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People v Sanchez

In ruling in People v Sanchez the Court held that an expert cannot relate case-specific hearsay to explain the basis for his or her opinion unless the facts are independently proven or fall within a hearsay exception.

Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legislation and its Impact on Local Government

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law recreational marijuana legislation this Tuesday, after the Illinois legislature voted by large margin to approve the landmark 700-page Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”).

What Types of Cases are Resolved in Maryland's District Courts?

People typically don't think much about the court system until they find themselves on either side of a legal action. And even then, they might initially gloss over differences between the district and circuit courts, considering the terms to be roughly synonymous.

Commonwealth Court Offers Reminder that Land Development Waivers Must Meet Undue Hardship Threshold

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently emphasized to developers and municipalities the need to properly justify waivers from provisions of a subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) during the land development process. Link: http://sianalaw.com/2018/06/20/landdevelopmentwaivers/

Appellate Attorneys - How Framing the Issues on Appeal Defines the Battleground

Appellate Attorneys - How Framing the Issues on Appeal Defines the Battleground

Connecticut Judicial Branch Plans Layoffs and Closures for Fiscal Year

A blog post about changes made to the Connecticut judicial system for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Husband Gives Child Check For Child Support

Blog post about a husband who violated a court order by making his child support payments directly to his child.

Court Awards $6,544 To Driver Injured In Street Sweeper Debacle

Blog explaining the state's liability for a street-sweeper backing into a driver's car.

Court Denies Double Damages Despite Defendant's Inconsistancy

Blog post about a court denying an award of double damages.

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