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Police Misconduct In The News

Mosby, Accusations of Baltimore Police Misconduct Will be Available at Trial

Charges of a Baltimore police officer’s past or present misconduct will now be available at trial, a State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) press release announced Friday.

If an Internal Affairs (IA) file of such charges exists, officers testifying in court …

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Community groups propose civilian oversight of Chicago Police Department

Its oversight would extend beyond the Police Department to COPA, which investigates police misconduct allegations, and the Chicago Police Board, which decides discipline.

It also calls for councils to be set up in each of the city’s 22 police districts t …

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Mother Of Eric Garner And Officials Call For Action On Police Misconduct

Family members of people who died in police custody, activists, public defenders, and elected officials joined together at a rally Thursday outside New York’s City Hall to demand that the NYPD fire employees who have been found guilty of serious offenses.

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Police?/Firefighter Misconduct: The Story/Consequence of a Traffic Stop in Denton, Texas

On February 13, I was driving down the highway with my three of my children and noticed an aggressive white SUV. Distracted, I swerved. I was clueless. Then, the red lights lit up. I was confused. Trying to protect my children, I pulled over. Then, someone … See original story

 

Dozens gather to remember fatal accident victim

Police identify victim in I-10 fatal crash

http://www.katc.com/story/35739356/police-identify-victim-in-i-10-fatal-crashLafayette police identity the person who was killed in an accident yesterday evening along I-10 West.

Police responded to the two-vehicle crash at mile marker 105 (Louisiana Avenue) at 7:00 p.m..

Kimmett Washington, 32, of New Orleans, was …

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Coroner identifies victim in early morning fatal crash in Lexington County

http://www.wistv.com/story/35741288/troopers-investigate-early-morning-fatal-crash-in-lexington-countyThe Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the victim in a fatal crash that happened Saturday morning in Lexington County.

The coroner 26-year-old Caleb Metz of Augusta died at the scene of the collision from his injuries.

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State Police investigate fatal crash in Lea County

http://krqe.com/2017/06/24/state-police-investigate-fatal-crash-in-lea-county/HOBBS, N.M.
New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash just outside of Hobbs.

It happened Friday afternoon on US 62/180 near mile marker 76, about 26 miles west of Hobbs.

NMSP says the on-scene investigation revealed a vehicle …

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Waterbury police investigate after double fatal accident

http://fox61.com/2017/06/24/waterbury-police-investigate-after-double-fatal-accident/Waterbury Police say an accident that happened Friday morning left two people dead, and one injured.

Around 8 a.m., police say a car driven by Katherine Wadman, 73, of Waterbury, was driving southbound on Route 73, approaching the …

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Fatal accident closes Northbound I-55 in Jefferson County

http://www.kmov.com/story/35736951/fatal-accident-closes-northbound-i-55-in-jefferson-county-for-several-hoursNorthbound Interstate 55 was closed near Route A for several hours on Friday afternoon due to an fatal accident.

The accident happened near mile marker 175.

Police tell News 4 that three vehicles were involved in the crash.

The accident started when a …

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Multiple Diocese' Still Reeling Under Sex Abuse Lawsuits

In Wake of Lawsuit, Diocese of Orange Offers Sympathy For Priest’s

https://lawestmedia.com/lawest/archdiocese-priest-sex-abuse-victims/The Diocese of Orange issued a statement today expressing sympathy for the victims of the priest who served there more than 30 years ago.

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Judge recuses self in 2 clergy sex abuse cases

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/03/16/85th-judge-recusal-memo-clergy-sex-abuse-case/99148858/Perez’s recusals in the cases filed by former altar boys Anthony C. Flores and Michael Chargualaf marked the 85th and 86th disqualification memos by local judges assigned to hear childhood sexual abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Agana and …

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Ex-Catholic school student files lawsuit alleging abuse by Guam priest

http://www.khou.com/news/ex-catholic-school-student-files-lawsuit-alleging-abuse-by-guam-priest/422966532In 2010, the archdiocese reported Cepeda had been removed as a priest after it investigated serious allegations of sexual abuse, according to Pacific Daily News files.

At the time, the archdiocese said Cepeda also had been reported to civil authorities.

