Should Courts Get a Second Bite at the Apple?

Suppose you committed a crime, you were caught and, at trial, you pleaded guilty. You were then sentenced to serve a sixteen month prison sentence, which you did, and then you were released, having been rehabilitated. This is what happened to a Philadelphia man who...

Partying and Pledge-Hazing: Who is Responsible?

In April of last year, 19-year old Alasdair Russell killed himself on a Miami beach. At the time, he was a student at the University of Southern California (USC). Russell was a part-time model and a pledge of the school’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Now, his mother is...

Fried Rice Syndrome and a Texas-Sized Lawsuit

Have you ever heard of the ailment referred to as “Fried Rice Syndrome”? It is a real malady, named and recognized by the Food and Drug Administration. A Texas woman, after having eaten fried rice at a local restaurant, is suing them for $1-million after becoming very...

Writing on Online Review: Can You be Sued?

A Manhattan woman never dreamed she would end up in a legal nightmare when she wrote a Yelp review about a doctor visit. Now, she finds herself in the thick of it. Michelle Levine says she has spent almost 20-thousand dollars defending herself against the legal power...

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