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A Word is Known by the Company it Keeps

Jan 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A word in a statute can be known by the company it keeps.

When actions and statements are inconsistent, actions speak louder than words

Jan 22, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

When actions and statements are inconsistent, actions speak louder than words

The corporate veil can be pierced when the organization is a sham

Jan 21, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

The corporate veil can be pierced when the organization is a sham

It’s hard to hide a person in a couch

Jan 20, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Police can’t reasonably search for persons in a couch.

Witnesses rarely perform perfectly on stand

Jan 19, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Just because a witness makes a mistake doesn’t make the testimony unbelievable.

Constitutional Right to Rock and Roll

Jan 16, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

An ordinance forbidding playing of rock and roll music in municipality infringes on First Amendment rights.

Drafting of Admiralty Complaint Requires Careful Navigation

Jan 15, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Drafting complaint to come within harbor of admiralty jurisdiction requires careful navigation.

Authorities can close your tree-house hotel

Jan 14, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

County was not required to prove actual harm to obtain injunction barring landowner’s commercial use of tree houses on his property

Diet pill company’s misleading claims not saved by qualification in fine print

Jan 13, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A diet pill company’s misleading claims were not saved by qualification in the fine print

Judges shouldn’t use cardboard swords to fight dragons

Jan 12, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A court’s imposition of sanctions should be neither as an “elephant gun to slay a mouse” nor to “wield a cardboard sword if a dragon looms.”

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