Noise and Nuisance

A woman was properly convicted of “creating a loud noise and nuisance” at a federal courthouse in Alabama for her argument with security officers who wouldn’t let her enter an office, the Second Circuit ruled. The woman claimed she had no idea her conduct was illegal but the circuit court said a “reasonable person would understand that shouting at security officers in a courthouse” is not an innocent act.

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Target Injury

A federal court in New Jersey dismissed a complaint against Target brought by the mother of a child who injured his arm while playing on top of the distinctive red spherical bollards in front of the store. The mother claims Target should have known children would be attracted to the balls and made them safer but the court ruled the potential danger of playing on the bollard was obvious.

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