Current Legal News:
June 2019

What Are the Different Types of Larceny and What Are Their Punishments?

Added: 2019-06-20 17:47:39

What Are the Different Types of Larceny and What Are Their Punishments? The legal definition of larceny is taking property that doesn't belong to you without intending to give it back. As with most crimes, there are various types of larceny. Different types of larceny carry different punishments...

What to Do If You're Involved in a Car Accident

Added: 2019-06-14 18:08:30

What to Do If You're Involved in a Car Accident Being involved in a car accident can be terrifying and traumatic. While it’s often difficult to be logical in a situation that involves heightened emotions, there are certain things you can do at the scene of an accident that can help your case i...

What Happens If I Get a DWI Under 21 in New York?

Added: 2019-06-05 22:22:10

What Happens If I Get a DWI Under 21 in New York? Like most states, New York has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to underage drinking and driving. If you are under 21 and you’re caught drinking and driving in New York, serious consequences await you. Even if you aren’t visibly impai...

6 Characteristics of a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

Added: 2019-05-30 19:00:50

6 Characteristics of a Good Bankruptcy Attorney If you're hiring a bankruptcy attorney for the first time you might be unsure of what to expect. What makes a good attorney? How can you know if the attorney you're speaking to is the best one for your case? You should always consult more than one ...

What's the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Added: 2019-05-23 21:06:07

What's the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony? Any criminal charge, whether minor or major, should be taken seriously. But some are objectively worse than others. There are three main types of criminal classifications in the criminal justice system: infractions, misdemeanors, and f...

I Was Injured at Work in Alabama. What Are My Legal Options?

Added: 2019-05-17 22:34:26

I Was Injured at Work in Alabama. What Are My Legal Options? Workers compensation exists to help cover employees who are injured at work. Usually, these cases are handled without incident and without the courts. Sometimes, however, employees walk away from arbitration feeling less than satisf...

Will I Have to Go to Prison If I'm Convicted of Drug Possession?

Added: 2019-05-09 22:36:47

Will I Have to Go to Prison If I'm Convicted of Drug Possession? Many crimes have rather predictable sentences. However, that’s not the case with drug possession. Depending on the circumstances, you could be looking at a $100 fine and a few days’ jail time or thousands of dollars in fines...

Can Employers See My Auto Accident History? Is It On My Public Record?

Added: 2019-05-03 17:15:11

Can Employers See My Auto Accident History? Is It On My Public Record? The question as to whether or not an employer can see your auto accident history depends a lot on the circumstances surrounding your employment and your history. In other words, both the type of job you're applying for a...

If I Have a Warrant in One State, Will it Show Up in the System of Another State?

Added: 2019-04-25 21:41:05

If I Have a Warrant in One State, Will it Show Up in the System of Another State? If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you might be considering going to another state to escape prosecution. But would that actually work? Can agencies in another state find out that you have a warrant in y...

What Would Happen If I Was Caught Selling Drugs?

Added: 2019-04-18 23:09:40

What Would Happen If I Was Caught Selling Drugs? Drug charges are always serious offenses. Selling drugs is usually treated more seriously than simply using drugs. What happens to you when you are caught selling drugs largely depends on a number of factors including the type of drug, where you w...

Can I Refuse a Blood Test if I Am Arrested For a DUI?

Added: 2019-04-11 18:14:32

Can I Refuse a Blood Test if I Am Arrested For a DUI? If you're arrested for a DUI, it's likely that you will be tested for your blood alcohol content or your breath alcohol content. Either one of these is a standard measure for the police to use to determine how much alcohol is in your syste...

What Qualifies As a Medical Malpractice Case?

Added: 2019-04-05 19:29:09

What Qualifies As a Medical Malpractice Case? We trust our doctors to make the right decisions when it comes to our health. But sometimes, the things we fear the most actually happen. Whether medical malpractice arises out of a simple mistake or a malicious act, you have every right under the...

What Happens When You're Caught Shoplifting?

Added: 2019-03-21 20:02:23

What Happens When You're Caught Shoplifting? Shoplifting isn't considered a serious crime, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take it seriously. Even though shoplifting is considered a misdemeanor, it's usually charged as a first-degree misdemeanor. In many states, that can mean up to six month...

What Are the Steps and Requirements to File For Bankruptcy in Florida?

