For grammar lovers the Oxford Comma is an important element. For legal writers the Oxford Commas is something that has legal implications, at least the 1st Circuit decided this when they ruled on the O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy No. 16-1901 (1st Cir. 2017). In this case the lack of a comma won several million dollars … More ￼￼￼￼￼The Oxford Comma Case (O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy)
The federal circuit court system is broken into regions that each Associate Justice is responsible for certain appeals, emergency requests, and other matters. The regions are usually several states near each other, with the main federal court located in one of those states. Each circuit is comprised of several districts that hold court, and different … More Federal Circuit Courts
This post will avoid discussing or analyzing the recent impeachment trial a few months ago. Instead this post will explain what an impeachment means, the process involved, and who can be impeached. First, let’s start with some basic information: who can be impeached, what impeachment means, and what someone can be impeached for. The Constitution … More Impeachment – what is it really?
Disclaimer: I do not practice family law, and I am not giving legal advice or creating a lawyer/client relationship. As with all posts on this page they are commentary on laws. Please speak to a lawyer who practices family law in your state if you have questions or want legal advice. With Valentine’s Day fast … More Love is in the air…until it isn’t
The First 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. There is often discussion and debate about what these amendments mean. Without bringing a political view and without giving legal advice, below is the text of the 4th Amendment and some commentary on it. “Amendment IX: The enumeration in the … More 9th Amendment – what does it mean?
Korematsu v. United States is one of the landmark cases a law school student will learn about in Constitutional Law. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was decided in 1944 and basically allowed the United States government to relocated United States Citizens to internment camps (Encyclopedia Britannica does a great job at explaining … More Korematsu v. US – why it hasn’t been overturned
The First 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. There is often discussion and debate about what these amendments mean. Without bringing a political view and without giving legal advice, below is the text of the 4th Amendment and some commentary on it. “Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, … More 6th Amendment – what does it mean?
On May 13, 2020 The Wisconsin Supreme Court (the Court) issued their order, or ruling, for the case Wisconsin Legislature v. Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm, Julie Willems Van Dijk and Lisa Olson, In Their Official Capacities As Executives of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. What made news about this case is that the Court not only … More Wisconsin Stay-at-home order
The Law Offices of Michaella Levandoski, PLLC does not handle tax law. The post below is in no way meant to offer legal advice or guidance. A question that I get asked around this time of year is am I really required to pay income taxes. I explain I am not the person’s lawyer and … More Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
A real life food fight resulted in a lawsuit that awarded the plaintiff (Constance Koulmey) over $100,000 in Connecticut. Yup, a man threw a bowl of pasta in a restaurant and the woman who was hit by accident was awarded just over $100,000 by a jury. How? There were several factors that played into this … More Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict