Attorneys for a New Mexico county jail filed a motion in an immigration lawsuit involving the detaining of illegal immigrants. The motion seeks to prevent the U.S. government from removing itself as a defendant in an ongoing immigration lawsuit. Attorneys with the San Juan County jail allege that federal authorities are seeking to “disclaim responsibility” […]

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An article in the Annals of Internal Medicine cites numerous instances of unprofessional behavior in medical malpractice complaints. The article includes stories from medical students, residents and interns describing abusive, violent and sexual behavior among higher-level medical professionals. The spectrum of medical malpractice complaints run from an anesthesiologist who was accused of sexually assaulting female […]

Reports of the recent VW diesel scandal revealed that the German automaker cheated on its emissions testing for thousands of its popular diesel vehicles. Representatives admitted that the company applied a “defeat device” to vehicles that underwent emissions tests by authorities in the U.S. and Europe. Vehicles with the device showed emissions within the permissible […]

When shopping for a policy, many potential customers tend to think of some popular auto insurance myths and how they could affect their coverage. These myths can determine how customers shop for a policy, what kind of coverage they receive, and how much they pay from premiums. A recent poll highlighted how these auto insurance […]

A rash of wildfires has forced some major carriers to stop providing homeowners insurance coverage to some California residents. Since 2005, several wildfires across the state have contributed to billions of dollars in homeowners insurance coverage claims by California property owners. The high number of claims, as well as the high dollar amounts in these […]

A recent decision in a class-action immigration lawsuit has allowed four more Mexican immigrants to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro entry station. The immigrants will be allowed to stay in the U.S. while federal officials determine their immigration status. The suit stems from claims that U.S. Border Patrol agents used coercive tactics against […]

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A messy divorce and an accompanying lawsuit have forced the dean of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business to step down from his post. Garth Saloner announced that he would resign from his leadership position at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. He also stated that he would continue as a teacher and researcher […]

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A former University of Nevada-Las Vegas football player won a $4.2 million verdict in his medical malpractice lawsuit. The player, UNLV linebacker Beau Orth, alleged in his medical malpractice lawsuit that a Las Vegas neurosurgeon operated on the wrong disc in his spine. The jury concluded that the surgeon, Dr. Albert Capanna, acted negligently in […]

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently announced a new policy calling for insurers to justify why they charge higher auto insurance rates for unmarried or widowed drivers. The policy comes in response to recent reports regarding insurance carriers who charge higher auto insurance rates for unmarried or widowed women than they do for married women with […]

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A rise in homeowners insurance rates due to winter storms has caused a rash of complaints among policy holders in Massachusetts. A recent Boston Globe report showed that homeowners insurance rates across the state have risen by nearly ten percent. The rise in insurance premiums has prompted both consumer groups and the state attorney general’s […]

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