Daily Archives: May 3, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial Wraps Up First Week

The first week of the wrongful death trial for pop sensation Michael Jackson wrapped up after testimony from a paramedic and a police detective that centered on the singer’s drug addiction and his doctor’s financial debts. Members of Jackson’s family are seeking billions from concert promoter AEG Live for failing to properly supervise his personal doctor, Conrad Murray. Jackson died from a heart attack in 2009 after overdosing on propofol, an anesthetic drug he used to help him go to sleep …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Demystifying the Law Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
Is Marijuana Legal Where You Live? [Infographic]

Lawyers.com journalist Aaron Kase reported that Maryland partially legalized the use of medical marijuana. The Maryland law only allows marijuana to be distributed through public teaching hospitals. It also requires information on patients and caregivers be given to the health department and law enforcement. Despite the law’s restrictive hindrances on access to medical marijuana, this development reflects the shifting attitudes toward the acceptance of legalizing pot. In addition, Aaron reported that Illinois has legalized marijuana for medical use with limitations. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce The Internet & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Don’t Vent on Facebook or Twitter during Divorce [Video]

  During a divorce, no good can come from bad-mouthing your spouse on Twitter or Facebook. Lawyers.com journalist Ed Alpern reports on how the tools of discovery in matrimonial cases have evolved. In the past, divorce attorneys gathered information using subpoenas for witnesses and documents. But now attorneys do a lot of investigation online. Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman, a partner at Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd in New York City, advises clients not to post anything on Facebook that they …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Sheriff Joe Costs Maricopa County Another $1.4M in Lawsuits

An Arizona developer has settled a lawsuit against Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas for $1.4 million. Conley Wolfswinkel had filed suit after his office was publicly ransacked by Arpaio’s henchmen as part of a politically motivated and ultimately unfounded investigation against the Sheriff’s enemies. Corruption investigations that Arpaio and Thomas launched against their political foes in 2008 and 2009 have cost the county $4.2 million and counting in lawsuit settlements. Arpaio’s deputies raided Wolfswinkel’s …

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$6M Award Upheld for ‘Rampant’ Sex Abuse of Deaf and Blind Children

A federal court has upheld a $5.75 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging rampant student-on-student sex abuse at the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind. The lawsuit claimed that a group of older students who called themselves “the ringleaders” bullied, terrorized, assaulted, robbed, gang raped and sodomized younger, smaller students at the school. The parents of the victims blamed the school administration, the state of Hawaii, and school counselors for not providing a safe school environment and for trying …

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