Archive for April 29th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Legal Definitions 101 – Intentional Tort defined

Sunday, April 29. 2012 – 01:00 p.m.

As a service to many of our readers. Here is today’s legal definition courtesy of Cornell University Law School.

Intentional Tort defined: A type of tort that can only result from an intentional act of the defendant. Depending on the exact tort alleged, either general or specific intent will need to be proven. Common intentional torts are battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass to land, trespass to chattels, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some interesting factoids from across the financial and political transom:

First Quarter GDP Revised Lower

First quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was revised lower last week to 2.2%. The revised number was mainly supported by strong auto sales. A component that may not be sustainable looking ahead.

Why? Consumer spending has been outpacing non-existent wage growth.

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The PE: POLITICS: Munger touts tax plan in San Bernardino

Munger

BY JEFF HORSEMAN
STAFF WRITER
jhorseman@pe.com

Published: 28 April 2012 07:31 PM
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The woman behind a state ballot measure that would raise income taxes to boost public school funding told Inland Democrats on Saturday that her initiative would do more for children than a competing tax plan offered by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/28/2012 07:19:08 PM PDT

UPLAND – Former Upland Mayor John Pomierski’s admission to accepting a $5,000 bribe from an Upland business does not worry city officials from a legal standpoint.

Pomierski pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Riverside to accepting a bribe from the owners of Chronic Cantina restaurant as part of a plea agreement.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Apr. 29, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

One hears a lot of noise these days in and out of the Capitol about “the 1 percent” – those at the top of the income pecking order – and the moral imperative to levy higher taxes on them to support public services.

The narrative from left-wing activists and their political allies is that those at the top have rapaciously gathered more wealth while the poor get poorer and those in the middle class struggle to keep afloat.

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