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Plaintiffs Look to D.C.’s ‘Lookback Window’ to Broaden Boy Scout Sex Abuse Suits

Many adults who try to achieve justice for being sexually abused as children discover too late that they've run out of time to file a claim. In the legal system it's known as a "statue of limitations," and it's at the heart of a novel civil lawsuit that's been filed...

Is It Legal for Police to Have Sex With Those in Custody?

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers don't think it's right that cops in that state can legally have sex with people in their custody. They're proposing bills to prohibit it. But before you conclude that Pennsylvania is a weird place for letting their police officers do that,...

Can Video Games Be Addictive? Fortnite Lawsuit Says Yes

We've all heard the confessionals by video game players who sacrificed their jobs, their relationships, or their educations to their gaming obsession. But can video games be truly addictive, like drugs? People who have joined a class-action lawsuit against a game...

Halloween Safety Tips

For kids, no holiday can match Halloween for pure fun: Scary costumes, trick-or-treating, class parties, trips to haunted houses, and lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, however, it's also one of the most dangerous times of the year for kids. While the stories of...

Terrifying Elder Abuse Scheme Exposed at N.C. Nursing Home

Placing a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, whether it is their choice or yours, is almost never easy. It is tough to place your trust in a facility to look after your loved one's every need ? food, shelter, hygiene, medication, and more. Most...

FDA Launches Criminal Probe Into Vaping Illnesses, Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 530 people have now suffered some vaping-related illness and seven have died. As those numbers are climbing, the Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation into the surge in sicknesses. This...

Are Your X-Rays on the Internet?

The privacy of medical records can seem like a tough balance. On the one hand, you don't want health data like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans falling into the wrong hands. On the other, if you're referred from one doctor to another, you might want your new physician to...

Billion-Dollar Opioid Bankruptcy: Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 as Part of Settlement

Purdue Pharma, which made $3 billion in 2017 alone selling drugs that include the opioid Oxycontin, will declare bankruptcy as part of a potential settlement covering hundreds of lawsuits against the company. The announcement also comes amid allegations that the...

Legal Liability Following Tragic California Boat Fire?

U.S. Coast Guard and Santa Barbara Sheriff's officials believe they have recovered 33 of the 34 bodies of those who died in a boat fire off the coast of Southern California's Santa Cruz Island. The victims were sleeping below deck of the commercial dive boat...

Red Light Running Accidents: What You Need to Know

There are scary car accident statistics and then there are scary car accident statistics. This is the latter. A new study from AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017, representing a 28 percent increase since...

Is a Nationwide Opioid Settlement Coming?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and opioid overdoses are representing an increasing percentage of more than 700,000 drug overdoses since 1999. The opioid epidemic has also unleashed a torrent of...

Evidence of Football Brain Injury Risk Continues to Grow

Parents of America have one more reason to keep their kids off the football field. In recent years, the high incidence of football concussions has been linked to ongoing brain deterioration, and now a new study has revealed that the dangers of playing football may be...

Playground Injuries: Are Waivers Enforceable?

Whether your child is off to daycare or kindergarten for the first time, or is a seasoned fourth- or fifth-grader, chances are they'll be spending some time on the playground. And while playground equipment has made some great strides in safety from the old metal bars...

20190823 – The Coming Fight over the Federal Death Penalty

The Coming Fight over the Federal Death Penalty August 21, 2019 by Andrew Cohen, Rolling Stone 2019-08-21

With Curfews and Bans, Cities Crack Down on E-Scooters

Public menace? Or valuable innovation? Cities continue to seek a common ground on e-scooters, the rentable solo vehicles that now swarm across many urban areas. On one hand, the dockless devices are a great transportation alternative; on the other, they?ve often...

20190822 – North Carolina Sheriffs Win a Round Against ICE

North Carolina Sheriffs Win a Round Against ICE August 22, 2019 by David A. Graham, The Atlantic 2019-08-22

20190821 – Another Federal Court Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches at U.S. Border

Another Federal Court Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches at U.S. Border August 19, 2019 by Damon Root, Reason 2019-08-19

Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims: Misdiagnosis

When most of us think of medical malpractice, we tend to think of an error that occurred on the operating table. In fact, however, the most common settings for medical mistakes are not surgical wards. They are doctor?s offices and emergency departments, where doctors...

20190820 – Editorial: Statewide bail reform needs the imprimatur of the Ohio Supreme Court

Editorial: Statewide bail reform needs the imprimatur of the Ohio Supreme Court August 18, 2019 Cleveland.com 2019-08-18

20190820 – Flaws in Cellphone Evidence Prompt Review of 10,000 Verdicts in Denmark

Flaws in Cellphone Evidence Prompt Review of 10,000 Verdicts in Denmark August 20, 2019 by Martin Selsoe Sorensen, New York Times 2019-08-20

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Is It Legal for Police to Have Sex With Those in Custody?

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers don't think it's right that cops in that state can legally have sex with people in their custody. They're proposing bills to prohibit it. But before you conclude that Pennsylvania is a weird place for letting their police officers do that,...

Can Video Games Be Addictive? Fortnite Lawsuit Says Yes

We've all heard the confessionals by video game players who sacrificed their jobs, their relationships, or their educations to their gaming obsession. But can video games be truly addictive, like drugs? People who have joined a class-action lawsuit against a game...

Halloween Safety Tips

For kids, no holiday can match Halloween for pure fun: Scary costumes, trick-or-treating, class parties, trips to haunted houses, and lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, however, it's also one of the most dangerous times of the year for kids. While the stories of...

Terrifying Elder Abuse Scheme Exposed at N.C. Nursing Home

Placing a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, whether it is their choice or yours, is almost never easy. It is tough to place your trust in a facility to look after your loved one's every need ? food, shelter, hygiene, medication, and more. Most...

FDA Launches Criminal Probe Into Vaping Illnesses, Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 530 people have now suffered some vaping-related illness and seven have died. As those numbers are climbing, the Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation into the surge in sicknesses. This...

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