YOU’RE ON JURY DUTY. NOW WHAT?

RothLawLawsuits

If you have been selected for jury duty, a New York Times headline might have grabbed your attention.  It said that “Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations.” This is inaccurate, if for no other reason that there is no such thing as jury secrecy.  Once the verdict is announced, jurors are free to tell one and all what … Read More

WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE

RothLawGovernment Agencies, Lawsuits

A Chinese-American restaurateur wished to purchase a second restaurant.  For reasons that are not known but do not matter either, he decided to keep the down payment of $75,000 in cash at his place of business.  A federal agency found it during a routine inspection and decided that such an amount in cash had to be nefarious.  The Feds seized … Read More

GUNS, TRUCKS, AND DISNEY

RothLawAppeals

Some of the hot-button issues playing out in this election year also feature on the courts’ dockets.  One such issue is gun control, with cases heard in both state and federal courts. In federal courts, uncertainty is due in part to the fact that when the Supreme Court ruled on two Second-Amendment cases a few years back, it left the door … Read More

BRADY – THE SEQUEL’S SEQUEL

RothLawAppeals, News

Last year, we explained why Tom Brady’s suspension was overturned, even though it had been imposed in arbitration proceedings.  The trial judge had many reasons for reaching his conclusion.  Commissioner Goodell had acted as both judge and prosecutor, imposing the sanction as commissioner and upholding it as arbitrator; he had denied the defense access to some evidence; the law firm … Read More