Daily Archives: December 12, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
Federal Court Tosses Illinois Concealed Carry Ban

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday threw out an Illinois law banning concealed handguns, which had been the nation’s only blanket law against concealed carry. Lawmakers will have 180 days to rewrite the law to replace one that judges decided in a 2-1 ruling was in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. In Moore v. Madigan, the court said, “The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which …

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Deadly Street Intersections [Video]

  A black Lexus barreled though a Chicago intersection, killing a little girl who was crossing the street while holding her mother’s hand. Who was to blame for 4-year-old Maya Hirsch’s tragic death? Lawyers.com reporter John McCarthy investigated and found a surprising result that pointed to not only to the driver, but also to the City of Chicago. Steven Hart, the attorney for Maya’s family, shows how the city negligently left an intersection an unreasonably dangerous death trap. This accident …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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Driver Hit by Cop On Lunch Break Wins $1.6 Million

A Michigan man who was permanently injured when his car was struck by a police officer backing out of his own driveway filed suit against the police department and won a $1.6 million jury award. Carl Mennare was driving his wife to her job when Officer Brett Ramsden of the Lansing Township Police Department pulled his police cruiser out of his driveway and hit Mennare’s sub-compact Suzuki. On the day of the crash, Ramsden had stopped at home for lunch …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Sues NBC for Libel

George Zimmerman’s legal team said in October that they planned to sue NBC over its airing of an edited version of the call he made to 911 after shooting and killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. And on Dec. 6, they made good on the threat, filing a lawsuit for defamation against the network and three of its reporters.   New Lawyer, New Website, Same Attitude  Mark O’Mara now has help: Zimmerman has added Jim Beasley, a Philadelphia trial lawyer and …

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