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Giving Christmas gifts was insufficient to support allegation of “bribery”

Dec 19, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Giving Christmas gifts was insufficient to support allegation of “bribery”.

Fish in state waters belong to all the people of the state

Dec 16, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Fish in state waters belong to all the people of the state.

Illegally catching fish doesn’t make them yours

Dec 15, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Illegally catching fish doesn’t make them yours.

Ice fishing shanty on lake during propane lantern explosion wasn’t “property”

Dec 14, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Ice fishing shanty on lake during propane lantern explosion wasn’t “property”.

Defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his fish house

Dec 13, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his fish house.

Failure to check ice fishing line for over an hour while unloading wood was fishing with an unattended line

Dec 12, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Failure to check ice fishing line for over an hour while unloading wood was fishing with an unattended line.

A chimney built so low that it causes smoke to enter a neighbor’s house is actionable nuisance

Dec 9, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

A chimney built so low that it causes smoke to enter a neighbor’s house is actionable nuisance.

Homeowner not liable for trespassers on roof causing bricks to fall from chimney

Dec 8, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Homeowner not liable for trespassers on roof causing bricks to fall from chimney.

Smoke from chimney and smell of mash didn’t justify warrantless search

Dec 7, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Smoke from chimney and smell of mash didn’t justify warrantless search.

House fire was homeowner’s own fault for installing chimney pipe upside down

Dec 6, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

House fire was homeowner’s own fault for installing chimney pipe upside down.

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