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Today, the Office of Open Records (OOR) issued a final determination in relation to my Right to Know Law appeal in relation to, inter alia, the City’s redaction of donor information. You can download a copy of the determination here. OOR found The City has not met it ...
We all want to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately, along with warm weather the danger of being hit by a car increases. Four people were injured in less than a week recently in Indianapolis, the latest a young school girl as she was getting out of a car to get onto her school bus. Drivers of vehicles need to be especially careful because people are not as easy t ...
If you or your child is injured by a car or truck as a pedestrian, you should obtain a legal consultation immediately. Do not give any statements to anyone. These cases are especially fact specific, and it is important that your attorney gather evidence right away so that it can be preserved. For example, if a child is getting on or off a school bus, it is important to know whe ...
On sophisticated construction projects (federal, Florida public, or Florida private projects), it is not uncommon for a prime (general) contractor to require that certain subcontractors furnish the prime contractor a payment bond. When the subcontractor furnishes the prime contractor a payment bond, this bond is a common law bond because it is not a bond furnished in accordan ...
crime > Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented foreign-born clients who have been living in the United States without legal status for some time, and who have been placed in deportation (removal) proceedings. Being placed in deportation proceedings is obviously a stressful scenario for the immigrant, and for his/her family.
Quadriplegic Claims Legal Malpractice What’s worse than becoming a quadriplegic after a horrific car accident? Finding out your lawyer botched your case and that as a result; you may not have enough money for future care. That pretty much sums up a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by a Louisiana man against his former lawyer.
Authorities with the state of Kansas took custody of Shona Banda’s 11-year-old-son after he made comments about medical marijuana during a drug education program at his school. Banda, 37, lost temporary custody of her son, and may face other charges in connection with a police search of her home. According to a NewsWire article by Tyler Jones, “At the school presentation on dr ...
Ex Im Bank – Whistleblowers Desperately Needed It has only been 3 months since we last wrote about the Export Import Bank. A product of the President Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1934, the bank is officially an agency of the United States government. The bank’s mission is to finance and insure foreign purchases of United States goods for customers unable or unwilling to accept credit risk.
Never an Easy Day for Legal Malpractice Lawyers The New York Law Journal carried a story last week written by a longtime legal malpractice lawyer. His conclusion is that over the last 15 years, the legal environment has “evolved” and now disfavors legal malpractice cases. It isn’t that juries suddenly like bad lawyers. They don’t.
Nissan has announced another round of recalls of defective Takata airbags after a woman in Louisiana was injured from shrapnel, in her 2006 Sentra. This is a regional recall targeting vehicles in states with high-humidity conditions. Nissan added 45,000 Sentras from model years 2004-2006 after this accident, bringing the number of recalled vehicles to approximately 17 million.
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is the latest regulator to take aim at Belvedere Management Group. Originally labeled a suspected Ponzi scheme by respected journalist David Marchant, regulators all over the world have been targeting the beleaguered financial services giant. Boasting $16 billion of assets under management and advisement, Belvedere Management may tur ...
You’re a software developer. You’ve worked hard on your product. All those hours, all that coding, all the design and testing. You put a lot into creating your software. Do you know how to protect what you’ve made? What is a trademark? In general, a trademark is legal protection for a name, design, logo, or other distinctive characteristic of a brand.
The alleged owner of popular Miami hip hop venue “Club Play” can no longer play in the securities industry. Aaron Parthemer consented to a ban from the industry after being charged by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) with several violations of industry rules. Regulators claim that Parthemer failed to disclose outside business activities and private loan tra ...
The Hippocratic Oath dates back to antiquity. Hippocrates, the so-called father of modern medicine, lived in the 5th century B.C. Today the oath has been modernized but is still used by graduating medical students around the world. Central to the oath is the concept that physicians should never harm their patients. Evidently convicted doctor Farid Fata of Detroit missed that lesson.
On April 24, 2015, we (D. Benjamin Sessions, Robert Chestney and I) were excited to meet with Georgia Public Defenders to discuss the new Georgia Supreme Court Decision Williams v. State, ___ Ga. ___ (Case No. S14A1625, decided 3/27/15) and how it affects the admissibility of breath and blood tests in Georgia DUI cases.
By Allen Thompson, Esq. What is “Custody?” There are two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody is self-explanatory; it is the time in which you are the physical custodian of the child. Often, this is referred to colloquially as “visitation.” Physical custody may be supervised or unsupervised.
Trop Gun made a big splash on social media and forums on Thursday for their refusal to show Glock employees their 4473s for customers who had purchased guns through the Blue Label Program. In response to Trop’s refusal to show the Glock representative the 4473s, Glock terminated Trop from the Blue Label Program.
Introduction – Recovering Damages in a Discrimination Case This article will explain the common forms of damages that an employee can recover when they prevail in their discrimination case. At the outset it is important to note that damages are extremely fact and case dependent, so what a complainant was awarded in one case is rarely predictive of what a complainant will recover in another case.