Archive for the ‘Legal Lite’ Category

Legal Lite: Wanted Parolee Busted By Ice Bucket Challenge Video on Facebook

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
A wanted parolee’s Ice Bucket Challenge video on Facebook didn’t inspire donations — it inspired a tipster to call the cops. Jesean Morris, 20, was wanted for an outstanding warrant, and Omaha police received a tip on his specific location from someone who saw Morris’ Facebook video. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Morris was hauled […]

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Legal Lite – Disneyland’s 59th Anniversary: 10 Legally Weird Disney Incidents

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Disneyland’s 59th Anniversary is this year, which makes it a great time to reflect on all the joy (and pain) Disney has brought its fans. From injury suits to employee beard bans, the company has enjoyed a wide range of legal issues from its employees, intellectual properties, and customers. It really is a small legal […]

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Legal Lite: Folks in Colorado Are Buying Tons of Pot, Literally

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
As Colorado has been selling legal pot to the general public for more than six months now, a new government study has found that residents and visitors alike are smoking tons of pot. Not figurative tons. Actual metric tons. According to The Associated Press, the Centennial State’s market demand for legal weed is about 130 […]

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Legal Lite – ‘Deerly’ Defrauded? 41 Charged in $5M Car-Accident Insurance Scam

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Forty-one suspects have been charged for their alleged involvement in an insurance scam involving fake car accidents and piles of dead deer. Ronald Galati Sr., the owner of a Philadelphia auto-repair shop, is accused of being the ring leader in a scheme in which false insurance claims were filed for car-on-deer collisions. According to the […]

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Legal Lite – Ohio Court to Deadbeat Dad: No More Kids Until You Pay Up

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
I hereby sentence you to… contraception? An Ohio appeals court has upheld an order by a probation judge that a deadbeat dad refrain from having kids until he pays the nearly $100,000 he owes in child support.   Asim Taylor, 35, of Elyria, was sentenced to five years probation in 2013 for failing to pay […]

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Legal Lite – Text Message Breakup Costs Man $53K Engagement Ring

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
A man who broke up with his fiancée by text message has lost his legal claim over a $53,000 engagement ring that he wanted back. A New York judge ruled that Louis J. Billittier Jr., 55, couldn’t get the expensive ring back from his former would-be-wife because of what he said to her during the […]

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Legal Lite – ‘Early Bird’ Food Fight at Golden Corral: One Senior Arrested

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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A cantankerous senior citizen was arrested at Golden Corral for instigating a food fight among the "early bird" diners. Polly Richards, 64, faces two counts of assault and battery after a food fight broke out at the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant about 3:45 p.m. last Tuesday, according to Greenville’s WITN-TV. Richards allegedly throttled Linwood Moore, 69, […]

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Legal Lite – Unreturned VHS Rental Gets Woman Arrested 9 Years Later

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
A South Carolina woman has been arrested for never returning a VHS rental. Legally Weird

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Legal Lite – Google Glass Wearer Detained By Federal Agents At Movie Theatre

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Another day, another Google Glass run-in. blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2014/01/google-glass-wearer-detained-by-fedreal-agents-at-movie-theater.html

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Legal Lite – Man Facing Cocaine Charges Brings Cocaine to Court

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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An Illinois man facing a court date for cocaine charges decided to bring some cocaine with him to the courthouse. Alex Robinson was previously arrested for cocaine delivery in 2006 and was due in court for a probation hearing on a drug charge earlier this week. When the 37-year-old man showed up at the courtroom, […]

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Legal Lite – A Few Unusual Canadian Laws

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
A Few Unusual Canadian Laws • In Petrolia, Ontario, it’s against the law to whistle or hoot or sing.• In Halifax, Nova Scotia, taxi drivers cannot wear t-shirts.• In Sudbury, Ontario, cyclists cannot attach a siren to their bikes.• In Souris, P.E.I., it’s illegal to build a snowman taller than 30 inches if you live on a corner lot.   […]

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Legal Lite – “Joking Judge” Can’t Do Comedy, N.J. Supreme Court Rules

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Vince Sicari, popularly dubbed the "joking judge" in New Jersey, wound up being the butt of his own jokes. Sicari, a part-time municipal judge, moonlights as a comedian and actor. But New Jersey’s Supreme Court isn’t laughing. In a (humorless) 7-0 opinion, the state’s highest court unanimously ordered the joking judge to either quit his […]

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Legal Lite – Five Totally Useless Legal Facts From The U.S.

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Five Totally Useless Legal Facts from the U.S. •  Pennsylvania was the first colony to legalize witchcraft.•  In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.•  In Colorado, it is illegal to run over a trout with a car.•  A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South […]

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Legal Lite – Woman Arrested For Kissing Cop On The Nose

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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Woman Arrested for Kissing Cop on the Nose blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2013/07/woman-arrested-for-kissing-cop-on-the-nose.html

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Legal Lite – Lawyer Forgotten In Prison For Four Hours

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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Lawyer Forgotten in Prison for Four Hours http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2013/02/lawyer-forgotten-in-prison-for-four-hours.html 

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Legal Lite – Woman Slaps Deputy to Go to Jail, Quit Smoking – Legally Weird

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Smoking is a nasty habit and quitting can be a challenge. Some people try the nicotine patch, while others apparently go to jail to quit smoking. Not rehab, jail. Etta Mae Lopez decided to slap a sheriff’s deputy so she could go to jail, where smoking isn’t allowed, the Associated Press reports. (Dear smokers: Does […]

