Monthly Archives: June 2014

Extreme sports are more popular than ever, prompting questions about legal liability

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/extreme_sports_are_mo… Extreme sports are more popular than ever, prompting questions about legal liability Last year in West Virginia, 28-year-old Avishek Sengupta was running the Tough Mudder, a grueling 10-plus-mile race littered with merciless obstacles that take participants over blazing pits of fire, through dark trenches and into pools of water laced with electrical wires that deliver 10,000 volts. When Sengupta Continue Reading...

9th Circuit allows class action over prison conditions in Arizona

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/9th_circuit_allows_cl… 9th Circuit allows class action over prison conditions in Arizona A federal appeals court has upheld class-action status in a suit filed on behalf of more than 34,000 inmates in Arizona’s state-run prisons. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the Eighth Amendm ent suit on Thursday, report the Arizona Republic and Capitol Media Services. Continue Reading...

Ex-judge disbarred over relationship with prosecutor during murder trial in her court

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ex-judge_disbarred_ov… Ex-judge disbarred over relationship with prosecutor during murder trial in her court A former Florida judge is losing her license to practice law due to a secret “personal and emotional relationship” she had with a prosecutor trying a capital murder case in her court in 2007. “Disbarment is the appropriate sanction” for former Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner, because Continue Reading...

Son sues dad for identity fraud, seeks over $1M in damages

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/son_sues_dad_for_iden… Son sues dad for identity fraud, seeks over $1M in damages When DeWayne Keith Long tried to purchase a home and discovered his credit was in the toilet, he at first assumed a credit reporting agency had made a mistake. Then he discovered he was the victim of identity theft by his own father-whose name is also DeWayne Keith Continue Reading...

NYC indicts more than 100 suspected gang members in claimed shooting conspiracy

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/nyc_charges_over_100_… NYC indicts more than 100 suspected gang members in claimed shooting conspiracy Two gang members have already been tried and convicted in the Sept. 11, 2011 murder of an 18-year-old high school basketball star, who was shot to death in a hallway near her apartment in a New York City housing project. But Tayshana Murphy’s death was also front Continue Reading...

Fourth District Reverses Relocation

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/2013/02/fourth-district-revers… Fourth District Reverses Relocation The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled [ ] in Eckert v. Eckert, a case in which the lower court granted the Mother’s request for relocation without making any findings, including even a finding that relocation was in the child’s best interest. The Mother had testified that other than the use of a home belonging Continue Reading...

Ex-attorney’s divorce is slowed because he’s serving time under federal witness protection program

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ex-attorneys_divorce_… Ex-attorney’s divorce is slowed because he’s serving time under federal witness protection program Both disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein, 51, and his 40-year-old wife, Kim, are in jail for crimes linked to his $1.4 billion swindle of various investors. But it isn’t her 18-month sentence for concealing assets from a bankruptcy court that’s slowing down their divorce so much as Continue Reading...

2 girls, 12, face first-degree murder-attempt case; police say they hoped to please horror character

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/2_girls_12_charged_wi… 2 girls, 12, face first-degree murder-attempt case; police say they hoped to please horror character Two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin, are facing attempted first-degree murder charges, as adults, after police say they stabbed a 12-year-old friend 19 times after a Friday home sleepover in celebration of a birthday. Given permission by the mom in charge to go play Continue Reading...

Woman loses $13K in juror scam

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/woman_loses_13k_in_ju… Woman loses $13K in juror scam A Florida woman was cheated out of $13,000 by scammers who persuaded her she owed the money because she had failed to perform her jury duty, St. Petersburg police said. Such schemes have been reported throughout the country. In this case, the woman was persuaded to cover the claimed debt through prepaid cash Continue Reading...

Report: Judge went back on bench after court deputies broke up fight with public defender

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/report_judge_went_bac… Report: Judge went back on bench after court deputies broke up fight with public defender A Florida judge told a veteran public defender to step outside the courtroom on Monday, then punched the attorney until sheriff’s deputies broke up the altercation, WFTV reports. Although the incident occurred outside the range of a court camera, it captured audio, including what Continue Reading...
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