Monthly Archives: December 2010


Posted 3 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: Medical Malpractice

A friend recently confided to me that he’d gone to the doctor and specifically asked him to run several tests. He didn’t have any symptoms to indicate something was wrong, but he wanted to cover all of his bases. His doctor talked him out of a couple of the tests, telling him they were a waste of time and money.   Copy this link to share with your friends: http://bit.ly/g3XbxT   Several months later, he was diagnosed with a disease …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Going Skiing? Get Ready to Sign Your Life Away

It’s time for lessons learned after yesterday’s chair lift accident at Maine’s Sugarloaf ski area. Luckily all injuries were reportedly minor. But lift deropement, though rare, is just one way people can be seriously injured or killed skiing – possibly without recourse against the ski area.   Chair lift deroped and crashed to ground; cause uncertain Ski areas usually not responsible for the inherent risks of skiing Ski areas do owe highest degree of care in lift operation Copy this …

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Posted 3 years ago in Current Events by Arthur Buono  
2011 minus 3, 2010 Year in Review

News might happen in the next two days to upset everything, but Lawyers.com feels pretty sure it’s OK to run our 2010 year in review now. Here are some of the legal and current events that shaped the past year, and what Lawyers.com had to say about them.   Copy this link to share with friends: http://bit.ly/fKSXGu   The Economy Stimulus for Home Depot? Obama Plans Cash for Caulkers Unemployment tops out at 10%: COBRA Assistance Program Running Out for …

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Posted 3 years ago in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono  
BP Spill Investigation Being Run by Oil Industry

Testing on a key piece of evidence in the nation’s worst oil spill is being done by employees of a company that allegedly caused the disaster. Meanwhile a federal agency interested in the testing has been barred from observing it. Regulatory capture isn’t usually this obvious.   Transocean employees acting as consultants, fiddling with evidence Destruction or alteration of evidence a concern Parties to a lawsuit have a duty to preserve evidence in their possession Copy this link to share …

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Posted 3 years ago in Uncategorized by Jennifer King  
Legal Resolutions for 2011

There are four days left in 2010, which means it’s time to start thinking about your 2011 legal resolutions. Looking for inspiration? Here are a few suggestions (with some financial resolutions thrown in for good measure).   Copy this link to share with your friends: http://bit.ly/gnHmyn   Married, divorced, widowed or new parent in 2010? Make a January date to update your legal documents. Your will, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, insurance documents, credit card accounts and retirement …

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