Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘Desperate’ police appeal for help after 4-year-old killed in Albuquerque road rage incident

‘Desperate’ police appeal for help after 4-year-old killed in Albuquerque road rage incidentAlbuquerque police issued a “desperate” appeal for witnesses Wednesday after a cold-blooded shooter drove up alongside a car in early rush hour traffic and opened fire, killing a 4-year-old girl as her horrified parents watched in an apparent case of road rage.“We are in desperate need of info Continue Reading...

South Carolina woman bit off suspect’s tongue during sex attack, police say

South Carolina woman bit off suspect’s tongue during sex attack, police sayThe victim of an attempted sexual assault escaped after she bit off her attacker’s tongue, and South Carolina police caught the alleged assailant when his mom called police to report that her son’s tongue was gone.North Charleston cops arrested the teenage suspect, who has not been publicly identified, at Continue Reading...

David S. Willig: New Florida Law Impacts International Family Cases

David S. Willig: New Florida Law Impacts International Family Cases DAVID S. WILLIG, ESQ. – A new statute in Florida, coming into force from October 2014, is likely to impact international family cases to the extent they call for the application of foreign law. The foreign law angle is, perhaps, not so farfetched. We often hear about fellow Americans, some Continue Reading...

Insurers Warned to ‘Think Before You Snap’ as Florida Drone Privacy Law Takes Flight

Insurers Warned to ‘Think Before You Snap’ as Florida Drone Privacy Law Takes FlightThe new Florida drone privacy law could have some unintended consequences for insurers looking to use or insure unmanned aircraft systems (UAM) technology.The Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act (FUSA), which took effect in Florida July 1, prohibits a person, state agency or political subdivision from using a Continue Reading...

11th Circuit strikes down Florida’s involuntary commitment law for intellectually disabled

11th Circuit strikes down Florida’s involuntary commitment law for intellectually disabledA federal appeals court has struck down Florida’s involuntary commitment law for people with intellectual disabilities because it does not provide for periodic review of the continued confinement.The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday, holding that the law violates the due process clause, report Courthouse News Continue Reading...

Alabama Says ‘I Don’t’ to Proposal to Do Away With Marriage Licenses

Alabama Says ‘I Don’t’ to Proposal to Do Away With Marriage LicensesAlabama lawmakers thought they came up with a way to avoid the kind of legal strife over gay marriage that now hangs over Kentucky: do away with marriage licenses altogether.The proposal, which nearly passed the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, would have instructed probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses Continue Reading...

Ovarian Transplants Help Women Have Children After Cancer

Ovarian Tissue Transplants Help Women Have Children After Cancer, Study ShowsA new procedure shows promiseAn experimental procedure in which women who survive cancer receive transplants of their own ovarian tissue has helped some women have babies, a new study shows. The study is the largest to be done on this procedure so far.The Denmark study, published in the journal Human Continue Reading...

Some States Reduce Divorce Waiting Periods

Some States Reduce Divorce Waiting PeriodsA recent push across the U.S. to make the divorce process easier has continued, with lawmakers in several states rolling back divorce waiting periods. Couples have grown frustrated with what they see as unnecessary and frustrating waits to secure a divorce, which can draw out an already exhausting and emotionally fraught process. Some state legislatures Continue Reading...

Punishment for Juror Who Disobeyed Judge: Lots of Jury Duty

Punishment for Juror Who Disobeyed Judge: Lots of Jury DutyIn John Hughes’s teen classic “The Breakfast Club,” Judd Nelson’s rebel character learns there’s a special punishment for errant students who misbehave during detention: more detention.Jury duty is a civic obligation. But the same penal logic applied to a prospective juror in Florida who failed to follow a judge’s instructions not Continue Reading...

Jury rules against aunt who sued boy over hug

Jury rules against aunt who sued boy over hugBRIDGEPORT — The case of the aunt who sued her young nephew over a reckless birthday hug, may have hinged on a plate of hors d’oeuvres. Jennifer Connell, who claimed the 8-year-old boy was negligent when he jumped in her arms, knocked her down and broke her wrist, testified last week the Continue Reading...
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