Daily Archives: March 16, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Dharun Ravi Guilty in Rutgers Webcam Trial

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was convicted today of bias intimidation and other charges for spying on his freshman roommate, according to a verdict returned by a New Jersey jury just before noon. The most serious and high-profile charges were the ones related to bias. Of those, he was guilty on various counts of invading privacy with intent to intimidate based on sexual orientation, though he was acquitted of certain charges. He was also found guilty of eight other invasion of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Are March Madness Office Pools Legal?

With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament just gearing up, fans across the country have filled out their brackets and are putting their money down in pools with friends, family and coworkers. But wait a minute– is this even legal? NCAA pools technically illegal in most states, but law goes unenforced Several states have made changes to allow legal gambling on small office pools Make sure you aren’t violating any company rules with your office pool   Legalize it . . …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Bank Exec Pleads Not Guilty to Stabbing Cabbie

A high-level Morgan Stanley official pleaded not guilty earlier this month to theft assault and hate-crime charges, after being accused of stabbing his cab driver while using racial slurs. Cabbie Mohamed Ammar told police that he picked up William Jennings, head of North American fixed-income capital markets at Morgan Stanley, outside a Manhattan charity auction that the banker had arranged. Jennings stands accused of refusing to pay his $204 taxi fare once arriving at his $3.4 million Connecticut home, and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

  Two families win $8 million for Virginia Tech massacre Virginia Tech, the scene of one of the deadliest mass shooting in US history, was ordered to pay $8 million to two families who lost their children that day. The parents of Erin Peterson and Julia Pryde sued the state school for not warning students about the gunman’s earliest shootings that happened more than two hours before the killing spree ended. On April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho …

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