Peacock Tales • Spring 2013


Brief Notes

  • The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has accused a former employee of a law firm of stealing $376,000.00 of copy machine ink/toner over a two-year period.
  • The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a seller of a $610,000.00 house did not have a duty to disclose to a prospective purchaser that a murder/suicide had taken place in the house.
  • An Ohio Court held that witnesses who watched a testator sign his will on a computer monitor, where the testator could not see or hear the witnesses, were not in the “conscience presence of the testator” and not valid witnesses to the will.
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down as unconstitutional graphic warning labels on cigarette packs.
  • A Connecticut Court held that an email message to a co-worker saying that “HE WOULD NOT FORGET THAT [THE CO-WORKER] TOOK OVER ONE OF HIS BUSINESS ACCOUNTS” was not a threat.


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