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Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim brings you today’s Newsbreak, an update on legal cases from around the country. Betsy reports on why the 7th Circuit struck down Indiana’s law banning sex offenders from Facebook and other social media. The Indiana ACLU represented a group convicted of sexual crimes, who had completed their sentences. The state attorney general had argued the law was to protect children from sexual predators trolling the Internet. Our Newsbreak also explains a court decision granting …

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Smokers Could Pay Big Bucks For Obamacare

Waiting for Obamacare to bring affordable and comprehensive insurance to the masses? Consumers who enjoy the sweet, sweet drag of an American Spirit or Marlboro Red might be waiting in vain. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will mandate that nearly everybody carry health insurance starting next year, will allow insurers to charge smokers at a rate of up to 1.5 times what their non-smoking peers pay. The increased premium could mean that older smokers could see bills …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
Scammers Sue Transit Authority Over Imaginary Accident

Six Philadelphia residents were arrested this month for insurance fraud after they sued the local public transit authority, claiming they had been injured in a bus accident. What was the fraud? The bus wasn’t in an accident, and five of the six people weren’t even riding it. Turns out they have cameras on the buses. Oops. The lawsuits began with a woman who tripped while walking to the back of the bus, absent any accident or sudden stop. She sued …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Insurance Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

How to Make a Property Insurance Claim After Disaster Strikes Hurricanes, blizzards, fires and tornadoes can spell doom for homeowners. If your home has been damaged or destroyed in the wake of a disaster, your property insurance may be the key to rebuilding your life. But there are some important things to know before you file a claim. Find Out More…   LGBT Couples May Be Able to Apply for Retroactive Tax Refunds With the looming possibility that the U.S. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Company Demands Cost of Medical Bills from Injured Employee

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could change workers’ ability to hire lawyers to help them bring personal injury suits when their employers have paid for their medical expenses.   Subrogation Blues James McCutchen, a US Airways employee, was seriously injured in a car accident. He settled a negligence suit with the driver responsible for the accident and collected uninsured motorist coverage from his own insurance – after his employer, US Airways, had paid $66,866 …

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