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Nov
13

TRAFFIC DEATHS FALL AS ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGNS RAISE AWARENESS

Established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has worked to promote motor vehicle and highway safety. For decades, the agency has monitored car crash statistics and trends and announced that for 2010, traffic fatalities were…

Nov
13

Missouri Court: Officers Not to Blame for DUI Suspect’s Injuries

A Missouri man who suffered injuries after he was twice run over by a DUI suspect has lost his lawsuit against two police officers who responded to the man’s own alleged DUI related accident. In late 2002, Michael Dodd was drinking at a…

Sep
19

Making Waves: State Officials Cracking Down on Drunk Boaters

Though cases of driving while intoxicated are most often seen on the roadways with motor vehicles, citizens in North Carolina should also remember drunk driving charges can happen for boaters. This is important for those driving boats to remember as summer is just around the…

Sep
19

Charlie Sheen Loses Custody of Sons as Part of Restraining Order

Many of us have been following actor Charlie Sheen’s bizarre recent media blitz that has resulted in the production of his hit CBS sitcom being halted indefinitely. Now there is a new twist in the strangely fascinating drama surrounding Sheen. On March 1,…

Jul
10

Learning About Assumption of Risk

Many people in this country have heard legal terms of art during their lifetime. When someone mentions a phrase, such as “assumption of the risk,” what comes to mind? For many Jersey City residents, images of sporting events often come to mind. Last…

Jul
10

Dangerous jobs that (almost) nobody wants

Even in a time when unemployment in the United States tops nine percent, and food stamp usage is at an all-time high, and prospects for a robust economic recovery are dim, there are jobs that are often difficult for employers to fill. Last…

Jul
10

Getting The Most Out of Debt Settlement

You may be pleased with your debt settlement agreement awarding you a low negotiated price you were seeking. Unfortunately, if you are a woman, getting it in writing is not enough. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that one third of debt collectors receive…

Jul
7

New California law restricts right of employers to check credit

Starting Jan. 1, California enacted a law that made it harder for employers to check the credit scores of job applicants. Some San Diego readers might have been surprised at how widespread this practice was before this law went into effect. Employer say…

Jul
6

YASMIN BIRTH-CONTROL LAWSUITS SETTLE FOR $110 MILLION

In the first resolution over cases involving Yasmin birth-control pills, Bayer, Germany’s largest drug manufacturer will pay at least $110 million to settle over 500 product liability lawsuits alleging that the drug caused blood clots and wrongful death. This amounts to approximately $220,000 per case…

Jul
4

Fatal bicycle accident takes life of marathon runner

This past Tuesday Sally Meyerhoff a well known marathon runner was tragically killed in a bicycle accident in Maricopa, AZ. The famous 27-year-old runner collided with a pickup truck and died instantly. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic marathon trials and was the winner of…