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By: Martha Neil
Jesse Ventura said it wasn’t about the money, but he has nonetheless won what many would consider big bucks.
After five days of deliberation, a federal jury in Minnesota on Tuesday awarded $1.8 million to the former state governor in a defamation case over a best-selling memoir by a former Navy SEAL, according to theAssociated Press and the New York Times (reg. req.).
Ventura got $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment, the Times reports. He originally sued the author of American Sniper, Chris Kyle, whom the AP identifies as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history. He continued the case against Kyle’s widow, who is the executor of his estate, after Kyle was killed last year in a Texas shooting. Read the rest of this entry »
When a judgment is entered in the Civil Court it is enforceable for a period of twenty years for money only, it is not a lien against real property. Nor is a judgment entered in one county a lien on real property in any other county. If a judgment-creditor wishes to enforce a judgment against real property, he or she must follow the procedure below for “transcripting” the judgment.
A transcript is a paper containing the essential information of the judgment, certified by the clerk in the county where the judgment is entered. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Sabrina Eaton
As the GOP-controlled House of Representatives prepares to sue President Barack Obama for delaying the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, Rep. Marcia Fudge took to the House floor on Monday to denounce the action as “a political stunt” that will “waste millions of tax dollars.” Read the rest of this entry »
By: Laurel Calkins
Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic will remain open for now, after an appeals court criticized as probably illegal a state law that requires doctors who perform the procedure obtain hospital admitting privileges.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans said enforcement of the law will remain suspended while a suit challenging it moves toward trial. In a 2-to-1 decision, the three-judge panel upheld a lower court’s rejection of Mississippi’s argument that women may still obtain abortions in neighboring states if the law is enforced. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Ariane de Vogue
Though the Supreme Court issued a major opinion concerning gay rights in 2013, it has so far sidestepped the issue of whether states can ban gay marriages.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today striking down Virginia’s strict marriage laws brought the issue one step closer to the justices.
It’s the second time a federal appeals court has struck down a state ban since the Supreme Court ruling in United States vs. Windsor. Read the rest of this entry »
What does a process server do?
If you have ever been involved with a legal matter, chances are that you have dealt with a process server. The role of a process server is simple: he or she delivers court summons to those who are party to a legal proceeding. However, the job is rarely as easy as it sounds. Here is what is truly involved in process serving. Read the rest of this entry »