A civil rights group has filed an immigration lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a private prison company. The suit was filed on behalf of three women who participated in a hunger strike to protest the prison’s policies. The suit alleges that ICE and GEO Group placed the women and their children in […]

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Many new homeowners struggle with understanding what kind of insurance they need to protect their investment. One type of insurance that nearly every homeowner needs is flood insurance. Floods are the number one disaster for homeowners across the U.S. While many people associated floods with raging rivers or coastal storm surges, residents all over the […]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton filed for divorce from his wife Katie in Tarrant County, Texas. The divorce decree cites “irreconcilable differences” between the couple, who had been married since 2004. A judge ruled that Mr. Hamilton cannot visit his four children, ranging in age from 3 to 14, without supervision. The […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project have filed a federal lawsuit to open deportation records for thousands of immigrants. The lawsuit claims that up to one-third of deported immigrants are denied their right to due process. The groups call the process of sending these immigrants back to their […]

A Pennsylvania stroke victim won a $7.4 million medical malpractice lawsuit verdict. Finis Cuff suffered a stroke in May 2010 at the age of 56. The stroke occurred two days after Mr. Cuff visited his physician, Dr. Douglas L. Keagle, and reported symptoms similar to those of stroke victims. Documents from the medical malpractice lawsuit […]

The old poem goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” In some cases, April showers can also bring heavy rains, high winds and hail stones. Storms that carry these devastating effects can damage the roof, windows and siding on your house. Your first move will be to file a claim with your homeowners insurance carrier. But […]

A proposal for a new construction defects law in Colorado has spurred debate along party lines. Democrats in the Colorado State House of Representatives want to include provisions for affordable housing, while Republicans want to limit the number of construction defects lawsuits for the state’s home builders. The bill, labeled SB 177, passed through the […]

A U.S. Navy veteran won a $21.5 million medical malpractice lawsuit verdict against the Veterans Administration. U.S. District Judge Landya McCafferty ruled in favor of Navy veteran Michael Farley in his medical malpractice lawsuit. Judge McCafferty found that the VA facility discharged Mr. Farley after he showed signs of a stroke. After his discharge, Mr. […]

A police sweep of adults who defied court orders for child support payments netted 25 offenders in Smith County. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division and other local law enforcement agencies, conducted the sweep last week. The suspects were arrested on warrants for failure to pay […]

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A Seattle-area federal judge issued an immigration ruling that could allow thousands of detainees to be released without bond. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik ruled that the Department of Justice must retract a policy that required detained undocumented immigrants to post a bond before they could be released. The immigration ruling enforces a rule that […]

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