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YouTube video sinks defense in child murder case

A Delaware man accused of murdering his infant daughter wanted jurors to believe that he was absolutely devastated by what he claimed was a tragic accident.

Unfortunately, the “grieving” father made the mistake of posting a video on YouTube showing him yukking it up as a participant in a silly radio contest.

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Ohio ruling on text solicitations draws mixed reviews

Last month, Ohio became the first state to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients.

But at least one expert says it makes no sense to treat text message advertisements differently from a lawyer making a direct phone call solicitation, which is universally deemed a violation of professional rules of conduct.

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N.Y. top court deals with roaming cow

When one thinks of New York State, it’s hard not to think of New York City with its millions of people crammed among towering concrete and steel boxes.

But anyone who has actually driven through the state knows the landscape is dotted with farms, thousands of them.

That’s why it seems odd that it wasn’t until yesterday that New York’s top court addressed the rather mundane issue of a cow wandering into the path of a motor vehicle.

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