Daily Archives: August 30, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Zimmerman Succeeds in Booting Trial Judge #3

George Zimmerman’s legal team has succeeded in kicking yet another judge off the case, with a Florida appeals court ruling on Aug. 29 that Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. must step down. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In a 2-1 decision, the court said that while the allegations standing alone wouldn’t require Lester’s removal, “and while this is admittedly a close call,” taken together, Zimmerman’s allegations that the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Exploding Toilets Prompt $5 Million Lawsuit

Explosive diarrhea is the least of worries for consumers who have a certain type of water conservation device installed in their toilet. Models of the Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing System manufactured between 1997 and 2008 are the subject of a recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after the devices themselves were found to be an explosion risk. According to the CPSC, 304 of the Flushmate units have burst during use, resulting in 14 laceration and impact injuries. Some …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Tardy Background Check Leads to Firing of HuffPo Exec

Recently hired Huffington Post Senior Vice President of Sales Moritz Loew was let go after only three months on the job, thanks to a background check that turned up a 9-year-old DWI arrest. Loew had an outstanding warrant in Seattle from 2003 for failure to appear in court for the charges. “My biggest regret is having even touched a set of car keys after drinking beer,” Loew wrote in an email message to friends and colleagues. “If this is the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Laura Kresich  
Labor Day in the Fast Lane

33 million people will hit the road over the Labor Day Weekend, starting from Thursday, Aug. 30, to Monday, Sept. 3, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s up from 32.1 million over the same holiday last year. Wherever you’re headed, pay close attention to the top speed limit, as shown in the infographic below. Think twice before you step on that accelerator: It could cost you. Out of state drivers are more likely to get a traffic ticket, which …

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