Monthly Archives: January 2013


Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Hot Coffee’ Lawsuits Turn Up the Heat on Fast Food Chains

A new lawsuit accuses Burger King of serving scalding hot coffee that caused serious bodily injury when spilled. Kathleen Perez picked up her coffee at the drive-through window in Metairie, La., when the lid popped off as a Burger King employee handed the cup to her. According to her lawsuit, the spill burned her arms, chest and stomach, causing permanent scarring and discoloration. In two other lawsuits filed in 2012, McDonald’s is blamed for serving coffee so hot that it …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Congress To Consider Assault Weapons Ban

Democratic members of Congress announced on Thursday that they will introduce a new bill that would impose a federal ban on assault weapons, following a wave of mass shootings in recent years including the murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The bill is more expansive than the federal assault weapon ban that was in place from 1994 until 2004. The proposed legislation names 158 specific types of military-style guns that would be outlawed for civilians. Magazines that …

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Newsbreak: Surprising Results in Three Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine broadcasts today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of legal news you can use. Why did the Indiana Supreme Court cut $7 million out of a jury award? You’ll find out as Larry reports on an Indiana man whose wife died a painful death due to medical malpractice. You’ll learn about the effects of tort reform, an anti-consumer law. You be the judge of whether the outcome was unfair. The Newsbreak also visits a wild party in Ohio. …

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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Cuidado con los Notarios [Video]

  Los inmigrantes en las comunidades de habla hispana deben tener cuidado. Los “Notarios” o abogados falsos, están acechando a las personas de habla hispana que se encuentran desprevenidas.         Click here to read this story in English.         Desde Dallas, Texas, el reportero Kevin Peters de Lawyers.com le presenta a una víctima: Beronica Mascorro. Ella pagó $1,500 a una fraudulenta impostora que pretendía ofrecer conocimiento y asesoría legal. En muchos países de América …

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