Daily Archives: August 28, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of the Weird

In July a 29-year-old man was taken into custody in Brunswick, Maine, after police found him in the bottom of a portable toilet on a golf course. Police did not release his name, but he is not the same man who was charged in Portland, Maine, in 2009 after being found inside a pit toilet. That man was much older (49 at the time) and admitted to having an “outhouse problem.” Coincidentally, in August, Luke Chrisco, 31, who was arrested …

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Posted 5 years ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
While Olympic Athletes Go for Broke, Families Go Broke

An Olympic gold medal, the award for reaching the pinnacle of athletic achievement on a world-wide stage, takes years of hard work, dedication and training to earn. In some cases, it also takes extreme financial sacrifice on the part of the athlete’s family. Two of America’s most high-profile gold medal winners, gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Ryan Lochte, made headlines this summer for more than just their performances on the mat and in the pool. Family members of both are …

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Posted 5 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
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Video: Taking Away Consumer Rights With ‘Tort Reform’ Proponents of “tort reform”say caps on jury awards result in lower insurance premiums and medical care costs. But the spread of tort reform has progressively narrowed citizens’ right of access to the courts, says the chair of the American Association for Justice. In some cases, tort reform removes these rights altogether. Find Out More…   Book Review: How to Be a Good Divorced Dad With an eye toward both the practical and …

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