Daily Archives: July 30, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Podcasts Your Home & The Law by Staff Editor   
How to Protect Yourself in Apartment Swaps [KGO Radio]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock)   Swapping apartments is a great way to cut down on a travel bill or make some extra money. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine spoke to San Francisco’s KGO (810 AM) all news radio host Michael Finney on the legal paperwork you need for your vacation apartment swap. Larry points out in San Francisco any short-term rental for less than 32 days is illegal where people could be fined or evicted. But this trend, also called “peer to peer rentals” is growing worldwide. Larry …

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Posted 4 years ago in Medical Malpractice Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Dentist Must Pay $35M for Unnecessary Root Canals

A retired dentist in Shoreline, Wash., has been ordered to cough up $35 million for performing unnecessary root canals on dozens of patients, including some who endured several of the painful procedures. Construction worker Dan O’Neal, who underwent 20 root canals, and occupational therapist Cheryl Grant who got 13 root canals were among more than 200 patients who sued Dr. Henri Duyzend for malpractice. Duyzend retired in 2007 and sold his practice. When the dentist who bought his practice noticed …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Current Events Government by Betsy Kim  
Jam-Packed Prisons Cost Billions [Infographic]

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of rock star Michael Jackson, is scheduled for release in October. Lawyers.com reported he will serve less than half of his four-year sentence. According to UPI, Britain’s Daily Mirror stated that a source close to Murray says he’s being released early due to his model behavior and California’s overcrowded jail system. An appellate court ordered California to reduce its over-crowded prison population by 9,600 by the end of this …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
License Plate Readers Worry Privacy Advocates

Law enforcement as well as private security companies are using cameras to photograph license plates and are building a vast database of information about Americans – to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some states are even limiting their use, but the full extent of the how the readers will be used is not yet clear.   Smile: You’re on Candid Car Camera!  The American Civil Liberties Union wants to nip the potential for privacy abuses in the bud. The organization …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson’s Doctor Given Get Out of Jail Free Card

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson with an overdose of anesthetic, will be released from prison in October, halfway through his four-year manslaughter sentence. He has been granted an early release in part because of good behavior, in part because of California’s overcrowded prison system. For every day that he has served behind bars in good standing, he has earned an extra day of freedom on the back end of his sentence. As long as he doesn’t …

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