Monthly Archives: October 2013


Posted 4 years ago in Class Actions Products Liability Video by Staff Editor   
Newsbreak: Chicken Jerky Treats Poison Pets [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about a type of chicken jerky treats that is poisoning pets across America. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that these chicken tenders, strips or treats imported from China contain an unknown poison that has made thousands of pet dogs sick and has even killed 500 dogs, which suffered from kidney failure. Recently a class action lawsuit was allowed to proceed in a Los Angeles federal court against a California …

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Newsbreak: Big Beef Against Marriott Hotels [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides a “food for thought” Newsbreak. A man has a big beef against the Marriott International. He’s suing the hotel chain, accusing it of charging for Kobe beef but actually dishing out a much lower-quality meat to his 300 wedding guests in Lincolnshire, Ill. Anthony Schittino claims Kobe beef is from the Wagyu bloodline of cattle from Japan’s Kobe region, raised and slaughtered in a particular way. But Schittino says the U.S.D.A. banned …

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Newsbreak: Video Gamers Sue to Play Online [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about what happens when you tell millions of video game players that they can no longer compete against each other online. Competing online is huge. For example, 5,000,000 people a day use Electronic Arts Internet services to play each other online using Xbox Live, Nintendo Wi-Fi connection and PlayStation Network. Recently, a class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court charged EA with false advertising and breach of warranty for …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Michele Bowman  
Texas Jury Deadlocks Over Rifle Owner’s Resistance

A man carrying an assault rifle on a hike with his son in Texas has avoided a conviction – for now — for misdemeanor interference with the duties of an officer, after he was arrested in a confrontation with a police officer over his response to questions about the gun.     Fight Fire with Fire? A jury in Belton, Texas, on Oct. 18 deadlocked over whether Christopher Grisham interfered with the duties of a Temple, Texas, police officer who stopped …

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Posted 4 years ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Ed Alpern  
Innocent People Fall Victim to Civil Forfeiture [Video]

  Imagine losing your house, your car, or even your money to law enforcement, but not being charged with or convicted of a crime. “The presumption of innocence that applies in every criminal case, which is mandated by the constitution, does not apply in the civil forfeiture arena,” says Matthew Lee, a partner at the law firm Blank Rome in Philadelphia. Civil forfeiture is happening in towns and cites across the country and it is perfectly legal. “The defendant is …

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