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You’ll shoot your eye out (access required)

The Minnesota Court of Appeals decided last week that a BB gun is a firearm for purposes of Minn. Stat. sec. 609.165, subd. 2, subd. 1b(a), which — you guessed it — prohibits ineligible persons from possessing a firearm. At ...

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They Said It (access required)

“We made a mess of it.” Plaintiff’s counsel’s candid remark about the procedural posture of Khaja v. Husna during the divorce hearing. This was one of several quotes that Court of Appeals Judge Donna Stroud took from the 3,500-page record ...

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Monkey business (access required)

From the “End of Days” files: A grinning monkey that is better at taking selfies than most Homo sapiens wants a federal judge to rule that he can copyright his photos. Technically, an attorney with People for the Ethical Treatment ...

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Boston beef (access required)

Former Boston axeman Barry Goudreau must be feelin’ pretty satisfied right about now. Our sister paper to the north, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, recently reported that Goudreau fended off the bulk of the trademark infringement claims that Boston rock band founder ...

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YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! (access required)

After reading a recent report regarding a Texas capital murder trial, Sidebar has to wonder whether images of Col. Nathan R. Jessup testifying in “A Few Good Men” crossed the mind of Judge Jack Skeen as he told the defendant ...

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Customer’s Wrong (access required)

Statistically speaking, the customer can’t always be right, can he? According to a recent Utah Supreme Court ruling, they are not. Especially those who enter the store with the less-than-honorable intention of shoplifting and threatening workers. Five former employees challenged ...

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Word of the Week: Bindle (access required)

bindle: the bag, sack, or carrying device stereotypically used by the American sub-culture of hobos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindle “The officers found ten bindles of heroin on Wheeler’s person.” State v. Perry, authored by Judge John Tyson of the North Carolina Court of ...

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Counting clerks (access required)

 A Charlotte-based law firm has landed not one but two former U.S. Supreme Court clerks within the last few months. In June, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson hired Erik Zimmerman, who clerked for Chief Justice John Roberts from 2009-10. Zimmerman, an ...

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Manufactured mistake (access required)

After living in a manufactured home from hell for 11 years, a family might finally get some relief in the wake of a victory at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Ashley and DeAnna Pittman paid $92,135 to have a ...

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