Monthly Archives: July 2013

Is The Miss USA Pageant Rigged?

After being crowned Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin went on to compete in the Miss USA Pageant.  Initially there were 51 contestants, but they quickly narrowed the hopefuls down to sixteen. Monnin wasn’t one of them.  While standing in the wings … Continue reading

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Is It Unfair To Deny A Plaintiff Recovery If He’s 1% At Fault?

A soccer coach, who volunteered to assist young players, was injured after he jumped up and grabbed the crossbar of a goal that was not properly anchored to the ground.  The crossbar fell on him and injured his face.  He … Continue reading

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Is It Reasonable To Handcuff A 9 Year Old?

A nine-year-old female student disagreed with her gym instructor about whether she completed her jumping jack exercises. During the back-and-forth, the girl made a “disrespectful and physically threatening comment to the instructor.”  Another teacher stepped in and offered to handle … Continue reading

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Who Are Our Supreme Court Justices?

Legal Solutions Blog is profiling our U.S. Supreme Court justices.  This week Elena Kagan is in the spotlight.  She’s our newest member of the Court, nominated by President Obama and sworn in on August 7, 2010. Read more at http://westlawinsider.com/top-legal-news/elena-kagan-getting-to-know-the-newest-member-of-the-supreme-court.

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Who Will Win The Latest “Masters of the Universe” Duel?

Last week Mattel filed a Complaint against Donald F. Glut in Los Angeles County alleging he had no protected copyright or ownership interest in any storyline associated with their “Masters of the Universe” product line.  The Complaint states that, in … Continue reading

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How Much Can Music Piracy Cost You?

A defendant illegally downloaded and distributed music even though his father, his college and recording companies, warned him against it. The recording companies sued him for violating their copyright on thirty songs.  At trial the jury was instructed that the … Continue reading

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