Daily Archives: July 8, 2013 - 5 results


Know Your Legal Rights Bicycling in the City [Video]

  As commuting can be a hassle, while the weather allows it, more people are riding bicycles. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains what your legal rights are, when you’re cycling in the city. Cities across the country are implementing new programs and laws to make it easier to commute on a bike. Washington, D.C. and Seattle have signals specifically for bicycles. New York City started the largest bike sharing program in the country with 6,000 public bikes. Did you know …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
State of Florida Rests in Zimmerman Trial

The state of Florida on July 5 rested its case against George Zimmerman, the Florida man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.    Did Serino Hurt the State’s Case? Prosecutors ended their case by calling several witnesses in order to introduce recordings of interviews with Zimmerman and of the 911 call made by a neighbor – the call in which screams can be heard in the background, and about which the prosecution was disallowed …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Expert Says ‘Red Flags’ Raised on Michael Jackson’s Doctor

There were red flags that should have warned AEG Live executives that something was off about Michael Jackson’s personal physician, a human resources expert testified last week as the singer’s wrongful death trial stretched into its tenth week. “It was a red flag to me at the beginning of the process,” Jean Seawright said of Dr. Conrad Murray’s salary demands. The doctor had initially asked for $5 million to take care of Jackson in preparation for a major tour and eventually …

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State Can Secretly Track Employees Using GPS

The New York Court of Appeals on June 27 held that while the state’s round-the-clock surveillance of an employee, via a GPS device attached to his car, was unreasonable, using GPS to track employees during business hours is perfectly legit. Ironically, the employee, Michael Cunningham, was a director at the state Department of Labor.   Fun on the Side Cunningham had been working at the DOL for 28 years, according to the opinion, when his employer became suspicious that he …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Red Sox Fan Stabbed by Yankees Fan Wins $4.3 Million

A Red Sox fan who was stabbed through the neck by a Yankees fan won a $4.3 million jury award against the restaurant where it happened. Monte Freire, 45, suffered brain injury and a stroke in the incident. Freire and his friends were at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot restaurant in Branford, Conn., when another customer, John Mayor, told Freire and his friends that based on their accents they sounded like Red Sox fans and that they were in Yankees territory …

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