Daily Archives: May 21, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Jodi Arias Pleads for Life, Promises Good Works From Prison

In spite of a jailhouse interview that suggested Jodi Arias would ask her jury for the death penalty, the convicted murderer pleaded for a life sentence today in a Phoenix courtroom. As the lone defense witness in the sentencing phase of her trial, Arias described the good works she would pursue from behind bars if her life is spared. Though she did not offer any apologies for the murder in her testimony, Arias recognized that her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander was …

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Judge’s Decision Awaited in NYC Stop and Frisk Trial

Closing arguments wrapped up on May 20 in Floyd v. City of New York, the first trial to spotlight New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” law enforcement program, which plaintiffs say amounts to unconstitutional racial profiling.   Data Indicated Problems Stop and frisk is a program used by the NYPD to stop, pat down, and question people who police believe are acting suspiciously. The stops peaked in 2011 at 700,000, according to ABC News, but dropped off in 2012 …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Lawrence Livermore Lab to Pay $2.7M to Laid-Off Workers

Five laid-off workers from the Lawrence Livermore nuclear lab in Livermore, Calif., won a $2.7 million jury award for wrongful termination. The verdict is just the beginning; 125 more laid-off workers are also suing for wrongful firing. The lab, which is operated as a public-private partnership of the University of California and Bechtel Corp. and largely funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, laid off 440 workers in 2008. According to Gary Gwilliam, an attorney for the 130 workers who …

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Posted 4 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
Family Sues Hospital for Violating Do Not Resuscitate Order

All too often, families have to bring lawsuits against hospitals that let their loved ones die through malpractice or neglect. In Florida, the equation has been turned on its head by a woman suing a hospital and nursing home after medics performed traumatic and invasive lifesaving procedures on her mother in specific violation of a do not resuscitate order. Alzheimer’s sufferer Marjorie Mangiaruca, 91, was given CPR, subjected to other interventions and put on a ventilator after she had a heart attack …

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KCTV: Legal Ground Rules for Your Spring Move [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on KCTV, the CBS-affiliated TV station serving Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. discussing your legal rights when you move. Forty million Americans move each year, and this month marks the busiest moving season of the year. As one out of five moves involves a claim for damages, Larry explains some basic ground rules. Property Damage If  your property is damaged in the move, an honest mover will build insurance coverage into the …

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