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Music Mondays- UMP Begrudgingly Shells Out $11.5 Million in Lawsuit

On this day of all days, the estate of “Mary Jane” crooner Rick James and other UMG (Universal Music Group) musicians have yet another reason to celebrate: UMG has agreed to settle a lawsuit which will award $11.5 million in unpaid royalties from the past forty years. 276 more words


Tabet v Gett [2010] HCA 12 | 21 April 2010

ON 21 APRIL 2010, the High Court of Australia delivered Tabet v Gett HCA 12 (21 April 2010).

“NEGLIGENCE – Medical negligence – Damage – Loss of chance – Appellant suffered irreversible brain damage – Respondent’s delay in providing proper treatment breached duty of care owed to appellant – Where not established on balance of probabilities that breach caused any part of brain damage – Where breach at most caused loss of less than 50% chance of better outcome – Whether law of tort recognises or should recognise loss of chance of better outcome as damage giving rise to liability in negligence – Relevance of policy considerations concerning extension of liability in medical negligence cases. 126 more words

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Nagle v Rottnest Island Authority [1993] HCA 76 | 21 April 1993

ON 21 APRIL 1993, the High Court of Australia delivered Nagle v Rottnest Island Authority HCA 76; 177 CLR 423; (1993) Aust Torts Reporter 81-211; (1993) 112 ALR 393; (1993) 67 ALJR 426 (21 April 1993). 108 more words

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Lawyer Charged with Fraud in Snyder County

MIDDLEBURG — An update to an Action 16 investigative report concerning an attorney accused of forging a judge’s name on a court settlement.

Attorney Stephen Ellwood is charged with a single count of fraud, and pleaded not guilty Monday morning. 308 more words



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Craziness has ensued the past couple months.  Working 2 jobs plus the farm – which would be the norm with little extra time in itself.  200 more words


Storytelling Is Important in Many Professions, Whether Reciting the Facts or Making It Up

Lawyers are supposed to tell a story when they are trying a case. Professors taught me that in law school classes, I read countless columns by… 645 more words