Monthly Archives: September 2010


Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Secret Sex Stream Behind Rutgers Student’s Suicide

Two Rutgers freshman have been charged with criminal invasion of privacy in connection with the suicide of fellow Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Police say his roommate Dahrun Ravi and Molly Wei secretly used a webcam to transmit a live feed of Clementi having sex with another man. This tragic episode holds almost too many lessons to convey in one story.   Roomate and friend secretly webstreamed student having sex Student committed suicide, thought in response to humiliation of outing Gay …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
CPSC, FDA Warn Against Infant Sleep Positioners

The nation’s top consumer watchdogs are jointly urging parents to stop using infant sleep positioners immediately. The sleep positioners can suffocate an infant who rolls out of position while lying on one. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say the positioners have caused at least 12 deaths in the past 13 years.   Sleep positioners claim to keep infant in proper sleeping position Can suffocate infant who rolls out of position No proof for …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: ERISA

If you’re employed, are recently unemployed or are receiving regular medical treatment, then ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, governs any health and pension benefits you receive from your employer, your COBRA health insurance coverage if you’re unemployed and even the privacy of your medical records. This article will help you better understand your rights under ERISA. ERISA History ERISA is a federal statute, passed in 1974, that created minimum standards for some employee benefits, including …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
Carpool Safety and Insurance Coverage

Summer’s long gone and you’re back to work and your kids are back to school. You carpool to work, and a friend, or possibly someone you don’t even know, is ferrying your kids to and from after-school events like soccer practice. What do you know about their driving habits? What happens if there’s an accident? As we’re finding out, distracted driving laws aren’t reducing accidents.   A carpool accident can easily exhaust the driver’s liability coverage Your UIM coverage is …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Not Guilty and Broke: Getting Defense Costs Back

It’s a nightmare. The Feds have fingered you for a crime you didn’t commit. They insist on putting you to trial no matter what. The jury brings home a quick not guilty verdict. The US Attorney just smirks and walks out of court. You’re vindicated. You’re also bankrupted by legal fees. Don’t count on getting any money out of the law requiring the government to pay your legal bills.   Innocent defendants face Hobson’s choice: plead guilty or go broke …

Read More Leave a Comment