Category Archives: Litigation

Arena, WI man wins $35,000 settlement for three-year court battle over FB comment.

ARENA, WI – Thomas G. Smith was awarded a $35,000 settlement after fighting criminal charges stemming from a profanity-laced Facebook comment.  Smith was subjected to a day of pretrial detention plus a ban on using a computer or cell phone … Continue reading

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Bait-and-run video: humiliated police now want to sue for “waste of time.”

WARSAW, POLAND – A troll takes the concept of clickbait, but applies it to the police in a humiliating video that now has the police wanting to take him to court.  In the video, a man baits the police by … Continue reading

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Is Cobb County’s law library breaking the law?

MARIETTA, GA — August 10, 2015 — Cobb County got the bright idea to put its law library in the basement of the State Court building without installing a freely accessible elevator.  In fact, the law library can only be accessed … Continue reading

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The presumption of innocence should continue through appeals.

While the rights to due process, appeals, access to courts, etc. are carried all the way to the top, the presumption of innocence, strangely, is not.  According to appellate court decisions*, the presumption of innocence disappears upon appeal after conviction. … Continue reading

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Are portions of Atlanta’s city code unconstitutional?

ATLANTA, GA — July 7, 2015 — Some of Atlanta’s city code appear, at first glance, like the City is just begging for legal challenges.  Here are some interesting quotes: “Throws … missiles … on public property” (Section 106-81(12)) “… gathering … Continue reading

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