Daily Archives: August 17, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Mother awarded $24 million for child’s botched surgery A mother whose toddler suffered irreversible brain damage won a $24.2 million jury award against the clinic and the company that made an infusion pump that malfunctioned during surgery on the child. Ty’Kevion Kidd was 3 years-old when he underwent surgery to fix a congenital heart defect. A pump used to deliver the hormone epinephrine during the surgery  failed, causing the boy to go into cardiac arrest. His mother, Tyronglia Willis, sued …

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Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Staff Editor   
WATCH: Three Criminal Law Rulings You Need to Know About Now

  Big Brother has been using GPS tracking devices to keep an eye on citizens. You can be strip-searched for any arrestable offense, such as failing to wear a seat belt. Children are being sent to prison for life. Recent U.S. Supreme Court criminal law decisions have had a radical impact on your rights; it’s time you learned about them.         Mobile users click here to view the video.         Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine …

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Posted 5 years ago in Estate Planning by Aaron Kase  
LGBT Couples Get Ripped Off by Estate Taxes

Same-sex couples who live in states that don’t recognize gay marriage or civil unions are out of luck when it comes to estate taxes, facing much higher rates when one partner passes away than do their peers who are legally married. The discriminatory nature of tax laws was illustrated by a recent case in Pennsylvania, where Marie Himmelberger’s longtime partner Sharon Warnock passed away in 2010. Himmelberger and Warnock were in fact legally joined in New Jersey after a 2007 …

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