Tag Archives: Evidence

Text Messages as Evidence in Child Support and Divorce Proceedings

The increasing use of electronic communications, from Facebook to text messaging, has challenged our courts to determine what is admissible evidence in family law hearings. The Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently considered that issue in a criminal proceeding where text … Continue reading

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Q&A – When Your Photos Are Evidence

As a result of the recent unfortunate incident at the Reno Air Races, aviation photographers are wondering what are the laws and ethics for supplying images to the NTSB or other investigative body. Larry Grace, Chairman of the International Society … Continue reading

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Unimpeachable: 7th Circuit Finds Evidence That Sauna Was Used As Place Of Prostitution Inadmissible Under Rape Shield Rule

Like all states, Wisconsin has a rape shield rule. Under Wisconsin's rule, WIS. STAT. Section 972.11(2)(b), in civil and criminal cases involving alleged sex crimes, any evidence concerning the complaining witness's prior sexual conduct or opinions of the witness's prior… … Continue reading

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Sanctions Imposed On Defendants For Failing To Preserve Electronic Evidence

UNITED CENTRAL BANK v. KANAN FASHIONS, INC., Dist. Court, ND Illinois 2011 – Google Scholar: The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has imposed sanctions on defendants in a breach of contract action by a Bank. … Continue reading

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New DNA Evidence Proves St. Louis Man's Innocence

The Innocence Project filed papers in a Missouri court this morning presenting compelling evidence that a St. Louis man, George Allen, Jr., (left) has served more than 29 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. The legal petition, … Continue reading

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