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At least 25 clergy sex abuse cases consolidated

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/03/10/least-25-clergy-sex-abuse-cases-consolidated/98995530/U.S. District Court of Guam Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan on Friday afternoon approved a joint request by attorneys for the Archdiocese of Agana and at least 25 former altar boys to consolidate all of the clergy sex abuse cases filed in …

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3 new clergy sex abuse allegations investigated

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/03/09/3-new-clergy-sex-abuse-allegations-investigated/98941628/The Archdiocese of Agana is investigating three new allegations of clergy sex abuse brought forward in the last few weeks, Deacon Leonard Stohr said Thursday.

Stohr, the archdiocese’s sexual abuse response coordinator since August, said the three …

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Archdiocese starts fund for sex abuse victims with $1M

https://www.postguam.com/news/local/archdiocese-starts-fund-for-sex-abuse-victims-with-m/article_ea180250-03d7-11e7-b668-374a5013be68.htmlSETTLEMENT FUND: Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes held a March 8 press conference to announce the establishment of a settlement fund of $1 million by the Archdiocese of Agana.

The archdiocese said the fund would be used to aid victims of …

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NY Archdiocese Launches Effort to Reach More Sex Abuse Victims

https://patch.com/new-york/ossining/ny-archdiocese-launches-effort-reach-more-sex-abuse-victimsThe Archdiocese of New York launched an outreach effort in March in an attempt to locate local victims of priest sex abuse who have yet to come forward with claims.

It’s the second phase of a two-part program to address the scandal as it affected …

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Guam archbishop: Settlements promising end to abuse lawsuits

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2017/03/04/guam-archbishop-settlements-promising-end-abuse-lawsuits/Byrnes, the current leader of Guam’s Catholic Church, says financial settlements could be a good solution for the archdiocese, which is facing $115 million in civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse at the hands of priests.

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NY Catholic Church Seeks $100 Million Loan To Pay Priest Sex Abuse Victims

https://rye.dailyvoice.com/news/ny-catholic-church-seeks-100-million-loan-to-pay-priest-sex-abuse-victims/702105/The land under the Villard Houses, on Madison Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets, is owned by the Archdiocese of New York.

The archdiocese asked a state court on Monday for permission to take out a loan against the land to pay sex abuse victims.

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New Ulm Diocese files for bankruptcy following sex abuse lawsuits

https://www.twincities.com/2017/03/03/new-ulm-diocese-files-for-bankruptcy-following-sex-abuse-lawsuits/The Diocese of New Ulm, which covers 15 counties in rural south and west-central Minnesota, said in a statement that filing for bankruptcy protection is the fairest way to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse while continuing its operations …

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Archdiocese responds to latest sex abuse allegations

http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/local/12905(Archdiocese of Agana) – In regard to the latest lawsuits and allegations of clergy sexual abuse to be filed, Archbishop Michael Byrnes extends prayers to Mr. Morgan Wade Paul, Mr. Benny Manglona, Mr. Johnny Bascon, Mr. Albino Bascon and Mr. Roque …

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DuPont agrees to pay $670 million to settle C8 lawsuits

DuPont to pay $670 million to settle C8 lawsuits

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170213/dupont-to-pay-670-million-to-settle-c8-lawsuits“You just can’t do that to people,” the Washington County man said after DuPont and its spinoff company Chemours agreed to pay nearly $671 million to Mid-Ohio Valley people affected by a chemical used to make Teflon that causes cancer and a host of …

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Lorain man found guilty of child rape disappears before verdict

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20170210/lorain-man-found-guilty-of-child-rape-disappears-before-verdictI’m stunned into disbelief that they even let this monster walk around; no wonder he disappeared!

A 12-person jury found Devante M. Gibbs guilty Feb. 10 of all charges and specifications against him stemming from the rape and scalding of a 2-year-old girl …

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Former Summit County Democrat Councilwoman Tamela Lee convicted of corruption charges

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2017/02/former_summit_county_councilwo.htmlCLEVELAND, Ohio
Former Summit County Councilwoman Tamela Lee was convicted Friday of six charges related to corruption after prosecutors said she took bribes from a convenience store owner in exchange for political favors.

