Daily Archives: November 16, 2011 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Justin Bieber Off the Hook in Paternity Lawsuit

A California woman has quietly dropped a lawsuit accusing teen heartthrob Justin Bieber of being her baby daddy. The 20-year-old woman, Mariah Yeater, initially claimed she had sexual encounter with Bieber at an October 2010 concert and became pregnant as a result. If her allegations were true, the woman could have been charged with statutory rape in California, because the then-16-year-old Bieber would have been under the age of consent. Celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that Yeater dropped her lawsuit …

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Posted 2 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. Mom appeals jaywalking homicide. An Atlanta–area mom, Raquel Nelson, made national headlineswhen she was convicted of vehicular homicide for the death of her four-year-old son A.J. The strange twist in the case was that Nelson wasn’t driving the vehicle that hit and killed A.J. Nope. Her crime was jaywalking.   Nelson, not having a car, had taken metro buses to go shopping with her three kids, which included a toddler. They …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
DWI Death an Accident, Insurer’s Claim Rejection Not

Driving while intoxicated may be an "accident" waiting to happen. But there’s nothing accidental about the tactics of one insurance company in denying benefits under accidental death policies when insureds die as a result of driving while intoxicated.   Accidental death policy said not to cover death while DWI Insurance company’s line rejected in a number of prior cases Denial exposes ugly underside of policy interpretation, benefits law   Accidental Death Insurer Refuses to Pay DWI Death Claims The Life …

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Posted 2 years ago in Uncategorized by Keith Ecker  
BofA to Pay $116K+ to Servicemembers for Illegal Foreclosures

Thousands of men and women are coming home from Iraq within the next weeks, but some may not have a house to return to. That’s because subsidiaries of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley illegally foreclosed on nearly 200 homes of servicemembers while they were overseas. In May, the two mortgage companies and the Department of Justice hammered out settlement agreements with the two lenders. Still, servicemembers were unsure of the compensation they would receive to cover the loss of …

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