Hi! My dream is to be a civil rights attorney. I am a junior in college right now studying hard to get a good g.p.a to get into a top law school. So do civil rights attorneys handle litigation in civil courts such as sexual abuse cases and discrimination? Do they not do anything in criminal law and just do torts? Court TV anchor Lisa Bloom is really inspiring to me! She sued the boy scouts of America successfully because they would not let a girl in. She is so inspiring! Do you think I be a civil rights attorney like her? Does that mean I would file lawsuits for people that were discriminated based on sex, race, national origin, physical handicap, sexual orientaion, etc? Does that also include sexual abuse and rape cases? I want to help victims and people that don't have a voice!
civil rights violations can be prosecuted in both civilly and criminally. however, the criminal prosecution is handled by a US federal district attorney since civil rights violations are federal crimes and you are not interested in being a prosecutor, correct? the civil rights cases that you are talking about are done in civil court. many of these cases involve citizens suing the state for police brutality that involves racial or sexual discrimination. they also involve your example of suing corporations and organizations. unfortunately, sexual abuse and rape cases are rare for civil rights since those are well covered by criminal law. but there is always the chance...
I remember talking with the girl about her lawsuit with her father. Then we went in to the office where the meeting was held, all glass. The lawyers delivered her news that she will not get as much as she wanted because she was on social networks saying "I'm going to be rich". She was expecting billions of dollars. I laid there on the floor looking out of the windows, out of amazement and curiosity. I couldn't see all the way down to the bottom of the building, it kinda faded to black. We (me, the girl, her father, the lawyers) all looked to the window opposite to where I lying. There was a building crashing into the river, the glass part first and then the concrete portion.
Example: Should I buy my first house at 18?
Ok I had a lawsuit and ended up getting 10 thousand dollars I don't want to waste the money like everyone my age would do with the money so Im thinking of buying a house and since I live in GA they are fairly inexpensive.I was on Craigslist and found a nice little mobile home for 4000 dollars. I went to visit the house with a contractor to make sure everything is where it needs to be and to make sure there are no surprises and every thing checks out.The taxes are low and the lot fee is cheap with a monthly fee of 200 dollars.My goal is to rent it out to someone and collect the rent or just keep it for a little get away for the week ends what do you think?
1) In November 2000, psychic Uri Geller sued video game company Nintendo for £60 million (the equivalent of US $100 million) over the Pokémon character "Yungerer," localized in English as "Kadabra", which he claimed was an unauthorised appropriation of his identity. The Pokémon in question has psychic abilities and carries bent spoons. Geller also claimed that the star on Kadabra's forehead and the lightning patterns on its abdomen are symbolisms popular with the Waffen SS of Nazi Germany. The katakana for the character's name, ユンゲラー, is visually similar to the transliteration of Geller's own name into Japanese (ユリゲラー). He is quoted as saying: "Nintendo turned me into an evil, occult Pokémon character. Nintendo stole my identity by using my name and my signature image." The lawsuit was thrown out of court.
2) In 1992, after a night of hard drinking, 23 year old Karen Norman put her car in reverse and backed into Galveston Bay. She was too drunk to figure out how to unbuckle her seatbelt, and she drowned. Her family sued Honda for making a seatbelt that was too difficult to unbuckle. The jury awarded the Normans $65 million despite the fact that Karen Norman's blood alcohol level was .17, almost twice the legal limit.
3) Ambulance driver Larry Wesley was fired from his job after stopping for doughnuts while transporting an emergency patient to Ben Taub Hospital, a city hospital in Houston. He later sued the city of Houston, claiming that he suffered emotional distress because of the firing.
4) In 2007, Boca Raton, Florida attorney Richard Mateer sued the owners of the Miami Heat basketball team. A long-term season ticket holder, Mateer had paid $11,000 for six front row seats. When the team owners added a new front row in front of Mateer's front row seats, the lawyer sued, claiming that his seats had now become "second-rate."
5) A West Virginia convenience store clerk was awarded more than $2.5 million in damages for injuring her back while opening a pickle jar
6) In 2007, Washington D.C. judge Roy Pearson sued his neighborhood mom-and-pop drycleaner for $65 million for losing a pair of his pants. Even stranger, the case has gone to court.
7)In 1999, Daniel Dukes, a 27 year old moran from Florida hatched a clever plot so that he could have his life long dream of swimming with a whale fulfilled. He hid from the security guards at Sea World and managed to stay in the park after closing. Shortly after, he dived into the tank containing a killer whale – fulfilling his dream. Daniel was killed by the whale. His parents proceeded to sue Sea World because they did not display public warnings that the whale (Tillikum) could kill people. They also claim that the whale is wrongly portrayed as friendly because of the stuffed toys sold there. The trainers will not enter the pool with Tillikum due to the fact that he has now been involved in two deaths
8)This is a true case of believe it or not. Christopher Roller, a resident of Minnesota sued David Blaine and David Copperfield – demanding that they reveal their secret magic tricks to him. He demanded 10% of their total income for life. The reason for the suit is that Roller believes that the magicians are defying the laws of physics, and thereby using godly powers. But it gets worse. Roller is suing not just because the magicians are using God’s powers – he is suing because he thinks he is God and therefore it is his powers they are stealing.