Added: 2019-03-14 21:38:09

What Are the Steps and Requirements to File For Bankruptcy in Florida? Bankruptcy processes differ based on a number of factors. The type, or chapter, of bankruptcy you file, your eligibility status, whether or not you can pass means tests, and whether you’re a consumer or a business all pl...

What is Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Added: 2019-03-08 22:39:25

What is Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? Sexual harassment is far less tolerated now than it was in years past, and that’s a good thing. But sometimes, it’s hard for people to tell what is and what isn’t sexual harassment. Is flirting harassment? Is complimenting someone o...

What Are the Penalties For a DUI in California?

Added: 2019-03-01 00:23:41

What Are the Penalties For a DUI in California? DUIs are always serious offenses. In California, they are considered priorable offenses, which means the consequences get more serious with each conviction. Once you are arrested, you have 10 days to request DMV hearing. Requesting a hearing postpo...

When Is a Company Liable For a Slip and Fall Injury?

Added: 2019-02-21 23:39:59

When Is a Company Liable For a Slip and Fall Injury? You walk in the door to an office building, slip on wet ground, and land on your back. It’s painful and embarrassing, but worst yet, you’re injured. Who’s to blame? Slip and fall injuries can be anywhere from a minor inconvenience to ...

Does a Cop Need a Permit to Search My Car?

Added: 2019-02-15 23:15:59

Does a Cop Need a Permit to Search My Car? If you’re pulled over, cops have a right to ask you to exit your vehicle, and you have to comply. But what about searching your car? In most cases, a cop need either a warrant or an observable, actual cause to search your car. In other words, if th...

What is Elder Abuse and How Do I Take Legal Action?

Added: 2019-02-07 22:23:25

What is Elder Abuse and How Do I Take Legal Action? Putting your loved one’s safety in the hands of others is always nerve-racking. Finding out that the people you trusted to take care of that loved one have abused them is downright heartbreaking -- and angering. Sadly, elder abuse is far m...

Will I Be Sued If an Auto Accident Was My Fault and the Other Party Was Injured?

Added: 2019-02-02 01:12:28

Will I Be Sued If an Auto Accident Was My Fault and the Other Party Was Injured? If you're at fault in an accident and somebody else gets hurt, it's a terrible feeling. The first thing you think about is getting help for anybody who is injured. But the next thing on your mind is likely the legal...

Can I Work At a Public School With a DUI On My Record?

Added: 2019-01-25 01:09:54

Can I Work At a Public School With a DUI On My Record? Working at a public school can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Many people want to work with children because they find it to be a fulfilling experience that makes them feel as though they're giving back, and they a...

I Was Bitten By a Dog and Injured. What Are My Legal Options?

Added: 2019-01-18 12:08:39

I Was Bitten By a Dog and Injured. What Are My Legal Options? Dogs are man’s best friend, right? Most of the time that’s true. But dogs can also pose a danger to humans. If you’re injured due to a dog bite, the pain can be immense. But so can the financial pain of treatment. Time recove...

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

Added: 2019-01-10 03:55:49

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test? If you’re pulled over under suspicion of drinking and driving, you might feel reluctant to take the breathalyzer test. This is especially true if you know you’ve been drinking. It might make sense not to take the test if you think it’ll yield positive ...

I Was Arrested For a Crime But Wasn't Read My Miranda Rights. What Should I Do?

Added: 2018-12-28 00:38:47

I Was Arrested For a Crime But Wasn't Read My Miranda Rights. What Should I Do? Miranda rights are so ubiquitous that nearly everyone knows the first few lines, if not the entire shpiel. “You have the right to remain silent” is a phrase heard on virtually every police procedural show. Eve...

My Injury Happened at Work. How Do I Know If I Have a Case Against My Employer?

Added: 2018-12-20 23:08:34

My Injury Happened at Work. How Do I Know If I Have a Case Against My Employer? Workers compensation exists to protect employees when they are injured during the course of their job duties. Still, it can sometimes be confusing to know whether or not you have a case against your employer, even...

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Tax Attorney?

Added: 2018-12-12 23:22:13

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Tax Attorney? Taxes. The only inevitable thing in life aside from death itself. Taxes certainly aren’t fun, and getting in trouble because of tax issues is an even worse day. Most people choose to do their taxes alone or by going to one of the many popular ...

