Daily Archives: February 3, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Landscaper injured on the job wins $11.2 million jury verdict A New York landscaper who lost his leg after he was hit by a car while he worked on the side of a road won a $11.2 million jury verdict on January 30. Robert Loja was told by his employer Sleepy Hollow Landscaping to park a trailer on the roadside to unload equipment in 2008. When he went to close the trailer, a car driven by Eileen Lavelle hit a …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Ada Kulesza  
What Happens to Your Facebook Account When You Die?

In 2005, college student Loren Williams was killed in a motorcycle accident. His grieving mother, yearning to feel closer to her son, wanted to use his Facebook page. More than just seeing the site, she wanted to see his correspondence, to read his messages, in hopes of understanding her son better. A 25-year-old federal law, however, barred her from accessing his account. See also: Podcast: Accessing Your Family Member’s Facebook Account after They Die Video: Planning for Your Social Media …

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Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Richard Dahl  
Tenants Facing Escalating Eviction Pressures

To the surprise of many celebrity hounds, rock star Courtney Love recently emerged victorious in a battle with her New York City landlord who was trying to evict her. New York City Housing Court Judge Jean T. Schneider issued a decision  on Jan. 17 to dismiss a petition filed with the court last November by Love’s landlord, Donna Lyon, seeking rent money and an eviction. According to the initial lease agreement, Love was required to pay her first six months’ …

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