Daily Archives: November 5, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
White Police Officer Wins $2 Million in Discrimination Suit

A white police officer won $2 million in a federal lawsuit against the city of Ithaca, N.Y. for race discrimination. Christopher Miller claimed he was denied promotions because he was white and that the city promotes based on race. He also claimed his work assignments were changed as retaliation after he filed human rights complaints. An attorney for the city, Arch Stokes of Stokes, Roberts & Wagner, called the claims ridiculous and told the jury that Miller abused his power …

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Posted 1 year ago in News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Coach Sets Bounties on Pee Wee Football Players

Earlier this year, the National Football League suspended some New Orleans Saints players and the head coach for having a reward system that paid players for purposely injuring opponents. In September, coach Darren Crawford of the Tustin (Calif.) Pee Wee Red Cobras team was suspended when former players reported that the coach ran an apparently similar scheme among his 10- and 11-year-olds, using a cash reward of up to $50 for the “hit of the game” (with last year’s top …

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Posted 1 year ago in Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
How to Make a Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claim

Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast with a vengeance last week, unleashing heavy winds and flooding that wrecked the Jersey Shore, battered New York City and left millions without electricity. The storm left unprecedented destruction up and down the Atlantic seaboard: At least 110 people were killed and 8 million left without electricity in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy’s passage through the United States Residential communities on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island were nearly wiped out by surging waves and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
States to Vote on Right to Hunt & Fish Amendments

Voters in four states on Tuesday will decide whether they want to enshrine a “right to hunt and fish” in their state constitutions. Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska and Wyoming all have ballot measures at the polls on Election Day asking if voters want to add constitutional language to protect residents’ rights to bag deer, ducks, bass and other game, and prevent attempts to restrict those rights. Some 37.4 million Americans participated in hunting and fishing sports in 2011, according to a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Could Lies About Obamacare Sway the Presidential Election?

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, hangs in jeopardy this election season. If reelected, President Barack Obama will see the law through to its full implementation in 2014. Challenger Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal Obamacare on the first day of his presidency if elected, and replace it with some yet-to-be-specified alternative. The health care law includes a number of consumer-friendly policies: Allowing children to stay on their parents’ health plan up to …

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