What Does a Wet Reckless Charge Mean?

Added: 2018-11-28 22:29:48

What Does a Wet Reckless Charge Mean? If you've ever heard of a wet reckless charge you might be wondering what on Earth it is. If you've never heard of a wet reckless charge, you're in good company. Most people are very familiar with a DUI and what it means. But a wet reckless charge is rarer. ...

How Do I File a Claim For an Auto Accident in Arkansas?

Added: 2018-11-15 22:43:55

How Do I File a Claim For an Auto Accident in Arkansas? Whether you're in Arkansas or somewhere else, it's never a good day when you are involved in an auto accident. State laws vary greatly as to what to do after an accident, so sometimes it's difficult to know how to proceed. After you make...

What Happens If I Bring Weed to an Airport But I Have a Medical Marijuana License?

Added: 2018-11-07 23:50:51

What Happens If I Bring Weed to an Airport But I Have a Medical Marijuana License? Traveling is always a chaotic experience, especially if you have to go through an airport. Between all the screenings, having to stow your bags, heading your way down the aisle, and finally getting to your seat...

Are My Employers Notified If I Am Arrested or Convicted of a Felony?

Added: 2018-10-31 21:59:40

Are My Employers Notified If I Am Arrested or Convicted of a Felony? Many people are aware of the fact that when you apply for a job or are offered a position, a background check is likely to follow. But what happens if you’re already employed and you know you’re going to be convicted of ...

What Happens When You File For Bankruptcy?

Added: 2018-10-26 19:59:22

What Happens When You File For Bankruptcy? Financial hardship is difficult, but it happens to everyone in some form or another. Sometimes those hardships can become so great that bankruptcy becomes an option. While choosing whether bankruptcy is the best option for you is a difficult decision...

How Do I Know If I Would Qualify For Social Security Disability in Texas?

Added: 2018-10-19 00:14:10

How Do I Know If I Would Qualify For Social Security Disability in Texas? If you live in the state of Texas and you've ever wondered if you would qualify for Social Security disability, you probably know how hard it can be to find out that information. Lengthy searches online only uncover a weal...

How Can I Expunge My DUI in California?

Added: 2018-10-09 17:42:30

Expunging your record is like getting the opportunity to have a legal do-over. Getting an expungement can release you from some of the long-term negative consequences of being convicted of a DUI in California. However, in order to get an expungement, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. ...

I Was In an Auto Accident In My Truck. Will I Lose My CDL?

Added: 2018-10-03 21:58:21

I Was In an Auto Accident In My Truck. Will I Lose My CDL? Most commercial truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License, or CDL. Because of the nature of commercial driving, CDL holders are held to higher safety standards. Minor infractions for non-commercial drivers can...

Does My Criminal Record Show Up in All States or Only Where My Conviction Occurred?

Added: 2018-09-26 23:08:22

Does My Criminal Record Show Up in All States or Only Where My Conviction Occurred? If you have a criminal record in one state and you’re moving to another, you might wonder if that record will follow you. For felonies, the answer is almost always yes. However, just because your felony conv...

Can I Get a DUI For Marijuana Use?

Added: 2018-09-20 23:51:04

Can I Get a DUI For Marijuana Use? When most people think of DUIs, they think of alcohol. However, you can be driving under the influence of many things, including marijuana. Even if marijuana is legal in your state, that doesn’t mean it’s legal to drive while using it or while under the ...

What Are My Legal Options If I Was Injured in a Car Accident?

Added: 2018-09-13 19:40:54

What Are My Legal Options If I Was Injured in a Car Accident? If you were injured in a car accident, your first reaction is likely to feel a sense of worry and fear. But once the initial shock wears off, you’ll probably wonder what your legal options are. Personal injury can be expensive as...

What Are Some Examples of Workers Compensation Cases?

Added: 2018-08-31 22:59:07

What Are Some Examples of Workers Compensation Cases? Workers compensation cases are very important. Any time an employee exercises their right under workers compensation laws, it's important to pay attention to what happens. Most people are aware of workers compensation, but many people aren...

What is the Three Strikes Law and Does Every State Use It?

Added: 2018-08-27 18:07:52

What is the Three Strikes Law and Does Every State Use It? The three strikes law employs the baseball adage “three strikes and you’re out”, but to legal matters. When applied to criminality, it basically means that harsher punishments are given to those who commit the same offense three...

