Monthly Archives: January 2013


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Janet Raasch  
What You Should Know and Do If Arrested

Being arrested or detained by the police is a frightening experience. Here are a few things you should know. An arrest occurs when a law enforcement officer takes you into custody and you are not free to go. If you are suspected of being involved in a crime, you can also be legally detained for a short period of time for questioning without being arrested. To arrest you, the officer needs probable cause and an arrest warrant. The most notable …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Video by Betsy Kim  
How to Answer Illegal Job Interview Questions [Video]

  What if you’re looking for a job but your interviewer asks for information which makes you uncomfortable? Those questions could be illegal. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine tells you exactly what kinds of questions potential employers cannot ask in interviews. He also gives you tips in answering those questions, which could even help you in your job search. Federal law prohibits asking job applicants about their race, religion, age, national origin, sexual preference, disability and family status. This report provides …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
DUI Cases To Be Tossed After Faulty Breathalyzers Exposed

A drunk driving trial in Pennsylvania has called into question the reliability of a popular breathalyzer device used to measure drivers’ blood alcohol content and could have far-reaching consequences for DUI cases across the nation. Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Lawrence F. Clark Jr. issued a ruling this week that breathalyzer readings in the state could only be used as evidence if they were between .05 and .15 because police only calibrate them between those levels. “The unvarnished …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues Government by Aaron Kase  
Troops Sacked By Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Get Separation Pay

Former service members who were honorably discharged from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy are now eligible for full separation pay, thanks to a recent court settlement. The American Civil Liberties Union had instigated a class action lawsuit against the government for troops who only received half the separation pay they would have otherwise been eligible for because they were discharged under the discriminatory former policy. Under the settlement, $2.4 million will be available for around 181 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Golf Course Fall Leads to $6 Million Verdict

A man who fell and broke his back on the golf course of a country club won a $6 million jury award. Amar Sappal was a guest of his son, who was a member of the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Hawaii. Sappal was standing on the illuminated first tee area with another guest at around 11:00 p.m. on a June night in 2009 when the country club’s automatic sprinkler system went off. Sappal was suddenly knocked backwards down a slope …

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