Daily Archives: May 17, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Bombing Suspect’s Note May Bolster Pre-Miranda Statements

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly left a note implicating his involvement in the attack, according to CBS News. The discovery of the note could prove critical to the case against Tsarnaev, as questions remain about whether a court will ever see statements he wrote from his hospital bed before he was read his Miranda rights. The note was scrawled on the interior wall of the boat Tsarnaev was hiding in when he was captured, and it said the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Jodi Arias’ Defense Lawyers Can’t Seem to Escape

Jodi Arias’ sentencing mini-trial on May 16 included more tears from the defendant during testimony by her victim’s family, and it was revealed that her lawyers tried to quit – for the second time.   Ethical Dilemma? Defense lawyers Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott on May 14 reportedly told Judge Sherry Stephens they wanted to withdraw from the case. The meeting was not public, with only court minutes documenting the request, so their reason remains a mystery. The first time Nurmi …

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Can You Be Sued for Texting a Driver Who Causes an Accident?

Do you always know what the recipients of your text messages are doing when you text them? An appellate court in New Jersey is considering whether text senders can be held liable when a driver reads a message and gets into an accident with a third party.   Duty Debate In Shannon Colonna’s case, the riders of a motorcycle reportedly sued both her and Kyle Best after Best crashed his pickup into them in Mine Hill, N.J., in September 2009. …

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Blood Alcohol Content Limit for DUI Could Drop to .05%

The legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content should drop to .05% from its current level of .08%, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended this week. Lowering the limit at which a driver is subject to arrest “could reasonably be expected to have a broad deterrent effect, thereby reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities from crashes associated with impaired driving,” the NTSB asserts in its report. About 1.4 million people are arrested for driving under the influence each year. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Creditor/Debtor Crime by Josh Crank  
Calif. Sues JPMorgan Chase for Robosigning Debt Collection Suits

California’s top lawyer has filed a suit against JPMorgan Chase for fraudulent and unlawful debt collection practices. Attorney General Kamala Harris accused the lender of burying California courts in thousands of debt collection lawsuits without verifying the validity of the suits or even serving the defendants with court papers. The suit specifically alleges a widespread practice of robosigning — signing hundreds of pages of legal paperwork without reading them — in JPMorgan Chase’s credit card collection efforts. JPMorgan Chase was …

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