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Alabama?

Added: 2018-08-17 23:49:12

What Happens If I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Alabama? It can be tempting to refuse a breathalyzer test, especially if you’re not confident that you’ll pass. If you think you might fail, you might want to avoid taking it thinking it will limit the evidence against you. However, that’s usu...

Rollover Prevention: How to Keep Your Cargo Tank Truck Upright and Out of Trouble

Added: 2018-08-10 22:43:44

Rollover Prevention: How to Keep Your Cargo Tank Truck Upright and Out of Trouble If you drive a cargo tank truck, you know how dangerous a rollover can be. From causing a fire to exposing yourself and others to hazardous materials, a rollover can have far-ranging consequences that can lead ...

Can I Get a DUI While Riding a Bike? What About Other Modes of Transportation?

Added: 2018-07-30 23:52:52

Can I Get a DUI While Riding a Bike? What About Other Modes of Transportation? The notion of getting a DUI while on a bicycle might seem silly, but it’s very realistic. You might think you can’t get a DUI on a bike, but you can. In fact, there is a wide range of motorized and non-motorized v...

Emergency Declaration Information: What Every CDL Driver Should Know

Added: 2018-07-20 23:47:53

Emergency Declaration Information: What Every CDL Driver Should Know The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) works closely with a variety of states to help provide emergency services when and where they’re needed. If a natural disaster or other type of emergency threatens p...

Unmanned Speeding Cameras: How Do They Affect Oregon Drivers

Added: 2018-07-12 23:40:13

Unmanned Speeding Cameras: How Do They Affect Oregon Drivers In September of 2016, Oregon implemented unmanned speeding cameras in Portland. The cameras were placed on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, and law enforcement officials began touting its efficacy before a single ticket was is...

5 Benefits of Attending Traffic School

Added: 2018-07-06 21:42:15

5 Benefits of Attending Traffic School Many people think that attending traffic school is a mandatory requirement reserved for lawbreakers only. Others feel that no benefit can come from traffic school or that it’s a waste of time. Regardless of the many myths surrounding the idea of traffi...

Hours of Service Laws: What Every Truck Driver Needs to Know to Avoid Accidents

Added: 2018-06-27 22:12:18

Hours of Service Laws: What Every Truck Driver Needs to Know to Avoid Accidents Federal law dictates that truck drivers can only be on the road for a certain number of consecutive hours. Furthermore, the government has also placed limits on how many hours you can be on the road in a given wee...

The Need For Speed: A Brief History of Speed Limits

Added: 2018-06-15 20:08:12

The Need For Speed: A Brief History of Speed Limits You’re driving along the road and see the white sign stating that the speed limit is 50 miles per hour. Do you notice it? Do you heed it? Most people drive by without the slightest thought of speed limits, why we have them, and why they’re ...

What is an SR-22 and When Do You Need One?

Added: 2018-05-31 20:58:00

If you’ve been driving safely and obeying the law, you probably have no idea what an SR-22 is. Maybe you’ve never even heard of one. Perhaps you’ve heard the term but you’ve never needed to know the details. That changes quickly, though, when you’re told you need an SR-22. Suddenly, the d...

Explaining Hardship Licenses

Added: 2018-05-16 22:44:54

In most states, a person seeking a driver’s license has to be at least 16 years of age. However, there are certain situations in which having to wait until the legal minimum age would cause undue hardship for the prospective driver. While it’s difficult to obtain this type of license, if you fa...

Underage DUI Laws in Nevada: Consequences and Penalties

Added: 2018-04-10 19:28:17

The legal drinking age in Nevada is 21, and anyone under 21 who drinks is technically in violation of the law. However, there are some exceptions to that rule. That being said, even given the exceptions, underage DUIs are responsible for a large majority of the alcohol-related accidents in Nevada. ...

A Frequent Driver's Guide to Better Health

Added: 2018-04-04 01:00:19

If you drive frequently as part of your job, you know how stressful it can be to sit for prolonged periods of time. By the end of the day, your back is hurting, your eyes are bloodshot, and you feel exhausted. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. What’s more, all that pain and exhaustion ...

