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If you've been injured in a car accident, you'll generally need to prove two main elements to win a lawsuit for damages: that the accident was someone else's fault, and that you were injured. Evidence of your physical injuries, as well as the financial costs of medical care and lost......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 10:58 pm
Under normal circumstances, referring to a doctor's hands and surgical instruments as "deadly weapons" would sound like over-the-top hyperbole. But Christopher Duntsch is no normal surgeon. Nicknamed "Dr. Death," and referred to by colleagues as a "sociopath," the "worst surgeon I've ever seen," and "a clear and present danger to......
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Posted: February 17, 2017, 10:57 pm
Your doctor will want to ask a lot of questions in order to get a complete picture of your medical history and potential health risks. Any family history of heart disease? Do you smoke or drink? Any allergies to medication? Do you have any guns in the house? That last......
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Posted: February 17, 2017, 6:57 pm
Taking a DNA sample from a criminal suspect, after arrest or as part of an investigation, is pretty standard (and legal) stuff by now. But what about forcing someone who isn't a suspect to submit to a DNA swab in order to be released from police custody? And forcing minors......
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Email. Social media. Even personal cell phones. There is a lot of employee activity that employers my legally monitor. But what about their actual movements throughout the office? Most employers can install and run video surveillance in the office, but that's yesterday's technology. Nowadays, bosses have employee badges fitted with......
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Posted: February 16, 2017, 10:57 pm
A Colorado study found that children and young adults with cancer were more likely to live near an oil and gas well. The study looked at hundreds of cases and discovered that subjects aged 5 to 24 with acute lymphocytic leukemia were over four times as likely to live among......
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News broke this week that city officials in Baltimore have approved the $300,000 wrongful death settlement for the family of Anthony Anderson. The tragic death can be described as nothing other than police brutality and excessive force, based upon the statements of the witnesses who witnessed the violent encounter.......
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Divorce season is upon us. And tax season is right behind. And if you thought extricating yourself from your marriage was tricky, just wait until you have to file your tax return, both this year and next. Tax filings can bring out the worst in all of us, but filing......
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In general, we want to encourage people to say, "I'm sorry" if they've made a mistake. It's the decent thing to do and it can promote good will and closer relationships. But in the realm of litigation, admitting to a mistake may mean admitting to millions of dollars worth of......
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Maybe you're not tired, so you can stay up and drink more. Or it could be that you feel clear-headed, and don't think you're drunk. Or perhaps with more energy comes more risk-taking behavior. Either way, scientists have linked the consumption of highly caffeinated energy drinks (EDs) with higher incidents......
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Oklahoma has been one of the most aggressive states regulating a woman's right to an abortion, passing 20 abortion restrictions in the past five years. But its latest proposal might be its most extreme yet. This week, the Oklahoma state legislature is contemplating a bill that would require a woman......
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Posted: February 16, 2017, 1:58 pm
The Lance Armstrong doping scandal was one of those things that shook the entire sports world. Armstrong was world-renowned as one of the best bicyclists of all time -- until it was discovered that nearly all of his accolades were the product of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), commonly referred......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 1:57 pm
People slip and fall every single day. And while most falls don’t result in anything more than a bruised ego, all too often a serious injury results. Injuries can be especially serious when a person slips and falls down a flight of stairs. Thanks to gravity, a fall in a......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
Florida lawmakers introduced a controversial gun bill this month that increases the burdens on private businesses within the state that want their premises to be "gun-free zones." Under state law, in Florida, and most states for that matter, businesses can prohibit customers from bringing firearms onto the premises, even......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 10:58 pm
Unicorns, at least in venture capital circles are very real. Defined as a startup that hasn't actually brought a product to market, yet is somehow valued at more than $1 billion, unicorns have real employees, and thus real employee problems. And Magic Leap, "one of the most well-funded startups of......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 8:56 pm
People from countries all over the world work their entire lives to come to the USA to find more economic opportunity for themselves and their children. Others find their way here to seek asylum from tyrannical or crumbling governments. However, immigrants in the US, whose legal status is in......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 8:00 pm
When a child, teen, or young adult is arrested, parents are often confused about what they can do to help. Although most parents are willing to do anything and everything for their children, unless they are licensed attorneys, parents cannot defend their children in court. For minor children, parents may......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 7:59 pm
Michael Trimble should be the kind of success story any employer would be proud to have. Born in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Trimble had his deformed arms removed at birth, yet he got a "temp-to-hire" position in the human resources department at Kroger's Oregon offices. Without hands, Trimble uses his feet for......
Author: Christopher Coble, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 1:57 pm
Last week, criminal charges were filed against five major Hollywood casting agencies as a result of a pay to play investigation conducted by the Los Angeles City Attorney. The casting agencies/firms facing charges include: Actors Alley, The Actors Link, The Actors Key, Studio Productions, and The Casting Network. Under......
Author: George Khoury, Esq.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 1:57 pm
While Portland, Oregon has been enjoying economic growth over the past few years, unfortunately, along with that growth, renters in the city are facing increasing rent costs. As Portland continues to grow, the housing supply is not able to keep up with the demand, and while the city can......
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Posted: February 15, 2017, 1:57 pm

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