A Moment of Simple Justice - Felony Everything
How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in two cases.
No. 13-0745, Greater Houston Partnership v. Paxton - This dispute arises from a request for the records of the Greater Houston...more
We are all very familiar with the recent incidents that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. These two incidents brought to the national spotlight (yet again) the difficult, split-second decision making required...more
Jan. 19, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about the dramatic rise in undercover investigations and their effect on the legal defense of entrapment....more
Jan. 12, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Did District Attorneys Robert McCulloch and Daniel Donovan fulfill their ethical duties in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner?...more
Nov. 18, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- When adults ignore their Miranda warnings, it's a shame. When kids talk to police officers in the absence of counsel, it's something much worse....more
Greetings, Court fans!
We're back with decisions two and three of OT14 (did you already forget about Lopez v. Smith?) as well as last week's news of cert petitions granted and likely to be granted.
Alien Tort GavelIn July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in...more
On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a...more
As you may have read in our previous blog post, prudent employers should embrace the “righteous whistleblower” in service of their culture of compliance. But what is an employer to do when a whistleblower has engaged in...more
In 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court created a qualified privilege for an employee taking documents to support an employment discrimination suit. However, this past December, in State of New Jersey v. Ivonne Saavedra, the...more
In This Issue:
Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL Disqualification Was Proper and NLRB's New Ruling Could Spell Trouble in Harassment Investigations
Excerpt from Pennsylvania’s Appellate...more
In Woods v. Carey the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case on the recovery of attorney fees in the context of a prisoner defending a judgment on appeal....more
Our Birmingham office had the honor last week of hosting a training conference for those who will be participants in the operation of a new Homeless Court in the City of Birmingham Municipal Court....more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the OIG Report:
During law enforcement operations, state and local law enforcement agencies often seize assets and proceeds from assets linked to criminal activity. The purpose of the seizures...more
The following contains some pertinent information that might be of help to you as you become involved in the criminal justice system as a victim or witness.
Apprehension and Arrest of the Accused
There are three basic...more
In This Issue:
- Employers Need Only Provide (Not Ensure) Meal And Rest Breaks Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. 4th 1004 (2012)
- Employees Did Not Violate Federal Statute By Misappropriating...more
Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more
If you are unsure how to comply with a court order or have been accused of contempt of court or are wondering what could happen if it is found that you did not comply with a court order, then you want to give this your...more
In a case of first impression, the United States District Court considered a crime victim's representative's right under federal law to proceeding free from unreasonable delay. The court granted (1) both the victim's...more
De kritische noot die wij hier kraken ziet op de invoeging van het nieuwe artikel 11a Advocatenwet, en dan met name het eerste lid van het artikel. De formalisering van de geheimhoudingsplicht van de advocaat is een zet met...more
Implementing policies prohibiting race and sexual harassment in the work environment is not enough. Too many employers I come across in my work as a lawyer do not have any form of investigation policy attached to their...more
I wrote this Paralegal Spotlight for Paralegal Today (July/Sept 2010) featuring Ken Berry, a litigation paralegal and award-winning prisoner advocate. Incarcerated for eight years due to a wrongful conviction, Berry turned...more
Accused by a government agency of engaging in criminal activity, Brooke Gray has for months been fighting to be given the constitutional protections usually afforded to the criminally accused: a presumption of innocence, the...more
The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board has accused Brooke Gray of committing the criminal offense of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Rather than initiate a criminal proceeding, however, the Board is seeking...more
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