Daily Archives: January 8, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Agents Describe Booby Trapped Apartment of Aurora Gunman

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes sat for day two of a preliminary hearing that will determine whether Holmes, 25, will face a trial for last summer’s shooting spree that killed 12 and injured 58. During testimony by FBI agent Garrett Gumbinner, the court learned details of the explosive booby traps that Holmes set in his apartment before traveling to the theater the night of the shooting. A boombox was set to go off at midnight, Gumbinner explained, which would …

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Prisoners Sue Beer Companies, Blaming Crimes on Alcoholism

A new lawsuit takes aim at beer and wine companies for not warning consumers that they could become alcoholics. Frivolous lawsuit? Or new trend that will let consumers collect millions from liquor companies? The lawsuit seeks $1 billion from Miller Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Coors and other major beer and wine makers for not adding warning labels on their bottles to tell people that alcohol is habit forming and addictive. But here’s the kicker: the lawsuit was brought by five inmates in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Should Gun Show Sales Require a Background Check? [Poll]

Lawyers.com journalist Aaron Kase reported under the Brady Law federal background checks are run on purchasers of firearms. But the “gun show loophole” allows approximately 40 percent of gun buyers to bypass background checks. Only people buying from federally licensed dealers must have background checks, and it’s not required at gun shows. More than 4,000 gun shows are held around the country annually, and 25 to 50 percent of the sellers are not federally licensed firearms dealers. Does this “gun …

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Mortgage Forgiveness Act Extended

As part of the law passed as a last minute escape of the so-called fiscal cliff, Congress extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to the great relief of homeowners who’ve suffered foreclosure.   Injury, but Not Insult First passed in 2007, the act allows mortgage holders to avoid paying income tax on the value lost when they are forced to sell their homes at prices below their market value. Normally, the IRS considers that lost value as a break …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Sandy Hook Lawsuit on Hold, for Now

An attorney who sought to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million following the Sandy Hook massacre has withdrawn his lawsuit request for the time being, citing public backlash. Irving Pinsky, a personal injury attorney in Connecticut, had started proceedings to sue the state on behalf of a six-year-old girl who attended Sandy Hook Elementary, the site of December’s horrific massacre by gunman Adam Lanza that left 20 children and six adults dead. The girl suffered damages from hearing …

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