Daily Archives: May 2, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Crime Marijuana by Aaron Kase  
Maryland Medical Marijuana Law Signed by Governor

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law today partially legalizing medical use of marijuana. The bill was previously approved by the state Senate in a 42-4 vote. The law comes riding a wave of popularity for liberalization of marijuana laws. In April a national Pew study found that 52 percent of respondents were in favor of outright legalization, and a poll released yesterday by Fox News found an overwhelming 85 percent of Americans in favor of legalization for …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Celebrities Busted [Video]

  Betsy Kim, Editorial Director of Lawyer.com, reports on some celebrities, called onto the carpet and off the red carpet. Police stopped NBC Sunday Night Football sportscaster, Al Michaels, for making an illegal U-turn in Santa Monica. He ended up being charged for driving with a blood alcohol content of over .08. Three Doors Down bassist, Todd Harrell, has been charged for causing a fatal crash while driving under the influence.  Nashville police say he hit a pickup truck which …

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Posted 4 years ago in Marijuana Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
You Can Still Get Fired for Smoking Pot in Colorado

Employees in Colorado can still be fired for testing positive for marijuana, an appeals court ruled last week. Medical use of marijuana has been legal in Colorado since 2000, and the state legalized the drug outright last year when the electorate voted “yes” on Amendment 64. However, Brandon Coats found out the hard way that employees can still get the boot for a positive drug test. Coats, a quadriplegic who uses medical marijuana to control muscle spasms, was fired from …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
‘Loss Prevention’ Isn’t About Saving Your Job

Things can change fast at your job, but one thing hasn’t changed much over the years: employers’ use of “loss prevention” strategies to monitor, prevent, and punish internal theft and fraud. If your employer’s loss prevention department or rep comes knocking, there are some time-tested ways for employees to respond.   Not Your Friend “If you are called into a meeting with loss prevention, that’s a meeting where you need to be very aware that you are being accused of …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
$1.5M to Teen’s Family for Deadly Marina Explosion

The family of a teenager killed while working at a marina in North Carolina in 2008 won a $1.5 million jury award against the manufacturer of equipment that it continued to use even after it was banned. Nate Coppick, 19, was refueling an 80-foot charter boat at the Westport Marina on Lake Norman, using a fuel nozzle with a latch that held the nozzle open. The nozzle malfunctioned and guzzled out 30 gallons of overflowing gas, causing an explosion that …

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