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Want to Sue Metro? Too Bad, Maryland Court Rule (Sam Spital)

COMMENTARY BY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SAM SPITAL: “In the DCist daily online news, it was reported on November 8, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the highest court in the state, reversed jury awards in the lower courts and , therefore, held persons who are injured as a result of a slip and fall … Read More

Verdict reached but sealed in trial of teen accused in rapes of two girls

COMMENTARY BY SAM SPITAL, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ‎”On October 26, 2012, the CBS online news reported a 17 year old boy was tried as an adult in the San Diego Superior Court and found guilty of rape, kidnapping and sodomy by force upon two girls who were friends taking a walk in a local park. … Read More

Megan’s Law – Summary of California Law On Sex Offender

“The Medical Board of California on September 20, 2012, reported its investigation of a physician who practices OB-GYN in two neighboring communities in Los Angeles, the community of Northridge and Van Nuys, who was arrested on two felony counts of Sexual Penetration with a Foreign Object-Unconscious, a violation of California Penal Code section 289 (d).This … Read More

Mother Sentenced in Daughter’s Murder (Sam Spital)

“A mother was sentenced after her guilty plea to Second Degree Murder in the death of her nine year old daughter, as reported in the September 19, 2012 NBC digital edition of the news. The story described a daughter who suffered an agonizing 17 months of continued strangling, kicks, burns and punches after she moved … Read More

Should California Cut Drug Possession Penalties to Cut Costs?

California lawmaker Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has proposed a radical solution to overcrowding in the state’s many prisons and a corrections budget that has skyrocketed in recent years: cut the penalties for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Vocal Speakers on Both Sides of the Debate This move has some – like … Read More