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A zebra is a wild animal

Aug 3, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

As a matter of common knowledge, a zebra is a wild animal

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,

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