Monthly Archives: August 2013


Posted 4 years ago in Government Video Your Job & The Law by Staff Editor   
What You Don’t Know about Labor Day [Video]

  Did you know the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, as a creation of the labor movement? ‘ In the video, Editor-in-Chief of Lawyers.com Larry Bodine reminds us that it’s a good day to remember how the law has grown since then to protect 140 million people in today’s work force. During the Industrial Revolution, men, women and children worked up to 16 hour days, seven days a week in dangerous …

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ALEC Takes Aim at the Environment, Workers, Injury Awards

This is Part 1 of a two-part report on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest slate of model legislation, released after the group’s annual meeting earlier this month. Please see Part 1: ALEC Unveils Annual Agenda of Anti-Consumer Laws. At the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Chicago earlier this month, corporate members of ALEC and state lawmakers collaborated outside the public view to write laws they will propose in states across the country. The latest proposed …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

A fifth plaintiff has filed a lawsuit in Illinois claiming that members of a Des Plains high school’s sports teams were hazed in a manner so horrific it rose to a level of sexual assault. The original suit alleges that four students were forced to the ground during soccer practice last year by their teammates and sodomized with fingers and sticks. School officials at Maine West High School knew about the abuse, the suit contends, but did nothing to stop …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury Podcasts by Matt Plessner  
Beware of Amusement Park Dangers [Podcast]

(Purestock/Thinkstock)   Hazards at Theme Parks You might be planning to usher in a last hurrah of summer by heading to an amusement park this holiday weekend. But be careful. There are approximately 4,400 injuries at these destinations. The majority of injuries involve children on rides. Earlier this summer, a woman tragically plunged to her death on a roller coaster ride when the safety bar released, at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.   Personal Injury Cases Lawyers.com radio reporter …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Obama Administration Won’t Block State Marijuana Reforms

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will not seek to strike down state marijuana laws that conflict with federal law, including last year’s voter-driven legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Attorney General Eric Holder hosted a conference call with the Governors of Colorado and Washington to inform them of the decision and warn them that the Department of Justice would be closely monitoring the marijuana activity in their states. Holder described a “trust but verify” system in which …

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