Daily Archives: September 12, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
$222K Verdict in File-Sharing Case Headed for Supreme Court

You might remember KaZaA, a file-sharing site that allowed users to share music. Jammie Thomas-Rasset likely remembers it, and vividly. She was the first person to challenge the recording industry when it began coming after people for sharing music online, and now she has to pay up. After seven years and three trials resulting in different damages awards, the Minnesota woman who used KaZaA in 2005 to download 1,700 songs now owes four record companies $222,000. The 8th U.S. Circuit …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Kate Stafford  
The Final Days of Prohibition for Marijuana [VIDEO]

  In this exclusive video report, Lawyers.com news reporter Kate Stafford speaks with Keith Stroup, attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws . Stroup founded NORML in 1970, and today describes the pitfalls encountered by medical marijuana users traveling to other states. He also explains that up to 50 percent of the annual arrests for possession could be eliminated by following a simple piece of advice: Don’t smoke weed your car. He gives tips …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Laura Kresich  
El Sheriff Joe Arpaio Enfrenta Más Problemas Legales

Una investigación criminal federal de dos años sobre el infame Joe Arpaio, Sheriff de Arizona, por abuso de poder y  mal uso de fondos, fue suspendida a principios del mes. Pero el autoproclamado “sheriff más duro de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica” tiene más problemas legales en camino. Arpaio es celebrado y  vilipendiado a lo largo de todo el país por sus políticas tan duras sobre inmigración, aplicadas en el Condado de Maricopa, en Arizona, apoyando la discriminación por perfil racial, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

Video: Retirees Can Now Get Damages When Cheated Out of Benefits You’ve worked hard for your employer for years, expecting that the company’s pension plan would give you financial security when you retired. Think again. Many companies are now reneging on the promises made to employees and cheating them out of hard-earned benefits. But you may have legal recourse. Find Out More…   Jose Canseco Files for Bankruptcy to Escape Tax Debt Former baseball star Jose Canseco filed for Chapter 7 …

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio in More Legal Trouble

A two-year federal criminal investigation of infamous Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for abuses of power and financial misconduct was dropped earlier this month, but the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has plenty more legal trouble looming. Arpaio is celebrated and vilified through the country for his tough-on-immigration policies in Maricopa County, Ariz., endorsing racial profiling in policy if not in name to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants and turn them over to federal authorities for deportation. However the sheriff is also …

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