P. v. Kaufman

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming the conviction of a man for grand theft by larceny because substantial evidence supported the conviction, there was no basis for the use of the victim’s attempted extortion as a valid defense to the crime, and even if it were a defense not enough evidence was provided to establish the extortion for it to warrant a jury instruction, but rejecting a claim by the People of sentencing error and concluding that the trial court classified the offense as a misdemeanor by operation of law in a factually complicated case involving the sale of office property between friends.
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Cornell v. City and County of San Francisco

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming the jury verdict for tortious interference with economic advantage, Civil Code violations, attorney fees, and costs in the case of a police officer trainee who was wrongly arrested and held while taking a morning run because there was sufficient evidence to support the decisions, damages awards, and verdict.
FindLaw Opinion Summaries – Civil Procedure

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy – New


New York Times

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy
New York Times
It was 1982, and four circuit judges from rural Etowah County, Ala., had filed a state bar complaint against a lawyer named Roy S. Moore, accusing him of running “slanderous” political ads that had portrayed the local legal system as corrupt. … of

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P. v. Garcia

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming the imposition of a statutorily mandated life sentence in the case of a man who, while a guest at his sister-in-law’s house, raped his niece while in the course of a first degree burglary, because although he was a guest in the home his entry into rooms with the intent to commit a felony and without the authority to do so still constituted burglary, despite the fact that he didn’t have to break into the home itself.
FindLaw Opinion Summaries – Criminal

Medley Capital Corporation v. Security National Guaranty, Inc.

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a suit for malicious prosecution filed by a company that had no involvement in the transaction at the center of a previous lawsuit where the plaintiff in the malicious prosecution suit had advised the other parties who had refused to settle the case because the plaintiff was able to demonstrate that it had demonstrated the probability of success on its claim as required by the anti-SLAPP analysis.
FindLaw Opinion Summaries – Civil Procedure

US Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit in Ames v ARRL

US Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit in Ames v ARRL Case
ARRL
A lawsuit filed by former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joseph Ames, W3JY, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, against ARRL and several of its officers and Board members was dismissed with prejudice by the United States District Court in …

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