Daily Archives: February 2, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Court Could Erase Sick Leave Rights for 5 Million Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court may rule that state governments can fire their workers just for calling in sick. The Family and Medical Leave Act says employers have to allow workers to take unpaid time off if they’re ill or pregnant, or have to take care of a sick relative. But the State of Maryland fired a court administrator for following doctors’ orders, and now the state is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that government workers may not …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Jennifer King  
After Lying and Embezzling from Her Mother’s Estate, Daughter is Jailed

A Massachusetts daughter was found guilty of stealing money from her deceased mother’s estate and sentenced to jail last week. After her mother, Shirley Leathers, died of cancer in 2006, Dell Leathers-Buford was named executor of her estate. Two years later, the estate received a $553,579.84 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of her mother. Rather than splitting the money evenly with her siblings, Leathers-Buford kept more than half the money for herself. In an effort to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Keith Ecker  
Lessons from Lindsay Lohan Hit-and-Run

Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to a courtroom. The frequently maligned celebrity’s legal drama was the talk of the tabloids throughout 2011. Now LiLo once again finds herself at the mercy of the law after being sued for injuries caused during a hit-and-run. According to witnesses, Lohan allegedly ran a red light while turning left in September 2010, striking Nubia Del Carmen Preza, who was crossing the street while pushing a stroller. The starlet then allegedly fled the scene. Preza …

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