Monthly Archives: December 2011


Posted 3 years ago in by Larry Bodine  
Happy New Year – We’ll Be Back on January 3

 

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Posted 3 years ago in Elder Law by Keith Ecker  
Court Hands Big Win to Florida Nursing Home Residents

Two recent Florida Supreme Court decisions have resulted in major gains for nursing home residents and their families. Both Shotts v. OP Winter Haven and Gessa v. Manor Care of Florida struck down a segment of nursing home arbitration clauses that put in place damage caps that fell below what is legally recoverable in state court. Legal experts say that the rulings may help deter nursing homes in other states from imposing similar damage caps on residents and their families. …

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Posted 3 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Prosecutors Demur on Charges for Accused Rapist and Murderer

Prosecutors in the Robert Middleton rape/ murder case in Texas are hinting there is not enough evidence to bring charges against alleged attacker Don Willburn Collins, causing disbelief among lawyers for the Middleton family. Alleged attacker to be freed next year after detention for unrelated charges Former County Attorney says Middleton never named Collins, contradicting previous statements Decision on murder prosecution has not been made Boy Dies From Injuries, Still No Prosecution “I can tell you if it can be …

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Top 5 Celebrity Legal Stories of 2011

5. Charlie Sheen sues Warner Bros. for firing him. Is there anyone in the US who doesn’t know that actor Charlie Sheen is filled with tiger blood and is—duh!—winning? After a much-publicized public meltdown in February, Sheen was fired from his hit CBS show Two and a Half Men. Sheen struck back with a $100 million wrongful-termination lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the show’s creator Chuck Lorre. In September, the two sides reached a settlement and agreed to dismiss the …

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

Here are some news items we thought would interest you. Parents win record-setting $150 billion over son’s injuries, death. For Robert Ray “Robbie” Middleton, the fun and happiness that comes with a birthday didn’t last long. About two weeks before his eight birthday back in 1998, he was sexually assaulted, allegedly by 13-year-old Willburn Collins. On his birthday, Collins allegedly tied Middleton to a tree, poured gas on him and set him on fire. Middleton managed to escape, but suffered …

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