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Imbibing Involuntarily

Apr 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It is no crime to ingest a drug involuntarily, for example, if someone secretly spiked the punch at a party…

Sufficient Vitality

Apr 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Persons in charge of assets of defunct corporation may place on record suggestion of its death, stay progress of suit against it, and even vacate process…

Perpetual Cases

Apr 14, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

There can be no rule 60(b)(2) relief for evidence which has come into existence after the trial is over simply because such a procedure would allow all…

Presumption Of…

Apr 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Prosecutor’s use during closing argument of multiple slides showing defendant’s photograph with a large red “GUILTY” superimposed over his face violated…

Trashed But Not Forsaken

Apr 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In the context of a warrantless search, it is unreasonable for police officers to assume that a poorly maintained home is an abandoned home; there is…

Try to Wring the Bells

Apr 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Playing of music by church bells, without words although music was that of well-known Christian hymns, was not infringement on right of property owners…

Quakes at Snakes

Apr 8, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Employee’s fear of snakes was not ADA-protected “disability,” since her condition did not substantially limit her in alleged major life activities of…

Inconsistent Defenses

Apr 7, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Defendant who did not waiver from alibi that he was an innocent hitchhiker who knew nothing about any marijuana transaction could not claim entrapment…

Tool Rule

Apr 4, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Chapter 7 debtors’ liquor license did not qualify as a “tool of the trade” for lien avoidance purposes; liquor licenses are not personal tools of modest…

Coerced Consent

Apr 3, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Evidence that petitioner consented to search of his home by officers and that he was forced at gunpoint to give officers key to his automobile which…

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