Daily Archives: March 11, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Editors Picks by Josh Crank  
Halliburton Accused of Destroying Evidence in Oil Spill Trial

A Halliburton executive was questioned today over allegations that his company destroyed evidence related to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion of 2010, but insisted he was not personally involved in any coverup. Timothy Probert, now Halliburton’s president of strategic and corporate development, faced several questions about cement samples that were requested but never received by oil giant BP for examination in BP’s internal investigation into the accident. Halliburton was the contractor that developed the cement slurry used in the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Laughing Too Loudly Could Get You Arrested

The joke’s on him — a New York man is facing charges of disturbing the peace after a neighbor complained that he was laughing too loud in his house. The man, who suffers from neurological impairments, could face as much as 30 days in jail for his good humor. Loud people beware — anything from band practice, running a lawnmower or enthusiastic lovemaking could be a violation of noise laws, if it’s annoying enough. How much sound you can make …

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Posted 1 year ago in Litigation Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Sheriff Joe Under Fire for Pink Underwear and Selling Meals

From forcing inmates – even obviously mentally ill ones – to wear pink underwear, to requiring them to pay for their food, Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to be bent on finding new ways to humiliate people who are unfortunate enough to go to prison in Maricopa County, Ariz.   ‘Pink Underwear’ Appeal The U.S. Supreme Court on March 4 refused to hear an appeal by Arpaio’s county in a case brought by the estate of an arrested schizophrenic man who …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Nightmare Cruise Not the First Carnival Debacle

The reports from the Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship that was stranded for days in February without electricity or working plumbing, were viscerally horrific.  One passenger described the experience as just like camping “except crowded and unhygienic.” “People are getting sick because sewage everyone; urine on the floors, waste in bags, and undercooked food, [sic]” the passenger said on Reddit. “Strong fecal and urine stench near the cabins and just a poor environment.” As the public relations repercussions continue to …

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Don’t Let Your Employer Hijack Your LinkedIn Account

While the Phonedog case is the one everyone thinks of when employer ownership of employees’ social media accounts comes up, another case indicates that it remains a very tricky issue. Linda Eagle’s lawsuit against her former employer, Edcomm, over its alleged hijacking of her LinkedIn account may not end well for her, but it serves as an important warning for employees who mingle their business with pleasure when it comes to social media.   ‘Hijacking’ Facts Linda Eagle founded and …

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