5 Common Defenses For DUI and DWI Charges

Added: 2018-03-21 20:40:29

DUI and DWI charges are serious in nature and can lead to stiff penalties and even jail time. If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI, you might feel like you don’t have any legal options available to you. However, you might have a chance at successfully defending yourself. There are several d...

Underage DUI Laws in Nevada: Consequences and Penalties

Added: 2018-03-12 17:08:52

The legal drinking age in Nevada is 21, and anyone under 21 who drinks is technically in violation of the law. However, there are some exceptions to that rule. That being said, even given the exceptions, underage DUIs are responsible for a large majority of the alcohol-related accidents in Nevada. ...

10 New Laws Every California Driver Should Know in 2018

Added: 2018-02-23 23:57:13

It’s a new year, and with it comes many new laws. If you’re a California driver, it’s important to know which laws will go into place during 2018. From the use of marijuana to rideshare driver restrictions and parking measures, there are tons of laws hitting the books this year. Here are 10 l...

Distracted Driving: It's More Than Just Cell Phone Use

Added: 2018-02-09 23:34:39

Many people believe that distracted driving laws only pertain to cell phone use. However, that’s not the case. In many states, distracted driving can apply to something as minor as eating. From having pets in your lap to fixing your makeup, even reading a map, distracted driving is a term that ca...

Paying Your Dues: Who Really Benefits When You Pay a Speeding Ticket?

Added: 2018-01-11 00:37:49

Paying fines is the worst. Not only do you have to part with your hard-earned money, but you get nothing in return. Except, of course, for increased insurance rates, points against your license, and a ticket on your record in the case of speeding tickets. Fines associated with traffic violations se...

California DUI Laws: Understanding the Miranda Requirement

Added: 2017-12-28 22:14:48

You’re driving down the road, a cop pulls you over, and immediately they start asking you questions. Where have you been? Where are you going? Trying your best to be cooperative, you answer the questions, and before you know it you’re being arrested for a DUI. It’s a scene that’s more commo...

California DUI Laws: Understanding the Miranda Requirement

Added: 2017-12-20 00:16:17

You’re driving down the road, a cop pulls you over, and immediately they start asking you questions. Where have you been? Where are you going? Trying your best to be cooperative, you answer the questions, and before you know it you’re being arrested for a DUI. It’s a scene that’s more commo...

How to Stay Safe When Driving Through Work Zones

Added: 2017-12-08 02:08:39

Roadwork isn’t fun for anyone, but it’s a necessary inconvenience if drivers want to travel on well-maintained roads. That being said, mild irritation isn’t the only hazard that comes along with driving through a work zone. While most major construction work is carried out during late, early,...

Ja Rule Requested by Bankruptcy Trustee to Take Responsibility for Debts in the Fyre Fest Fiasco

Added: 2017-11-28 22:27:22

Fyre fest, the famous festival that never was. Ja Rule is now on the hook for the infamous festival and all the debts it acquired from April of 2017. Billy McFarland and Ja Rule who's real name is Jeffery Atkins, are being requested by Gregory M. Messer, the appointed trustee in the liquidation ...

$12 Million Awarded to Tucson Woman in Malpractice Case

Added: 2017-11-06 22:07:37

A jury in Tucson awarded $12 million dollars a woman in a vegetative state in a malpractice lawsuit. In over a decade this case against the University of Arizona Health Network, now Banner-University Medical Center Tucson has been the largest medical malpractice in Pima County. Esmeralda Tripp wa...

A Florida Woman Charged with DUI After Riding Her Horse on the Highway Drunk.

Added: 2017-11-05 00:34:35

Donna Byrne was arrested on Thursday by Polk County Sheriff deputies for riding a horse while drunk. Sheriff deputies found Byrne on Combee Road near North Crystal Road in Lakeland, which is 35 miles east of Tampa on Thursday as a result of a passerby tip who saw Byrne. The passerby saw Byrne on...

State Rep. Muñoz Served with a $3 Million Fine in Legal Malpractice Case

Added: 2017-10-22 22:59:06

After concluding that State Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr. ignored the fact of disclosing an affiliation to state District Judge Jesse Contreras during a case Muñoz took in Contreras’ courtroom a federal judge charged Muñoz to pay $3 million in restitutions. Top of Form Bottom of Form ...

