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Over 20K DUI Cases in New Jersey May Be Tossed After Court Ruling

Nov 15 2018
Some 20,000 convicted DUI drivers may be raising their glasses today to Sgt. Marc Dennis. The officer was found guilty of not calibrating breath testing devices correctly back in 2016. These devices were used in five New Jersey counties, including Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, Ocean, and Somerset. As a result,......

Victims of California Wildfire Sue Utility Company

Nov 14 2018
Three law firms, calling themselves Northern California Fire Lawyers, filed suit against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), claiming the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County is the "direct and legal result of the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, and/or unlawfulness" of the company. The Camp Fire has all but destroyed the......

FBI: Surge in Hate Crimes Largest Since 9/11

Nov 14 2018
The number of hate crimes reported in 2016 was already the most in the past five years. That trend sadly continued into 2017, with the FBI reporting a surge in hate crimes unseen since the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Especially troubling was the spike in anti-Semitic hate......

Avoid Cyberstalking During Divorce

Nov 14 2018
Temptation pulls at our heartstrings, and it can be at the very core of a divorce. But if you are tempted to lurk on social media to find out what your future ex is up to, even if it's just for legal discovery, make sure you don't blur the......

NHL Settles Concussion Lawsuits for Under $20M

Nov 14 2018
Like the NFL before it, the NHL has settled ongoing litigation regarding concussions suffered by former players. But unlike the NFL, the NHL did it for a pittance. The NFL's settlement committed the league to spending almost $1 billion in total damages, medical reimbursements, and future medical and psychological care.......

Airline Price Fixing Class Action Filed

Nov 14 2018
It came as no surprise that the airlines kept jacking up their prices and limiting their services, often at a time when jet fuel prices were plummeting. Consumers had almost given in to the turbulence of high ticket prices. But the winds are changing, and the settlements are coming.......

Latest Celebrity 'Conscious Uncoupling' Divorce

Nov 14 2018
Gwyneth Paltrow brought the term "conscious uncoupling" into the public eye with her divorce to Chris Martin. At the time, she said "I know it's a dorky term, but it's very worthwhile. I wanted to turn my divorce into a positive," said Gwyneth. Yes, she's right. It's a dorky......

Texas Serial Package Thief Arrested Before Holiday Season

Nov 14 2018
It's the holiday season, and you know what that means? Package theft will be on the rise. Officers in Williamson County, Texas have been on the lookout for one prolific thief, active since mid October. Last week, they caught the culprit. Surprised? Don't be! According the Sheriff Chody and......

Cities and the FDA Crack Down on E-Cig Teen Vaping

Nov 14 2018
Cities all across the country are putting pressure on various parts of the e-cigarette industry, in an attempt to dampen what is being called a "teenage vaping epidemic." For years, the federal government had been fighting traditional cigarette manufacturers, trying to eliminate sales and marketing to those under 18.......

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