April 2007

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Long-Distance Relationship Made Easier by Multiple Car Thefts

Love conquers all, or at least the ignition systems of older Toyota Camrys and Nissan Sentras. Police in Los Angeles say that Antonio Moreno of Inglewood, desperate to see his girlfriend in Santa Barbara and without a car of his…


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Youthful Terrorist Apprehended

I have obtained from Slate Magazine’s "Hot Documents" file a copy of this police report, which recounts the details of a difficult arrest in Highlands County, Florida, in March.  An excerpt: When I approached [the perpetrator] she crawled under the…


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Lawyer Seeking $65 Million for Pants-Related Fraud

Marc Fisher wrote in the Washington Post on Thursday about a titanic legal dispute that is unfolding in our nation’s capitol, where an attorney (who I will refer to here only as "Attorney" for various reasons) has been battling with…


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Indian Warrant for American Gigolo

A court in Jaipur, India, has ordered the arrest of Richard Gere for kissing actress Shilpa Shetty at an event in New Delhi that was intended to promote AIDS awareness.  Mostly, it has ended up promoting the facts that India…




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IBS Added to List of Outstanding Criminal Defenses

IBS, of course, as criminal defense attorneys out there may or may not know, stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Helen Gallo asserted this defense last week in Clearwater, Florida, after she was arrested for shoplifting from a grocery store.  Gallo…


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Class Members Sought for Anti-Shark Litigation

This helpful update appeared in today’s "Legal Headlines" email from FindLaw: PERSONAL INJURY Boy, 12, Bitten By Shark Off Fla. Coast Well, that is a "personal injury," no doubt about it.  I’m just not sure what the legal ramifications are,…


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Hong Kong Tycoon Leaves Everything to Feng Shui Master

And you thought feng shui was just a charade.  Nina Wang didn’t, and she was the richest woman in Asia, and the 154th richest person in the world, according to Forbes Magazine.  Wang, who died earlier this month, was appropriately…


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Nice One, Einstein

The latest article of Newsweek has an interesting review of a new bio of Albert Einstein, who besides inventing special and general relativity, providing proof of the existence of atoms, providing the foundation for quantum mechanics, and thinking up that…