Daily Archives: December 27, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Divorce Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Divorce Can End Health Insurance for Many Women

You lose a spouse in divorce, and you also stand to lose custody of children as well as property and possessions. But did you know you can also lose your health insurance? It’s an aspect of divorce that is often overlooked. And according to a study released in November by researchers at the University of Michigan, loss of health insurance via divorce is happening to more and more women.   Growing Problem for Middle Class About 115,000 American women lose …

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San Diego Chargers’ Doc Nailed Again for Malpractice

Dr. David Chao, the head physician for the San Diego Chargers, lost a $7.5 million medical malpractice suit in August based on his prescription of a faulty cold-therapy medical device to a knee surgery patient. Chao operated on Whitney Engler’s knee in 2003 and then directed her to use the Polar Care 500. After she developed frostbite on her knee and suffered permanent damage, she sued Chao, his medical practice, and Breg, Inc. – the manufacturer of the device.   …

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Posted 1 year ago in On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
Exclusive Interview with Santa’s Lawyer [Video]

  In a major news coup, Lawyers.com dispatched Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine to an undisclosed location to get the first ever one-on-one interview with Santa Claus’ attorney. You’ll see why it’s not easy being the attorney for Kris Kringle, who gets into more than his share of legal entanglements. Highlights of this historic interview include: How Santa used popular online technology to find his attorney. A unique endorsement deal that Santa is considering. How the Uniform Commercial Code comes into play …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Hobby Lobby Can’t Avoid Health Care Mandate

Following a federal appeals court ruling that Hobby Lobby can’t delay complying with the contraception mandate in the “Obamacare” legislation, the company’s Christian owners say they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in November denied Lobby owner David Green’s attempt to skirt the mandate, which goes into effect January 1, 2013, based on his argument that it violates his religious freedom. On Dec. 21, the court said no to Green’s request to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Animal Law Your Home & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Laws on Owning Pit Bulls

Each decade has its “dangerous dog.” In the 1970s, it was Doberman pinschers. In the 1980s, it was German shepherds. In the 1990s, it was Rottweilers. Today, it’s pit bull terriers. Pit bulls were bred, originally in England, to combine the gameness of terrier breeds with the strength and athleticism of bulldog breeds. The term usually includes American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire terriers and any crosses among the three.   Pet or Pariah? When properly exercised, trained …

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