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November 18, 2014

 

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Head Scarves: Is She or It Isn't She?

California's Effort to Stop Workplace Bullying


Are Household Chores a Form of Slavery?


FedEx: Are there Employees?


Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage Bans


Best Buy Finds Child Pornography on Customer's Computer


Treasure and Taxes


Prosecution Seek Photos of Erection


Legal Marijuana is Not Enritely Legal


Fourteen Year Old Girl Ordered to Wear a Sign "I Am a Juvenile Criminal"


'COPSLIE' License Plate Requested


Sheriff's Deputy Stops a Vehicle Becasue of its Color


Online, What Constitutes a Real Threat


Illinois Lawyer Pretends He is Sick in Order to Avoid Oral Argument


Wisconsin Suprem Court Upholds Domestic Partner Registry


Violent Discussion Produces Assault Suit


Expectant Father Seeks Right to Be Present in the Delivery Room


Daughter's Facebook Post Cost Dad Big Dollars


Potential Juror and Boyfriend Found in Contempt of Court


US Supreme Court Requires Warrant to Search Cell Phones


"Stop! The Islamization of America" Seeks Trademark


Lawyer Behavior


Recognition of Out-of-State Same Sex Marriages


"Sacred Rain Arrow" Causes Lawsuit


Pig Tattoo Results in Terrorist Charge


Legal Ethics and Sex


Flashing Automobile Lights and the First Amendment


Woman Sues Sprint For Release of Sex Photos


Illegality of Recording Private Conversations


Man Sues Clinic for Disclosing Confidential Sexual Information

Craigslist, Sperm Donation, Child Support


Gays, Lesbians, and the Right to Jury Service


Legal Cat Fight - Malicious Prosecution in South Carolina


Suicide and the First Amendment Free-Speech


Man Applies Taser to Wife When She Loses Bet


Postnuptial Agreement Not Recognized


$606 Million Jury Verdict Resolved for $1 Million


Driver Charged with Child Pornography Following Routine Traffic Stop


Travelers Sue Airline for Adult Toy Prank


Appellate Court Considers Unemploymnt Compensation Claim


Representing Yourself in a Criminal Case


Jury Ignores Evidence in Drunk Driving Case


Court Theatrics


Identity Theft Victim Mistakenly Jailed


Missing Password Means Jail


Mother Attempts to Revoke Paternity of Boyfriend


Observations by McDonald's Employee Produces DUI Stop


Natural as Exploration Company Sued for Damage to Land


Defendant Argues Facebook Communication Required New Trial


E-Mails Cost UNIUM Insured $1 Million


Insurance Company Denies Coverage Contending Intentional Act Not Covered


Same-Sex Couple Attempt to Arrange for Joint Parenting Through a Contract


Is Posting a "Like" on Facebook Politically Protected Free Speech?


Taxes and Social Security Disability Payment


Witness Refuses to Testify in Murder Trial


Lawyer Sued for Sending 8,430 Unsolicited Faxes


Constitutional Right to Confront an Accuser


Nursing Home Contends Adult Son is Bound by an Agreement He Never Signed


Person Cut Out of Will Sues Claiming Relationship Poisoned


Early Retirement and Unemployment Compensation

International Child Custody Case Heard by the US Supreme Court


What Really Happens to Large Jury Awards

Prescription Drugs and Driving Under the Influence Charges


A Ticking Clock Challenges Ex-Wife's Rights


Man Sues Employer Contending He Can Arrive at Work Whenever He Wants


Embezzlement of Legal Fees


Headhunting Company Causes Client to Lose Job


Driverless Cars and Liability

Prenuptial Agreement Obtained by Alleges Fraud


Boss Says Employee is Bipolar

School Searches Cell Phone

UPS Driver Argues She Was Discriminated Against Becasue She was Pregnant

California Motorist Argues He Can USe a Smart Phone to get a Map


Man Crashes His Car into Anothr and Claims he is Without Fault

Woman Repeatedly Stabs Her Cargiver

$48 Million Verdict is Appealed


Police Office Stops a Man Who was Engaged in Harmless Activity


Can an Agreement Supersede State Law?


Stirct Rules Governing Bar Examination


Parents Sue ABILIFY When Son Commits Suicide after Taking Drug for Six Months


The Fourth Amendment and the Ability of Police to Examine Records in a Cell Phone


Dog Sitter Sues for Dog Bite


Remote Use of a Computer and Court Jurisdiction


When is a Hazard Open and Obvious?


