Daily Archives: October 4, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML – Advocacy Group Founder on Public Support for Legalization

NORML founder Keith Stroup warns marijuana reform advocates not to sit idly by as support for legalization in the United States swells beyond 50 percent. Speaking this morning in Los Angeles at the 41st annual national conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Stroup stressed the importance of seizing the day. “When we won decriminalization in Nebraska in 1978, we didn’t win another thing until California passed its law in 1996,” Stroup said. “Don’t take the public …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Jennifer King  
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How to Get Out of a Timeshare It seemed like a good idea at the time—buying a share of a pristine condo in a beautiful location for a week every year at the fraction of the cost of purchasing the entire property. Unfortunately, people who buy timeshares might find the real estate isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the property can be a pain to sell once the buyer’s signature is on paper. Find Out More…   University …

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Connecticut Begins Registering Medical Marijuana Patients

Connecticut became the 17th and most recent state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the bill earlier this year; now, just four months later, patients can register for the state-run program. But they’ll need a bit more patience if they want to buy their medicine on the up-and-up. While a valid patient registration immediately protects patients from arrest or prosecution over possession of up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, Connecticut is still putting together its …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of the Weird: The Litigious Society

Francesco Piserchia, 36, filed a $17 million lawsuit in August against Bergen County, N.J., police, and individual officers, for being shot following a wild, high-speed car chase through residential neighborhoods in 2010. Although Piserchia and an associate had nearly hit a squad car and were fleeing on foot after their car crashed, they claim the police had no reason to shoot at them because, just moments before the shots, the men had decided to surrender. (In a separate matter, two …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $5 Million from Doctors for Amputated Legs

A Georgia woman who had so much pain in her feet that she begged to be admitted to the hospital, but was turned away and misdiagnosed with a skin infection won a $5 million jury award against doctors who later had to amputate both of her legs below the knee. On the morning of Thanksgiving in 2008, Ellen Wadsworth, a 61-year-old diabetic, went to the emergency room complaining of excruciating pain in both of her feet, which were also cold …

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