How Is Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Unique?

Hot legal news! The controversial “stand your ground” law in Florida just entered perhaps its murkiest territory yet. Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe has charged Michael Drejka with manslaughter in the killing of the Markeis McGlockton.Last month, as McGlockton shopped in a convenience store with his five year old son, Markeis…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2MqNKZP

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Colorado Settles Strip Search Lawsuit for $1M

Hot legal news! In March 2015, a division director in the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services ordered 60 residents of the Pueblo Regional Center to be strip searched. The residents were developmentally disabled patients of the center, and DHA officials never sought consent from the patients, their families, or legal guardians……. FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2PgvDo0

Getting Evicted in Newark? You Can Get a Free Attorney

Hot legal news! Newark, New Jersey is in the midst of a much needed rebirth. A city that has been in decline since the social movement of the 1960s, gentrification is taking root, much like it did in nearby Brooklyn a decade ago. But like most big cities, this comes at a…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2PfBFoz

Update on State Sports Betting Laws

Hot legal news! Once the Supreme Court opened the door to legalized sports betting by overturning a federal ban in May, you knew a whole bunch of states would walk through it as soon as possible. Why should Nevada have all the fun, anyway? Of course, those new gambling regimes can take a…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2OHPLOF

Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination in Lawsuit

Hot legal news! Nike has been hit again for alleged discriminating working conditions, this time biased against women. Two former employees. Kelly Cahill and Sara Johnston filed a class action lawsuit in Portland’s federal district court, claiming they were subject to hostile working environments, which the company failed to address, and paid…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2MsBKHa

Top 5 Trade Secret Concerns for Small Businesses

Hot legal news! Chances are, you started your small business either because you had something (an idea, a product, or a service) that no one else had, or because you could make or do something better than it was being done already. Either way, you’re bringing something unique to the table, something that…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2OHLRoW

Fentanyl Used in Execution Cocktail for the First Time

Hot legal news! Nebraska recently held its first execution in 21 years, its first by lethal injection, and a first in history to use fentanyl. In an interesting turn of events, this drug, which has been at the center of America’s opioid epidemic, is now being used to execute prisoners in the…… FindLaw News – Top Stories https://ift.tt/2MuGYCi