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Zimmerman Lawyer Speaks at Gun Conference

Taking his client’s much-discussed right to bear arms on the road, George Zimmerman’s defense lawyer was a featured speaker at the 27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando on Sept. 29. Attorney Mark M. O’Mara tried to walk a fine line: He admitted that if he hadn’t been representing the defendant in one of the most talked-about trials in recent memory, he would not have been invited to speak at the conference, according to WFTV. But he also refused to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by John McCarthy  
Children Engulfed in Flames by Exploding Gas Cans [Video]

  Millions of consumers in America own red plastic gas cans with a defect that causes them to explode in flames and immolate dozens of young children. The gas cans were made by Blitz USA and they lack a simple, inexpensive metal screen that arrests flames. Lawyers.com Supervising Producer John McCarthy reports that the company refused to make their gas cans safe. Instead Blitz USA went bankrupt and went to the press to blame the victims’ lawyers instead. The attacks …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law by Aaron Kase  
How To Prepare an Insurance Claim after Hurricane Isaac

With Hurricane Isaac touching down on several southern states, Gulf Coast residents once again face the prospect of severe property damage. Heavy winds and torrential downpours conspire to wreck houses, swamp vehicles and put lives in danger. Fortunately, insurance policies should cover much of the damage, as long as homeowners know their policies and are willing to act to protect their interests. Isaac is on an eerily similar trajectory to Hurricane Katrina, which infamously brought wreckage to New Orleans and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Insurance Law by Michele Bowman  
Religious Schools Must Pay for Employees’ Birth Control

Religious organizations are up in arms over a federal law that now requires them to provide preventive contraceptive services they don’t agree with in their employee health plans. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (informally known as Obamacare) includes a requirement that employer  health plans cover preventive contraception services with no cost-sharing for employees. While that might seem like a welcome relief to female employees who couldn’t afford birth control before, some religious organizations, and even for-profit companies, are trying …

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Posted 2 years ago in Animal Law by Michele Bowman  
Pit Bulls ‘Inherently Dangerous’ Says Maryland Appeals Court

In a case being closely watched by animal advocacy groups and property owners, the Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that pit bulls (and pit mixes) are “inherently dangerous” and their owners and those in control of the dogs’ presence on their property (i.e., landlords) are subject to “strict liability” for injuries and damages caused by the dogs. It’s the first time a state court has ruled such a thing, and now rumors are swirling that pit bull owners are …

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