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MIRANDA MOM

Jul 25, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Juvenile’s waiver of his Miranda rights was not rendered unknowing or involuntary solely on basis that he did not have opportunity to speak to his mother …

AVERT YOUR EYES!

Jul 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

That the area is within a home’s curtilage does not itself bar all police observation; the Fourth Amendment protection of the home has never been …

JUST A GLIMMER

Jul 23, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Issue of contributory negligence must go to jury where evidence or reasonable inferences arising therefrom furnish as much as gleam, glimmer, spark, the …

TIPSY COACHMAN RULE

Jul 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The “tipsy coachman” doctrine allows an appellate court to affirm a trial court that “reaches the right result, but for the wrong reasons” so long as …

RANCH RIFT

Jul 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Daughter’s claim for restitution against father based on theory of promissory estoppel for father’s alleged inducement of daughter to work on his cattle …

OUTSIDE THE SCOPE

Jul 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Fast food restaurant employee was not acting within scope of employment at the time he got into a fistfight with customer, and thus, restaurant was not …

OUTHOUSE ALLOWED

Jul 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Comfort station, to constitute nuisance to adjacent landowners, must interfere with enjoyment of life and use of property.

ROCK ‘N ROLL RESTRICTION

Jul 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Settlement agreement between parties subject to restrictive covenant banning commercial use of property, which allowed operation of gardens and museum …

RASH DECISION

Jul 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

High school guidance counselors were not negligent and school district could not be held liable in negligence for rash student allegedly suffered due to …

CAT-OLIC?

Jul 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

For purpose of charges filed with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging employment discrimination because of religion, plaintiff’s “personal …

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