritage´´, a notion including oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to produce traditional crafts. New values, practices and heritages were recognized - from the ancient African rituals to the Mexican Mariachi musical expression to the Brazilian Samba and the Mediterranean Diet - all of which convey strong social and cultural meaning for their community´s identity. Intangible Cultural Heritage is a growing, relatively recent field of study and also an emblem of the dialogue between distant populations with different cultures, which is the reason why a comparative approach is the most appropriate basis for conducting an analysis of how the contracting states to the Convention live up to their commitments through national safeguarding measures and enhancement policies or through international cooperation projects.
Everyone wants to live a life full of meaning, purpose, and success. Yet you clutter your mind with limiting thoughts of can´t do this, can´t do that, it´s too high, too far, too greater to achieve. Divided into two sections - Subliminal Affirmations and Laws of Attraction guide - this audiobook will show that your subconscious is the most powerful tool to help alter your life in a positive manner. Negative thoughts are like weeds that grow all the time without any nurturing, since it´s in the human nature to think of negative consequences. On the other hand, positive thinking about health, love, wealth, and success are hard to come by, and like everything worth fighting in this life, they require a lot of nurture and care. This audiobook plans to give you exactly what you need: the means to stay positive through constant affirmations designed to help improve oneself, change a bad behavior, or channel the universe to attract good things in your life. Call it meditation or even self-hypnosis, but the principles stated in the audiobook actually work. It is proven that repetitive constructive affirmations attract positive energies in your life, and that desire is the first step towards achievements. Packed with subliminal affirmations, the audiobook shows that in order to attract opportunities that will improve your health, love life, or even wealth, all you need are few minutes a day to shift your mind through positive affirmations. You can choose to repeat them loud and proud, or they can be repeated in your mind during idle times such as commuting or even taking a shower. Think positive, be confident, and change your life now by taking action and downloading this audiobook. Don´t be a pessimist and navigate away. You can´t achieve any success if your mindset is constantly plagued by negativity. Download this audiobook and improve your life! More daily affirmations topics available at pos 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan McGowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057521/bk_acx0_057521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people think they know what they are doing when they go up against someone else in court. But do you really know what you are getting yourself into? The narcissist values popularity, status, money, power, resources, and false image. Many court personnel also subscribe to these same priorities in their life, and if you weren’t successful in dealing with one narcissist - you surely won’t be able to cope with the lawyer team that your narcissist hired to antagonize you.After popular request by our readers, we devised a series of books to help you navigate the court system. These books are not a substitute for legal advice (we actually strongly advise you to get the best lawyer money can buy); they are intended to make you more aware that things aren’t always what they seem in court.The rules in the criminal court proceedings are not all the same in family court proceedings. You might think that the truth will prevail in family court; everyone else is strategizing how to win the game and bolster their image and success rate. The people in the courtroom don´t subscribe to what you may be fighting for, losing focus on what is important to the court loses you the case.In 20 minutes, this book will teach you how to become more likeable in court; unlikeable people don’t win court cases. Unlikeable people are driven off by the court personnel and by the ex. You must make other people care what happens to you and be invested in your success. You need to pay attention to what matters to be successful in and out of the courtroom, and now is a critical time to do just that.In this Divorce Court series, our other books will help you learn how to handle the personalities that you will come across, how to soothe the stress you are under, what feelings and emotions you experience when going through the court process, how to cope with losses, and learn the strategies that the narcissist is going to use against you that you must be ready for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Nadeau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147793/bk_acx0_147793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Projekttag an der Uni. Ein Freund von Till, Lorenz, bricht mit einer schweren Vergiftung zusammen. Er hatte unwissend ein Päckchen sogenannter ´Legal Highs´ - angeblich legale Drogen mit Zimtgeschmack - über seinen Milchreis gestreut. Luke sollte die Legal Highs, in einem Umschlag versteckt, ausliefern. Offensichtlich missbraucht jemand Luke als Kurier und die Uni als Absender der Drogen. Die Pfefferkörner ermitteln an der Uni: Stella macht eine Hospitanz im Chemielabor und Ramin, Pinja und Till heften sich an die Fersen des Mensakochs.
Ein Mann glaubt die Welt vor Zombies beschützen zu müssen und greift dabei eine Frau tätlich an. Die Beamten müssen sich auf die Suche nach dem selbsternannten Zombiejäger machen. - Auf Grund einer fristlosen Kündigung randaliert ein Fliesenleger in seiner ehemaligen Firma. Die Beamten müssen deeskalieren. - Eine Nachbarin beobachtet einen Einbruch, doch die eigentliche Bewohnerin will den Einbruch nicht bemerkt haben. Was steckt dahinter?
Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions - for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story. Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008584/bk_tant_008584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If want to profit from what Forbes is calling ´´the best ground floor opportunity we’ve seen since the early days of the Internet”, then keep reading....The legal marijuana market is now growing at the same speed as the broadband Internet market in the early 2000s. Certain stocks have risen more than 5,000 percent in the past five years, which means a small $100 investment would now be worth $5,000 or more. And some stocks soared even higher. Maple Lead Green World rose 7,500 percent. Endexx rose 32,000 percent - that’s more than any cryptocurrency.But wait...Aren’t the best days behind us? After all, isn’t marijuana legal in 30 states now? While that’s true, it’s still not legal at a federal level, which means hedge funds, investment banks, and other big players can not get their piece of the pie.But that’s all about to change.States are fighting for legalization. Business insider estimates the legal marijuana industry could be bigger than the soda industry.In this book you will discover:The company making the one thing every single legal pot sale must include (making it a prime takeover target)The single best marijuana REIT available for regular investors (another stock similar to this saw gains of over 9,000 percent in just seven months)Jeff Sessions was previously called the marijuana industry’s biggest enemy - why he is no longer an obstaclePresident Trump’s true stance on pot, which the mainstream media won’t tell you aboutThe Home Depot of the marijuana industry - and a prime takeover target for giant retailers (potential 10X returns from this one stock)An advanced Canadian grower, currently trading under one dollarThree stocks you would have no idea would benefit from a growing marijuana industryThis penny stock just partnered with a leading European grower, which could result in the biggest growth of all 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133436/bk_acx0_133436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal thriller arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a fresh, sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic novel. Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco´s most prominent law firms. Today he´s out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him. As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm´s dirtiest secrets. It doesn´t take long for him to discover that in this trial, ambition, friendship, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role as truth and justice. Brilliantly paced, crackling with energy and suspense, Special Circumstances reminds us why we love to hate lawyers - but can´t get enough of courtroom drama when it´s done this well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080808/bk_acx0_080808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Attorney Olivia Murray hopes her life will get back to normal after a hard fought trial. But she soon finds out that the forces of evil have not given up their pursuit to win the hearts and minds of those in Windy Ridge.An embezzling scandal breaks that rocks the community church to its core. The New Age groups are ready to declare victory when a high profile prosecutor files criminal charges against the local pastor. However, Olivia is not willing to give up on the community she´s come to love. She takes on the defense pro bono knowing it could destroy her career, but it´s a case that she is called to defend.The battle will be fierce, but she´s not fighting it alone. Her friend and fellow attorney Grant Baxter is by her side. Olivia must use all the tools in her arsenal to combat those who seek to destroy the believers in the community. If Olivia can´t prove the pastor´s innocence, more than her career is on the line. The entire community of Windy Ridge could fall to the forces of darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traci Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014950/bk_tant_014950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.