Window washer who survived 11-story fall is sued by driver whose car he struck
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Window washer who survived 11-story fall is sued by driver whose car he struck

A news story about the miraculous survival of a window washer who fell from the roof of an 11-story building in San Francisco’s financial district last year credits a passing motorist with saving his life. Instead of hitting the pavement on California Street after he fell from a scaffold, Pedro Perez, 58, struck the roof…

BigLaw partner wasn’t working during commute and isn’t covered by law firm insurance
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BigLaw partner wasn’t working during commute and isn’t covered by law firm insurance

A former Hogan Lovells partner has failed to persuade the Virginia Supreme Court that his law firm’s insurance policy should cover an auto accident because he was working when driving to work. The Virginia Supreme Court ruled (PDF) on Thursday in the coverage dispute involving lawyer H. Christopher Bartolomucci, now a partner at Bancroft, the…

Prolonging a traffic stop for drug-dog sniff may violate Fourth Amendment, Supreme Court says
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Prolonging a traffic stop for drug-dog sniff may violate Fourth Amendment, Supreme Court says

Police who use drug-sniffing dogs in conjunction with traffic stops can’t keep the motorist waiting after the ticket is written when they have no reasonable suspicion justifying the extra time, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The court ruled in the case of motorist Dennys Rodriguez, who says police violated his Fourth Amendment rights when…

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords
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Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords

Jeremy Alcede personally maintained the Facebook and Twitter accounts for his former Texas gun store and shooting range. He thought of them as his own, and didn’t hesitate to inject his political views as he publicized Tactical Firearms in Katy. But a federal bankruptcy judge disagreed, and ordered Alcede to turn over the passwords to…