Monthly Archives: December 2012


Avoid Legal Pitfalls of Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’

In mid-December, Facebook introduced its “Year in Review” feature that allows users, with the click of one button, to publish highlights from their posts, pictures, and “life events” for the past year. Before you click “share,” consider our own look back at the implications of posting on Facebook when you’re involved in sticky situations.    ‘Dangerous Concept’  The feature collects and shares in reverse chronological order your “top” 20 stories from 2012. You cannot choose what those 20 stories are: …

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Minnesota Judge Charged with Christmas Eve Drunk Driving

Be careful on the roads tonight — the holidays are notorious occasions for partygoers who have had a few too many, ignore DUI/DWI laws and get behind the wheel. On Christmas Eve, a judge in Minnesota who allegedly drunkenly crashed his car learned the hard way that the law applies even to those who are usually charged with enforcing it. Michael Vann Sovis, a district judge in Dakota County, was arrested Dec. 24 on two counts of drunk driving after …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Driving & Motor Vehicles by Betsy Kim  
DUI Sobering Statistics [Infographic]

Lawyers.com hopes you enjoy New Year’s celebrations with friends and family. If you include alcohol in your festivities, please plan to designate a driver as driving while intoxicated is not only illegal, but also deadly. Just remember the facts while you enjoy a safe and healthy 2013.

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Government by Michele Bowman  
Consumers Already Falling Off Fiscal Cliff

Automatic spending cuts and tax hikes are set to go into effect Jan. 1, absent a compromise over the budget, and consumers are worried about the impending “fiscal cliff.” President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are still trying to negotiate at the 11th hour. If a deal isn’t reached, there could be serious consequences for consumers.   Another Recession Looms The so-called fiscal cliff refers to the end of 2012, when provisions of the Budget Control Act of 2011 …

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Trooper Suspended after Shocking Roadside Cavity Search

A Texas state trooper is suspended with pay and will face a grand jury next month for conducting a body cavity search of two women on the side of a highway near Irving, Texas, in full view of passing traffic and a male trooper. Angel Dobbs and her niece Ashley Dobbs filed a lawsuit after trooper Kelley Helleson used her fingers to search the women’s vaginas and anuses without asking for consent or explaining that the search was about to …

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