Daily Archives: July 10, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Boston Marathon Bomber Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to a raft of terrorism charges at his arraignment in federal court today. Tsarnaev, 19, will face trial for the April attacks that killed three and injured hundreds. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Tsarnaev is alleged to have carried out the deadly plot with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police after a massive manhunt for the pair in the days following the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Video Your Job & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Fighting the Epidemic of Wage Theft [Video]

  Wage theft. It’s a national epidemic across the country. Minimum wage workers weathered the New York City summer heat to hold a rally to raise awareness and to end the exploitation. Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports. Jonathan Westin, executive director of Fast Food Forward, says wage theft comes in many forms. Employers refuse to pay overtime. Workers are forced to work off the clock. Employees pay for their own uniforms and other things they essential for their jobs. And …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Paralyzed by Collapsed Car Seat Awarded $43M

In the largest verdict in state history, a jury in Vermont awarded $43 million to a woman whose seat back collapsed when her car was rear-ended, leaving her paralyzed. Dzemila Heco, a Bosnian refugee who survived the war in her country and immigrated to the U.S., was stopped at a traffic light in Essex town in 2007 when a car crashed into her from behind. The driver admitted she had fallen asleep. Heco, 51, was left paralyzed. Her lawsuit against …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Traveling by Betsy Kim  
Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Italy? [Poll]

An Italian appeals court has scheduled Amanda Knox’s retrial for Sept. 30. In 2009, Amanda and her Italian boyfirend Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. In 2011, Amanda returned to her home in Seattle after an appellate court acquitted Amanda and Raffaele. In March, Italy’s highest court overturned Knox’s acquittal. It ordered a new appeals court to look at all the evidence to decide if Amanda and Raffaele were …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Sidewalk Chalk Protesters Get Thrown in Slammer

A San Diego man was recently acquitted of vandalism charges for writing anti-bank messages using chalk on the city’s sidewalk. Had he been convicted, Jeff Olson could have faced 13 years in prison. His crime? Exercising his freedom of speech against Bank of America, which has recently been implicated in a foreclosure abuse scandal. Olson was arrested for writing “Shame on B of A” and “No thanks, big banks” in water-soluble chalk on sidewalks outside a branch of the financial …

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