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Cleo Daily, et al., v. City of Phoenix, et al.

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Attorneys John Masterson and Justin Ackerman obtained a summary judgment on behalf of their client in a case involving a police shooting. On April 20, 2013, a man living in the complex, later...more

Defence & Indemnity - December 2016: I. INSURANCE ISSUES A.

by Field Law on

A. An insured killed by a thief driving the insured’s vehicle is entitled to coverage under his S.P.F. 44 Endorsement, notwithstanding that one part of the definition of “inadequately insured motorist” purports to exclude...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #2

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases on June 9, 2016: - Dietz v. Bouldin, No. 15-458: An automobile accident case went to a jury trial in federal district court. Respondent Hillary...more

A Victory For Crime Victims In Eleventh Circuit

by Carlton Fields on

In a decision that will surely have implications for criminal defendants and victims of crimes, on April 18, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ordered federal authorities to disclose correspondence that took place between Palm Beach...more

Legal Updates for Government Entities Covering March and April 2014

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

Audio Recording of Police in Action Found to Be Protected Right under 1st Ammendment

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

$60 Million and Counting – Lessons from Penn State

by Sands Anderson PC on

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

$200,000 Criminal Safety Fine for Company, $90,000 OHSA Fine for Director in Deaths of 4 Workers

by Dentons on

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. On Friday,...more

Prospective Client Questionnaire | Khayoumi Law Firm

by Salim A. Khayoumi on

Prospective Client Questionnaire \ Khayoumi Law Firm | Albuquerque, NM | (505) 333-8613 ...more

Myths About Child Abuse….

by Howard Ankin on

Turn on the TV and it is not hard to hear about the child molestation accusations that were made against Jerry Sandusky in the last two months. If you are like me it is difficult to wrap your mind around the possibility of a...more

Court Properly Awards Contingency Attorney Fees as Restitution

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In People v. Taylor, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District decided a unique case involving a claim for victim restitution under Penal Code Section 1202.4(f)(3)(H). The case was unique in that the...more

Investigating Sexual Assault Claims - Even Private Colleges Are Vulnerable

A recent Tennessee federal jury case involving a private university reminds the academy of the critical need to balance fairly the interests of the accused and accuser in investigating sexual assault cases. While private...more

Judge Awards $1.7 Million in EPA Malicious Prosecution Case

by Ifrah PLLC on

On September 30, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ordered the United States to pay $1.7 million in a malicious prosecution lawsuit to Hubert Vidrine, based on findings that the U.S....more

Unbeatable Logic: An Actual Client Call

The following is a true account of an actual call made by a prospective client (as always, names and details are omitted in order to protect the identity and confidentiality of the caller!): A gentleman called my office,...more

The Model Citizen: An Actual Client Call

The following is a true account of an actual call made by a prospective client (as always, names and details are omitted in order to protect the identity and confidentiality of the caller!): A lady called in order to ask...more

Status & Demand Letter (Legal Research & Writing I College Coursework)

by Jason Spearman on

This is a status and demand letter that was written for my Legal Research and Writing I class. If you see anything that would make my legal writing better please do not hesitate to comment....more

Business Crimes Perspectives - November 2010

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In This Issue: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides whistleblower protection to certain employees who report wrongdoing by a publicly-traded company; A federal district court in Massachusetts has held that Sarbanes-Oxley...more

Illinois Court Holds Dram Shop Act Inapplicable in Automobile Accident Lawsuit

by Howard Ankin on

Generally speaking, in Illinois, lawsuits may not arise from the sale or gifting of alcoholic beverages, since the Dram Shop Act (S.H.A. 235 ILCS 5/6-21) preempts all alcohol-related liability claims. However, where the claim...more

Connick, et al., v. Thompson

Brief of Amici Curiae Alliance Defense Fund and CATO Institute In Support of Respondent

by Cato Institute on

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

Pfizer Agrees to First Neurontin Lawsuit Settlement

by Robert Kraft on

Pfizer, the manufacturer of the epilepsy medication Neurontin has been involved in many claims by plaintiffs who blame the drug for creating suicidal tendencies. One such lawsuit, by a Massachusetts’ man’s survivors, has just...more

Justice for Nepali victim killed in Boston.

by Santosh Giri on

The article deals with the killing of Surendra Dangol in Boston, killed by a gunman, while working in a store (owned by a chain)....more

Hiring an Investigator, what you need to know

No matter what type of law you practice, the chances are that you will need or have needed the services of an investigator. The questions you should ask are, "How do I find one?" "I really did not like the last person I...more

Courts Rule on Important Issues in Drunk Driving Injury Cases: Husband who bought drinks may sue for wife's death; Driver who...

by John Hochfelder on

It’s as simple as A-B-C. The Alcohol Beverage Control Law has long provided that it is a crime to sell alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person. Violation of the A.B.C. Law will expose the seller to a lawsuit for civil damages...more

Long Haul, Inc., et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and For Damages; Demand for Jury Trial

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

Lawson v. New York Billiards Corp.

Memorandum and Order

by Ronald Coleman on

Plaintiffs, a former employee and his wife, filed an action against defendants, a corporation and two officers, alleging breach of employment contract and wrongful discharge, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of...more

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