Category Archives: Torts

NY: Calling Someone Gay Isn’t Slander | Huffington Post | MICHAEL GORMLEY | 5/31/12

ALBANY, N.Y. — A court says it’s no longer slander in New York to falsely call someone gay as it no longer shameful or disgraceful to be described as lesbian, gay or bisexual. In the New York case, the plaintiff, … Continue reading

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The Legal Pains Of Glass Doors | CBS Philly | Amy Feldman | 5/10/12

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An 83-year-old woman filed a million dollar lawsuit against Apple because she claims the all-glass façade of an Apple store was invisible, and she broke her nose walking into it. Glass is so frequently the subject of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Consider Police Use of Tasers | The Day | MICHAEL DOYLE McClatchy Newspapers | 5/5/12

Washington – Malaika Brooks was seven months pregnant when a Seattle police officer stunned her with a Taser. Hawaii resident Jayzel Mattos was at home when she, too, got zapped by police. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to … Continue reading

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Daniel Chong, Man Forgotten In Cell For Days, Files $20 Million Claim Against DEA | Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | 5/3/12

Daniel Chong, the 23-year-old UC San Diego student who spent nearly five days behind bars without food or water, wants $20 million from the Drug Enforcement Administration for the epic “accident” – he was forgotten and left in his holding … Continue reading

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Woman Sues Philly; Arrested for Drawing on Sidewalk | LegalNewsline | Jon Campisi | 3/9/12

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – New York resident Emily Hamilton Epstein alleges she was arrested by William Gress, an overzealous Philadelphia police officer, who detained her after she was discovered drawing on a sidewalk with water-soluble chalk on the 400 block … Continue reading

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