Peacock Tales • Summer 2017

Case Notes

A Connecticut appellate court ruled that a man was properly fired and denied
unemployment compensation after he lied to his boss about attending jury duty
on a day on which it had been cancelled.

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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that Pennsylvania does not have common law forfeiture and therefore the state cannot seize derivative contraband absent statutory authority. For example: a driver who brandishes a handgun at a tailgater but later pleads guilty only to disorderly conduct is entitled to have his handgun returned to him.

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IKEA agreed to pay $50 million to three families whose children were killed
when the company's dressers fell on them.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a Florida law barring doctors from asking their patients whether the patients had guns in their homes violated the
First Amendment.


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