“Consent to Search” To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brooks

“Consent to Search” To Breath Test Case Granted Review in the Wake of Brooks

Six months ago the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Brooks where it instructed every Minnesota court to analyze the “totality of the circumstances” surrounding each and every DWI arrest to determine if a given driver freely consented to a blood, breath, or urine test . . . or if they were coerced into taking that test by the words and actions of law enforcement.

Real, Honest Cooperative Action – the Key to Obtaining a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the UK

Real, Honest Cooperative Action – the Key to Obtaining a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the UK

In a July 1 speech to the UK Aerospace and Defence Industry Seminar, Ben Morgan of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) discussed his recommendations for how companies seeking Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) should interact with the SFO. His resounding message was cooperation on the part of the company, not just “the impression of cooperation” but real, honest cooperative action.

Ohio State Fires Band Director for Alleged Environment of Ongoing Sexual Harassment

Ohio State Fires Band Director for Alleged Environment of Ongoing Sexual Harassment

Ohio State University (“University”) fired the director of its marching band following a two month investigation into an alleged culture of sexual harassment and alcohol abuse in which student band members were told to participate in numerous hazing activities, including mimicking sexual acts and marching on the football field in their underwear in a ritual called “Midnight Ramp.”