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Nothing to Snicker About

“De minimis non curat lex” – the law does not concern itself with trifles – except, of course, when it does. According to a complaint filed earlier this year in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, Wael Eldadah, who worked in the convenience store of a BP gas station in the West Lawn neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side, signed a criminal complaint against Walter Williams for taking a Snickers candy bar from the store without paying for it. As a result of the criminal complaint,...

There’s No Prison Like Home

Finally, in far-off Whangarei, New Zealand, a 19-year-old man who was “sick of playing Xbox” while on home detention has been granted his wish to serve the rest of his sentence in jail. Senior Constable Paul Nicholas, of Whangarei police, said the young man had served 10 months of an 11-month home detention term but with one month to go “had run out of Xbox games to play” so he rang police to say he was bored serving home detention, was sick of playing Xbox, and would rather serve the rest of...

Going Where No Law Firm Has Gone Before …

As pornographers entice viewers with alluring images online, then sue downloaders for infringing on their copyrights, a federal judge in Los Angeles has taken a stand. Like former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, who knew pornography when he saw it, U.S. District Judge Otis Wright of the Central District of California knows a lawsuit model he doesn’t like when he sees one. In response to what he views as abusive litigation, Wright has referred four attorneys associated with Chicago...

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