Lee, 58, took money, food …

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Abbott Wins Depakote Birth Defect Trial But Lawsuits Continue

https://dailyhornet.com/2017/abbott-wins-depakote-birth-defect-trial-but-lawsuits-continue-and-plaintiff-lawyers-remain-confident/Although the Ohio jury verdict was an upset for the family devastated by this dangerous drug, the previous St. Louis verdict in the amount of $38 million was upheld in the appellate court, resulting in a win for the family in that case.

I am very …

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Jury Awards $14.5 Million Verdict in Cerebral Palsy Birth

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/jury-awards-145-million-verdict-cerebral-palsy-birth-45165837A federal jury says a Pennsylvania hospital and obstetrician should pay an Ohio couple $14.5 million after delivery mistakes left their son with cerebral palsy.

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Tips For Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Top 5 Tips When Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/46127/20170115/tips-choosing-lawyer-personal-injury-lawyer-injury-lawyer-knowledge-competitive-lawyer-personality-lawyer-identify-your-needs-personality-attorney.htmChoosing the right personal injury lawyer takes time but it will give you big rewards.

The best is put your issues in the hands of someone who has experience and knowledge.

You have to hire a lawyer that will be able to protect your interests.

You have …

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FIVE TAX TIPS YOU MUST HAVE AFTER RECEIVEING A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT

We are in a new year and tax season is just around the corner.

Because of this, if you have received a personal injury settlement or award it is important that you understand all the tax ramifications before filing your tax returns.

Years ago I …

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Things About Your Life You Must Tell Your Personal Injury Attorney

We want out followers to be informed on personal injury law.

A lot of the information we cover in our blog posts aims to help victims of personal injury understand this sometimes complex industry.

We recently discussed some simple mistakes that could …

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How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Figure Out How Much Money I Deserve?

This is a really good question frequently asked by individuals who have a personal injury claim.

“How will the losses I’ve incurred be assessed for monetary value?”

We’d like to help break this question down for our readers, followers, and anyone who …

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Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

My law partner Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law.

He put together this summary as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorney about personal injury law.

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Calif. gas leak seen as litigation gusher rivaling BP spill

Calif. gas leak seen as litigation gusher rivaling BP spill
Southern California Gas is currently dealing with a criminal suit from the Los … on the claims or comparisons to the Deepwater Horizon accident. “We are …

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Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you visit other parts of the world, you will find that they are maybe a running joke about Americans. I have friends from Australia, and they often tell me that suing someone seems to be the American way. Even know I probably should have been insulted by this, I know there is a sliver of truth to that. The amount of personal injury lawsuit lawyers is enough to tell you that there is a lot more than a sliver of truth to this. So many people look for the easy way out, the hard work is beginning to be a thing of the past.

I once had a neighbor who funded his life by bringing personal injury lawsuit after lawsuit against anyone he could. The first victim was the city of Pittsburgh, and his next personal injury lawsuit was against my landlord. Quite honestly, both of these accidents were his own fault, but for some reason the court awarded him money. I am not sure about the second one, as I moved away before was settled, but I know his suit against the city of Pittsburgh kept him fed and sheltered for many, many years. He was very lazy, and I guess this was the only way he knew how to survive.

I’m not saying that there is no reason for the personal injury lawsuit. There are many times when people are hurt, and it is no fault of their own. When something like this happens, and an injury changes your life, there are times when you are entitled to damages. The sad fact is that many people will bring a personal injury lawsuit against someone who does not deserve it. Even sadder is that in many cases, the court will side with them. This means that there are a lot of people paying for other people’s laziness. For me, a person who has tried to work hard her whole life, this is somewhat discouraging.

Before you bring a personal injury lawsuit against someone, think about what you are doing. If they are truly at fault, and your injury has severely affected your way of life, then you should not think twice about it. However, if this is something that could have been avoided, and you know that you are partly responsible, you should think twice about what you are doing. There may come a day when someone brings a personal injury lawsuit against you, and then perhaps you will know how it feels. Don’t do it for vengeance, and don’t do it because you’re lazy, only do it if it is truly necessary.