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The former police chief of Truro, MA faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident in January in Palm Beach County, FL. John Lundborn was police chief in Truro for just five months. He left...more
What is the line between schoolyard bully and criminal? A Colorado teen is about to find out after police recommended assault charges for a 15-year-old who allegedly beat up a girl in the school lunch room.
Apparently India isn’t the only place where girls are sexually assaulted on buses. As six suspects in the fatal gang rape of a student on a public bus in Delhi stand trial, on this side of the world, a jury in Florida awarded...more
A prisoner who called out for his anti-seizure medication for days but was not given them by prison medical providers has won a $12 million jury verdict.
Ray Fox was in an Illinois state prison in 2007 when he suffered a...more
The parents of Robert Champion from Decatur have been offered $300,000 by Florida A&M University to settle a wrongful death lawsuit related to the hazing of their son. The incident occurred in November of 2011 when students...more
There are 28 people killed in car accidents involving drunk drivers every day throughout the United States. Tougher DUI penalties, wider use of sobriety checkpoints and extensive public education campaigns have contributed to...more
Accidents are an unavoidable but often preventable consequence of driving any motor vehicle. Each year, however, motorists in Alabama and across the nation choose to gravely endanger millions of lives, including their own, by...more
Back in 2009, Milwaukee County jail guard James Howard sexually assaulted an inmate. A state court convicted Mr. Howard of two counts of sexually assaulting an inmate. The inmate then sued Mr. Howard in federal court,...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
Milne v. Betts, 2012 ONSC 5565 -
Over 40 years ago, C.M. and T.D. were sexually abused by their uncle, E.B when they visited their grandparents’ home where he lived. When C.M. was 6 years old, E.B. began trying to gain...more
If you have been the victim of a crime, you may have already spent a great deal of time and effort working with police and prosecutors to see that the perpetrator is prosecuted and brought to justice. This process is a...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more
In the past two weeks, the Los Angeles Police Department has been hit with two multi-million dollar jury verdicts for police shootings – one for shooting an unarmed murder suspect and another for shooting and Tasering a...more
On July 23, the NCAA imposed severe monetary and participation sanctions on the Penn State football program with the purpose of bringing about a cultural change at the school.
NCAA President Mark Emmert stated “the...more
We recently reported that Metron Construction had pleaded guilty to criminal negligence in respect of the Christmas Eve 2009 deaths of four workers who fell 13 floors when a suspended work platform collapsed.
An employee of a Long Beach, California medical marijuana dispensary has filed a $1 million claim against the city following a raid in which Long Beach Police officers allegedly used excessive force.
Dramatic footage of...more
K.M.M. v. Roman Catholic Episcopal Corp. of the Diocese of London in Ontario, 2011 ONSC
Starting when she was 7 years old, the plaintiff was repeatedly sexually abused by her parish priest, Father Charles Sylvestre. The...more
In a pair of opinions filed on June 20 and 21, 2012, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals emphasized Pennsylvania’s “firmly established” public policy against providing insurance coverage for criminal and other intentional...more
Today we begin a new feature for Appellate Strategist -- detailed previews of civil cases just granted review in the latest term of the Illinois Supreme Court. This week we will review the late May grants, and the feature...more
M.B. v. 2014052 Ontario Ltd. (Deluxe Windows of Canada), 2012 ONCA 135
M.B. moved to Canada in 2002 and began working at Deluxe Windows of Canada (“Deluxe Windows”) in December 2003 as a commissioned salesperson. She...more
There are lots of reasons why car accidents occur. Distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions, bad weather and poor road conditions are frequently cited as the cause of the thousands of car accidents that injure or kill...more
Abbott Laboratories Inc. pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $1.5 billion settlement for the company’s off-label promotion of anti-seizure drug Depakote.
Depakote may be used only for epileptic seizures, bipolar mania and...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
Two grade-school victims of a predatory gym teacher have been awarded over $4 million in a civil suit against the Sacramento School District, in a trial that sharply questioned the district’s policies to detect and avoid...more
In Wilkinson v. State Farm Lloyds, 2012 WL 89957 (5th Cir. (Tex.) Jan. 12, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that driving past the house of a sexual molestation victim in violation of a criminal...more
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