November 2013

Asbestos Lawsuits Everyone Should Know About

November 28, 2013

The use of asbestos in construction projects presents a danger to the health of individuals in the United States. Those exposed to high concentrations of asbestos face a debilitating process, in which fibers become lodged in lung tissue. This causes significant damage and, over time, can promote the onset of chronic illnesses, including lung cancer, […]

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White Collar or Blue? Differences in Criminal Law

November 24, 2013

(U.S. Criminal Law and generally) The distinction between white collar and blue collar crime is an important one for police and for criminologists; in seeking to develop initiatives to prevent crime, society must understand how criminals operate. The legal system rarely makes distinctions between blue and white collar crime; in fact, colors are not legal […]

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Illegally Collecting Government Benefits? Penalties For Fraud

November 23, 2013

Illegally Collecting Government Benefits? Penalties For Fraud (U.S. Law and generally) Individuals who are qualified for government benefits often qualify because of assets and income ability. Recipients are always required to submit personal information, such as medical reports and bank statements. Filing for government benefits is not as easy as many individuals think. There is […]

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Should Freeway Speed Limits Be Raised?

November 21, 2013

Wherever you drive in the United States, you’ll be confronted with a restraint: the speed limit. Speed limits vary from road to road and state to state, but they’re inescapable, deterring you from traveling too fast and promising you a hefty fine if you choose to do so anyway. On rural highways this is rarely […]

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Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Embezzlement Case

November 20, 2013

James R. Cooley, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of federal wire fraud connected to his embezzlement of almost $700,000 from his employer.  Cooley also pleaded guilty to a tax crime after he failed to report the income he received from his fraud. According to the plea agreement, Cooley worked as the regional […]

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What Constitutes Reckless Driving?

November 19, 2013

Reckless driving is a serious offense across the entire United States, but it holds higher punishments in some states. Because each state sets its own standard for reckless driving, it is important to look up your state’s laws concerning reckless driving. Reckless driving is considered a moving traffic violation and will be punished in any […]

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Demonstrative Evidence in a Motorcycle Accident

November 17, 2013

A motorcycle accident can occur quickly without much advance warning with devastating results.   Whether the accident involved a motorcycle and another motorcycle, a car, truck or pedestrian, the seconds leading up to the accident are often hard to recall by the people involved it the accident.  Even when the parties feel they clearly recall what […]

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Are Seat Belt Laws Desirable?

November 15, 2013

Three seconds: that’s about the average time it takes to put a seatbelt on. Despite this statistic, the percentage of people wearing seatbelts still isn’t 100, though use is on the rise. One reason for this uptick is seatbelt legislation. Failure to Wear Seatbelts Certain demographics are more accepting of seatbelts than others. According to […]

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How Often Do New MDs Face Malpractice Charges?

November 15, 2013

As a new medical doctor, even hearing the word ‘malpractice’ can incite terror and images of lawsuits, infamy, and losing a license forever. But while this fear may seem real, many young medical professionals don’t realize the true frequency of malpractice cases. In fact, though the rate of claims may sometimes rise, it is more […]

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Is Driving Tired Comparable to Driving Drunk?

November 14, 2013

As frenzied and demanding as our lives are, it’s no wonder that 30 percent of adults only get 6 hours or less of sleep each night. Unfortunately, that’s just not enough sleep for many people, and the result is exhaustion and fatigue. In an effort to keep up with life’s pace, tired drivers head to […]

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