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SUSPICIOUS CHANGE OF ID

Jul 30, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

When a corporation becomes bankrupt, the temptation to lay aside the garb of a stockholder, on one pretense or another, and to assume the role of a …

UNPREDICTABLE BY NATURE

Jul 29, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The court takes notice that even the most tranquil horse may on occasion give a kick.

PRACTICAL ASPECT

Jul 28, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The purpose of compassionate release statute is not just compassion; it is to save the state money.

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.

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