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Old 01-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #4231
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will do, addie. i think a ruling on the question of a mistrial in this case will be made before the weekend.

a legal secretary, huh? i should have known, from your precise, factual answer to my initial question about this trial....
Yeh. One of the worse jobs I ever had. The lawyer I worked for was found guilty of the RICOH Act. Raceteering. And all for only $1500.00. Lost his license to practice law and was sentence to 15 months in prison.

Sorry if I sounded like I showing off.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #4232
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apparently, the jury had asked for further clarification on a number of points earlier from the judge, and had been referred back to resume their deliberations. it is unclear whether the jury was aware that their actions were strictly forbidden. the final decision rests with the presiding judge, and he is considering the matter.
The reason juries can't consult any materials they want is that some words have very specific legal meanings. Often, legal meanings are defined in a statute. In order to render a decision based on the law, they have to go by the legal definitions.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #4233
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thank you, gg. your explanation makes good sense in a way i hadn't thought of before.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:54 AM   #4234
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I had an odd one this week. Many of you know I lost my father and godmother over the holidays. Well, Mom called last night and sounded bad (I'm in tune to her). Mom, what is wrong. Turns out my best friend in Florida died last night.

I just feel tired and worn out!
Sorry to hear this Claire, thinking of you xx
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #4235
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V, please keep us informed. As a former legal secretary I am interested in the outcome.

the conviction stands in the case of the police officer on trial for committing a fatal shooting. the judge has declined to declare a mistrial. this, despite a few of the jurors admitting to using a dictionary to look up definitions for words such as murder, willful and malicious, during their deliberations.

the defense attorney is asking for a sentence of three years instead of twenty-five, for his client.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #4236
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the conviction stands in the case of the police officer on trial for committing a fatal shooting. the judge has declined to declare a mistrial. this, despite a few of the jurors admitting to using a dictionary to look up definitions for words such as murder, willful and malicious, during their deliberations.

the defense attorney is asking for a sentence of three years instead of twenty-five, for his client.
Considering that the judge refused to declare a mistrial, I wouldn't even be surprised at probation.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #4237
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I just received a notice from the Management that some residents have formed a "Wellness Club" where they have volunteered to go door to door once or twice a week to twice a month doing a wellness check on other residents.

I went to the lady who sent this message and told her I don't want this and that we should have a sign up sheet for those who are interested in participating.

She just said, "Just tell them no thanks!"

I don't want these kinds of interruptions, especially by other residents (anyone else for that matter).

What do I have to do, keep a note on my door at all times that I don't want to be disturbed? It's very vague as to when. We are supposed to get 24 hours notice (at least) for people to come in, but it was noted that no one should ask to come in our apartments.

I just don't want people coming by without notice, or invitation. Just knocking on my door is an invasion of my privacy, unless I know about it ahead of time.

I'm hoping I will be able to tell them just once that I'm not interested so that they won't come back. Grrrr!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #4238
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I just received a notice from the Management that some residents have formed a "Wellness Club" where they have volunteered to go door to door once or twice a week to twice a month doing a wellness check on other residents.

I went to the lady who sent this message and told her I don't want this and that we should have a sign up sheet for those who are interested in participating.

She just said, "Just tell them no thanks!"

I don't want these kinds of interruptions, especially by other residents (anyone else for that matter).

What do I have to do, keep a note on my door at all times that I don't want to be disturbed? It's very vague as to when. We are supposed to get 24 hours notice (at least) for people to come in, but it was noted that no one should ask to come in our apartments.

I just don't want people coming by without notice, or invitation. Just knocking on my door is an invasion of my privacy, unless I know about it ahead of time.

I'm hoping I will be able to tell them just once that I'm not interested so that they won't come back. Grrrr!
We have a health aide in the building 12 hours a day. If I have been sick or am back from a hospital stay, they do check up on me for just a couple of days and mostly at night. But it is only once a day. Or I can call Winthrop and tell them to take me off the 'check on' list. I am fine. Winthrop no longer puts me on the list. They know I have a cold, but they also know that my son stops by here every night at 7 p.m. If they still insisted in spite of having the info about my son, then I would definitely consider it an invasion of privacy.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #4239
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I'll see how it goes. If I can tell them once, I'll be happy with that. I just don't want a bunch of unscheduled visits.

I just had to vent because threats to my privacy really raise my blood pressure! I feel better now having DC friends to let me vent.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #4240
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I just received a notice from the Management that some residents have formed a "Wellness Club" where they have volunteered to go door to door once or twice a week to twice a month doing a wellness check on other residents.

I went to the lady who sent this message and told her I don't want this and that we should have a sign up sheet for those who are interested in participating.

She just said, "Just tell them no thanks!"

I don't want these kinds of interruptions, especially by other residents (anyone else for that matter).

What do I have to do, keep a note on my door at all times that I don't want to be disturbed? It's very vague as to when. We are supposed to get 24 hours notice (at least) for people to come in, but it was noted that no one should ask to come in our apartments.

I just don't want people coming by without notice, or invitation. Just knocking on my door is an invasion of my privacy, unless I know about it ahead of time.

I'm hoping I will be able to tell them just once that I'm not interested so that they won't come back. Grrrr!
I can certainly understand your feelings about this Zhizara. I can't believe they would force this on you like that.

I also don't appreciate when people come without letting us know ahead of time.

If they don't honor your request to not bother you .. answer the door nekkid

Just kidding about that LOL

I hope it works out for you and people respect your space as they should.
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