Daily Archives: March 14, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Jury To Begin Deliberations in Rutgers Webcam Trial Today

Following yesterday’s closing arguments by the defense and prosecution in the Rutgers webcam trial, the jury in the case will be charged this morning and begin their deliberations. At stake is whether former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi committed bias intimidation crimes by spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi; a conviction could land Ravi a 10-year prison sentence. Clementi committed suicide a few days after he learned of the spying. Yesterday both the defense and prosecution made their summations to the …

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5 Common Estate-Planning Mistakes When Getting Divorced

Let’s not sugarcoat it: Divorce sucks. Even if you’re happy to end your marriage, it can be a traumatic experience that turns your life upside down. And that’s not surprising, given that divorce shakes up your living situation, your finances and even your day-to-day routine. Even if you’re an organized person, it may take a year or two after your divorce to thoroughly disentangle yourself. Just when you think you’ve finally separated your lives, you’ll get a bill addressed to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Man Who Shot Prowler Won’t be Charged

Prosecutors in Washington state have decided not to charge a homeowner who shot and killed a suspected prowler, even though the intruder may have been drunk and confused, not malicious, when he stumbled onto the rural farm where he died. Barry Parnell had been drinking and gambling for at least five or six hours in the small Washington town of La Center, home to a number of cardroom casinos, before he apparently got lost and staggered onto the 11.5 acre …

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