Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Emily Usnick

Emily Usnick Conviction An appeal court overturned a conviction of a woman accused of involuntary manslaughter of her baby. Emily Usnick, a forty-three years old woman from central Missouri, gave birth alone at home alone and did not seek medical attention before her baby who she named Hannah died. Central Missouri Woman Emily Usnick Convicted […]

Nouman Raja Conviction Appeal

Palm Beach Cop Nouman Raja Convicted Attorneys of Nouman Raja who is a former Florida law enforcement officer filed an appeal and are requesting for another new trial. Nouman Raja is was Palm Beach Garden officer and is now convicted after shooting a man who happened to be a driver who was stranded. He is […]

Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission: Federal Appeal

Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b–5 makes it unlawful to (a) “employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud,” (b) “make any untrue statement of a material fact,” or (c) “engage in any act, prac- tice, or course of business” that “operates . . . as a fraud or deceit” in connection with the purchase […]

Tips for Writing a Strong Appellate Brief for the First Time

Writing a perfect and convincing appellate brief is art perfected by experienced appellate lawyers over time. For inexperienced lawyers, writing a strong appellate brief for the first time can be a daunting challenge. Essentially, an appellate brief is a formal document presented to an appeals court by lawyers which covers all legal arguments supporting their […]

Florida Supreme Court Appeals: Larry Wetzel v. Travelers Companies, Inc.

This case is before the Court on the petition of Larry R. Wetzel for a writ of mandamus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(8), Fla. Const.  By order dated January 24, 2019, we denied Wetzel’s petition pursuant to Huffman v. State, 813 So. 2d 10, 11 (Fla. 2000). See Wetzel v. Travelers Companies, […]

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