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Aug 22, 2022

Presidential-election loser files high-court challenge — in Kenya

Kenya's presidential election leads news items including a text-compelled mistrial, a limited clergy-penitent privilege and a high-tech end to gerrymandering.

Nov 22, 2021

Texting instructions during deposition lands attorney in trouble

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Here are some news items. — Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer who texted instructions to client during deposition. — Lawyer who said he thinks “like a criminal” has become a convicted felon. — Would accepting a refund for the Astroworld concert waive an […]

Feb 1, 2019

Md. high court considers whether child porn includes ‘sexting’

ANNAPOLIS – Attorneys for an embattled youngster and the state clashed before Maryland’s top court Friday over whether the girl, then 16, was “involved” in distributing child pornography in violation of state law when she texted a video of herself engaging in a consensual sex act with a man. The Court of Appeals also grappled […]

Oct 15, 2018

Md. high court will weigh if child porn includes ‘sexting’

Maryland’s top court will consider whether a 16-year-old who texted a video of herself engaging in a consensual sexual act with an adult was “involved” in distributing child pornography in violation of state law.

Jun 7, 2018

CSA: Child porn includes images sent by the child

A 16-year-old who texted a video of herself engaging in a consensual sexual act with an adult was “involved” in distributing child pornography and not protected by the constitutional right to free speech, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled this week.

Aug 25, 2015

Hagerstown woman gets 5 years for texting in fatal crash

HAGERSTOWN — A western Maryland woman who prosecutors say was texting while driving when she hit and killed a bicyclist has been sentenced to five years in prison. Twenty-four-year-old Nadine Rager of Hagerstown pleaded guilty Monday to negligent manslaughter by vehicle. In addition to the prison term, Washington County Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long […]

Jun 12, 2013

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

WASHINGTON — Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands — marketed as a safer alternative — actually is more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found. Automakers have been trying to excite new-car buyers, especially younger ones, with dashboard infotainment systems that let drivers use voice […]

May 14, 2013

Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other organizations backing the multi-million dollar ad campaign. [&hellip[...]

May 7, 2013

Nation’s first ruling on text solicitations draws mixed reviews

Last month, Ohio became the first state in the nation to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients.

Aug 22, 2012

T-Mobile brings back unlimited data plan

NEW YORK — Unlimited wireless data is back. After sliding off the menu of cellphone plans, data plans with no caps are making a comeback at smaller wireless companies trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth-largest cellphone company, said Wednesday that it will start selling an unlimited-data plan again on […]

Aug 7, 2012

Real Housewife is on the case

Take one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and partner her with the creator of Silly Bandz and you get …

Jul 20, 2012

Terminology and technology

Just as different cultures greet, eat and talk differently – they also leverage technology differently. If you’re doing business abroad, understanding the culture is a basic sign of respect and ...

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