The symbol of Venice is the Lion of St. Mark. The use of this symbol led to the maxim ‘straight from the lion’s mouth’. This adage came about because the Republic of Venice had its own hotline system where citizens could report misconduct. A citizen could write down his concern on paper and literally put the message into the mouth of statues of lion heads placed around the City. This system was originally set up to be anonymous but later changed to require that a citizen had to write his name down when submitting a message. Weiterlesen
A New Jersey appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a person could have a legal duty to avoid texting with someone who is driving.
Disagreeing with a lower court, a panel of judges found that when a motorist is texting while driving and causes an accident, the person who was exchanging messages with the driver can also be liable for negligence. Weiterlesen
PRESCOTT – Michael Lewis, who owns Mike’s Mini-Mart on Gurley Street, was found not liable by a jury in a civil court case for the injuries sustained by a man he shot during a robbery in September 2011.
Scott LaFonte, 37, filed the suit after the county attorney declined to charge Lewis, 50, in the shooting. He asked for unspecified damages, as well as lost wages and medical expenses. The lawsuit claimed that Lewis, who knew LaFonte, was “motivated by spite or ill will” when he shot LaFonte three times on Sept. 14, 2011, outside the store at 924 E. Gurley Street. Weiterlesen
Joining unpaid interns, volunteers are the latest addition to the class of workers to seek unpaid wages – despite the fact that they possess no expectation of compensation at the time that they render services. A potential class action lawsuit filed last month by a volunteer against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) in New York federal court – Chen v Major League Baseball– sets the stage for this latest battleground. Weiterlesen
(CBS) – A Naperville lawyer has filed a lawsuit against a man who wrote a bad review of him on Google Plus.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports attorney Paul Nordini sued Joe LaBarre, after he wrote, “This is an exceptionally unethical law firm…stay away.” Weiterlesen
The family of a former Webster Thomas hockey player has sued the school district and hockey coach for keeping him at the junior varsity level for four years “in spite of his advanced skills.”
The lawsuit was filed last month by Webster resident Michelle Capellupo on behalf of her son, Stephen Capellupo. It claims the coach, 2008 New York State Coach of the Year David Evans, cut him from the team vindictively after the family complained to the school administration. Weiterlesen
A group of Yelp reviewers has filed a class-action lawsuit, which argues that they deserve compensation for their work on the site.
Filed in a Los Angeles district court, the suit says Yelp simply designates its contributors as “independent contractors,” “interns,” “volunteers” or “contributors” — not actual employees, therefore violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Weiterlesen
Sometimes the universe converges in ways that are quite eerie. This past weekend was such an instance when the most beloved figure in Houston professional sports passed on to the great hereafter; only to be followed two days later by the most reviled figure in Houston professional sports history. Weiterlesen
On this day, 53 years ago the CBS television network premiered one of my favorite TV shows of all time – Route 66. The program had a simple premise, it followed two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles, as they drove across the country in an inherited Corvette (Chevrolet was one of the show’s sponsors), doing odd jobs and looking for adventure. Weiterlesen