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Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
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Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
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SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has upheld the conviction of an Andover couple for violation of the Commonwealth’s criminal harassment statute by, among other things, posting fake ads on Craigslist. In brushing...more
..Ahead of the law? In Hidalgo County, Texas, a former sheriff has been sued civilly over allegedly illegal campaign contributions. (He was also criminally convicted of money laundering.) At a civil deposition in the case, a...more
The Command Can Implicate Municipal Liability -
Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the...more
Arizona Court of Appeals (heading)
Immunity under A.R.S. § 12-820.03
Glazer v. State of Arizona, --P.3d--, 2014 WL949114 (Ariz.App. 2014)
This case arises out of a cross-over crash on I-10 south of...more
A notorious drunk driving case continues to draw attention to the legal process in Florida.
Multimillionaire John Goodman was behind the wheel of his black Bentley convertible in the early morning hours of February...more
The Gallaghers sued TUSD and a TUSD school employee, Michael Corum, alleging that Corum sexually abused and/or exploited their developmentally challenged daughter at a TUSD school. The Gallaghers claimed that TUSD was...more
Overview: Deputies shot and killed Shane Hayes inside his home. His daughter filed suit against the deputies and the county for excessive force, Fourth Amendment violations, negligent wrongful death and claims against the...more
A man brought a lawsuit against police officers alleging violations of his Fourth Amendment rights. The officers conducted searches of his car, home, and workplace in connection with allegations that he disseminated indecent...more
Overview: The U.S. Supreme Court recently reversed a Ninth Circuit decision denying qualified immunity to a California police officer in hot pursuit of a suspected misdemeanant. The suspect had entered an enclosed front yard...more
A bill recently introduced in another state is being considered in Alabama also. The proposed legislation would allow police to take cellphones from the parties involved in accidents to check and verify if the person was...more
Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress and,...more
Two police officers are being sued because they entered Charles Smith's home after he stole a $14.99 (presumably, before tax) phone charger from Walgreens. As the Sixth Circuit acknowledged: "But for the want of $14.99 or a...more
Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more
Representation by Hemant Goswami to Chandigarh Administration to file an appeal to the Supreme Court of India
The issue in brief:
Asserting that law does not bestow...more
A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more
The federal court of appeals recently rejected certain public officials’ attempt to avoid liability by claiming qualified immunity. In that case, the parents and children of a shooting victim sued a county and individual...more
Audio Recordings of Police Are Protected By First Amendment According to Two Different Courts Of Appeal.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to Illinois’ 50-year-old anti-eavesdropping law according to trial...more
Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say....more
The mother of slain University of Virginia student Yeardley Love has filed a Wrongful Death lawsuit against her murderer, George Huguely, in the Circuit Court for Charlottesville, VA, according to multiple news outlets. I...more
China does not currently have a comprehensive legal framework to regulate the use and disclosure of personal data or a national level law that delineates how a company can legally collect, process and retain personal data....more
This blogger will be the first to admit that I may have a slight television addiction. I’m routinely behind in my DVR watching (at least we’ve moved beyond the dark ages of the late 1990s when I had to record my...more
Delivered by Michael Kaiser of the Kaiser Legal Group to a national audience in December, 2011, and July, 2012, in conjunction with the National Business Institute's Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Plaintiff's Guide...more
October 3rd marked the official start of the 2011 term for the United States Supreme Court. There are several cases already on the Court’s docket that are likely to impact government liability. This article summarizes...more
Maria Torres, et al. v. City of Madera, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (August 22, 2011)
This case is an important progression in stun-gun-related police liability law, establishing how mistaken-draw cases should...more
Lorena Lopez v. City of Los Angeles Court of Appeal, Second District (June 13, 2011)
This case addressed whether Los Angeles police officers acted reasonably in an incident that led to a fatal shooting. After affirming...more
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