Category : Law

Copyright Case of “Tha Weedman”

The Parties: Plaintiff-Redwin Wilchcombe Defendant- TeeVee Toons, Inc The Facts: In 2002, Redwin met rapper Jonathan Smith p/k/a Lil John of Lil John and the East Side Boyz (LJESB). While the two were talking about calling a supplier of marijuana, a “weedman”, Lil John told the plaintiff that would be a “cool” concept for a song. The plaintiff proceeded to compose the music and lyrics for “Tha Weedman” which was later sent to Lil John for final mixing, and to […]

Tort Assignment on the Concordia Cruiseship Wreck

On Friday January 13th, 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock off the west coast of Italy, causing the ship to partially sink. Of the 3,229 passengers on board, all but 32 escaped the ship. 39 of the survivors have filled a lawsuit against Carnival Corp, who owned the company that operated the ship, for gross negligence. In order for a plaintiff to win a negligence case the defendant must owe a duty of care to the […]

Righteous Insanity Defense

Persons being tried for murder should be able to use an insanity defense because it is unrighteous for society to punish those whom are “under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act[s] [they] [committed] or, if [they] did know the quality of the act, that [they] did not know that what [they] [were] doing was wrong (PA Code Title 18, 315).” Society does punish heinous conduct […]