Daily Archives: July 19, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Laura Kresich  
Is Legalizing Marijuana the Best Thing for America? [infographic]

OnlineParalegalPrograms.com contends that legalizing marijuana would have positive economic effects, lowering law enforcement costs and generating tax revenues. Ending the prohibition on pot would also have a favorable social impact by curtailing teen drug use and reducing the prison population. Check out their infographic below for the supporting statistics and references.     Do you think legalizing marijuana would be good for America? Share your opinion by leaving a comment below.

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Posted 5 years ago in Animal Law by Michele Bowman  
Pit Bulls ‘Inherently Dangerous’ Says Maryland Appeals Court

In a case being closely watched by animal advocacy groups and property owners, the Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that pit bulls (and pit mixes) are “inherently dangerous” and their owners and those in control of the dogs’ presence on their property (i.e., landlords) are subject to “strict liability” for injuries and damages caused by the dogs. It’s the first time a state court has ruled such a thing, and now rumors are swirling that pit bull owners are …

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Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
American Airlines Seeks to Rob Retirees of Benefits

In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, American Airlines has asked a judge to allow it to stop paying retiree health insurance and life insurance benefits. Airline hopes to save over $1.3 billion annually in benefits for 40,000 retirees Fate of retiree benefits could depend on what is spelled out in the plan agreement Bankruptcy may or may not lead to merger with US Airways   Loss of Billions American, currently the nation’s third-largest airline, has been in bankruptcy proceedings since …

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