Daily Archives: July 27, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant

An appeals court in Washington State on June 26 upheld the conviction of Jonathan Roden, the client of a drug dealer whose cell phone the police had seized and then used to entice Roden to arrange a meeting to buy more heroin. The detective initiated the text messaging after finding older texts that suggested he was a client. The Court of Appeals of Washington rejected Roden’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Major League Soccer Manager Nowak Sues Team After Firing

The former manager of the Philadelphia Union, the city’s Major League Soccer team, has filed suit, claiming his ex-employer must pay him for the next two and a half years even though he’s been fired. Although The Union had the right to fire Peter Nowak, the team has to pay him severance for letting him go before his contract expired on Dec. 31, 2015, the ex-manager contends in his lawsuit. He is also seeking pay he would have received if …

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

Couple wins $5.5 million for defective vaginal mesh implant In the first of jury trial of its kind, a woman and her husband won a $5.5 million verdict for permanent injuries caused by a vaginal mesh device. An estimated 47,000 women have had similar mesh products implanted and about 650 women have filed similar lawsuits that await trial. Christine Scott had the Avaulta Mesh surgically implanted to correct a leaky bladder. The device poked through her colon and the tissue …

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