A Minnesota couple were denied a homeowners insurance quote after they mentioned on their application that they had adopted a pit bull dog. Michael Quinones and his fiancee, Samm Adams, applied for a new homeowners insurance policy after they adopted a pit bull from a local animal shelter. They learned that several carriers have internal […]

A short hearing in a Fort Worth courtroom marked one of the first same-sex divorce cases in Texas. District Judge William Harris presided over the five-minute hearing that granted the same-sex divorce to Cori Jo Long and Brooke Powell. The divorce ended the couple’s five-year marriage, which began in New Hampshire in 2010. However, the […]

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An immigration lawsuit ruling has allowed six Mexican nationals who had been deported to return to the U.S. The six people were among the first plaintiffs in a class-action immigration lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU filed the suit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the U.S. Border […]

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Authorities in Texas are accusing a Dallas neurosurgeon of “intentionally, knowingly and recklessly” committing medical malpractice against patients with debilitating injuries. Prosecutors allege that Dr. Christopher Duntsch committed medical malpractice on up to 15 patients in only two years. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office claims that Dr. Duntsch used his tools and skills as […]

A Michigan family law judge who had sentenced children in a child custody case to juvenile detention has now ordered intensive family therapy sessions. Oakland County Family Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca has orderd that the Tsimhoni children, ages 14, 10 and 9, take part in an intense “reunification program” to salvage their relationship with their […]

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The use of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, has evolved from the battlefields of the Middle East to the backyards of America. These systems, more commonly known as “drones”, allow users to take still photos and videos from high vantage points for little or no cost. However, when these systems cause damage to a neighbor’s […]

An auto insurance lawsuit filed by the state of Louisiana against industry giant State Farm will move back to the state’s courts in Baton Rouge. U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell ruled that the case will move from a federal courthouse in Florida back to Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, who filed the auto insurance lawsuit […]

Summer storms can bring more than heavy rains, high winds, and hail stones. These powerful weather systems can also bring headaches tied to the homeowners insurance claims process. While the advertising messages from insurance companies would persuade customers that the process is simple, painless, and fast, the reality is far from the fantasy presented in […]

An argument between a young Pennsylvania couple and their respective parents over a child custody case erupted into a scuffle with police. Elizabeth Dallas went to the home of Donnie Henderson, the father of her child, with a temporary protective order issued by the judge in her child custody case. Her parents and police from […]

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A district court of appeals dismissed an immigration lawsuit filed by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio against the Obama Administration. The three-judge panel ruled that the Arizona sheriff did not have the legal standing to file the immigration lawsuit. The judges also ruled that the sheriff could not prove that his office suffered financial hardships […]

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