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|Criminal Law and Health and Safety in the Workplace For Businesses and Their People|
Cynthia R. C. Sefton; Aird & Berlis LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016Anyone in Canada who has the authority to direct how another person does work or performs a task should read, and pay careful attention to, the sentencing reasons of the Ontario Superior Court in what has come to be known as the “swing stage case.” A person with such authority can...
|Technology for Litigators: Pointing and Clicking Our Way Through Trial|
Daniel E. Monnat, Paige Nichols; Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered;
January 26, 2016, previously published by Kansas Association for Justice Journal on November 2015This article focuses on the uses of technology directly related to trial practice. For instance, in what ways are we allowed -- or perhaps required -- to use social media to aid our pretrial investigations of jurors and witnesses? And what technologies might we be allowed or required to use in the...
|University Revises Transfer Policies in Effort to Combat Campus Sex Assault|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
December 30, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2015One Title IX issue that has received considerable attention over the past several months is how colleges and universities should assess the student conduct records of students interested in transferring onto campus. Putting a finer point on it: should a finding that a student engaged in sexual...
|Bequests of Firearms under the New York SAFE Act|
Katherine McCurdy; Boylan Code, LLP;
December 14, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2015A simple bequest in your will is not enough to ensure lawful transfer of a firearm at your death. There are several hoops your executor and beneficiary will have to jump through to make sure the bequest is successful. You will want to make sure they are both as prepared as possible.
|Bowe Bergdahl Has Been Punished Enough Already|
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo;
December 10, 2015, previously published by Daily Journal on Winter 2015Analysis of Military Law Implications and Politics behind Bowe Bergdahl Situation.
|United States Supreme Court Holds that Qualified Immunity Bars Fourth Amendment Claim in Deadly Police Pursuit Case|
J. David Marsey; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
December 10, 2015, previously published on November 2015The United States Supreme Court recently held1 that an officer’s use of deadly force by shooting the driver of a vehicle during a high-speed pursuit did not violate a clearly established Fourth Amendment right, and therefore, the officer was entitled to qualified immunity. In finding the...
|Crime at Florida Colleges and Universities|
Marc Hardesty; Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A.;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015In general, crime on college campuses tends to be lower than the outside world, but it’s still a problem that causes legislators and university administrators to carefully consider what might be done. Since college campuses are perceived to be relatively safe, students can be lulled into a...
|Will the “Yates Memo” Impact Maryland State Prosecutions?|
Steven A. Allen, Elliott D. Petty; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 8, 2015(1) Prosecute and defend on the part of the State all cases pending in the Appellate Courts of the State, in the Supreme Court of the United States or the inferior Federal Courts, by or against the State, or in which the State may be interested, except those criminal appeals otherwise prescribed by...
|Proposed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Would Limit Criminal History Inquiries by Federal Contractors|
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 17, 2015Bills pending in both houses of Congress would make it unlawful for most federal contractors to request a job applicant, whether orally or in writing, to disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment.
|Alas, A New Jersey State Court Fixes Fees|
Louis Niedelman; Cooper Levenson, P.A.;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015In the above case, a motor vehicle accident led to a lawsuit where a Board Certified Neurosurgeon treated the Plaintiff and defense counsel wanted his discovery deposition. The expert set his fee at $1,000.00 per hour with a minimum of $3,000.00 plus a $500.00 preparation fee, unless the medical...