Many people love to read the juicy stories from tabloids and online gossip sites; however, yesterday a jury in Kentucky held one online site liable for defamation. CBSSports.com reported a jury awarded Sarah Jones over $300,000.00 in her defamation lawsuit against thedirty.com. The CBS story gives some background and facts about the case, but lawyers often want to know the details that can only be found in the court record.
To find the complaint, answer, motions, and other filings for this case, simply go to the government’s federal court website called PACER, which stands for Public Access to Court Electronic Records. Using PACER you can search the case and docket information for federal district and appellate court cases, as well as, bankruptcy cases. There is a small fee for viewing documents that is capped at $3.00 per document. Currently, if you do not view more than $15.00 worth of documents in a quarter your fee is waived.
This time of year our thoughts turn to having fun outdoors. Why not take a look at the new summer resources? When thinking of a Jacksonville Suns baseball game why not take The baseball trust: a history of baseball’s antitrust exemption along for the fun? Are you camping this summer? We have you covered there too; Environmental and natural resources law is just the thing to pack. We just received these great new titles and many others too, take a look.
You’re a bit of the way into the semester now, so some of you may feel you’re a bit behind on the schoolwork and need to catch up on that this weekend. Midterms are coming soon, so by all means do so, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself a little bit as a reward for all your hard work. Here are some of the happenings this weekend –
Saturday (All Day, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM) – Pagan Pride Day in Riverside Park. Enjoy vendors, workshops, and performances for free, rain or shine.
Saturday (Evening, 7:00 PM) – Check out the home opener of the Jacksonville Bullies (Professional Lacrosse League), as they host the Charlotte Copperheads at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Sunday (Kickoff at 1:00 PM; Tailgating before, Celebrating after) – The Jacksonville Jaguars look to rebound from a heartbreaking loss on the road in Week 1 and treat the hometown fans to a win against the division rival Houston Texans. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM and tickets are still available.
Who knew wearing Skechers could cause serious injuries? That is the claim made by the Plaintiffs in three lawsuits filed against Skechers USA Inc., Skechers USA Inc., II, and Skechers Fitness Group. Check out this story about the case, which includes links to the the Plaintiffs’ Attorneys website and the Complaint numbers. You can find the Federal case filings by using PACER, the government’s Federal cased locator database.
Time will become a precious commodity on Monday as classes begin for the fall semester, so make the most of your last couple of days without classes. Here are a few activities you can do this weekend. Saturday there is the Mega Talent Show downtown or check out Folio Weekly’s list of happenings this weekend. Finally, don’t miss out on the fun with the Jacksonville Suns, on Sunday they take on the Birmingham Barons.
Pauly Shore is coming to The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road, Ramada Inn, Jacksonville on June 22 and 23 at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets for the show are $23 and $28. “Hey buddy”- don’t miss out on the laughs. If Pauly doesn’t suit your interests, how about the Jacksonville Suns? The Suns have a full line-up of home games this weekend. On Saturday, June 23 (ARod Bobblehead Giveaway) at 6:05 p.m. and on Sunday, June 24 (Military Appreciation) at 3:05 p.m. Is anything hotter than the Jacksonville Suns? If these happenings don’t sound like what you’re looking for, then check Folio Weekly’s online list of events happening this weekend. You’re sure to find something you’ll like! Have a great weekend!
The Jacksonville Suns Baseball team is playing the Mobile BayBears (no, that’s not a typo, they are the BayBears, one word) Monday at 6:05 pm. Check the schedule for times, prices, and specials for the rest of the week.
If you have any tips on things to do in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, feel free to send them to me to be included in future posts.
All weekend –
Theater your thing? After Ashley, a dark comedy produced by the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, is at the Adele Grage Cultural Center Friday and Saturday nights at 8 through the end of the month. $15 cash or check only.