Daily Archives: March 13, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Defense Rests Case in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Now, it’s up to the jury to decide: Does Dharun Ravi deserve 10 years in prison for spying on his roommate with a webcam? Eighteen-year-old Tyler Clementi committed suicide two years ago shortly after he discovered that Ravi, his freshman roommate at Rutgers University, was advertising over the internet a webcam feed he captured of Clementi and other man during a private moment in their dorm room. Following ten days of prosecution witnesses, the defense rested their case yesterday after only a …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Jennifer King  
Residents Allege Radioactive Waste in River Caused Cancer

Were it not for the nearby rivers, St. Louis probably wouldn’t be the major metropolitan area that it is today. The Mississippi River flows past the city to the east, the Missouri-Mississippi confluence is to the north, the River Des Peres is toward the city’s southern border and the Meramec River forms the county’s southern border. Given the expanse of those rivers, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t notice Coldwater Creek, a stream that heads north from St. Louis Airport …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Ada Kulesza  
Pregnant? It Could Cost You Your Job

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found a sharp increase in pregnancy discrimination complaints over the past 10 years. Women complained of violations that ranged from getting fired during pregnancy or immediately after, to being assigned lower-paying positions because of their condition. In Pennsylvania, a chiropractor notified her employer when she found out she was pregnant. She was hospitalized for nearly two weeks with severe morning sickness that nearly led to dehydration. The company fired the mother-to-be and terminated …

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