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DUI arrest of NFL player Josh Gordon occurs over 4th of July weekend. This DUI could possibly be a driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs case (DUI and DUID).

NFL player Josh Gordon arrested for DUI over 4th of July weekend.  He also was ticketed for speeding for allegedly going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.  There was no other information about the reason for the stop such as whether he was swerving, weaving, or had any difficulty driving his car that would indicate impairment. The NBC news affiliate in Raleigh, reported Gordon’s blood-alcohol level... 

Is your Michigan Caregiver for Your Senior a Felon?

According to a disturbing article in the Daily Reporter, convicted felons are being paid to take care of our Michigan seniors, according to a staffer at the Area Agency on Aging. Melissa Franklin of the Area Agency on Aging states, “We have multiple care providers now who are on the sex offender registry.  There is nothing that anyone can do to protect” those receiving care. In some cases,... 

Family of Junior Seau objects to NFL concussion settlement, says wrongful death claims should be treated differently

The family of Junior Seau, an NFL player who committed suicide in 2012, has objected to the league’s $760 million proposal to settle a lawsuit by thousands of former players over the risk of concussion injuries. Seau’s family said that wrongful death claims should be treated differently from injury claims. The deal has already been rejected by a federal judge, who felt it did not allocate... 

It’s Time for a Stronger Commitment to Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been wrapped-up in scandal and jumping from one crisis to the next. Amid all these stories, another important issue is getting lost in the tumult: the VA’s commitment to women veterans’ health care. A recent report by the Associated Press sheds light on the fact that a stronger commitment to caring for our women veterans is needed. And just as more and more... 

The Steps: How Florida Courts Determine Child Support Obligations

Child support is an often-misunderstood topic in Florida family law. In Florida, child support is not an obligation that one parent has to the other. Instead, it is an obligation that each parent has to the child — from the day he or she is born until he or she reaches adulthood.  Florida Statute §61.30 sets the guidelines that Florida courts use to determine how much child support a parent... 

Get Ready To File Your Chrysler Ignition Switch Claims

As you probably know, Chrysler admitted earlier this year that just over 2.5 million of its vehicles had defective ignition switches.  The switches were faulted in at least 165 deaths and countless more serious injuries. In an effort to control litigation costs, Chrysler has set up a claim process that will serve as an alternative to litigation.  If injured as a result of a faulty ignition switch,... 

Child’s Preschool Admission Rescinded After Autism Diagnosis

A case of alleged discrimination by a Manhattan preschool against a boy diagnosed with autism reminds us that individuals with special needs are often treated unfairly and legal action is sometimes necessary to protect their rights. The parents of a two-year-old boy say that a private school in Tribeca offered him a spot in its preschool program, but rescinded the offer after learning that the... 

SSA is Ramping Up Disability Reviews in 2014

The Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act of 1984 (“DBRA 1984”) was passed by a unanimous, bipartisan vote in the House and Senate (99-0) in September 1984. President Reagan signed the law on October 9, 1984, when it became Pub. L. No. 98-460. One of the main provisions required “medical improvement” before benefits could be terminated where years prior SSA was arbitrarily... 

Patient with Ankle Fracture Receives Overdose of Pain Medication

In January 2013, a North Carolina woman went to the hospital with a fractured ankle, but she left with serious medical problems that resulted from an overdose of pain medication. Upon her arrival at the hospital, ER doctors gave her pain medications. Suddenly, she became unresponsive and slipped into respiratory distress. It is alleged she was given an overdose of medication. The woman was rushed to... 

Texas Woman Sues Shell Oil, Claiming She Was Fired While on Maternity Leave

Nicole Ryder of Harris County, Texas, has filed a federal lawsuit against Shell Oil Co., claiming that her employment was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division), claiming violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition to Shell Oil Co., Shell Exploration & Production Co. was also named as a... 
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