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Losers Weepers

Apr 23, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Common law of finds expresses ancient and honorable principle of “finders keepers…

Icing On the Cake

Apr 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

While a definitive study on general causation is not a prerequisite to the admissibility of an expert opinion, the scientific data an expert relies upon…

Secret Handshake

Apr 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

So long as a statement is knowingly false when made, it matters not whether it is a certification, assertion, statement, or secret handshake; False…

From “Dis” to Disciplined

Apr 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Conduct of disrespectful and confrontational remarks to district judge, which are disruptive and personally insulting to judge, warrants suspension from…

Oblivious Witness

Apr 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Witnesses to a will need not know that the document they have witnessed is a will…

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…

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