Daily Archives: November 22, 2011 - 4 results


Posted 3 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Anything You Say on Facebook Can & Will Be Used Against You in a Court Of Law

Facebook may seem like a harmless hobby, but make no mistake: The blunders you post on the site can come back to haunt you. In March, a Michigan man was charged with polygamy after he shared photos from his second marriage on Facebook. The wedding was a surprise to his first wife, from whom he was separated, but not divorced. More recently, a Virginia court fined a widower and his attorney a combined $722,000 after trying to pull a fast …

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Posted 3 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Arthur Buono  
When and How to Report Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

Reported by Aaron Kase for Lawyers.com Explosive allegations of sexual assault at Penn State University this month have provoked a national conversation on child abuse and how to report it. Penn State has been a clinic on what not to do: So far five administrators and coaches, including legendary football coach Joe Paterno, have been fired or suspended for failing to report to police alleged rapes and assaults by former coach Jerry Sandusky against at least eight children. The phenomenon …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by David Baarlaer  
Absent Father Wins Suit Over Disabled Toddler’s Death

Five-year-old Anyah Raven Glossinger was legally blind and had low-functioning autism. On January 23, 2008, she was found underwater in a mineral pool where she was taking therapy. She died the next day and investigators ruled her death accidental. A jury, however, just ruled that the children’s center was responsible and awarded her father $400,000 in damages. A five-year-old disabled girl drowned at an after-school activity The girl’s estranged father won $400K in a wrongful death lawsuit Parents should know …

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Posted 3 years ago in Consumer Law by Keith Ecker  
How the Health Care and Insurance Industries Work to Limit Your Legal Rights

This is part two of a three-part series. The first part appeared yesterday on the Lawyers.com Blog. Washington, D.C., may seem far away, but a tort reform bill under consideration by Congress will affect you if you are the victim of medical malpractice or a harmful side effect of a prescription drug. In January 2011, Republican Representative Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.5  before the US House of Representatives, using the name “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare” (HEALTH). The stated purpose …

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