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Straaaaange cases…graphic warning…

By JohnnyZ on October 18, 2013//Leave a comment

It’s Friday and time for another example of Straaaaange cases!    Like most of these, this  one is sad and senseless and, well, strange. It involves an 18-year-old student named Carter Strange who was brutally beaten in an alleged attack by a teenage gang.   Eight kids ranging in age from 13 to 18 were…

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Straaaaange cases — things not do on Social Media!

By JohnnyZ on September 27, 2013//Leave a comment

  A drug dealer was jailed for three years today thanks to pictures he proudly took of himself kissing and counting his dirty money.   You really do not want to do this.   Find out more about the idiot, here.

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Straaaaange cases – exploding your windpipe not a crime

By JohnnyZ on September 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Well, no crime but STUPIDITY, that is.   Headline: A student drank so much vodka she tore her windpipe vomiting and had to spend six days in hospital.       Ms. Megan Thomason, 21, was violently ill for 24 hours after downing several “triple shots” which caused her face and neck to swell so…

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Straaaaange cases: A Bay of Actual Pigs

By JohnnyZ on September 13, 2013//Leave a comment

OK, so this is not a legal case, but it is strange, so it sort of qualifies for inclusion in our series. Yes, there is a bay where pigs rule the beach.   Major Cay, or “Pig Beach” as it’s locally known, is an uninhabited island except for about 20 pigs that lounge around the…

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Dead Leader Walking: Eating that mystery meat with wallets [End of Series]

By JohnnyZ on September 03, 2013//Leave a comment

CONTINUED from legal journalist and Yankee fanatic Monica Bay‘s excellent summary of the ILTA conference keynote by Scott Klososky.   Mon sums it all up:   Effective use of “humology” in a legal practice is mindboggling — everything from new ways to attract and serve clients, do the work more efficiently and effectively, and get…

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Straaaaange cases: does paralyzing man during search violate Constitutional rights?

By JohnnyZ on August 30, 2013//Leave a comment

Here is a question for our recent bar exam takers, just to keep you from losing any of the sharpness you have gained from bar studies:   FACTS:  Doug Drugge was concealing contraband inside his body. They arrested him on a drug charge and later, against his will, a doctor paralyzed him for eight minutes…

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Dead Leader Walking [Part III] – Imagine the possibilities!

By JohnnyZ on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES! In part one of Dead Leader Walking we covered how Scott Koslosky’s ITLA keynote addressed the need for the legal community to embrace technology to keep itself relevant.  Monica Bay of ALM reported:   Koslosky then offered several provocative predictions about where technology is headed. He cited existing products such as Google…

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