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Nothing is more frustrating than trying to search for news about a specific trial, especially when the mainstream media isn't interested. Now, Case Watchers keeps readers apprised in an easy to read format. Updated daily, Case Watchers provides a summary of the case, links to the latest news stories and comments from readers. Our hottest and most frustrating current trial is the case against Francis Zarro accused of casino fraud in NY. News about this trial has been difficult to find, but our readers are great about letting us know when news is breaking. Other interesting cases include the man with nine wives, a judge on trial for bribery, the Tri-State Crematory case, a teen accused of killing his grandparents, the Seattle spammer trial, two serial killers, hired hits and many, many more. New cases are regularly added and are often suggested by readers. The Jerry Dean trial, covered by…
It was just last Saturday that two light rail trains in San Francisco crashed into one another at a boarding platform in the West Portal station. The accident injured approximately 50 people, possibly more. It seems that the first train crashed into the second train just as it was coming out from under a tunnel. Of the nearly 50 people that were injured, it has been confirmed that four of them have sustained severe injuries. Approximately half of the remaining injuries were moderate while the other half were minimal.Unfortunately, this train accident is not the first that has occurred in the United States this year. In fact, it's one of several that have happened over the course of just a few months. The most deadly accident of the year occurred at the end of June when a moving train crashed into a stationary train in the Washington DC Metro station.…
A Texas abortion law passed last year that requires doctors to show sonograms to patients can be enforced while opponents challenge the measure in court, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturned U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks' temporary order against enforcing the law, saying Sparks was incorrect to rule that doctors who oppose it had a substantial chance of winning their case. The court's opinion systematically dismantles the argument that the Texas law infringes on the free speech rights of doctors and patients, one of the key arguments for not enforcing the law. "The required disclosures of a sonogram, the fetal heartbeat, and their medical descriptions are the epitome of truthful, non-misleading information," the opinion concluded. Sparks ruled in August that several provisions of the state law violated the free-speech rights of doctors who perform abortions…
A bill just signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie promises to help protect the trade secrets of businesses across New Jersey by establishing specific remedies when intellectual property such as a formula, design, prototype or invention is misappropriated. A trade secret is defined by law as information that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. Misappropriation means the acquisition of a trade secret by a person who either knows or has reason to know the secret was acquired by improper means, improper disclosure or use of a trade secret without consent of the trade secret owner. If the holder of a trade secret finds evidence of…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen people have been arrested at the Supreme Court for protesting the resumption of the use of the death penalty in the United States. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg announced the arrests soon after the high court began hearing oral arguments on Tuesday. Those who were arrested will likely be charged with illegally demonstrating at the Supreme Court. Such activities are banned on the court's plaza looking out toward the U.S. Capitol. The protests are timed to mark the year of the 35th anniversary of the execution of Gary Gilmore, who protesters said was the first person executed under the Supreme Court's upholding of the death penalty in 1976. Protesters say there have been 1,277 more executions since then, with at least three more scheduled for this month. 2012-01-17 16:00:53 GMT
WASHINGTON—Under the provisions of a bill approved by Congress and signed into law Tuesday, every 25-year-old American, regardless of prior life commitments, is now legally obligated to enroll in a full year of study at one of the nation's accredited law schools. "This new measure gives us the means to compel 25-year-olds to simultaneously placate their parents, impress their friends with complex-sounding legal jargon, and effectively avoid any real-world responsibilities for another full year," said Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN). "We can think of no better way for our young people to squander their postcollegiate aimlessness." Congress is reportedly seeking further legislation that would provide for an additional nine months of grumbling over LSAT prep, and up to five years of whining about paying off student loan debt.
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