June 14, 2018

High court Oks retroactive application of Minn. divorce law

The Supreme Court is siding with a man's children over his ex-wife in a dispute about who should get more than $180,000 in life insurance proceeds. The justices ruled on Monday in a case involving the breakup of Mark Sveen...

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June 14, 2018

West Virginia Supreme Court Says Widow Entitled to Husband’s Workers’ Comp Benefits

The West Virginia Supreme Court says a Rhode Island woman whose husband died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel is entitled to West Virginia workers’ compensation benefits. The state Workers’ Compensation Board of Review had ruled Louise Moran could...

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June 14, 2018

Woman Claims to Be Long Lost Daughter of Rich Dead Developer, Seeks Claim to $94M Estate

A woman who claims to be the long-lost daughter of a dead developer is seeking a claim to his $94 million estate. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Mengoni says her father is Fred Mengoni, who died in February 2018 and whose portfolio includes...

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June 14, 2018

California Supreme Court: Negligent Hiring is an Occurrence

In a decision that may have wide ranging effect on California employers, the California Supreme Court last week ruled that negligent hiring can be considered an occurrence. The coverage case made its way to the state’s highest court when the...

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June 13, 2018

The delusion of deporting the country’s troubles away by banishing “criminal aliens”

Is there really any reason for the U.S. government to deport non-citizens with criminal records? On April 17 the Supreme Court handed down a ruling that limited some of the excuses the government can use for deporting people. Read the...

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June 13, 2018

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of pizza worker

Legal Aid Society lawyer Jennifer WIlliams, who represents Ecuadorean restaurant worker Pablo Villavicencio, shows the Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal she filed at the offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in New York, Friday, June 8, 2018....

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June 13, 2018

S.C. Supreme Court: Defense Counsel Can Be Sued for Malpractice by Insurer

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently opined that an insurer can sue an attorney it hired to defend its policyholder for malpractice.  The high court in the case of Sentry Select Insurance Company v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy P....

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June 12, 2018

$13.4M verdict in sexual harassment case conformed, remitted, so employee awarded $800K

Granting an employee’s motion to conform the $13.4M jury verdict on her Title VII and NYSHRL sexual harassment claims, and in order to provide her with the opportunity for the most complete recovery, a federal court in New York allocated...

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June 11, 2018

OSHA Seeking $65K in Penalties in Colorado Envirotech Worker Death

Federal regulators are proposing nearly $65,000 in penalties for a Colorado company where a worker died after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning the inside of a rail car. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that EnviroTech Services of Greeley...

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June 11, 2018

Military base calls immigration agents on pizza delivery man

After Pablo Villavicencio couldn't produce a New York State Driver's License for identification, a guard at the Fort Hamilton in the Brooklyn borough of New York called Immigration and Customs Enforcement on him as he tried to deliver a pizza...

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