Daily Archives: February 15, 2013 - 5 results


Jury Awards $63M to Girl Almost Killed by Children’s Motrin

A jury has awarded $63 million to the family of a 7-year-old girl who lost her eyesight and nearly died after taking Children’s Motrin. The popular drug can cause a rare disease known as toxic epidermal necrolysis, or “TEN,” that eats away a person’s skin. “It’s like having your skin burned off of you. Imagine your worst sunburn times 1,000. It’s an absolutely devastating condition,” said the family’s attorneys, Bradley M. Henry, of the law firm Meehan, Boyle, Black & …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning Wills and Probate by Michele Bowman  
Your Child’s Marriage and Rewriting Your Will

If Valentine’s Day results in the announcement of an engagement for one of your children, lawyers say it’s time to start thinking about how your own legal affairs are structured. And while you’re at it, you may need to offer a little good old-fashioned parental advice for your googly-eyed child.   Think Ahead Once an engagement happens, the wheels start turning for the parents. “I typically see parents getting their wills drafted for the first time when their kids get …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Video Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
Big Brother Is Tracking You through Your Cell Phone [Video]

  Did you know that the government can know your whereabouts by tracking your cell phone? Most police don’t even bother to get a search warrant. Your cell phone carrier will simply voluntarily turn over the information. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine reports on how you can protect your privacy that’s surrendered by big phone companies. This privacy breach doesn’t involve just criminals but also law abiding citizens. In 2011, phone carriers responded to more than one million demands by law …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Money & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Will States Allow Obamacare to Bring Universal Coverage?

One of the primary goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare,  is to make insurance available to as many consumers are possible. Now, as the law gears up toward full implementation in 2014, states are grappling with how to balance near-universal care with protecting their pocketbooks. Close to 50 million people lacked health insurance before the law’s passage, with tens of millions more who had insurance that was inadequate to cover their needs. The ACA aimed …

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Your Parking Ticket Might Be an Invasion of Privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear arguments on whether a town’s use of personal identifying information on parking tickets is in violation of federal law. The justices considered the case of Village of Palatine v. Senne in January and are expected to announce soon if they will take it for review. At stake is whether towns can issue parking tickets that include the violator’s name, address and other personal information. The dispute began when Illinois resident …

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