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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Family Devastated by Train Derailment Settles for $36 Million

Canadian National Railway will pay $36 million to settle wrongful death and personal injury claims stemming from a 2009 derailment in Rockford, Illinois. The tragedy resulted from a combination of freak weather and communications failures.   Family stopped at railroad crossing experiences avoidable tragedy Approaching train derailed at washed-out track, explodes in flame Railroad guilty of two separate communications breakdowns   Washout Left Track Section "Hanging in the Air" Robert J. Bingle, a partner in Corboy & Demetrio, represented Jose …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Your Rights When Police Raid Your Home by Mistake

Last week the FBI and two San Francisco-area police departments raided the home of a local CBS news reporter and her political consultant husband. The problem is they were looking for a suspect who lived across the street. So what are your rights if a police mistake results in injury to you or damage to your property?   Drug task force mistakenly raids wrong home Police can be sued for injury or property damage they mistakenly cause While police have …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
Underage and on Facebook: Father Sues over Daughter’s Photos

A Northern Ireland man is suing Facebook for permitting his daughter to post "lewd" pictures of herself to the social networking site. The girl is just 12 years old. Who’s responsible? How can you prevent risks like this to your child?   Facebook sued for underage user’s activity Social networking a magnet for kids of all ages Sites that draw children will also draw adults seeking to exploit them Like this article? Share it with others using this link: http://bit.ly/rhv4S3 …

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Posted 3 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Jennifer King  
6 Steps to Take if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Let’s face it: Being bullied is never any fun. But the sad fact is, most kids have been bullied at school at one time or another. And often the kids who are doing the bullying may come from home environments where they themselves are victims of abuse or bullying. So what can you do if your child is the victim of bullying? Let’s take a look.   Like this article? Share it with others using this link: http://bit.ly/odEeAW   1. …

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Posted 3 years ago in Consumer Law Personal & Home Safety by David Baarlaer  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Here are some news we though you’d enjoy. Be ready, Texas!Tropical storm Don is sweeping through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall today or early tomorrow near Corpus Christi. Forecasters are warning that the storm could get stronger before that.   In anticipation of the storm, major oil and gas companies have slowed or stopped production in the Gulf to protect workers and avoid an environmental disaster – like the 2010 oil spill. On the upside, …

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