Monthly Archives: February 2013


Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Government by Josh Crank  
BP’s Internal Investigation Left Crucial Stones Unturned

Attorneys for Gulf Coast plaintiffs and the federal government grilled BP executive Mark Bly today about the internal investigation he led into the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion of 2010. Under questioning that grew contentious at times, Bly conceded that his investigative report “had limitations” and failed to examine whether executive leadership or cost-cutting measures were contributing factors in the accident that killed 11 men and dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Bly confirmed that …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Parents Don’t Love You Enough? Time To Sue

Not happy about your childhood? One Brooklyn man has come up with a novel solution: Sue your parents. Bernard Bey, 32, has filed a lawsuit seeking $200,000 in damages against his parents for not loving him enough as a child. “If you have kids, you’re expected to love your children,” he said to NBC News. “You want the best for your children.” Bey’s story is a tragic one — he alleges physical and mental abuse and time in homeless shelters …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks gun rights Litigation by Betsy Kim  
Billions of Dollars and Millions of Guns [Infographic]

Why is it so hard to enact any kind of gun law? Because they interfere with a massively profitable arms industry.  The continuing debate over Second Amendment rights and gun control have overlooked the fact that the real issue is how much money is at stake. Americans buy more guns than anyone else on the planet, making the U.S. the target market for the arms industry. The gun corporations bankroll the NRA, according to a report by the Violence Policy …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support Editors Picks by Aaron Kase  
Facebook Rants Can Cost You Custody of Your Child

A New York woman lost custody of her child to her former husband after calling the child an asshole on Facebook. An appeals court this month upheld a 2010 family court decision giving sole legal custody to the child’s father after finding that the arrangement would be in the best interest of the child. The couple had joint custody of their three children following their 2006 separation, with the father as the primary caregiver. However, after the mother requested to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
If You Want Palimony, Get It in Writing

A recent case in New Jersey could make it more difficult to bring palimony cases, according to lawyers involved in its appeal. In Maeker v. Ross, the state’s Appellate Division said palimony agreements must be in writing at the time of the breakup in order to be enforceable.   Putting the ‘Pal’ in ‘Alimony’ In simple terms, palimony is the equivalent of spousal support for unmarried couples, sought when unmarried but cohabiting couples break up, and one partner promised to …

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