Month: May 2014

Damage from neighbor’s exploding body not covered by condo insurance policy, appeals court rules

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/damage_from_neighbors... Damage from neighbor's exploding body not covered by condo insurance policy, appeals court rules When Judy Rodrigo's next-door neighbor died in 2007, it was some time before the body was discovered. Eventually, the body decomposed, causing significant damage to Rodrigo's condominium in Jupiter, Florida. After her insurance company refused to settle a property claim for... [...]

Hospital to pay feds $40.9M for unnecessary heart surgeries; more than 500 patient suits are ongoing

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/hospital_to_pay_feds_... Hospital to pay feds $40.9M for unnecessary heart surgeries; more than 500 patient suits are ongoing A Kentucky hospital has agreed to pay the federal government a record $40.9 million to settle civil claims over what the government describes as unnecessary heart procedures billed to Medicare and Medicaid. The settlement by King's Daughters Medical Center announced... [...]

Former football star Aaron Hernandez killed 2 strangers over a spilled drink, prosecutor says

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_football_star_... Former football star Aaron Hernandez killed 2 strangers over a spilled drink, prosecutor says Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to what a Massachusetts prosecutor described as drive-by ambush slayings of two strangers in 2012 over a spilled drink at a nearby Boston nightclub. A third man was wounded in the shootings. Discussing... [...]

Judge hits sheriff’s vehicle in courthouse lot, is county’s 2nd jurist charged with DUI in a month

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_strikes_sheriff... Judge hits sheriff's vehicle in courthouse lot, is county's 2nd jurist charged with DUI in a month A Florida judge was arrested Tuesday morning after her BMW sports utility vehicle struck a parked sheriff's department vehicle in a Broward County courthouse parking lot Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal, 56, was charged with driving under the influence after the 8 a.m. incident,... [...]

Exonerated man doesn’t have to split wrongful incarceration comp with ex, appeals court rules

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/exonerated_man_doesnt... Exonerated man doesn't have to split wrongful incarceration comp with ex, appeals court rules A Texas law authorizing the payment of state compensation to individuals who were wrongfully incarcerated makes provisions for unpaid child support. But nowhere does it say that the comp is for lost income or community property, reports Courthouse News. Hence, the ex-wife of a... [...]