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Rap videos can’t be used against accused pimp

If a pimp boasts about his activities in rap videos, it seems more than fair that prosecutors be allowed to use his musical performances against him to obtain a conviction.

However, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that the unforgettable “Pimp’n (All I Know)” could not be shown to a jury deciding the fate of a wannabe rapper accused of promoting prostitution.

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Attorney frozen out of $85M class settlement

A Kentucky attorney is probably kicking herself for fumbling her chance to serve as co-counsel in a once-in-a-lifetime class action.

Even more so since the Kentucky Supreme Court a week ago rejected her last, long-shot bid to share in the spoils.

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Home insurer botches jet ski exclusion

An insurance company thought that by excluding coverage for “jet skis” it wouldn’t have to worry about paying injury claims arising from the operation of all sorts of personal watercraft.

It was wrong.

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Ex-NFL punter gets workers’ comp

Maryland’s highest court decided yesterday that former NFL punter Tom Tupa is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for a career-ending back injury suffered in a 2005 pregame warm-up.

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Defendant can’t force mistrial by smacking lawyer

Anthony “Naughty Tony” Montgomery expressed his dissatisfaction with the direction his carjacking trial was headed by socking his lawyer in full view of the jury.

Even though Naughty Tony’s courtroom outburst probably went a long way in convincing the jury that he was a bad guy who needed to be put away, New Jersey courts have decided it was unnecessary for the trial judge to declare a mistrial.

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