Self-Defense

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To the Woodshed: Self-Defense, Defense of Others and Retaliatory Discharge

The workplace can be very tumultuous. Employees working in close quarters inevitably have disagreements, and some employees prove themselves to be disagreeable troublemakers. Workplace bullying is considered by some to be...more

The Sordid love affair of Emmett Corrigan and Kandi Hall

Emmett Corrigan had been blessed with a successful law career, a beautiful wife, and four children all at the young age of 30. Fresh out of law school, he joined a bankruptcy and criminal defense firm in Boise, Idaho where he...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Requiring Showing of Good-Cause for Concealed Carry Permit Violates Second Amendment

Second Amendment Requires States to Permit Some Form of Carry for Self-Defense Outside of the Home - Overview: The Ninth Circuit has ruled unconstitutional a San Diego County policy requiring applicants for a concealed...more

A Bit Too Far: Employee’s Alleged Self-Defense Fails To Sway NH Justices On His Wrongful Discharge Claim

Could an employee be fired by his employer for actions he claimed were done in self-defense? In Leeds v. BAE Systems, No. 2012-599 (November 5, 2013), the New Hampshire Supreme Court found that he could where the employee’s...more

In Fear Of Your Life

Out for a sunny ride on a lazy Sunday afternoon Izzy Skeerd and his family suddenly found themselves surrounded by motorcycles in front, behind and on either side of their sport utility vehicle. One motorcyclist was wearing a...more

Use Of Force Has To Be Justifiable

Arrests often follow a chase, a struggle or even a fight and may require force to subdue a suspect....more

Can you "stand your ground" in Arizona?

As an Arizona criminal defense attorney in Mesa, I have found it interesting how the George Zimmerman trial has created a national debate about the wisdom of so-called "stand your ground" laws. Many states have enacted such...more

There is No Coverage for Fighting in Alaska, Seriously

Late last month, the Supreme Court of Alaska affirmed the lower court’s decision in favor of an insurance company that denied coverage to insured, Kent Bearden, for liability in a civil suit filed by the victim of his...more

The Truth About Standing Your Ground

Misconceptions abound about the controversial Stand Your Ground law in Florida — and the national publicity surrounding the tragic Trayvon Martin case — have only confused matters further. ...more

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