Following a string of allegations of mistreatment at Veterans Administration hospitals across the nation, doctors last week removed the wrong testicle from an Air Force veteran. Read the rest of this entry »
In 2003, a Stanton Island Ferry transporting dozens of commuters crashed, purportedly due to the negligence of the pilot, and due to the failure to abide by regulations requiring two pilots during docking. The crash resulted in the deaths of 11 people, and many more were injured. Subsequent lawsuits have been filed against the city, with potential damages totaling into the billions of dollars. Read the rest of this entry »
The unexpected death of Anna Nicole Smith yesterday brought many people to reflect on her impact in our society. Surely no one could dispute that Smith quite often made headlines, especially those involving the role of the law in her life. Read the rest of this entry »
In 2005, a cruise ship filled with 47 passengers set sail for a leisurely tour in upstate New York. The cruise however, ended tragically, with the deaths of 20 passengers when the ship capsized. The captain of the ship and the owner of the cruise line were indicted of misdemeanor charges in federal criminal court. Read the rest of this entry »
Law in Life has been covering regarding workplace discrimination cases involving sexual harassment and discrimination and racial discrimination. According to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “complaints increased to 75,768 during the 2006 budget year from 75,428 the previous year.” Read the rest of this entry »
San Francisco is often perceived as being one of the most progressive cities in the United States. But in one San Francisco suburb, at a Lexus auto dealership, sexual harassment was alleged to have occurred. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a huge contingency of computer users who have personal blog sites, such as Law in Life. Various websites allow users to create and manage their own blogs, the largest of which is MySpace. The number of MySpace users is astronomical, and unfortunately, this also means that the potential for abusers of MySpace is also relatively high.
Today, cnn.com’s Law Center brings us an article about MySpace’s lawsuit against Scott Richter for accessing member accounts and sending out a massive number of spam e-mails. Read the rest of this entry »