Daily Archives: February 1, 2013 - 5 results


World Cup Soccer Player Wins $1.2M for Car Crash

A former World Cup soccer player won a $1.2 million jury award for an accident on the highway in which he was hit by wheels that came loose off of a truck. Manuel Vasquez was driving a limo taking a client to the airport when a wheel assembly weighing 800 pounds came loose from a tractor-trailer. The wheels bounced over the median line, damaged six cars and crushed Vasquez’ vehicle. Vasquez sued the owner and operator of the big rig …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Government Video Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Your Privacy Rights [Video]

  Are your privacy rights being compromised in the name of law and order? Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of cases and laws that could impact your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case on whether police need a search warrant for a blood sample from a DUI suspect. Is the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under these circumstances outweighed by the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Crime by Aaron Kase  
Casey Anthony Owes $800,000, Files for Bankruptcy

Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 for the murder of her daughter Caylee, has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, citing debts of nearly $800,000. Anthony, 26, lists only $1,084 in assets against the massive sum she owes, mostly in legal fees. She was accused of killing her two-year-old in 2008 with chloroform and duct tape, and then dumping the body in the woods. Her defense attorney, Jose Baez of the Baez Law Firm, argued that the baby had drowned …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Taxation by Michele Bowman  
Surprise! Your 2012 Taxes Are Higher Than You Thought

After the close of another year, income taxes of course come to mind. While it’s clear we have to pay tax on our income, there are plenty of provisions in the tax code that require federal taxes to be paid on things you may not normally think of. As you’re gathering your forms and preparing to submit your returns, consider the following checklist of surprises, groaners, and ironies.   Unemployment Benefits It’s ironic but true – you have to pay …

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Doc Pays $1.4M for Removing Wrong Ovary

Going under the knife is stressful enough. Having to worry about the surgeon operating on the wrong side is almost unthinkable. But it happens more than you might think – an estimated 40 times per week, according to a hospital accrediting group. In one recent example, a jury awarded a young medical student $1.4 million against the doctor who removed the wrong ovary. Nadege Neim, was pregnant when she went to her gynecologist, Dr. Maureen Muoneke, who performed an ultrasound …

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