Daily Archives: November 10, 2011 - 5 results


Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Families, Institutions, Laws

In a case with echoes of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Penn State University and indeed the State of Pennsylvania face horrific charges of ignoring the sexual abuse of eight children at the hands of former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.   Penn State sex abuse scandal shakes youth sports foundations, icons Governmental immunity stands between victims and civil redress Institutional reform needed to protect vulnerable kids   The fallout spiked overnight with the firing of Penn …

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Posted 3 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: Living Trusts

It wasn’t long after Steve Jobs died that people started to speculate: Exactly how does a multi-billionaire distribute his wealth? To keep his affairs totally private he transferred many of his assets to several legal trusts, and you can do the same. A trust is an estate planning tool that can be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a last will and testament. It offers several benefits over a will, including greater privacy and sometimes speedier transfer of …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Penny Arevalo  
Fired HIV-Positive Bakery Clerk Gets $115,000 Settlement

A former bakery clerk and a convenience-store chain have settled a lawsuit after being fired for being HIV-positive for $115,000. The unnamed clerk had worked for Maverik for three years, but two weeks after the company – which operates more than 200 gas stations in Wyoming and eight other Western states –learned he was HIV positive, the bakery clerk lost his job. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Maverik last year, claiming that the clerk was protected under the …

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Posted 3 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Keith Ecker  
Same-Sex Military Couples Say Denial of Benefits Threatens National Security

Just a little more than a month after the repeal of the military’s controversial Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy went into effect, a group of married same-sex couples are joining together to file suit against the government to demand the same military benefits afforded to their heterosexual counterparts. The plaintiffs total eight couples, each legally married under the laws of their state. Lawyers for the plaintiffs believe the suit has the potential to go all the way to the Supreme …

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Posted 3 years ago in Jury Awards by Martha Burns  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news items we thought you’d find interesting. Trucker allowed $10 million for Wal-Mart parking lot fall. The Colorado Supreme Court denied Wal-Mart’s request for a new trial after a jury awarded a trucker millions for injuries she got from a fall in the Greeley Wal-Mart parking lot.   When making a store delivery, truck driver Holly Averyt slipped on grease and ice near the truck ramp. A trap failed to catch grease from the deli, and the …

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