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PA Grand Jury Report Details Hundreds of 'Predator Priests,' Thousands of Victims

Aug 15 2018
The grand jury report not only details the extent of the abuse, but of the coverup as well. Read more on FindLaw Legal Blogs....

If a Hotel Loses Your Reservation, What Can You Do?

Aug 15 2018
If you're told that your hotel doesn't have a copy of your reservation, what can you do? Read more on FindLaw Legal Blogs....

Give Me a Break! But Can You Make Me Take One?

Aug 15 2018
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Similarly, you can give an employee a break, but you can't make her take it. According to the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA), employers are not required to give employees lunch breaks at all.......

Uber Sued After Driver's Multiple Sexual Assaults

Aug 15 2018
Uber is the target of yet another sex crime lawsuit, this time concerning a driver who purportedly is a repeat offender. The driver, John Kyle Lane, sexually exposed himself to a rider just days after he had sexually assaulted another rider in a nearby town. In this suit, the two women......

What Is the Typical Punishment for Petty Theft?

Aug 14 2018
Petty theft - don't let the name fool you. Theft is a state crime, and therefore determining whether criminal theft is petty or grand differs by state. Generally, classification is determined by the dollar amount of the item stolen, with $500-$1,000 usually being the upper limit for petty theft.......

Can I Report My Employer for Paying Me Under the Table?

Aug 14 2018
Sometimes you might think getting paid under the table is the way to go. After all, it's (ostensibly) unreported cash, so no taxes, right? (Wrong.) Sure, there may be valid reasons why you want to be paid off the books, but no matter how good your reasons are, not reporting your......

Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged With Manslaughter

Aug 14 2018
Last month, Pinellas County sheriffs declined to press charges after Michael Drejka gunned down Markeis McGlockton in a convenience store parking lot, claiming the shooting was "within the bookends of 'stand your ground' and within the bookends of force being justified." Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said at the time, "I'm......

Common Reasons Teachers Get Sued

Aug 14 2018
Teachers Beware! America is known for being a litigious society, and no one is immune from a lawsuit, not even a beloved teacher. Though in many instances, a school or school district is named as a defendant in a lawsuit, there are times when teachers are individually sued and......

EEOC Sues United After Pilot Continuously Posted Nudes of Female Flight Attendant

Aug 13 2018
So, when does bad behavior warrant a six-figure settlement, spark an FBI investigation, constitute criminal stalking, and lead to a three-year prison sentence, but not rise to the level sexual harassment at work? When your employer is United Airlines, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC sued the......

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