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$15.4M in Hiking Deaths May Be Hawaii’s Biggest PI Settlement

Posted on March 23, 2012 in News

The settlement is the largest personal injury settlement in the Hawaii's history! Martha Neil, ABA Journal - Mar 20, 2012. Read the full story. Having already been found liable in the 2006 hiking accident deaths of a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner and her cousin, the state of Hawaii has agreed to pay a settlement of $15.4 million. One lawyer in the case says it's the highest personal injury settlement in state history, reports the Am Law Daily. Elizabeth Warke Read More

Baylor frat, local bar sued after death of 19-year-old student

Posted on March 23, 2012 in News

A lawsuit has been filed against the Sigma Chi fraternity and a bar in Waco, Texas, over the 2010 death of a 19-year-old girl from alcohol poisoning. The girl was reportedly served between 10 and 17 drinks at the bar in a two-hour period and died later that night at a Waco hospital. The suit is seeking unspecified damages. Nina Mandell , New York Daily News 03/21/2012. Read the full story. Read More

Lawsuit in fatal school bus crash focuses on seat belts

Posted on March 23, 2012 in News

A lawsuit has been filed against a school bus company in Indiana over a fatal school bus wreck on March 12; the suit claims the deaths could have been prevented if the bus had seat belts. The driver and a five-year-old boy were killed in the crash, and others were hospitalized. The suit says the company, Miller Transportation "operated an unsafe bus because it didn't have seat belts." The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star 03/20/2012. Read Read More

Having a will is important for most adults

Posted on March 20, 2012 in Newsletters

Many people postpone preparing awill because doing so brings up the issue of death, something most of us don’t want to think about. However, having a professionally prepared will is important for adults, especially those who are married with children and have accumulated a degree of assets. Were you to die intestate — the legal term for dying without a will — laws of the state in which you live determine how your assets are distributed. While many state intestate Read More

Husband’s death spurs $5M lawsuit

Posted on March 19, 2012 in News

The death of a Georgia man killed in an accident with a police cruiser has prompted a $5 million lawsuit against the Gwinnett County Police Department and the officer involved in the crash. According to the lawsuit, the police officer was responding to a call, "traveling between 78 and 80 mph with no emergency flashing lights or sirens" when he slammed into the car driven by the victim. The police officer was suspended after an investigation found he had been Read More

Traffic tickets can result in insurance rate increases

Posted on March 17, 2012 in Newsletters

The fine you pay for a speeding ticket could end up being small compared to the increase you might face in your auto insurance rates. A ticket for speeding or for another serious traffic violation could trigger an insurance rate hike even if it's your only violation in years. The insurance consequences of a traffic ticket depend on where you live, the type of violation and how long the company has insured you. An analysis conducted by insurance.com, a website Read More

Jury: Lottery winner cheated co-workers

Posted on March 15, 2012 in News

Winning the lottery is not always GLAMOROUS! A New Jersey jury has ruled that a local man must share the $38.5 million lottery jackpot he won with five co-workers who claimed he cheated them out of a portion of the jackpot. In their lawsuit, the five men claimed they put money into a pool to buy tickets and gave it to the defendant on the day he bought the winning ticket. The six men had been playing the lottery together Read More

Intern sues TV host Charlie Rose for unpaid wages

Posted on March 14, 2012 in News

Thinking about a summer internship? Make sure you know EVERYTHING upfront. A former intern for talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose has filed a lawsuit against him over lack of wages during her internship. According to the suit, the girl worked about 25 hours a week for Rose in the summer of 2007 but was not paid, an alleged violation of New York labor laws. The lawsuit is seeking back wages and class action status for other unpaid interns Read More

Americans will choose president in 2012 election

Posted on March 14, 2012 in Newsletters

It happens once every four years: Americans go to the ballot box to elect a president. And this year’s presidential election on Nov. 6 could be as high profile as the 2008 contest that drew more than 131 million voters. Unlike how most other public officials are elected, the U.S. president is officially voted into office by the Electoral College rather than by direct vote of the people. Each state and the District of Columbia have a certain number of Read More

JPMorgan paying $45 million to settle mortgage suit

Posted on March 13, 2012 in News

JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $45 million the federal government to settle a whistleblower lawsuit over hidden fees charged to veterans in mortgage refinancing. Court documents state that the payment is part of a national settlement reached by JPMorgan and a group of other lenders regarding foreclosure abuses. The other lenders named in the case are Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup. Staff Report, Reuters 03/13/2012. Read the full story. Read More

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