Daily Archives: October 16, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Lawyers.com Criminal Law Newsletter

Job Hunting with a Criminal Record There are 65 million adults in the United States with criminal arrest or conviction records. A criminal record can interfere with your ability to find and keep a job, particularly since 90 percent of U.S. employers perform criminal background checks on their job applicants. Is an old arrest or conviction hurting your job hunting? Find Out More…   Blue States Considering Stricter Gun Bans In the wake of a rash of rampage-style mass shootings, …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
City Pays Driver for Running Over a Police Officer

The City Council of Jersey City, N.J., voted in September to settle a lawsuit filed by Joshua Lopez, who had driven his car directly at a police officer during a 2009 traffic stop, trapping the officer against his own squad car, and thus forcing the officer to fire at him. Lopez suffered only an injured hand, but the city has now agreed to give him $26,500 out of fear of “litigation risk.” [The Jersey Journal, 9-13-2012]      

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Feds and Local Cops Conspire to Put Medical Marijuana Sales Out on the Streets

This is part two of a three-part series: Part one: US Attorneys Turn to Intimidation in a War on Medical Marijuana Part three: Trailblazing Medical Marijuana Cooperative Confronts Uncertain Future California’s four U.S. Attorneys are waging their war on medical marijuana without winning a conviction, bringing a case to trial or even filing criminal charges. They find that strong-arm tactics work better. Using a legal maneuver called civil asset forfeiture, they are seizing cash, cars and businesses – without the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit

Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its “Sponsored Stories” program for $20 million, after having the first settlement attempt rejected by a judge in August. The class – which could include up to 125 million Facebook users – accused the social networking site of using their names and/or likenesses without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws against using names for …

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‘Old White Man’ Wins $1.8 Million for Job Discrimination

A former Wisconsin state official won $1.8 million, claiming his boss transferred him to a job 110 miles from his home in order rid the agency of “old white men” and for supporting another worker’s discrimination complaint. Gary Wistrom was an assistant administrator at the state Department of Veteran Affairs. He signed an affidavit in 2010 saying he attended a meeting in which his boss, Ken Black, who is African-American, made a remark about purging “old white men” from the …

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