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A sip of beer from friend’s cup by 20-year-old was de minimis

Sep 28, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

A sip of beer from friend’s cup by 20-year-old was de minimis.

Indictment for shoplifting three pieces of bubble gum was subject to dismissal

Sep 27, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Indictment for shoplifting three pieces of bubble gum was subject to dismissal.

Trial court has discretion to dismiss prosecution as de minimis

Sep 26, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court has discretion to dismiss prosecution as de minimis.

Alcoholic amnesia is not a defense to crime

Sep 23, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Alcoholic amnesia is not a defense to crime.

Amnesia isn’t incompetency per se

Sep 22, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Amnesia isn’t incompetency per se.

Jury to decide whether plaintiff actually suffers from amnesia

Sep 21, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Jury to decide whether plaintiff actually suffers from amnesia.

It’s unlawful to fake amnesia to refuse to testify

Sep 20, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

It’s unlawful to fake amnesia to refuse to testify.

Defendant’s amnesia didn’t render him incapable of standing trial

Sep 19, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Defendant’s amnesia didn’t render him incapable of standing trial.

Hazing fraternity pledges was not protected speech

Sep 16, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Hazing fraternity pledges was not protected speech.

Fraternities are expected to follow the law

Sep 15, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Fraternities are expected to follow the law.

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