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Eminent Domain Mastodon

Aug 28, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

After alleged taking of property for use for a highway, claimant was owner of unearthed mastodon skeleton and was entitled to damages for conversion thereof.

To each library according to its needs…

Aug 27, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Statement in order of Board of Tax Appeals in passing upon library’s request for funds that library could well use the additional amount sought and that such additional amount would not be one cent more than the library could reasonably spend for its expanded activities did not constitute a finding that the library needed such amount within statute providing that allotment to library should be made according to relative needs of the libraries.

Librarian or Moviestar?

Aug 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Description of librarian in novel was not so closely akin to real-life librarian that reader of book, knowing real person, would link the two

Prisoners right to Law Libraries

Aug 25, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Reasonable restriction placed upon prison inmate’s access to law library because of prior disciplinary action didn’t violate his constitutional right to access it.

Banana Warranty

Aug 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Sale of bananas carried implied warranty that the fruit was wholesome and fit for human consumption at time of purchase by the consumer.

Helicopter did not tresspass

Aug 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A helicopter doesn’t trespass by hovering a sufficient height above property.

Pinatas are toys

Aug 20, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Rabbit pinatas are toys

Skydiving was not an inherently dangerous activity for spectators on the ground

Aug 19, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Skydiving was not an inherently dangerous activity for spectators on the ground

No Cameras in Courtroom

Aug 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court erred in excluding law student’s camera from criminal calendar proceedings

Judges should be as Caesar’s wife

Aug 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It is the duty of all trial judges to be comparable to Caesar’s wife-above suspicion-and to maintain a position of impeccable impartiality.

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