Over the weekend, a Bartow high school teacher was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia (a grinder).  WFLA channel 8 is reporting that Polk County Sheriff deputies allegedly went to the teacher’s house in response to a tip that the teacher was in possession of the marijuana.  Once the deputies... 
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For adults with disabilities, living in a group home can be the perfect blend of independence and supervision, offering the supports they need while allowing them to live as part of the larger community. However, the proposed placement of a group home in a particular neighborhood often leads to resistance from residents.... 
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On June 5, 2014, Senate Bill 3287 passed both houses of the Illinois legislature and was signed into law by Governor Quinn, becoming Public Act 98-33. The law eliminates immunity for third-party maintenance or service corporations from third-party lawsuits under the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation... 
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Geralda Mata Rodriguez died of previously undiagnosed, terminal cancer 11 months after a kidney transplant. Geralda Morales wanted to help her ill grandmother by donating a kidney to her. She was deemed a compatible match, and the operation took place in 2012. They did not know that Rodriguez was dying from terminal... 
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The folks at Texas Watch have put together this great story on Texas’s medical malpractice reform.  Read More →
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[This article was originally printed in the Straight Word, a publication of the Burlington County Bar Association.] FACT GUIDE FOR NATIONAL TRUST TRAINING:  THE IMPACT ON SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The Social Security Administration (SSA) has divided the country into ten Regions. Historically,... 
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Legal terminology can sometimes seem confusing, even misleading, to the layman. The names of some legal documents can suggest one meaning while actually operating as something else. Within estate planning law, for example, living wills and powers of attorney are two well-known but often misunderstood staples. A living... 
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics for 2011 indicate an increase in Americans fatalities from prescription painkiller overdoses. Many Americans associate death by drug overdose with cocaine, heroine and other street drugs, but medical drugs can be just as lethal. Opioids, once only used for cancer... 
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Litigation funding is not appropriate for every plaintiff involved in a lawsuit, but it does have its advantages. It may be the only means to avoid an early settlement with compensation far less than the case is worth. Let’s assume you were seriously injured in an auto accident. It may result in emotional and... 
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Our guests this week include Pam Moskowitz and Randi Silverman, co-founders and facilitators of Parent-to-Parent Support Groups for Raising Children with Mood Disorders.  Join host Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and our weekly guests to discuss the benefits of peer-to-peer support groups, ideas that help you take care of... 
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