In Order to Keep Studios at Bay VidAngel Tries a Bankruptcy Strategy

Added: 2017-10-18 01:16:23

VidAngel, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to protect its streaming service that filters out offensive film and television content. Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros studios’ filed a lawsuit against VidAngel two months before they filed for bankruptcy, accusing the Utah-based co...

Montana and Wisconsin Men Facing 6th DUI Charge

Added: 2017-10-05 01:15:16

Cascade County District Court is expecting a Montana man, with five prior DUI convictions, to show up on Thursday afternoon for his scheduled initial appearance for his sixth drinking and driving offense. On September 19th outside Great falls, 59-year-old David Ronald Evans of St. Marie was dri...

North Texas ER Chain Revived from Bankruptcy Taken over by Hedge Fund

Added: 2017-10-02 20:58:54

Adeptus Health, a Lewisville-based detached emergency room chain is emerging from bankruptcy and has recently been acquired by New York hedge fund Deerfield Management. In a statement issued Monday, the company announced the news. After a string of loss earnings, Adeptus, one of the nation’s l...

Drunk Driver Heading to Prison After Killing Christmas Shopping Grandmother

Added: 2017-09-27 22:42:10

An assistant prosecutor said, a man with a past of intoxicated driving is a “continuing threat’’ who warrants a long prison sentence for a crash in December that killed a Christmas Shopping grandmother. A grandmother of seven was Christmas shopping when she was involved in a car accident c...

Wife Steals Identity and Retirement Account from Husband in Bankruptcy Scam

Added: 2017-09-15 23:19:51

A bankruptcy scam like this has never been seen by Veteran financial fraud investigators. An Indiana woman, while still married, managed to steal her husband identity and liquidate his 401(k) among other assets. “This was certainly a unique case,” Special Agent Doug Kaspe, said. He supervise...

Judge Investigates Ethicon's Link in Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort

Added: 2017-09-13 22:40:16

The judge supervising the pelvic mesh mass tort litigation, pointed out that the defendant which is based in New Jersey may have a "strong" affiliation with the mesh-manufacturer in Pennsylvania, however, he probed whether that connection would be enough to keep the over 90 pelvic mesh cases that i...

Brave Women Sacrifice Car in Order to Block DUI Suspect

Added: 2017-09-05 23:20:58

In Florida three women took it upon themselves to stop an alleged drunk driver from harming others. They instead put themselves at risk by forcing the DUI driver to crash into their car. The car rear-ended the women’s car but successfully stopped the suspects’ car. Two of the women whose car...

Jury Awards $3.35 Million to Philadelphia Woman's Medical Malpractice Suit

Added: 2017-09-04 23:18:00

As a result of St. Mary Medical Centers delay in cancer diagnosis, a jury for a medical malpractice suit awarded a Bensalem woman $3.35 million in damages. According to Philadelphia court records, after several days of trial a verdict of multi-million dollars was delivered against a Middletown h...

Amount of legal malpractice claims remains constant

Added: 2017-08-22 22:51:47

In recent years malpractice claims have remained pretty constant according to a survey by risk and insurance advisor Ames & Gough. They found that although the malpractices remain constant the legal defense, the damages, and sums of settlements continue to rise. Even though the frequency of le...

Couple in Iowa Awarded $3.25 Million After Adoptive Son Reclaimed and Killed by Biological Father

Added: 2017-08-22 18:27:03

Iowa couple adopted a son, but after his birth parents reclaimed custody, his biological father murdered the child. A jury in Iowa awarded the adoptive parents $3.25 million as a result. Rachel and Heidi McFraland filed a lawsuit in August 2014, claiming Jason Rieper, their former attorney made ...

Georgia on the List of Strictest States for DUI Offenses

Added: 2017-08-14 18:27:53

If you are driving in the state of Georgia you should think twice before getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks. According to a recent study by the WalletHUb.com, a personal finance website, the state of Georgia is number two for having the strictest DUI laws in the nation. A test...

Will Mass Tort change because of SCOTUS’ Plavix Decision?

Added: 2017-07-27 23:48:05

A recent decision reached by the U.S. Supreme Court may change mass tort and class action lawsuits, it would not favor plaintiffs who are injured. The case of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Plavix it’s blood thinner. The court reviewed California’s Supreme Court’s decision to grant out of sta...

