Daily Archives: October 25, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Real Estate by Lawyers.com   
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite; If They Do, Hire a Lawyer

Most of us grew up thinking that bedbugs were make-believe, like the monster under the bed. Unfortunately, they are not. With the prohibition of the pesticide DDT and the increase in global travel, bedbugs have returned in force to infest dwellings and public spaces throughout the United States. Treatment for bedbugs can be expensive. Laws regarding the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in a bedbug situation vary greatly. A few states and many cities have addressed the issue. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Taxation by Michele Bowman  
Court Says Lap Dancing Isn’t an Art Form

New York’s highest court ruled on Oct. 22 that strip club patrons must pay sales tax on admission fees because the clubs’ featured entertainment does not qualify for the state’s tax exemption afforded to “dramatic or musical arts performances.” But it was a divided court, with the dissenting judges debating the artistic merit of pole and lap dances and arguing there were constitutional problems with the decision.   State Tries to Promote Art New York imposes a sales tax on admission …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Campus Police Shoot Unarmed, Naked Student

A naked student was shot to death by a campus police officer at the University of South Alabama earlier this month, prompting questions of police misconduct and raising the possibility of a wrongful death suit against the officer. Gilbert Thomas Collar, 18, was killed after he approached a campus police station late one Saturday night and began banging on the window. The school police officer who came out to confront Collar described a “a muscular, nude man who was acting …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Amanda Todd Suicide Highlights Cyberbullying Danger

Teenagers hang out on Facebook the same way Baby-boomers hung out at soda shops and Gen-X’ers hung out at the mall. As a result, social media has given bullies a new way to torment their victims, and parents need to be aware of the dangers that lurk online for their teens. Amanda Todd, a Canadian teen who was cyberbullied into committing suicide on Oct. 10, is only the latest in a string of sad cases, from Massachusetts and New York …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Red Lobster Short-Changes Servers to Avoid Obamacare

Sticking it to waiters and waitresses who are already underpaid and overworked is turning out to be business as usual for Darden Restaurants Inc., which owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster. After being sued in September by workers alleging they are being shorted on overtime and even minimum wage, the company reportedly announced earlier in October that it plans to move more of its beleaguered staff from full- to part-time status in order to avoid having to pay for their …

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