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Legal Lite – Judge Holds Himself In Contempt After His Phone Disrupts Court

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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A US judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $US 25 for the infraction. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/judge-holds-himself-in-contempt-after-his-phone-disrupts-court-20130416-2hx7k.html#ixzz2RtpiQENt

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Legal Lite – Sperm Donor Sues Clinic For Letting Ex-Girlfriend Use His Sperm

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2013/03/sperm-donor-sues-clinic-for-letting-ex-girlfriend-use-his-sperm.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-weird

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Legal Lite – Cupid’s Arrow Fail: Top 5 Weird Valentine’s Day Arrests

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2013/02/cupids-arrow-fail-top-5-weird-valentines-day-arrests.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-weird

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Legal Lite – Top 10 Legally Weird Stories of 2012

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Check out the top 10 Legally weird stories of 2012: http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/12/top-10-legally-weird-stories-of-2012.html#more

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Legal Lite – The 10 Most Prominent Law School Dropouts In History

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Who needs to go to law school anyway? In a recent survey touting the success of some famous law school dropouts, Above the Law’s Staci Zaretsky assures us that “if you were to drop out, you’d be in some pretty good company.” Here are 10 law-school losers who later got the last laugh by rising […]

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Legal Lite – Man Who Lost Hand in Alligator Attack Charged with Feeding Gator

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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A Florida man who lost his left hand in an alligator attack has been charged with illegally feeding the gator. Talk about adding insult to injury. http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/08/man-who-lost-hand-in-alligator-attack-charged-with-feeding-gator.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-weird

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Legal Lite – Drunk Woman Tries To Break Into Jail, Demands To Be Arrested

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Tiffany Hurd was caught during a break in but ended up where she was trying to go – jail. Hurd was seen climbing a barbed wire fence outside Butler County Jail in Ohio and deputies asked her to leave. She refused and told staff that she wanted to be arrested. At first the police were […]

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Legal Lite – Border Patrol Detain Men Over Illegal Chocolate Kinder Eggs

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Kinder Eggs seemed like a perfect gift for family and friends so Chris Sweeney and Brandon Loo bought a few to bring back to Seattle without knowing they were illegal. Kinder Eggs, also known as Kinder Surprise, consist of a chocolate egg wrapped around a small toy or prize. The eggs are legal in Canada […]

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Legal Lite – Judge Hates Saggy Pants, Sends Man To Jail For 3 Days

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
An Ohio man who tried to help a friend in court was held in contempt for wearing low-sagging pants that revealed his underwear. Durrell Brooks tried to offer proof of insurance for a friend’s car accident, but instead was ordered to jail for three days for his saggy attire. http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/06/judge-hates-saggy-pants-sends-man-to-jail-for-3-days.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-weird

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Legal Lite – Puppy-Doo Evidence Admissible

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Evidence of a police officer who sniffed out a thief who found herself in doo-doo was properly admitted at the trial that convicted her of stealing a flat-screen television, Ontario’s top court ruled Wednesday. In upholding the conviction against Surriff Atkinson, the court found the officer did not seriously breach her Charter rights when he […]

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Legal Lite – Top 5 Stupid Criminal Excuses

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Getting caught in uncompromising positions can lead people to give some pretty stupid excuses for their behavior. But nowhere is stupidity at its finest than when it’s a stupid criminal excuse. So for your cruel enjoyment: http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2012/04/top-5-stupid-criminal-excuses.html?DCMP=NWL-pro_top

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Legal Lite – Mergers And Acquistions Tips For 2012

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in 2012: Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, […]

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Legal Lite – Casino Losses Aren’t Deductible Biz Expenses, Judge Tells Gambler

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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A high roller who bet on some creative tax accounting has lost an appeal in court. The Canadian man tried to deduct more than $96,000 in gambling losses as business expenses. Read about it here: http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/02/casino-losses-arent-deductible-biz-expenses-judge-tells-gambler.html?DCMP=NWL-cons_blg-weird

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Legal Lite – Mr. Guilty

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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Shortly before a Toronto jury left the courtroom to start deliberations at Prinze Wilson’s cocaine-trafficking trial last spring, Madam Justice Faye McWatt of the Ontario Superior Court stressed the need to respect his presumption of innocence. “It is only defeated if, and when, Crown counsel has satisfied you beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Guilty […]

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Legal Lite – Kidnapper Sues Hostages For Breaching “Contract” To Hide Him

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
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One of the strangest lawsuit to come out of 2011 might be this one. A convicted kidnapper in Colorado sued his former hostages for breaching an oral contract to hide him when he was a fugitive. He sought damages to compensate him for injuries incurred during his arrest. For the full article see the original […]

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Legal Lite – Woman Lists Gamer Husband on Craigslist

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Woman Lists Gamer Husband on Craigslist – Gaming widows everywhere are quietly applauding Alyse Baddley, a 21-year-old Utah woman who tried to sell her husband on Craigslist. Fed up with the traditional head nod and deaf ears, she and her mother-in-law conspired to auction him off to the highest bidder. Or in exchange for "an […]

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Warning; Hybrid Cars Dangerous To Pedestrians

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog, Legal Lite
Hybrid cars are safer — or more dangerous — depending on whether you are behind the wheel or walking across a street, according to a study released Thursday. Research from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shows that "occupants in hybrid vehicles suffer fewer injuries in crashes […]

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