Daily Archives: November 23, 2011 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Minneapolis Settles Lawsuit over Strip-Search for Traffic Violation

Reported by Aaron Kase for Lawyers.com The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay out $76,500 in settlement after a federal judge ruled that plaintiff Recardo Meeks had been illegally strip-searched by police officers following a traffic stop.   Officers pulled down plaintiff’s pants on a city street Judge ruled plaintiff’s civil rights were violated City of Minneapolis settles lawsuit for $76,500   The result of the ruling, says Marsh Halberg, an attorney with Minneapolis firm Halberg Criminal Defense, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
$1.8 Million Settlement for Florida High School Slaying

Last Friday the Miami-Dade School District agreed to pay $1.875 million to the parents of a student who was slain at Coral Gables Senior High School in 2009 by a fellow student. The case bespeaks not just a wanton criminal act and specific negligence, but also the lack of security at public schools generally.   South Florida school district settles claim in student slaying Negligent security a factor in rising public school violence Odds greater than 1 in 1,000 your …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Keith Ecker  
Tort Reform: Fighting Back for Consumers

This is part three of a three-part series. Part one and part two appeared previously this week.   When Ronald Sanders’ wife died of brain damage in a hospital in 2005, he sued neurologist Iftekhar Ahmed. The doctor had ordered Depakote, an anti-seizure medicine, for her but failed to order any blood tests. Sanders went into a coma because the drug’s side effects caused her brain cells to die. At the end of the medical malpractice trial, the jury awarded …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Keith Ecker  
Woman May Lose Same-Sex Spouse’s Death Benefits to Homophobic In-Laws

Sarah Ellyn Farley—or Ellyn as she was known—lay in a hospital bed, coughing up blood, just a few hours from death. The rare form of cancer she had suffered from for more than four years was taking its final toll. Her wife Jennifer Tobits, whom she married in Toronto in February 2006, knew the end was near. But rather than wait by her bedside as Farley succumbed to the disease, she was caught in a bitter feud with Farley’s parents …

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