Daily Archives: September 21, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Labor and Employment by Lawyers.com   
Job-Hunting with a Criminal Record

There are 65 million adults in the United States with a record of arrest or conviction that can interfere with their ability to find and keep a job. A reported 90 percent of U.S. employers now use criminal background checks for their job applicants. This is up from only 50 percent in 1996. The increased use of background checks results from the ability of computers to discover and reveal even minor or decades-old convictions. Many companies now provide this service. …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird Products Liability by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of the Weird: Dad Shot by Toddler Sues Gun Maker

In July, a California appeals court reinstated police officer Enrique Chavez’s lawsuit against the Austrian gun manufacturer Glock for its “unsafe” design. Chavez is now paralyzed from the waist down because his 3-year-old son got hold of the gun and accidentally fired it, hitting his dad. Chavez, in violation of police policies, had left the gun loaded underneath the front seat of his car, and his son, whom Chavez had not belted into a child seat, was free to explore …

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Amanda Bynes’ Erratic Joy Rides Come to Screeching Halt

Actress Amanda Bynes – best known for her appearance in the 90s in Nickelodean series and later in movies such as “What a Girl Wants” and “Hairspray” – is quickly becoming even better known for her brushes with the law (literally), and her story is instructional for those who think cars are fun toys to drive. After a DUI, two hit-and-runs (including a side-swipe of a cop car), a driver’s license suspension and a car impoundment, Bynes is pushing the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Creepy Cyberstalker Ordered to Pay $4.8 Million

A 72 year-old man who sent emails, texts, calls and unwanted porn to his best friend’s daughter for seven years was found liable for stalking and ordered to pay the victim $4.8 million. James L. Dingwall started harassing and stalking Shaliece Delight Hall, 32, years ago and vowed to continue until police killed him. Dingwall knew Hall because she was the daughter of his best friend. She knew him as “Uncle Jim” while growing up. After her father’s death in …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Larry Bodine  
Do You Have the Roommate from Hell? [VIDEO]

    If you’ve had roommates, the chances are good you’ve had one from hell: leaves dirty dishes lying around, eats all your food, never chips in his or her share of the electric bill on time. A roommate agreement can protect you from an accursed living situation. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains that a roommate agreement will help you avoid disputes before they occur. It should cover issues like: how the rent is divided sharing chores pets boyfriends or …

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