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Just because the ducks of a farm use a stream as a toilet doesn’t make them a nuisance

Jul 31, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Just because the ducks of a farm use a stream as a toilet doesn’t make them a nuisance

Though their ancestors were wild and untamed, farm ducks are domesticated

Jul 30, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Though their ancestors were wild and untamed, farm ducks are domesticated

You aren’t responsible for fencing in ducks that happen to use your pond

Jul 29, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

You aren’t responsible for fencing in ducks that happen to use your pond

Ducks aren’t geese

Jul 28, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Ducks aren’t geese

Ducks are “wild birds”

Jul 27, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Ducks are “wild birds”

You can’t accidentally attempt to escape from prison

Jul 24, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

You can’t accidentally attempt to escape from prison

It’s not a criminal attempt to escape where the arrest was unlawful

Jul 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

It’s not a criminal attempt to escape where the arrest was unlawful

Being placed on house arrest doesn’t make your home a penal institution

Jul 22, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Being placed on house arrest doesn’t make your home a penal institution

Surviving motions to dismiss a RICO complaint

Jul 21, 2015 By: Rebecca Spear

RICO practitioners regularly confront pleading challenges erected by both Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft  v. Iqbal,

It’s “escape” even if you don’t make it out of the courthouse

Jul 21, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

It’s “escape” even if you don’t make it out of the courthouse

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