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Lawsuit Says Ohio Parole Board Uses Unwritten Law to Deny Parole
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The Ohio Parole Board is facing a lawsuit filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court accusing it of following an "unwritten rule" to deny the release of certain inmates. The lawsuit was filed by the Ohio Justice and Policy Center and alleges that the board wrongly denies parole to all inmates who were previously on death row. The nonprofit filed another lawsuit earlier this year saying the board relies upon statements from victims that are sometimes false or based on misinformation.
Laura A. Bischoff, Columbus Dispatch 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Arkansas Couple Lied About Son's Health to Get Donations, Says Attorney General
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A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Arkansas attorney general alleges that a couple lied about their son's health in order to get donations. The couple is accused of allowing unneeded medical procedures and drugs for their son. The lawsuit seeks to recover funds given to the couple for their son's treatment. From about 2017 to 2019, the defendants received more than $31,000 in charitable donations and contributions from Arkansas residents, according to the complaint.
Staff Report, Las Vegas Sun 07/29/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Malpractice

 
Missouri to Cap Payouts in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a limit on medical malpractice payouts. Last week the court voted 5-1 to allow a 2015 law regarding limits to medical malpractice damages to move forward. The state will now cap non-economic damages for personal injury at $400,000 and $700,000 for catastrophic personal injury. The past president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys criticized the move, saying it "eviscerates Missouri's constitutional protection" of the right to trial by jury."
Galen Bacharier, News-Leader 07/26/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Birkenstock Recalls Kids' Mogami Sandals Due to Choking Hazard
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Birkenstock USA has issued a recall on Birkenstock Kids' Mogami Sandals Sizes 24-28 due to a choking hazard. Over 15,000 shoes are included in the recall. "A plastic rivet can detach from the sandal's ankle strap, posing a choking hazard for young children," states the recall. The recalled shoes were sold at retailers nationwide including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, and online at Birkenstock.com and Zappos.com from March 2021 through May 2021.
Staff Report, Consumer Product Safety Commission 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Wealth Manager Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run, Victim's Family Files Suit
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Oakland, California. The 41-year-old man was killed when a wealth manager struck him with his car on Mother's Day. The driver was arraigned on Wednesday on manslaughter and hit-and-run charges. The lawsuit filed by the victim's family seeks a jury trial and damages against the driver.
George Kelly, San Jose Mercury News 07/28/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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$20M Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Tennessee Man on Way to Jail
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A $20 million lawsuit has been filed against the city of Athens, Tennessee over the death of a man on his way to jail. The lawsuit was filed in McMinn County Circuit Court against the city and two police officers who were involved in the man's arrest. The plaintiff, the man's sister, seeks $10 million in compensatory damages, $10 million in punitive damages, court costs, and other relief. According to her lawsuit, the police officers were negligent in failing to seek medical help for the man when he began displaying symptoms following his release from the hospital.
Ben Benton, Yahoo News 07/29/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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