There are some good wins in the federal circuits from last week, but I think that perhaps the most interesting is U.S. v. Malenya.
The case deals, primarily, with supervised release conditions. ...more
If you are walking back to your car after shopping at the mall and are mugged in the parking lot, you may be surprised to realize that you can sue the owner of the mall. You may also be able to sue your attacker....more
In November 2011, 39-year old Fairfield resident Henry Albert Smith Jr. allegedly entered a branch of Bank of America wearing a mask, robbed a teller and fled the bank. Tipped off by a customer who followed the suspect from...more
“Kick ‘em while they’re down” may have been the motto of some New Jersey residents who were involved in looting during and after Superstorm Sandy. Reports vary from numerous isolated incidents of break-ins, trespassing, and...more
Overview: A California appellate court recently ruled that an involuntary confession motivated by an officer’s false promises of leniency was not admissible at trial. During the interrogation, the officer repeatedly asserted...more