A lawsuit on behalf of 500,000 women employees against Walmart is under review by the Supreme Court to decide whether it can proceed as a class action. Guest host, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian welcomes Professor Marcia L. McCormick, from Saint Louis University School of Law and co-editor and contributor to the Workplace Prof Blog, to discuss the largest employment discrimination case in U.S. history. They take a look at the alleged gender discrimination at Walmart, the criteria for the Supreme Court to decide on this class action issue and the impact this case could have on employment law and discrimination within companies.
The murder of a young woman in Massachusetts raises new questions about the laws and the legal system in cases involving abusive relationships.
19-year old Allison Myrick was stabbed to death - her ex-boyfriend charged with murder. Authorities and family members revealed details including two restraining orders which did not prevent this tragic crime. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Marsha Kazarosian from the Kazarosian Law Offices and the Honorable Judge Eugene M. Hyman from the Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, to explore what could have gone so terribly wrong. They will look at how the legal system, lawyers, legislators and others can better protect victims in abusive relationships and how we as a community can prevent these tragedies.
Show Notes: If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship, call National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or contact Break The Cycle. You may donate in Allison Myrick’s honor on line at: www.breakthecycle.org/donate or by phone at, 310-286-3383 x805
William Flynn, the teenage lover who murdered Pamela Smart’s husband in 1990 is asking a judge to reduce his prison sentence 11 years before he is set to become eligible for parole in 2018. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the experts, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian and Attorney Allan H. Stokke, to discuss the potential early release of William Flynn. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will also discuss how the request is filed and the criteria, the pros and cons in this particular case, and Flynn’s juvenile status at the time of the murder vs. the expectation that “he should pay for what he did”. Join us!
When does the justice system realistically exhaust all efforts to determine if a conviction is correct? Or is there no limit? Its a provocative subject that has recently been raised again in the political arena with regard to the Ben Laguer case in Massachusetts, involving a man convicted of a brutal rape in 1984. Join the President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and Power of Attorney host, Marsha Kazarosian in a discussion with two very special guests:WBZ-TV Reporter and lawyer, Dan Rea and Attorney Michael J. Traft, partner at the Boston firm of Carney & Bassil, P.C.. Both Rea and Traft have a depth of experience in real-life cases in which a conviction is later questioned and in some instances overturned. The Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers Association have honored Rea for his investigative journalism leading to freedom for Joe Salvati, wrongly convicted of murder and imprisoned for 30 years. Traft is one of the most experienced appellate attorneys in Massachusetts and has represented hundreds of clients in appeal cases in the highest courts of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Traft is also a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and a member of the executive board of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions.