A federal appeals court decided yesterday that a confidential informant could wear a wig and fake mustache when he testified against an alleged member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
A California home care worker suffered serious stab wounds in 2008 when an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient suddenly turned on her.
This week, a state court ruled that the caregiver assumed the risk of her injuries.
The 3rd Circuit decided yesterday that a Pennsylvania woman’s fen-phen suit was barred under the explicit terms of a 1999 class settlement of diet drug claims by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
An Idaho prison guard will not be receiving workers’ compensation benefits after failing to show that the plaque rupture that caused his heart attack was triggered by events that occurred after he arrived at work.
There’s been plenty of litigation over whether a nursing home arbitration clause executed by a medical power of attorney is enforceable.
Yesterday, West Virginia’s highest court addressed the more novel issue of whether a health care surrogate can bind a patient or her estate to arbitration.
Police caught a Minnesota man tooling down the road with a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit.
But the man doesn’t have to worry about serious criminal charges because Minnesota courts have decided that his Segway isn’t a motor vehicle under the state’s drunk driving laws.
Is there anyone to sue when a child dies because of an unsafe condition on one of the millions of abandoned properties in the U.S.?
One state court just scratched mortgage holders and homeowners associations off the list of potential targets.
Hot off the presses, the Georgia Supreme Court decided this morning that a legal malpractice jury should not have heard evidence about an Alabama lawyer’s $1 million income, vacation home, speed boats and luxury automobiles.
A Wisconsin woman claims Joan Rivers should pay her for her 16-second cameo in a documentary about the iconic comedienne.
Yesterday, the 7th Circuit decided that the woman’s claims for invasion of privacy and misappropriation of image didn’t have a leg to stand on.
A Pennsylvania court ruled this week that a woman charged with abusing her four-year-old stepson could not invoke the spousal communication privilege to keep incriminating text messages to her husband from being admitted at trial.