Daily Archives: October 1, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in by Laura Kresich  
The Advantages of Selling Your Own Home

Selling your own home can save you money. But there are trade-offs and things to keep in mind. “For Sale by Owner” is often referred to as FSBO, pronounced “fizbo.” People who sell their own homes without using a real estate broker or agent can avoid paying commissions. Commissions usually range from 5 to 7 percent of the sale price, which would range from $12,500 to $17,500 on a $250,000 home. You can subtract this amount from the sale price …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Caught Speeding? There’s an App for That

Did you ever wish you could know ahead of time where speed traps, radar guns and red light cameras hide, and get instant updates from other drivers on the lookout – all while you’re cruising above the speed limit? Well, now you can. An app called iRadar by Cobra combines social media with radar detection. The app is used together with a radar detector. You attach your mobile phone to your radar detector so you can watch on your screen …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Couple Injured by Out-of-Control Dump Truck Wins $10 Million

A couple injured in a multi-car wreck caused by an out-of-control dump truck won a jury award of more than $10 million. Theodus Williams was driving a 1979 Mack dump truck for Valvano Construction Inc. when he lost control of the truck that was loaded with stone. He hit a line of cars on a city street causing a chain reaction. One of those cars then hit Robert and Holly Ann Kuchwara’s car and sent the couple’s Toyota SUV into …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Government Studies Marijuana’s Effects on Driving

“I drive better when I’m high.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? An urban legend has grown up around the idea that while drinking and driving is obviously dangerous and illegal, smoking and driving somehow allows one to skirt DUI laws. There is actually little evidence that smoking pot impairs driving. “Surprisingly, given the alarming results of cognitive studies, most marijuana-intoxicated drivers show only modest impairments on actual road tests,” noted a 2009 National Institutes of Health report on …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by John McCarthy  
Children Engulfed in Flames by Exploding Gas Cans [Video]

  Millions of consumers in America own red plastic gas cans with a defect that causes them to explode in flames and immolate dozens of young children. The gas cans were made by Blitz USA and they lack a simple, inexpensive metal screen that arrests flames. Lawyers.com Supervising Producer John McCarthy reports that the company refused to make their gas cans safe. Instead Blitz USA went bankrupt and went to the press to blame the victims’ lawyers instead. The attacks …

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