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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Is It Illegal to Knowingly Give Police False Information?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the beginning of April, a woman in Pennsylvania was convicted of falsely accusing two state troopers of raping her. She stated one trooper raped her in his police cruiser, and she filed a protection-from-abuse application that stated another trooper had also raped her. The prosecution argued that the statements were false. They also… Read More »

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Can Postal Workers Sue for Dog Bites?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It’s a known fact that dogs and postal workers don’t often get along. Dogs become territorial and bark madly as the postal worker approaches. The worker on the other hand, is simply trying to avoid getting bitten so they can continue on with their work. The struggle between the two is a classic, and… Read More »

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What Duty do Store Owners Owe Customers?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early April, a case about a man slipping on a wet floor in a pet store made news. The man was inside PetSmart and Banfield Pet Hospital for an appointment to get his Bullmastiff’s ears cleaned. As he held his dog’s head for examination, the man slipped and fell and hit his head…. Read More »

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What is Reckless Endangerment?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In mid-April, Derry Borough Mayor Kevin Gross was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and harassment. The charges came after the mayor pointed a gun at two boys in a neighborhood park, and prevented two girls that were present from calling their parents. No one was hurt during the incident,… Read More »

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