Daily Archives: February 8, 2013 - 5 results


Protect Your Right to Compensation for Auto Crash Injuries

If you’re the victim of a car accident, you need to take immediate steps to make sure you can be compensated for any physical injuries. Even if you think you haven’t been injured, take these steps. Serious injuries can show up days or even weeks later. If you can’t act immediately, call a friend or family member to take these steps for you or ask for help from someone at the scene.   Call 911 Immediately report the accident. Let …

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Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim brings you today’s Newsbreak, an update on legal cases from around the country. Betsy reports on why the 7th Circuit struck down Indiana’s law banning sex offenders from Facebook and other social media. The Indiana ACLU represented a group convicted of sexual crimes, who had completed their sentences. The state attorney general had argued the law was to protect children from sexual predators trolling the Internet. Our Newsbreak also explains a court decision granting …

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Failure to Adopt Robs Father of Custody of His Infant Son

Dr. Jonathan Sporn found himself “falling deeper and deeper in love” with his infant son, Lincoln, after the boy’s July 2012 birth. But due to legal circumstances and the tragic suicide of his biological mother, Lincoln has been in a foster home for more than a month and isn’t likely to leave anytime soon. Sporn, a pharmaceuticals executive living in Manhattan, struck up a romance with prominent attorney Leann Leutner in 2010. Both were divorced, and as their relationship grew, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Lady Gaga Sued for not Paying Overtime

A former assistant is suing pop star Lady Gaga for more than 7,000 hours in overtime pay, claiming the singer shorted her for her around-the-clock help from 2009 through 2011. Jenifer O’Neill is seeking $393,000 plus damages for time she spent above and beyond 40 hours a week at her $75,000 per year job. O’Neill claims in the lawsuit that she was at Gaga’s “beck and call” with few breaks and scarce time for meals or sleep. The singer, famous …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Family Awarded $3M for Jailhouse Suicide

When Karen A. Palmer was booked after her arrest in Sullivan, Mo., for trespassing and for stealing prescription drugs, she was wearing a pink sweatshirt with a string hanging from the hood that police failed to notice. While incarcerated in the Sullivan jail, Palmer hung herself using the string. She also tried to slit her wrists with a plastic fork. Palmer’s parents and daughter were recently awarded $2.8 million for her suicide. Their lawsuit claimed that the police officers were …

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