Daily Archives: June 5, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked in Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman is back in jail, awaiting a second bond hearing after acknowledging that inaccurate information about his financial situation was used to set his initial $150,000 bond. According to prosecutors, Zimmerman and his wife deceived a Florida court when she testified that they had limited funds. In fact, they had raised more than $200,000, primarily to help with legal costs associated with the high-profile case. Zimmerman’s lawyers say he failed to make the full disclosure because he was scared …

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Posted 5 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Guns Deadlier Than Cars in 10 States

The execution of four people in a Seattle coffee shop last week, plus a fifth victim killed by the same gunman in a carjacking as he attempted to flee, brought the city’s homicide total  to 21 though the first five months of the year– matching the number of people killed in the city for all of 2011. With gun deaths on the rise nationally, including high-profile shootings like that of Trayvon Martin in Florida, gun rights activists are nevertheless calling …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
When Good Dogs Go Bad: Dog Bite Lawsuits on the Rise

Dog bite incidents are on the rise, and so are the insurance claims and costly lawsuits that often follow. Preventing dog bites can prevent lawsuits, according to the Insurance Information Institute, which marked National Dog Bite Prevention Week in May, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups. The CDC estimates that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, with one in five of those bite injuries requiring medical attention. The U.S. Postal Service …

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