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Posted 9 months ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Ex-Boy Scouts File Suit After Abuse by Prolific Molester

Fifteen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit today claiming that the local and national Scouting organizations didn’t do enough to protect them from being molested by their scoutmaster. The plaintiffs, all named as John Doe, were in a troop in suburban Chicago and allege that they were assaulted by notorious pedophile Thomas Hacker between 1980 and 1987. Hacker is currently serving two concurrent 50-year sentences after a 1989 conviction for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Known as “the most …

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ALEC Helps Big Business Invade Local Lawmaking State By State

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting today in Chicago, celebrating its 40th birthday. The organization is a network of conservative state legislators and some of the biggest corporate giants in the world that work together to influence local lawmaking and put the corporate agenda on the books state by state. Yet in spite of its wide reach, few citizens are even aware …

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Posted 9 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
RJ Reynolds Tobacco to Pay $37.5M for Young Mother’s Death

After emotional testimony by the children of a 38-year-old Coral Springs woman who died of lung cancer after a life of smoking, a jury in Florida ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay the family $37.5 million. Laura Grossman began smoking Vantage cigarettes when she was 15-years-old. She died in 1995 at the age of 38 as a mother of two young children. Her family sued R.J. Reynolds, arguing the tobacco industry targeted teens who were susceptible to nicotine addiction. …

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Posted 9 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson Not an Addict, Bodyguard Testifies

Michael Jackson‘s former bodyguard took the witness stand last week as concert promotion company AEG live continued their defense in the singer’s wrongful death trial. Michael LePerruque testified that Jackson, apparently intoxicated, would sometimes call him dozens of times during the night. “His speech would be very slurred. There would be a lot of mumbling, and I wouldn’t be able to comprehend what he was saying,” said LePerruque, who was on the pop star’s security detail for three years. “I …

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Posted 9 months ago in Criminal Law Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Couple Ordered to Pay $8 Million for Ex-Husband’s Murder

A jury unanimously ordered a couple to pay $8 million for killing the woman’s ex-husband, even though his body has never been found. Gary McCullough, a resident of Purdy, Mo., went missing in 1999. Four days later, his then-wife Sandra McCullough asked her boyfriend Kristopher Klemp to move into their home and less than a year after her husband went missing, she had Gary declared missing and the couple married. Gary’s two daughters, April Chanel Chandler and Joy Rose McCullough, …

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