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|Supreme Court Rules Cell Phone Searches Violate Privacy Rights|
David C. Driscoll, Paul T. Stein; Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014The United States Supreme Court ruled recently that cell phones including smartphones cannot generally be searched without a warrant on an arrest by police. The unanimous decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts resolves an issue which had divided lower courts since the advent of the digital...
|FedEx Indictment: Government Seeks to Outsource Criminal Enforcement|
Brianna L. Abrams, Nicholas M. Gess, Nathan J. Hochman; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On July 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 15-count indictment charging FedEx with crimes for allegedly failing to heed warning signs that illegal Internet pharmacies were using FedEx facilities to ship drugs to consumers. United States v. FedEx Corporation, et al.,...
|Five Years Later, No Criminals?|
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Judge Jed S. Rakoff recently delivered a powerful speech at the New York City Bar Association addressing corporate accountability after the 2008 financial crisis. The number of high-level executives criminally prosecuted for fraud related to the crisis is zero. Even though the U.S. federal...
|The Fatal Tracy Morgan Collision Throws Spotlight on the Growing Criminalization of the Traffic Accident|
Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014It came as no surprise that Tracy Morgan sued Walmart last week after the fatal collision on June 7, 2014 between one of the company’s trucks and Morgan’s limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike. Early word that the Walmart truck driver admitted to being awake for more than 24 hours prior...
|Recent Changes to Louisiana's Expungement Law -- Online Criminal Record Searches|
Law Office of Rhett P. Spano LLC;
July 21, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Recently the legislature passed a new law (House Bill 55) that makes many changes to Louisiana’s expungement law. One of the most important changes deals with internet based companies that sell criminal records to employers performing background checks on job applicants. Because even a minor...
|Taking the Fifth - A quick reference|
Law Offices of Charles M. Farano;
July 15, 2014, previously published by Charles M Farano on July 2014Taking the fifth can be more than it seems.
|PLDW Criminal Defense Attorneys Obtain Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Health Care Organization - First in the Nation|
William P. Devereaux; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
July 15, 2014A Rhode Island Hospital and several of its key personnel
were indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges of
conspiracy and scheming to defraud the State of Rhode
Island and its citizens. The charges stemmed from a
federal investigation into the executive directors’ hiring of
|Marijuana and DUI: The Rules Changed|
Jason B. Castle; Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.;
July 10, 2014Arizona has historically taken a zero tolerance approach to individuals consuming marijuana and driving; if you are driving a vehicle and have any trace of marijuana in your system you were prosecuted and convicted. There have been several cases whereby the defense argued and proved that not all...
|Tips for Finding the Best Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer|
The Law Office of James Davis P.A.;
July 8, 2014Find a Jacksonville criminal lawyer is not hard at all. There are lots of lawyers in the city but find the best in the area would require a lot of time and effort. There might be a lot of lawyers, but it is difficult to find the right one to work with. There are some lawyers who are only good at...
|Rochester, New York Adopts “Ban the Box” Criminal Background Check Law|
Aaron Warshaw; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Effective November 18, 2014, the City of Rochester, New York will join various states and municipalities around the country—including Buffalo, New York—that prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s prior criminal conviction on initial employment applications....