Daily Archives: July 15, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in gun rights Video by Greg Presto  
Who Is the Second Amendment Foundation? [Video]

  The Second Amendment Foundation. a group far less known than the National Rifle Association and with a fraction of the NRA’s resources, is a major player in defining the right to bear arms, through litigation. Lawyers.com videojournalist Greg Presto interviewed Alan Gottlieb, who founded the Second Amendment Foundation in 1974.  Alan says his group has expanded gun rights for Americans and have had more court victories, outnumbering all the cases filed by all the other gun rights groups combined. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Acquitted but Could Be Charged with Hate Crime

Following his July 13 acquittal in the criminal trial for the second-degree murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman now faces the possibility of civil liability. The jury took two days to deliberate, clearing Zimmerman of both second-degree murder and the lesser offense of manslaughter. He looked stunned during the announcement of the verdict, then smiled as his lawyers congratulated him.   Protests, DOJ Action Follow  The verdict sparked protests around the country on Sunday, and the NAACP has …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Director Wanted To Stop Michael Jackson’s Tour Production

Michael Jackson‘s tour director testified in court last week that he thought production for the “This Is It” tour should have ceased because the pop star was in such bad shape the days preceding his death.  Kenny Ortega told jurors that he was worried “that all that we had worked for together, Michael and I — this dream, this desire — was going to fall away.” “I saw a Michael that frightened me, a Michael that was shivering and cold,” …

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Posted 4 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Josh Crank  
Student Debt Relief Industry Fleecing Borrowers, Report Says

America’s student loan bills have outgrown its credit card bills, and the debt relief industry is clamoring for the business of student borrowers. But according to a report from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), some companies are ripping off those borrowers by charging hefty fees for programs the federal government offers for free. The NCLC used a secret shopper to investigate 10 agencies that advertised student loan debt relief. The investigation found numerous problems with the industry, including the …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Parents Win $7.5 Million for Son Shot Dead By Police

Parents of a 21-year-old who was shot seven times and killed by police won a $7.5 million jury award. Robert Thomas Jr. was standing outside at a party with 60 other people on November 8, 2010 when two Los Angeles County deputies pulled up and frisked Thomas. At trial, the sheriff’s department claimed that Thomas was acting suspiciously then ran away when deputies tried to talk to him. They claimed they shot him after Thomas reached for a gun in …

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