Daily Archives: July 18, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury Video by Staff Editor   
Newsbreak: What to do When You are Injured at the Gym [Video]

  Fifty million Americans belong to health clubs. In recent years there has been a 35% increase in gym injuries, according to a study by the University of Arkansas. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides today’s Newsbreak with some practical advice, in case you end up getting injured, while getting fit. The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports gym-related injuries send approximately 1,500 people to emergency rooms each year. If you’re hurt at a health club, you’ll have to overcome the assumption …

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Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Anti-Abortion Laws Continue to Proliferate

The nationwide assault on  reproductive health rights has continued into the summer, with a number of states enacting laws designed to block women from accessing abortions and other health care. More than 300 anti-abortion laws have been introduced in state legislatures this year. As of July 1, 43 had passed, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The most recent showdown came in Texas, which passed a legislation package last week that will likely shut down a number of abortion clinics while …

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Posted 4 years ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
Lawmakers Seek to End Permanent Alimony

The promise of “‘til death do us part” obviously doesn’t apply for divorced couples, but in most states, it can still apply to the financial obligations of the bread-winning spouse. Most family courts have the option of ordering permanent alimony payments to a divorcing spouse. For spouses who forfeited career opportunities to raise children, this can be a critical lifeline. For other exes, it can be a cushy way to maintain a comfortable standard of living without seeking financial independence. …

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Posted 4 years ago in Bankruptcy by Michele Bowman  
Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down

Consumer bankruptcy filings are down, based on data from 2012 and the first half of 2013, and experts expect the trend to continue at least through the end of the year.   Households Are ‘Deleveraging’ Non-business or non-commercial (i.e., consumer) bankruptcies fell by 13 percent in 2012, according to data released by the government earlier this year. And in the first half of 2013, they also fell 13 percent from the same period in 2012, according to a study cited …

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