9) Marcy Noriega, a California police officer decided to tase a suspect in the back of her car when he became uncontrollable and started kicking at the windows. Noriega drew her taser from her belt and fired it at the man. Unfortunately for the crook, the officer had accidentally drawn her gun instead, and she shot him in the chest – killing him. The city is now suing the taser company, arguing that any reasonable officer could mistakenly draw and shoot their gun instead of their taser. They are suing for the full costs of the wrongful death lawsuit which the man’s family has filed against the city.
10)This is a recent case in which a 52 year old traffic officer from Los Angeles sued Victoria’s Secret for damage to her eye. The damage was caused, claims the cop (Macrida Patterson), when she was trying on a new thong. The tight fit caused a metal clip to fly off hitting her in the eye. The case was filed on June 9, 2008 and Officer Patterson is seeking unspecified damages. The courts have not yet informed the officer that as a traffic cop, she doesn’t need fancy underwear as she is unlikely to ever have a date anyway.
I am a 30 year old married mother of 2 little girls. My daughters were both born with health problems and both required surgery. This has left our family with a mountain of death for such things as hospital bills and airplane transport. It is our dream to own a home, but at this point we are even unable to get a decent car to drive. A friend told me to look into FHA loans, but we are to the point of needing to file bankrupcty. I am not sure if we should go ahead and try to get a home, therefore saving money as the payments would be lower than our rent, or wait 2 years after we file. My family of four currently lives in a 2 bedroom upstairs apartment, which I am thankful to have, but it isn't the best for the little ones. Someone please tell me what are we to do? Thanks in advance for your help in this matter.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano does not have the authority to refuse to enforce laws that require illegal immigrants to face deportation, according to the federal judge hearing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union’s lawsuit against DHS. “The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings [when the law requires it],” U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor said Wednesday, per Business Week . O’Connor asked DHS and the ICE union to offer additional arguments before he makes a final ruling on the legality of President Obama’s “deferred action on childhood arrivals” program, which invoked prosecutorial discretion as a means of allowing people to stay in the country if they would have qualified for amnesty under the Dream Act, which never passed Congress. The judge’s comments come one day after Napolitano scolded the union, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, for challenging the policy she and Obama have implemented.“There are tensions with union leadership, unfortunately,” Napolitano told Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Tuesday. “Here’s what I expect as a former prosecutor and attorney general: that is that law enforcement agents will enforce the law in accordance with the guidance they are given [by] their superiors.”
Example: Dreams which I''m not in?!?
So lately I've been having these dreams where I'm not actually in them.
What does this mean? Any interpretations?
Last night I had a dream pertaining to a "ghost" (it was a red headed girl with crazy eyes in a white sort of gown) trying to make contact with a girl that was painting. From what I remember the ghost wanted to show her something.
I had another dream which I was not in but I can't remember what it was...
I also had another dream which I was talking to my late grandfather. I can't remember the full details but I think he was having a heart attack, but then he told me he was fine. His state was fluctuating, then I think he recovered. A day later we recieved a letter in the mail about a lawsuit that my mother's siblings have sought out against her. My grandfather did not respect any of my aunties or uncles, except for my mum. I don't know if that's got anything to do with anything, but... I just thought to put that in there, because that only happened last week too.
and I finally told a neighbor whose cigarette smoke was really bothering me when I was at her apartment in a nice way I would have to limit contact as I had a severe allergy to cigarette smoke as it once threw me into the hospital with chest pains and I spent the two night in total pain from sinus headache, congestion, snorting and in great misery the last three times (and there were a number of reasons I am trying to limit contact with her among them she once told everyone in my building I was sleeping with my brother and hen someone told me profusely apologized claiming she heard that before she moved in (no one knew me then and no men are in my apartment), extremely gossips and badmouths her former building friends telling me very personal an negative things about them trying to get me to dislike them as she hates them, got two residents kicked out and scares me as she is intimidating and told me "you don't want to mess with me as I am smart", tries to do you favors (she did this for
My boyfriend, who is 22-years old and has no assets but a perfect credit score, got into a car accident about a year ago. It was his fault, he 'failed to yield' and hit another man's truck. Both cars were totaled and the man, who said he was unharmed to my boyfriend, called an ambulance. Today, my boyfriend received a letter in the mail from his insurance stating that the man hired a lawyer. My boyfriend's coverage is apparently $50,000. My questions are: what is the outlook on this case? How much might this man try to sue my boyfriend for? What happens if he can't pay the amount Have you ever been sued, and if so, how did it turn out?
Thank you all for your time and help.
I know articles are stating that the policy will go in effect "immediately" but what does that mean? And when exactly can undocumented people benefit from the order?