Talcum powder possibly linked to Ovarian Cancer.

By |2014-07-30T14:01:22+00:00July 30th, 2014|cancer, Consumer Alert, Legal Blog|

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Product liability lawyers across the country are investigating the possibility of filing lawsuits on behalf of women who have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talc-based products for genital hygiene. Many attorneys believe that the manufacturers of such products provided inadequate warning to consumersabout known risks of talcum powder when used in this [...]

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Auto recalls explained.

By |2014-07-29T17:52:11+00:00July 29th, 2014|Legal Blog, recall|

  You may have heard on the news that the recall tally in the United States is breaking records this year, with 37.5 million cars called back in the first six months of 2014 over various non-compliance or safety defects. Naturally, this sort of situation shouldn't be taken lightly.General Motors' ignition switch fiasco has been [...]

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Can a person get a DUI on a bicycle in South Carolina?

By |2014-07-28T17:17:19+00:00July 28th, 2014|Civil Rights, Legal Blog|

According to South Carolina law, Title 56 - Motor Vehicles, ARTICLE 23, SECTION 56-5-2930. Operating motor vehicle while under influence of alcohol or drugs; penalties; enrollment in Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program; prosecution.  (A) It is unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle within this State while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that [...]

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Obamacare Update: Employers Don’t Have to Pay for Contraceptives

By |2014-07-25T19:44:59+00:00July 25th, 2014|birthcontrol, Legal Blog, obamacare|

  from nolo.com Do for-profit corporate employers have to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees under the Affordable Care Act (known more commonly as Obamacare)? In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the Supreme Court has said they do not, if providing contraception violates the corporate owners’ religious beliefs. […]

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What Evidence do you Need to Prove a Slip & Fall Claim?

By |2014-07-24T18:44:20+00:00July 24th, 2014|Legal Blog, Slip & Fall, Slip and Fall / Premises Liability, slipandfall|

from alllaw.com The evidence that is needed in a slip and fall case depends on the kind of accident that occurred. Slip and fall cases (and trip and fall cases) can be broken down into the following types of cases: slip on ice or snow or other foreign substance fall on stairs trip or slip [...]

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Split rulings over Obamacare could lead to another Supreme Court shutdown

By |2014-07-23T18:23:39+00:00July 23rd, 2014|healthinsurance, Legal Blog, obamacare, supremecourt|

Less than two hours after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges,an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing. With the future of Obamacare hanging in the balance, the back-to-back opinions raise the likelihood of another [...]

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Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart recalling tainted fruit.

By |2014-07-22T17:20:48+00:00July 22nd, 2014|Consumer Alert, Legal Blog, recall|

  from CNN.com If you’ve picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe’s or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Costco, Trader [...]

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The difference between a “Not Guilty” verdict and an acquittal.

By |2014-07-21T17:45:22+00:00July 21st, 2014|acquittal, legal, Legal Blog, not guilty, notguilty|

A verdict of not guilty constitutes an acquittal. In other words, to find a defendant not guilty is to acquit. At trial, an acquittal occurs when the jury (or the judge if it’s a judge trial) determines that the prosecution hasn’t proved the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. (But see Jury Nullification.) A jury can [...]

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States Spend Less on Defense for Poor.

By |2014-07-18T15:31:31+00:00July 18th, 2014|Legal Blog, legalaid, legalnews|

State spending on legal defense for the poor slumped in recent years, as court budgets felt the pinch from the financial crisis, according to a new study by the Justice Department’s research arm. The $2.2 billion spent on indigent defense in fiscal 2012, the most recent year studied, was the lowest in five years, the Bureau of Justice [...]

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