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Kentucky Sheriff and Deputies Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violations

February 17, 2012
On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted the Sheriff of Barren County, Kentucky, along with four of his deputies, on multiple charges stemming from the 2010 beating of a man in their custody and the cover-up that followed. The charges against the men include civil rights violations for the attack itself as well as making […]

Copyright Infringement Cases on the Rise in Federal Court

February 14, 2012
Recently, the U.S. government seized and shut down the website megaupload.com, which it accused of illegally distributing copyrighted materials to users all over the world. On the same day, authorities in New Zealand arrested the site’s founder and 3 others involved with the site. According to the Department of Justice, Megaupload was an “international organized […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brought Against Kentucky Jail for Inadequate Medical Treatment

February 2, 2012
This Tuesday, the mother of a 26-year-old man who died while in a Lexington, Kentucky jail has sued a number of jail employees, accusing them of causing his wrongful death. Janet Davis claims that last summer, when her son Anthony Dwayne Davis was booked into the Fayette County Detention Center, jail employees ignored their pleas […]

$2.3 Million “Slip and Fall” Verdict against Kroger in Gwinnett County, Ga

February 2, 2012
Last week, a Gwinnett County jury awarded $2.3 million to the victim of a slip-and-fall at a Douglasville Kroger. While the accident itself was not strange as far as slip-and-falls go, after Craig Walters slipped in the store in 2008, at least one Kroger employee decided to get rid of the evidence. Because of the […]

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