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My Brother Jason: The untold story of Jason Corbett’s life and ...
by , Ralph Riegel

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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<p>In August 2014 Limerick man Jason Corbett was murdered by his wife, Molly Martens, and her father, ex-FBI agent Tom Martens, in the bedroom of their luxury North Carolina home. He had been savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat and brick while his children slept nearby. For his sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, and the rest of his family in Ireland it was just the beginning of the nightmare that would involve a custody battle for his orphaned children, an online hate campaign by Molly Martens and, ultimately, the gripping trial that would lead to her conviction, alongside her father, for his murder.</p><p><i>My Brother Jason</i> is the story of how this seemingly all-American girl from a picture-perfect family targeted the widowed Jason Corbett, becoming nanny to his children in a desperate bid to create the family and security she craved, thus setting in motion a series of events that would lead to Jason’s brutal killing by the woman he had once loved.</p><p>Here, for the first time, Tracey Corbett-Lynch tells her family’s side of the story in a book that contains shocking revelations about Molly Marten’s history of strange behaviour and the lengths she was willing to go to in order to get custody of Jason’s children.</p><p>With full access to Jason’s letters, emails, keepsakes and photographs, it is the story of how an ordinary, loving family was torn apart by the brutal murder of their beloved brother.</p>
Twenty-First Century Procedure (Aspen Coursebook Series)
by Christopher B. Mueller

Language

English

Pages

1392

Publication Date

March 12, 2017

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<p><strong>Twenty-First Century Procedure, Second Edition</strong> presents the major themes of U.S. civil litigation – the adversary system, our dedication to the use of juries in civil cases, our American brand of federalism and its impact on the judicial system and litigation generally, and the relatively recent development of managerial judging – for an introductory course on civil procedure. With its contemporary perspective, Twenty-First Century Procedure includes discussion of modern problems, such as E-discovery and the requirement of careful scrutiny during the certification stage of class suits. The skillful pedagogy evident throughout the book is designed to provide context for the understanding of doctrines and issues, and to stimulate classroom discussion. Expository text introduces students to the issues, followed by carefully edited cases that resolve some of the more important isssues, practical Problems, and Notes and Questions that aid the process of analysis. Pictures and sidebars provide additional context and pique student interest. A statutory supplement is published annually.</p>
Business Enterprises: Legal Structures, Governance, and Policy
by , Manning G., III Warren

Language

English

Pages

986

Publication Date

August 06, 2012

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This book undertakes a traditional, and inclusive, approach to the law of business organizations. The volume includes materials many books now on the market omit, such as agency and unincorporated business associations, while at the same time maintaining a wide breadth of coverage. As such, the book permits professors to emphasize closely held and other non-public companies while at the same time offering the basics on public company law and practice. Along these lines, the book includes materials on securities offerings, registration, exemptions from registration, and lawyers' responsibilities under the securities laws. Features that make this book a strong teaching tool and a strong learning tool include: <br /><p><br />•   Chapter introductions that summarize and highlight the overall and contextual importance of chapter contents (rather than merely list and categorize the parts of the chapter); <br /><br />•   Basic corporate finance nomenclature and other information necessary to an understanding of transactional business law, including individual chapters on basic corporate finance, corporate changes and change of control transactions; <br /><br />•   Materials allowing for a comparison of laws and practices in other countries with those of the United States in key areas of study; and <br /><br />•   Well-selected notes and problems that permit the integration of concepts and foster application skills at key junctures. <br /><p><br />This single text allows for coverage of law, underlying theory and policy, and practice skills. In one volume, the book contains material sufficient to educate a young lawyer to function in general business law practice. The emphasis has been on creating a teaching resource that is comprehensive in the view of the five experienced business law teacher-practitioner authors. <br /><p>This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Whose Monet?: An Introduction to the American Legal System (Acade...
by John A. Humbach

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

January 31, 2016

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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. <b>Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System</b> focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law.</p><p> <b>The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness:</b> </p> <ul> <li> Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses </li> <li> The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students </li> <li> The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) </li> <li> The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible </li> <li> Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors </li> <li> The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? </li> <li> This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading </li> </ul> </p>
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: 2018-2019 Statutory Supplement ...
by , Alexandra D. Lahav

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

July 23, 2018

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Including excerpts from the Restaements (Second) of Judgments, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, Transnational Rules of Civil Procedure, State Long -Arm and Venue Statutes, and Recent Supreme Court Case Law
Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Questions, Seventh Edition
by , Wendy Collins Perdue

Language

English

Pages

936

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

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<p>This innovative casebook is designed to be accessible to first year students while exposing them to the richness of the course. Each chapter begins with an “Introduction and Integration” section, which provides an overview and indicates how the materials relate to other topics. The authors explore the strategic and ethical issues faced by lawyers. The book features clear textual explication to set up consideration of cases. The seventh edition is wholly up-to-date, including the new discovery provisions that became effective December 1, 2015.</p>
Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive
by Dan "Tito" Davis

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<h2>The Drug Game From The Inside</h2><p>Dan "Tito" Davis comes from a town in South Dakota that's so small everyone knows their neighbor's cat's name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed, and soon had the Banditos Motorcycle Club distributing ten million pills a week. </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ Life On The Run</h3><p>After serving a nickel, he got into the weed game, but just when he got going, he was set up by a childhood friend. Facing thirty years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish, which began a thirteen-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for a Medellin cartel, through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the middle of Mumbai's madness, and much more.</p><h3>˃˃˃ The Ultimate Fugitive Story</h3><p>Tito didn’t have a mega-mansion filled with pretty girls and expensive cars. He survived in the Third World facing adversity at every turn. Millions of dollars came and went as Tito stayed one step ahead of the Feds and the Federales. </p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ A Must Read Provocative Page Turner!</h3><h2><u>Scroll up and grab a copy today.</u></h2>
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
by Jeffrey Toobin

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 30, 2008

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<p>Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in <i>The Nine </i>a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.</p>
Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars
by Juan Martinez

Language

English

Pages

499

Publication Date

February 16, 2016

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<p>Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation.</p><p>Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars.</p><p>Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years.</p><p>Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer.</p><p>With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.</p>

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