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Legal Wisdom for Valentine’s Day and After [Video]

  Some words of wisdom for the Day of Hearts and those that follow. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks with Nina Pineda of WABC-TV in New York City in a special Valentine’s Day report, “The Legalities of Love.” Larry tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about your Feb. 14 promises — and the law. He also shares an interesting and little known fact about which couples tend to stay married and which ones are more …

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Jury Awards $10M for Fatality at Unsafe Intersection

The family of a mother killed in a California crash won a $10 million jury award against the state transportation department for not building a left-turn lane at the dangerous intersection. Maria Juana Flores, a 36-year-old mom, was on her way to pick up her children from school. She was stopped at the intersection to make a left turn when another driver, Gilbert Freeth, crashed his truck into her Honda, killing Flores. Freeth’s insurance settled before trial for policy limits …

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Who Should Keep the Engagement Ring? [Poll]

It’s Valentine’s Day, a time of romance and wedding proposals. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in February last year, jewelry stores sold more than $2.66 billion worth of merchandise, including engagement rings. Afterall, a popular belief is the holiday commemorates a saint, martyred for secretly performing weddings. But with so much love in the air, unfortunately some of it can sometimes drift away. Short of romantic martyrdom, unless OKCupid improves his aim, all engagements will not end in marriages. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Your Family & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Avoid Legal Pitfalls on Your Valentine’s Day Engagement

Valentine’s Day can mean chocolate, flowers . . . and an engagement ring? Couples whose cupid-day festivities include bending down on one knee have every reason to celebrate with smooches and champagne, but nevertheless should be aware of the legal implications of getting engaged. While engagement isn’t a legal contract per se, it can involve the exchange or sharing of property that could bring lawyers into the picture if the union goes sour. In particular, the engagement ring itself is …

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Male Caregivers Suffer Discrimination in the Workplace

The growing number of men taking on family caregiver roles is a sign of the times. But when old-fashioned employers fail to keep up with changing gender expectations, it can mean trouble for male employees who need time to care for their children, spouses or parents. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported a steady increase in charges of caregiver discrimination over the last five years. And though the report does not distinguish between complaints from male and female …

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