Daily Archives: December 14, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Laura Kresich  
27 Dead in Latest Rampage Shooting [Infographic]

Twenty primary school children and seven adults were murdered on Dec. 14 in a rampage shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Another rampage shooting took place the previous Tuesday in a Clackamas, Ore. shopping mall. The gunman shot three people, two of them fatally, before turning his gun on himself. The number of guns in the United States is growing, and the death toll continues to rise.      

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Scammers Sue Transit Authority Over Imaginary Accident

Six Philadelphia residents were arrested this month for insurance fraud after they sued the local public transit authority, claiming they had been injured in a bus accident. What was the fraud? The bus wasn’t in an accident, and five of the six people weren’t even riding it. Turns out they have cameras on the buses. Oops. The lawsuits began with a woman who tripped while walking to the back of the bus, absent any accident or sudden stop. She sued …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Aaron Kase  
Using Dogs To Search for Teens’ Drugs Could Backfire

When little Johnny takes a sudden and unexplained interest in incense, tie-dye and the Grateful Dead, his parents might feel justified in wondering if their son has started experimenting with illegal drugs. But if they don’t catch him in the act or find any sticks, stems or seeds lying around, how can they know for sure? Some parents think they’ve found the answer: Bring a drug-sniffing dog into the house to detect any pot or other drugs that might be …

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You Can Be Sued for Posting Negative Yelp Reviews

A client who left a bad review on Yelp about a contractor she hired to work on her home is now being sued for defamation by the contractor, who says that she is dodging paying for repairs and waging a libelous campaign on the web against him. The suit points to the increasing danger of saying anything actionable on the Internet.   Reviews Charge Theft, Etc. Jane Perez hired her high school classmate Christopher Dietz to do some work on …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Legal Landmines at Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble.   Don’t Expect a Free Ride What if you drink too much and just need a ride home? Is your employer obligated to pay for transportation? Your employer is really only responsible for keeping you safe while …

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