Daily Archives: February 22, 2013 - 5 results


Decriminalizing and Legalizing Pot [Podcast]

  What’s the difference between the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana? Listen in on Lawyers.com reporter Matt Plessner’s podcast. He interviews San Francisco attorney, Matt Kumin, who explains the current laws regarding pot. Kumin tells you what decriminalizing and legalizing weed means and the laws of different jurisdictions. Kumin is the founder of Medical Cannabis Counsel, which defends patient rights and conducts medical marijuana compliance workshops throughout the country. He has litigated the only U.S. tax case on income taxation …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Pastafarians Face Religious Discrimination in New Jersey

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission does not accept the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a deity worthy of a religious-apparel photo wavier. When resident Aaron Williams, 24, arrived at a MVC facility this month to have his driver’s license photo taken, workers refused to snap the picture. Why? “The issue was when Williams went to take his picture for license was wearing a pasta strainer on his head [sic],” according to a police report. Head coverings are forbidden in license photos, unless …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Michele Bowman  
Drew Peterson Sentenced to 38 Years for Wife’s Death

Former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson on Feb. 21 was sentenced to 38 years in prison for killing Kathleen Savio, his third wife, in 2004. He is also reportedly under suspicion for killing his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007. In a dramatic end to a dramatic case, just before the judge sentenced him, Peterson screamed, “I did not kill Kathleen!” “Yes, you did!” a woman in the audience responded. The judge kicked the woman, who was …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Josh Crank  
LeAnn Rimes Sues Dentist for Malpractice

After nine root canals, a tooth extraction, bone grafting and a variety of other dental unpleasantries, it’s understandable that country singer LeAnn Rimes is complaining of pain and suffering. But she also says it’s all due to the shoddy work of Los Angeles dentist Dr. Duane C. McKay, whom she’s suing for damages that include lost income due to her inability to perform. According to the suit, McKay told Rimes that restoring her smile with eight upper front veneers would …

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Doctor Wins $5.7M from Employer for Strip-Search

A doctor who claimed his employer set him up to get arrested on trumped up gun charges and strip-searched in retaliation for complaining about hospital management has won a $5.7 million jury verdict. Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons, an infectious disease specialist, was former chief of staff at WestMed Medical Center in southern California. He and other hospital staff complained about management of the hospital by its corporate owner, Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. One day in the hospital parking lot, Fitzgibbons was …

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