Daily Archives: May 23, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
Hung Jury in Jodi Arias Penalty Phase

Jurors in the Jodi Arias trial were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after three days of deliberations, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial. The court must now seat a new jury to decide Arias’ punishment for first-degree murder, unless prosecutors cut a deal with her first. Arias’ retrial has already been scheduled for July 18. If a second jury is also unable to reach a unanimous verdict of either death or life in prison, the death penalty will …

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Posted 4 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Openly Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America voted today to lift its ban on openly gay members. The Scouts’ National Council, comprising of around 1,400 members, cast the hotly contested ballot at a conference in Texas today. Up until the moment the results were released this evening it was unclear whether the organization would retain or drop its discriminatory policy. Ultimately, about 60 percent of members voted to drop it. The result is that “no youth may be denied membership in the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Landlord & Tenant by Janet Raasch  
Is It Legal for My Landlord to Shut Off My Utilities?

In most situations, your landlord is not allowed to cut off your utilities. A landlord who wants you to leave can evict you under the terms of the lease or rental agreement, but cannot cut off your utilities. In general, utilities include gas, heat, electricity, and water and sewer – anything that comes out of a pipe or outlet. Utilities often include trash collection as well. In some rental units, they include telephone, cable and high-speed Internet.   Covered by …

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Newsbreak: Mario Williams Sues Ex-GF over Ginormous Ring [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides a round-up of “big” legal stories. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to sue mortgage giants, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, for violating the National Mortgage Settlement. Last year, five of the country’s largest banks and 49 state attorneys general agreed to a $26 billion settlement. The banks were to provide relief to homeowners including mortgage modifications for at-risk borrowers. The banks also agreed to comply with new …

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Ashley Tisdale Gets Restraining Order Against Twitter Stalker

Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale recently scored a restraining order against an alleged stalker who showed up at her house. But before that he’d over-tweeted his welcome as a fan, logging thousands of messages on Tisdale’s Twitter page since November, sending her to the cops with worries about her safety.   Creepy Tweets Tisdale first reportedly grew alarmed when her handlers noticed that one fan had tweeted to her account almost 19,000 times in the last six months. Some of his tweets …

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