Daily Archives: March 15, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Victim Wins $16M for Leg Severed by Speeding Police Car

A jury has ordered the state of Connecticut to pay $16 million to a man who lost his leg and suffered brain damage after he was hit by a police car, even though the man’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he tried to cross the highway by foot. Melvin Gordils, a 48-year-old restaurant owner, ran out of gas on the highway one night in May 2010 when he got out of his car and tried …

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Craaazy Reasons for Divorce [Infographic]

Lawyers.com recently reported on the rather unusually difficult divorces of Deion Sanders and Kim Kardashian. But you don’t have to a celebrity athlete or even “famous for being famous” to have a strange divorce. The infographic below provided by totaldivorce.com also shows that unusual divorces occur the world over. For example, some wives might feel they should only be so lucky — but one woman in Germany divorced her husband, claiming he cleaned too much! Read through to the bottom …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime gun rights by Aaron Kase  
More Gun Laws Means Fewer Gun Deaths, Study Says

States with more gun-related laws in place see fewer gun-related deaths, according to a study released last week by the Journal of American Medical Association. The research was accompanied by an editorial cautioning that the data shows correlation, not causation, and couldn’t be considered comprehensive due to the number of variables involved. According to the findings, states with the most gun laws have a rate of firearm-related fatalities, including murders and suicides, that is 42 percent lower than states with …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Immigration Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Ariz. Can’t Block Immigrant Day Laborers from Work, Court Says

Yet another part of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law has been blocked from enactment – this time by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which on Mar. 4 said SB 1070’s targeting of “traffic obstructions” by day laborers violates their First Amendment right to commercial speech. A lower federal court in February 2012 issued an injunction blocking two of the law’s sections that make it illegal both to try, from a car, to hire day laborers and to be …

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