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Posted 1 year ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Michele Bowman  
Man Who Bought Drinks for Drunk Driver Faces Charges

A man in Texas is facing possible criminal liability for buying drinks at a bar for a woman who later crashed her car into a couple, killing them. In a situation that plays itself out every night in bars around the world, someone bought drinks for an attractive stranger: Could that simple action become a crime?   Tracking Down a Stranger Kambiz Michael Doran reportedly bought drinks for Nicole Baukus at a bar in Spring, Texas, on the night she …

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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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Jury Orders Strip Club to Pay $10M for DUI Fatality

A Dallas strip club has been blamed for a fatal drunk driving accident that killed a young woman in March 2011. A jury awarded the woman’s family $10 million. After a night at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club, Eric Brent Crutchfield left the club around 2 a.m. heavily intoxicated, jumped into his illegally souped-up Ford truck and ran over 23-year-old Kasey McKenzie, who was walking through the parking lot. Her parents, Gary and Karen, brought a wrongful death civil suit …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Legal Landmines at Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble.   Don’t Expect a Free Ride What if you drink too much and just need a ride home? Is your employer obligated to pay for transportation? Your employer is really only responsible for keeping you safe while …

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