Mother of Fatal DUI Crash Victim Unaware Her Son Consumed Alcohol

Added: 2017-07-12 22:13:32

On Wednesday, the mother of Stone Hill, one of the 17 year old victims of a deadly car crash took the stand and testified against the woman who is accused of allowing underage drinking in her home. When Tina Hill took the stand started her testimony by explaining to jurors that her son Stone was...

True Religion Is Living on a Prayer

Added: 2017-07-10 00:19:59

According to court documents submitted by True Religion on Wednesday the maker of designer jeans has filed for bankruptcy. They are planning to do a redo of itself to wrestle with the hundreds of millions in debt including declining sales. In the court documents the company has liabilities in th...

Courts Decide Wisconsin's Medical Malpractice Awards Are Unconstitutional

Added: 2017-07-06 00:21:11

Wisconsin’s $750,000 cap on medical malpractice claims was deemed unconstitutional by an appellate court stating a woman who lost all four limbs and her husband from Milwaukee should be awarded a sum of $16.5 million for their pain and suffering. "We conclude that the statutory cap on non-econ...

DUI Charge Facing a High School Football Coach and Driver's Ed Teacher

Added: 2017-06-23 00:51:32

Ocala Police stated the high school teacher is facing a DUI charge due to being involved in a hit and run crash causing injuries and fleeing the scene. The high school teacher was suppose to start teaching drivers education soon but has now been placed on administrative leave at Dunnellon High Scho...

Felony DUI Offender Arrested After Crashing Bicycle

Added: 2017-05-23 20:34:50

A man under the influence who was already previously convicted of a felony DUI was taken into custody for violating probation due to a crash involving his bicycle reportedly crashing into a vehicle. After receiving a ticket for disobeying traffic lights Edwin Knight, 50 was arrested on a probation...

Tinley Park Family Awarded $23.1 Million in Negligence Case

Added: 2017-05-12 20:10:00

A judge from Cook County awarded $23.1 million to a Tinley Park family of a 5 year old girl who continually endures health problems as a result of complications during delivery. Dr. Thomas Myers, the neonatologist who over saw the birth of Drew Kerrins, was found to be negligent by Judge Kay Han...

Patients Can Sue for Not Having an Opportunity of Recovery in Oregon

Added: 2017-05-11 20:18:35

Patients in Oregon can now bring medical malpractice cases not only due to injury but also when the patient is denied treatment which could lead to a better recovery. This ruling came early this week from the Oregon Supreme Court. Physician groups advise the ruling will result in more lawsuits, hi...

Bumble Bee Tuna Caught in a Guilty Net

Added: 2017-05-08 20:32:53

"[We] will continue to hold these companies and their executives accountable for conduct that targeted a staple in American households," said Andrew Finch, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's antitrust division, in a statement. After meetings with other packaged seafood...

Women Seek Lead Roles in Mass Torts

Added: 2017-05-02 20:34:02

Lori Andrus a San Francisco plaintiffs lawyer for the last 20 years has held many leadership roles in mass tort cases such as Farmers Group, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over pay discrimination, defective birth control and other pills. She hopes more women will follow. With evidence of an ongo...

Sacramento Runner Killed Collision by suspected Drunk Driver

Added: 2017-05-01 19:49:24

According to California Highway Patrol the man involved in the collision which killed Theresa McCourt, a well known Sacramento runner, was arrested and suspected of drunk driving. The accident happened last week in south Sacramento, McCourt, 58, was hospitalized as a result of being hit with the...

DUI and gun-safety bills pass legislature

Added: 2017-04-21 00:41:31

Lawmakers in Washington approved a list of bills including a legislation which makes the 4th arrest of an impaired driver a felony offense. The change came as a legislative meetings were wrapping up with State budget meetings are at standstill with no resolution to K-12 school funding. Accord...

$33.8 Million Medical Malpractice Awarded to Miami Gardens Family

Added: 2017-04-20 00:20:47

$33.8 million in medical malpractice awarded to Miami Gardens family will be paid by the federal government. A judge ruled on Monday that a decision made by a federally employed doctor cause a young mother’s baby boy to suffer unnecceraingly resulting in brain damage. Marla Dixon and Earl Rees...

Puerto Rico heading toward bankruptcy as deadline comes close

Added: 2017-04-12 00:40:51

May 1st is the deadline for Puerto Rico to restructure $70 billion in debt. As the deadline nears bankruptcy is looking like a possibility for the islands once widely held municipal bonds. Last year PROMESA was a rescue law passed by the U.S. Congress. This law would freeze creditor lawsuits and...

