Legal News Archive For
April, 2017

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...