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Fun 5’s Update

We are reviewing over 9,000 pages of documents in preparation for the sworn deposition testimony we intend to take of employees of GTECH Corporation and the Texas Lottery Commission.  In the meantime, a confidential e-mail was sent to all Fun 5’s clients of Manfred Sternberg and Richard LaGarde on July 1, 2015.  If you did not receive the e-mail, please check your junk e-mail box.  If you... 

‘The happy song makes me happy,’ were a woman’s last words on Facebook

Texting while driving is never a good idea. Just seconds before a head-on collision, a woman posted to her Facebook account about how the happy song by Pharrell made her happy. The six words she used to express that sentiment were the last she ever texted. Courtney Sanford hit a recycling truck, after crossing the median. Taking her eyes off the road to text cost Sanford her life. Was it worth the... 

Final pill mill suspect arrested

The final suspect accused of crimes related to a now defunct pain clinic has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Presmil Masson Jr. was arrested June 1 on six counts of manslaughter and two counts of racketeering. Pam Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, had announced previously that eight people had been charged in relation to the alleged pill mill operation that operated throughout... 

Nineteen-year employee of Texas firm files lawsuit over alleged FMLA violation

A Texas worker filed a lawsuit against his employer alleging violations of employment law dating to 2014. Bradford Thompson brought a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, against Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA Inc. The lawsuit, filed on May 6, claimed violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 2014 and 2015. The lawsuit alleged... 

What Is A Life Care Planner?

Many of our more serious cases require a life care planner. A life care planner is an expert witness, usually a doctor or nurse or combination of the two, who sets out the likely care that you’ll need for the rest of your life.  It can include things such as surgeries, physical therapy, follow up doctor care, and accommodations (walkers, shower stools, etc as applicable) that you will need. The... 

Smartphones still let teens do dumb things behind the wheel

It is no secret that texting while driving increases the risk of getting into a serious accident more than 20-fold. That statistic suggests it is far more dangerous that driving while impaired (DWI). Teens tend to be enthusiastic texters and also do not have the same driving experience as older adults, something that can spell disaster on its own. Inexperience increases the chances of the worst kind... 

Family of Sergio Navas Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $10-million Against LAPD

An unarmed man was shot and killed by a Los Angeles Police Department Officer. Sergio Navas’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Sergio Navas, 36-years-old, died on March 5, 2015. The incident began when two LAPD officers spotted a gold 2003 Mercury Sable bearing paper license plates. The car had been reported stolen an it appeared to be driven erratically. The police started to follow the car,... 

New Federal Funding Allocated to Helping Homeless Michigan Veterans

The federal government will disburse $1.6 million to Michigan housing authorities and VA medical centers in an effort to fight homelessness among Michigan veterans. The bulk of the funding – just under $1 million – will go to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, located in Detroit. The Ann Arbor Housing Commission, Kent County Housing Commission,... 

Seniors Affected By Housing Debt

Seniors Affected By Housing Debt Housing debt is affecting the retirement plans of a growing number of seniors. Paying off a home mortgage prior to retirement has traditionally been a key part of many people’s plan for their golden years, but today many seniors find themselves still in debt in their sixties and seventies. According to the Office for Older Americans, part of the federal Consumer... 

Seniors Affected By Housing Debt

Housing debt is affecting the retirement plans of a growing number of seniors. Paying off a home mortgage prior to retirement has traditionally been a key part of many people’s plan for their golden years, but today many seniors find themselves still in debt in their sixties and seventies. According to the Office for Older […]  Read More →
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