Daily Archives: July 17, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in About Lawyers.com by Isidore Gotto  
Enter Our Lawyers.com Summer Photo Contest!

Here’s a chance to win $5,000 for a summer getaway vacation. We’re inviting everyone who clicks onto Lawyers.com, including listed lawyers, people seeking lawyers and legal information, readers, viewers, anyone who visits our site, to enter our summer photo contest, “Put Lawyers.com in the Picture.” Now through Sept. 2, 2013, all members of the public are invited to submit a photo, capturing “Lawyers.com” for a chance to win $5,000 toward your dream vacation!* To enter, participants must submit a photo …

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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Doctor Who Forgot Patient’s Heart Condition Must Pay $6.4M

A couple won a $6.4 million jury verdict against a doctor who diagnosed the husband with a heart condition but then forgot to follow up on it, ultimately leading to a stroke. Jeffrey Schneider went to his doctor, Dr. Joseph Thompson of SSM DePaul Medical Group in St. Louis, Mo., in 1996 and was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, a condition that can cause blood to flow backward in the heart because the valve of the heart does not close …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Betsy Kim  
Wiretapping Pits Privacy Against Security [Infographic]

Where do you draw the line in balancing security with privacy? The www.whocalledmyphone.com infographic traces significant legal developments, which document the tension between security and privacy in U.S. history. The graph begins with the creation of the 4th Amendment and chronologically follows subsequent legal events, including creation of the PRISM program and the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Review the infographic below. Let us know where you stand on governmental invasion of privacy and its justification of needing to protect people.

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Texas at Forefront of Email Privacy Laws

Texas residents can sleep a little more soundly at night knowing that state law enforcement agents aren’t trolling through their email without a warrant. Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill last month mandating that police show probable cause before snooping into a Yahoo or Hotmail account. It sounds like a no-brainer, but Texas is actually the first and only state so far to enact such a measure. The federal government lags behind in passing technology laws that actually comply with …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Man Who Hired Hit Man to Kill Son-In-Law Must Pay $9.6M

An Oklahoma man who killed his son-in-law in a murder-for-hire plot has been ordered by a judge to pay $9.6 million to the victim’s family. Philip Gattuso, a North Dakota dentist, was married to Gene Kirkpatrick’s daughter, Valerie. Kirkpatrick paid $3,000 to have Gattuso murdered because he was unhappy with how his son-in-law was raising his granddaughter. The hitman beat Gattuso to death with a hammer in his Fargo condo. In the civil trial, held before a judge, the victim’s …

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