Court Reverses Contempt Citation for Woman Cursing About Delay

BlogCriminal Law / DUI   |   October 31, 2014

An Illinois appellate court reversed a contempt citation against a woman who was heard cursing about unreasonable delays in the courthouse hallways, holding that criminal contempt defendants have the same due process rights as other criminal defendants. In State of Illinois … Continue reading

Top 10 Most-Feared Plaintiffs Firms

BlogClass ActionsPersonal Injury   |   October 30, 2014

Law360, a legal news organization for corporate subscribers, has named a list of “Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms Of 2014.” “They have given the U.S. Department of Justice a run for its money in extracting billion-dollar accords from big banks. They have won … Continue reading

California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform

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California voters will decide on Proposition 46 – The Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors initiative – on the November 4th ballot. Prop. 46 is an initiative to reform the 1975 Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), … Continue reading

Parents Liable for Son’s Facebook Page that Bullied Classmate

Business Law   |  

Georgia’s Court of Appeals revived a defamation and emotional distress lawsuit against the parents of a 13-year old boy who created a fake Facebook page that attacked a seventh-grade classmate for nearly a year. The October 10 ruling held that … Continue reading