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Attorney Murdered Day After Client’s Divorce is Final
Video Uploaded on: 11/13/2018         

Attorney David Allen discusses the divorce of Walter and Cindy Radford. The day the divorce became final the attorney who was representing Cindy Radford was found shot dead in his law office. The suspect was William Radford who was later found dead at his former wife’s home from a self-inflicted gunshot. David Allen points out divorces are extraordinarily emotional. He describes three alternatives to traditional adversarial divorce pointing out the pros and cons of each.


Posthumous Marriage
Video Uploaded on: 11/6/2018         

Attorney David Allen reviews a case in which a same-sex couple were declared to be legally married three months after one of the partners died at age 82. Bonnie Foerster and Beverly Grossaint were together for 50 years sharing expenses and caring for each other prior to Beverly’s death. On her partner’s death Bonnie petitioned the court to declare they were married. David Allen explains the reasons for the request and the result.


Street Performers and the First Amendment
Video Uploaded on: 10/30/2018         

Attorney David Allen examines a case in which two young women, Michelle and Lea, traveled to Las Vegas to pose as “sexy cops” in exchange for tips from tourist getting their pictures taken with them. They were arrested for working without a county permit. They argued the First Amendment provided protection for street performing and the arrest was without probable cause since they were performing pursuant to the First Amendment. The case was eventually decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States.


Woman Finds She “Rented” a Pet Instead Buying It
Video Uploaded on: 10/23/2018         

Attorney David Allen discusses a case in which a woman Chelsea Walworth, thought she purchased a pet from the Pet Zone. She later found she only “rented” the pet.


School District Sued for Allowing Bullying
Video Uploaded on: 10/9/2018         

Attorney David Allen reviews a case arising from bullying inflicted on a Pennsylvania grade schooler, Amanda Wibel. The elementary school student her was own person who dressed outside the normal societal expectations for a little girl. Others bullied her, harassed her, teased her and generally demeaned her. After multiple changes of grade schools her mother sued the school district contending it failed to prevent the bullying.


A Criminal and Civil Case Based upon a .GIF
Video Uploaded on: 9/25/2018         

Attorney David Allen examines a case which arose from an incident in which John Rivello sent a GFI to Kirk Eichenwald with the intent to induce a seizure. He knew Kirk was epileptic and that a strobe like image could cause an epileptic seizure. The image caused a seizure. A criminal case was brought against John Rivello. Kurt Kichenwald also sued him for the injuries he inflicted.


Crunch Berries Don't Exist!?
Video Uploaded on: 9/11/2018         

Attorney David Allen reviews a case in which a consumer on behalf of herself and others brought claim against Cap’n Crunch and Crunch Berries. She contended the manufacturer misrepresented the cereal. It did not contain any crunch berries. The manufacturer argued that any reasonable consumer knows that crunch berries did not exist and therefore would not have a reasonable expectation to find them in the cereal. The case was decided by the federal court for the Eastern District of California.


Yelp Refuses to Take down Posting Found to Be Defamatory
Video Uploaded on: 9/4/2018         

Attorney David Allen comments on a case in which an unhappy client posted a very defamatory review on yelp That. At trial it was found the client engaged in defamation and was ordered to take down the posting. Yelp was also ordered to take down the posting. Yelp refused, looking to the Communications Decency Act. The Act gives immunity to Internet providers from defamation suits. The person bringing suit contended as long as the posting remained posted the defamation continued. The California Supreme Court eventually decided the case.


Social Security
Video Uploaded on: 8/28/2018         

David Allen discusses the current stagnation impacting Social Security Disability. Over 1 million people waiting for hearings. Over 70,000 people waiting for decision after the hearing. He makes various observations based upon representing those seeking disability payments. Simple suggestions are made that can significantly reduce the wait times and bring some correction to a broken system.


Conduct by Defendant after Injury Can Influence Personal-Injury Verdict
Video Uploaded on: 8/14/2018         

Attorney David Allen discusses a case in which a large settlement of a personal injury case was reached in the middle of a jury trial. He points out those factors which can give rise to a large settlement or verdict. In some instances, the conduct of a defendant after injury occurs can influence the eventual verdict or settlement.


Legal Standards Differ for Search of a Home and Automobile
Video Uploaded on: 8/7/2018         

Attorney David Allen shows how a Virginia case involving a stolen motorcycle demonstrates the difference between a search of an automobile or motorcycle and the search of someone’s home. The law possesses different standards and police officers are required to behave in a different manner for each search.


Rights You Possess When Your Insurance Company Defends You
Video Uploaded on: 7/31/2018         

Attorney David Allen examines the obligations your auto liability insurance company owes you. He points out the two principal obligations, the duty to defend and indemnify. Importantly he points out the rights you possess with regarding the defense of any lawsuit brought against you.


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