Rental cars are now safer in the U.S., thanks to a new federal law that went into effect June 1 that no prohibits any rental car company or dealer with 35 vehicle or more from renting out recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired.  The legislative action was named for and championed by the family of Raechel... 
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To some insurance agents, leads are leads, but there is a difference in the kinds of leads and that difference can necessitate different approaches to selling your product and services. If you have been selling insurance for any length of time, you have likely heard about warm leads versus cold leads. Cold leads are... 
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Elgin, Illinois, excavation company for allegedly failing to implement safety measures while employees were working in an underground trench. Kellenberger Plumbing & Underground was issued one willful and one serious citation for two safety violations... 
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The U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to grant review in a case about the degree of educational benefit that a special education student should receive under an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to satisfy the requirements of the (IDEA). “Clearly, the Supreme Court should hear this important case,... 
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For those of you reading the Brief of Appellant filed by GTECH (International Game Technology) in the Fun 5’s case yesterday, you may want to also review the allegations raised by the Plaintiffs in their Plaintiffs’ Third Amended Petition. By Mary Ellis LaGarde  Read More →
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Anytime children are parties to a car accident or injury lawsuit, Florida law requires the court to appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the minors’ interests in court before any pre-trial settlement can be approved. The recent case of Allen v. Montalvan, before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal,... 
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In Florida personal injury lawsuits, it is common for one party or the other to issue a proposed settlement offer, pursuant to F.S. 768.79 and Rule 1.442. The statute and rule set a hard, 30-day deadline for the other party to accept or reject the proposed settlement, and the settlement may be deemed rejected if the... 
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GTECH (International Game Technology) filed its Brief of Appellant today in the Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas at Austin.  In summary, GTECH argues that it merely did what it was told to do by the Texas Lottery Commission.  Therefore, GTECH asserts that it is entitled to immunity from liability... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The Concept. A sole benefit of trust is a creature of HCFA Transmittal 64.[1] These trusts have traditionally been used in crisis planning. They can be established for the benefit of disabled persons—a Disability Annuity Trust (“DAT”).[2] The idea is that assets would be transferred... 
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Settlement Reached for Seniors Who Must Leave Assisted Living Home An assisted living home for seniors in New York City is closing and five residents who had refused to move will accept a $3.35 million settlement. In March 2014, the management of a home for seniors in Brooklyn announced that the facility was closing... 
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