Purchasers Attempt to Sue Bank for Defects in Motorhome


Does the Fifth Amendment Apply to Tax Preparation Records?


Mom Suffers Broken Arm in Bumper Car and Sues


Man Sues Ex-Wife for Misrepresentation of Paternity


Court Considers Whether Ex-Wife Can Share in Military Disability Benefits


Failure to Provide Miranda Warnings


Are Eyewitnesses Believable?


Suing Royal Caribbean Cruises


Meaning of the Word "Person" Determines Whether the Federal Government Gets Paid


Walmart Fires Michigan Employee for Using Medical Marijuana


Trial Judge Considers Whether the Number of Facebook "Likes" is Important


DNA Evidence Obtained without Search Warrant


Responsibility for Underage Drinking when Parents Leave Town


Can a Judge Exclude a Party to a Lawsuite from the Courtroom?


Court Upholds $225,000 Verdict in Music Piracy Case against a Young Woman


16-Year-Old Argues a 110 Year Prison Sentence Is Cruel and Unusal Punishment


Cigarette Companies Argue Government Cannot Impose Requirements on Cigarette Packages


Widow Attempts to Sue Decdent Husband's Employer Twice


Man Sues for Return of Child Support When He Discovers He Is Not Father


Injured Driver Argues Employer of Sleepy Driver at Fault for Car Crash


Wife Protests When Judge Orders Her to File a Joint Tax Return with Ex-Husband


Liability of Casino for Serving Alcohol


Enforcebility of Non-Compete Agreements


Man Fired for Taking Timm Off from Work Argues the Family Medical Leave Act Applies


Defendant Argues Right to Public Trial Exists During Sentencing


Home Inspection Company Argues It Does Not Need to Discover Defects


Legality of a GPS Device Obtained without a Search Warrant


University Punishes Student for Facebook Postings


Can a Lawyer Use Two Different Names?


Defamation on the Internet and Actual Harm


Enforceability of the Prenuptial Agreement Obtained Five Days before Marriage


Does Denial of Medical Marijuana Violate the Americans with Disability Act?


Police Enter a Hotel without a Search Warrant


US Supreme Court Decides Whether an In Vitro Child is an Heir for Social Security Purposes


Evidence Which is Necessary in Order to Use Text Messages in Trial


Female Worker Attempts to Sue Same-Sex Supervisor for Sexual Harassment


Court Finds a Search Conducted without a Search Warrant was Legal


Genetic Mother Encounters Difficulty Being Declared Natural Mother of Her Child


State Farm Refuses to Make Payment to a Badly Injured Insured

Man Fails to Remove his Ex-Wife's Name from his Pension Benefits

Can Violation of a Safety Rule Prohibit Bringing a Work Comp Claim


17-year-old Dies From Being Shocked by a Taser


Driverless Cars

Mother's Twin Sister Seeks Visitation Rights

A Cell Phone Number and the Fourth Amendment

Kids Argus Prescription Drugs Responsible for Father Killing Mom

Before You Can Sue, What Do You Need?

Felonies and the IRS Code

What Happens to a Lawyer who Lies on a Form Filed with the Court

Offering an Excuse for Breaking the Law

Ban on Texing While Driving

Government Responsibility for Harm It Causes

Responsibility of Convenience Store for Shooting Death of Customer

Equal Protection and Gender Change

Medicare Seeks Full Reimbursement from Someone Who Was Only Partially Reimbursed

Estate Planning and the Impact of Changes in the Law

Can You Eavesdrop on Your Own Conversations

Ability of Voters to Define Marriage

Same Case, Two Different Decisions

US Supreme Court's Decision on Use of a GPS

Homeowners Sue Developer for Decreased Value of Homes

Ordinance Targeting Day Laborers

Employment Arbitration Clause

Text Messages as Evidence in Court

 


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Alabama Bars Foreign Law and
Inadvertently Invites Litigation

Alabama voters passed a state constitutional amendment barring the use of foreign law. Foreign laws are barred if it violates state law, the state Constitution or the U.S. Constitution. Attorney David Allen explains how unintended consequences of the amendment will only be resolved through litigation.

 

 

 

David Allen is a practicing attorney with over 30 years of experience. He is admitted to the practice of law in multiple states and is attuned to the way in which the law varies from state to state. He wants everyone to know how the law can work for them. For nine years he hosted Law Talk, a live call-in show originating on KFBK, a 50,000 watt clear channel station which was the first 50,000 watt station west of the Mississippi. It is presently part of Clear Channel. He also provided weekly updates for the ABC Northern California Affiliate, KXTV.

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