Dam owner in Whitefield is protected by filing bankruptcy

Added: 2017-04-09 00:39:33

In Northern Lincoln County an owner of a dam has filed for bankruptcy protection. Pleasant Pond Mill LLC reveals its liabilities far outweigh its assets according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The company that foreclosed on the dam over a year ago, Medius L3C, is owed $115,000 by the limited lia...

Paralyzed Woman in Colorado Awarded $14.9 Million in Malpractice Case

Added: 2017-04-06 22:39:42

An Epidural steroid injection that attorneys say was clearly label not for epidural use was given to their client Robbin Smith. The injection according to her attorneys paralyzed Robbin Smith permanently from the waist down. The second largest medical negligence verdict in Colorado history wa...

Ohio Enforces New Law Aiming to Stop Repeat Drunk Drivers

Added: 2017-04-05 22:44:50

A new law in Dayton, Ohio was designed to help protect the public from repeat drunk drivers. The new law is called Annie’s Law and it went into effect on Tuesday. This new law not only geared toward repeat offenders, it also increases penalties for first time offenders. Four years ago in Ro...

Bankruptcy Filed by T. Robert Hill Law Firm

Added: 2017-03-27 01:18:04

On March 15 a press release from the Law Offices of T. Robert Hill note that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A longtime stockholder Ricky Boren and a former employee of  Hill attempted a take over of The Law Offices of T. Robert Hill and in the release the law offices made they stated the t...

New Training for Utah Police as a result of Tougher DUI laws

Added: 2017-03-25 20:37:16

Utah’s new law which is the strictest DUI limit in the country has caused some concern for their local law enforcement. The new procedure would change the way officers screen DUI suspects especially when someone’s blood alcohol level is over the new limit of 0.05 percent. "The manual's going t...

RadioShack Bankruptcy Makes It to Indianapolis

Added: 2017-03-19 21:04:32

The remaining four RadioShack’s stores in Indianapolis are scheduled to shut down as the bankruptcy continues for this retailer who has been in business over 90 years. In court documents, General Wireless, RadioShack’s parent company stated its most recent plan of closures. General Wireless fi...

Police Officers ready for St. Patrick’s Day weekend drunk drivers

Added: 2017-03-17 20:38:14

Saint Patrick’s Day festivities across the state of Indianapolis have police strengthening their patrols and DUI Checkpoints. The hope is to put a stop to drunk driving. "If you get behind the wheel of a car tonight and you're intoxicated there's a pretty good chance we're gonna get you, we're c...

Upcoming SCOTUS Case on Jurisdiction Is the Center of Attention Due to an Increase in Stay Requests in Mass Torts

Added: 2017-03-03 21:02:37

Usually, attorneys will seek stays when a higher court is taking into account key issues in relation to their case. However, there has been a decent increase in these motions in consolidated actions throughout the country. Attorneys now find it unusual since the motions have all been citing the U.S...

Former UT Football Star Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Added: 2017-02-19 02:19:56

Cedric Benson, a former UT star football player, was charged with drunk driving on Saturday morning.   The affidavit states Benson was driving 12 mph above the 30-mph speed limit in the 800 block West Sixth street. The Austin police officer pulled him over at around 2:47 a.m. after Benson’...

Stocks Rise After Sears Bankruptcy Rumors

Added: 2017-02-10 02:12:14

Sears most recent quarter was dreadful. Sales during the holidays plummeted, and money continued to be lost. However, delaying bankruptcy might be the only hope for this iconic company. Sears, who also owns Kmart, showed an increase in shares over 30% on Friday after announcing proposed plans to...

NYC Mayor Upsets Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Added: 2017-01-31 01:48:50

New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, comments during a television interview about drunk driving being a minor offense caught the attention on Mother’s Against drunk driving and they were not very happy with his statement. MADD’s New York State director, Richard Mallow, released the following...

Mass Tort Spike due to Risperdal

Added: 2017-01-27 23:05:02

A mass tort program, Risperdal, could be the cause of Philadelphia’s recent high level increase in pharmaceutical inventory. According to recent statistics from the First Judicial District regarding Philadelphia's Complex Litigation Center, mass tort litigations have reached a staggering 5,601...

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