Daily Archives: February 23, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Packing Heat? You Can Show it in Philadelphia

A police officer spots a citizen on a crowded city street with a handgun proudly strapped to his hip. The officer draws his own gun, and asks the gentleman to kindly get on the ground (using slightly stronger language.) The man insists that he has the right to carry his gun openly. Who’s right? Open carry legal in Philadelphia with concealed carry permit Man suing city for civil rights violations after being detained for openly carrying Laws vary by state; …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Child Victims of “Choking Game” Awarded $1 Million

Two child victims have won a lawsuit for $1 million in South Carolina after an unqualified 17-year-old camp counselor choked several campers under his supervision, calling it a game. Counselor attacked four campers between the ages of nine and 12 At least 82 adolescents dead from “choking game” since 1995 FBI reports 500 to 1,000 deaths annually from autoerotic asphyxiation   Assault and Battery What was supposed to be a fun trip to summer camp turned into a nightmare for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages Caps

The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state’s highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v. U.S., concerns 20-year-old Michelle McCall, who bled to death while giving her birth to her son. In the lawsuit, McCall’s family alleged that if it were not for the negligence of the medical staff on hand, the young woman would be alive today. A …

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