Daily Archives: March 7, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 3 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Clementi Watched Roommates Twitter Feed

A computer analyst provided a glimpse into Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi’s final hours before he jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 22, 2010. Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, faces 15 criminal charges for allegedly using a Webcam to secretly spy on Clementi as he engaged in intimate contact with another man. According to the expert witness, Clementi checked Ravi’s Twitter page 59 times over a 9-day period. Ravi had used Twitter to promote the live …

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Posted 3 years ago in Divorce by Keith Ecker  
Divorcing When Your Home Is Drowning in Debt

Divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging ordeals a person can go through. And in these economic times, more and more divorcing couples are having to deal with the added stress of dealing with a house whose mortgage exceeds the current value of the property, a situation often referred to as being “underwater.” If you or someone you know is struggling with the compound problem of divorce and an underwater property, there are some avenues you can take …

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Posted 3 years ago in Estate Planning by Jennifer King  
5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes After Getting Married

This is the third in a series of estate planning articles from EZLaw™.  EZLaw™ makes it easy to create a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney, or Living Will document, with the guidance of an attorney at a very affordable cost. After the wedding is over and the honeymoon is just a memory, many newlyweds find that it takes six or nine months to settle into their new lives. But there’s still a lot of work to be done after the …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Child Sex Assault Conviction Tossed Because of Juror’s Web Use

A man convicted of child sexual abuse may walk free because someone else spent a few minutes  on Google. Ali M. Abdi was convicted of aggravated sexual assault for touching and raping his then-9-year-old niece in 2006. But one of Abdi’s jurors went online to research his Somalian culture and religion before the trial was over, and used what he found as “information to interpret facts in evidence,” according to court documents. That outside research prevented Abdi from having a …

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