Daily Archives: January 18, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 3 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
The Internet Goes Black to Stop SOPA and Censorship

A funny thing happened to me today while using Wikipedia. At around 10am EST I got a taste of what Internet censorship must look like. While researching an article using one of my favorite free sites, Wikipedia, it went black on me and showed this message:   At first I panicked: “oh no! I broke Wikipedia!” Then I remembered that today, January 18, 2012, many websites are “blacking out” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that is …

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Posted 3 years ago in Jury Awards by Martha Burns  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are a several items we thought you’d find interesting. Electrocution leads to investigation of Pennsylvania power lines. In June 2009, a Pennsylvania woman died days after she was struck by a power line that fell into her yard. Carrie Goretzka stepped outside to call 911 about the line and was shocked and burned by a live electrical wire that fell from trees. Rescue workers couldn’t help her until a utility crew came to cut off the power. Goretzka’s family …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
BB & Other “Fake” Guns Lead to Very Real Deaths

  Why would anyone carrying what appears to be a weapon ignore a police officer’s commands to freeze and drop the weapon and advance on the officer? It sounds too strange to be true, doesn’t it? It happens, though, and all too frequently as of late.   A Texas teenager armed with a pellet gun was shot and killed by police There have been similar shootings in Ohio and California recently How to prevent these shootings may be just as …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Anne Gallagher  
Patient Receives $65 Million in Punitive Damages Following Hospital Assault

A 34-year old California woman received one of the largest punitive damages awards ever – $65 million – after a jury ruled in her favor in the sexual harassment suit she brought against Encino-Tarzana Regional Hospital, alleging a sexual abuse incident while she was in the hospital.  After only about an hour of deliberations, the jury ruled in favor of Courtney Rosenberg and against the hospital, agreeing that she was abused by a male nursing assistant who had been previously reported …

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