Daily Archives: December 20, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Hospital Pays $3.5 Million for ‘Rampant’ Patient Falls

Patient injuries from falling out of bed are “rampant” in hospitals and nursing homes all over the country, according to a lawyer who recently won a $3.5 million verdict against a medical center on behalf of an 87-year-old patient. Shirley Burrell was 81 when she went into the hospital for a hip arthroplasty. She fell out of bed, fracturing her hip, and then suffered a stroke, causing permanent disability. “It happens in hospitals and nursing homes in every health system. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Podcasts by Betsy Kim  
Courts Make it Easy to Carry a Loaded Weapon in Public [Podcast]

  In the 30 days prior to the senseless shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, three federal appeals courts ruled on the right to bear arms — in one case expanding the right to carry a loaded gun in public.  Speaking with Lawyers.com radio host, Matt Plessner, Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains that the right to bear arms is very expansive. Some states don’t even require a person to get a permit to carry a loaded firearm outside. Despite the outrage …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy by Aaron Kase  
Bankruptcy Creditors Can Take Your Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is upon us, a time for sharing meals with friends, family and loved ones, and for some, exchanging expensive gifts. But debtors beware: Consumers who enter into bankruptcy proceedings in the next six months may end up turning over any cash or gifts they receive to their creditors, and big gifts could even affect what kinds of bankruptcy people are eligible to file. The bad news, right off the bat: When filing for any form of personal …

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Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Instagram Denies Intent to Sell Users’ Photos

Instagram, the popular photo sharing social media program, announced new terms of service (TOS) on Dec. 17 that would allow the company to place users’ photos into ads without their knowledge and without paying them a penny. After an enormous public outcry, the company, which was bought by Facebook in April for $1 billion, says it is listening to users. But it’s unclear if it will change anything. The new TOS are scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 16, …

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