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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
A Texas state trooper is suspended with pay and will face a grand jury next month for conducting a body cavity search of two women on the side of a highway near Irving, Texas, in full view of passing traffic and a male...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
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
A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely...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
In the aftermath of the Casey Anthony verdict, there was a certain amount of shock and disbelief that spread over the trial’s followers. Once this initial visceral response had subsided, the verdict itself should not be that...more
If you think child-related shootings and deaths are isolated to gang violence, you are bitterly wrong. Statistics tell us that children are far more likely to be injured or killed at home-- due to an improperly stored gun...more
O relaxamento da prisão ilegal tal como previsto pelo constituinte pode ser conceituado sob aspectos distintos, embora a finalidade seja a mesma: a tutela do direito à liberdade pessoal e da principal faculdade...more
In this issue: The United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010; Update On Tort Reform Caps: Are They Constitutional?; Not Just For Adults Anymore; and The Fully Informative, Yet Fully Understandable, OTC Label.
Excerpt from The...more
If a man is wrongfully convicted and held on death row for 18 years — 14 in solitary confinement — because prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence in his case, is there any reason that courts should keep him from recovering...more
EFF and the ACLU of Northern California filed suit in federal court on January 14, 2009 to protect the privacy and free speech rights of two San Francisco Bay Area community organizations after the groups' computers were...more
Three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were ordered by a federal court judge to cancel their scheduled presentation at DEFCON about vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system, violating...more
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