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Posted 6 months ago in Crime Jury Awards Your Family & The Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
Parents Win $1M for Teacher’s Abuse of Special Needs Son

Parents of a boy who was physically abused by his special education teacher won a $1 million jury award against the school district. Terrence Rideau was a severely disabled special education student in Texas public school. In April 2010, his parents suspected abuse and formally filed a complaint for the school district and child protective services to investigate. That investigation turned up evidence that Terrence’s teachers and other staff physically abused the boy and didn’t properly lift and move him. …

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Posted 6 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Anti-Abortion Attorney General Stripped of Law License

The Kansas Supreme Court has unanimously voted to indefinitely suspend the law license of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline for ethical misconduct in his prosecution of abortion providers. Although the state’s legal disciplinary administrator recommended that Kline be disbarred, the high court found that indefinite suspension was the “appropriate discipline.” Kline can reapply for his license after three years, but the Supreme Court must give its blessing. Tom Condit, Kline’s attorney, told Lawyers.com that Kline planned to officially object …

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Posted 6 months ago in Gay and Lesbian issues Video by Ed Alpern  
N.J. Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Faces Lawsuit [Video]

  “The therapists told my parents, at the time, that I was at risk of being pre-homsexual,” says Mordechai Levovitz, a gay social worker in New York. “And there are things that they can do to stop me from turning gay.” He founded an organization called Jewish Queer Youth or JQY. “I was hearing pain. I was hearing frustration, I was hearing shame. The conversion therapy was actually causing them the anxiety and the trauma.”    Every day, Levovitz hears horror …

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Lexus Driver Wins $6.5M for Air Bag that Didn’t Deploy

A driver won a $6.5 million jury award against Toyota for her injuries in an accident when the side air bag failed to deploy. Katherine M. Sprague was driving her 2004 Lexus ES 330 in Omaha, Neb., when a driver going in the opposite direction turned in front of her and forced her vehicle up a limestone wall. Although her son, riding in the backseat, was not injured, her side air bag didn’t fully deploy and she suffered neck injuries …

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Posted 6 months ago in On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Not Every Kind of Weed is Legal in Colorado

Colorado became the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize marijuana by popular vote with the passage of Amendment 64 last November. Several cities have decided to ban retail marijuana stores even before the first legal joint can be sold, but the city of Pueblo may start accepting applications for pot shops as early as next year. If that happens, Pueblo entrepreneurs may be able to sell Purple Kush, Lemon Diesel and Strawberry Cough — just so long as they …

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