Daily Archives: February 8, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Jennifer King  
Killer Fire in High-Rise Spotlights Risk for Consumers and Tenants

When a fire broke out in a 12th-floor Chicago apartment, the couple living in the home fled, but not before propping open their front door so a family pet could also escape. That decision probably cost 32-year-old Shantel McCoy her life on Jan.8. In the time after the fire department had been called but before other residents were aware of the fire, McCoy entered the building and made a fatal mistake: SHE got into the elevator and headed to her …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
NFL Accused of Hiding Concussion Damage from Players

Viewers of this year’s Super Bowl saw some great plays and big hits– there’s nothing quite like a defensive back lining up and laying out a wide receiver coming over the middle of the field to catch a pass. However, a growing body of research on concussions and their aftereffects is making it crystal clear that the football stars of today will be paying for their performance tomorrow, in the currency of memory loss, dementia and early death. Now, hundreds …

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Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Keith Ecker  
JPMorgan Chase Charged with Faking Documents in Bankruptcy Cases

A federal class action lawsuit alleging massive and systemic fraud on the part of JPMorgan Chase has the potential to send the entire nation’s bankruptcy system into a tailspin, according to legal experts. The lawsuit, filed in January, claims that the banking giant knowingly produced falsified documents during consumer bankruptcy proceedings to collect on debts that it otherwise should not have been able to collect. According to the complaint, the documents often represent that JPMorgan Chase is the rightful lender, …

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