Facebook can be a valuable source of information, from reconnecting with high school acquaintances and finding out what your neighbor is up to without leaning over the fence, to fact gathering and reading news blogs. But a Florida judge has ruled that Mark One debt collection company cannot use Facebook as a resource for collecting […]
The Westboro Baptist Church has won a Supreme Court case on Wednesday for their right to protest at military funerals. The case involved a small fringe church in Topeka, Kansas widely known for picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers, reasoning that their deaths were a direct result of God’s wrath against homosexual acceptance. The case […]
The US Supreme Court decided yesterday in a 6-to-2 decision that parents cannot sue the manufacturers of immunizations over side effects from the shots their babies receive. Russel and Robalee Bruesewitz are parents of an infant that allegedly suffered a severe reaction to a vaccine. USA Today reports that the suit originated in Pennsylvania and was brought […]
Joseph Casias, age 30, was an inventory control manager at Wal-Mart in Battle Creek, Mi, until 2009 when he was fired for testing positive for marijuana. Casias has cancer and an inoperable brain tumor and posses a medical marijuana card.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits “people who haven’t complained of discrimination to sue for retaliation.”, and federal courts had initially rejected a claim by Eric Thomson citing this Title. But in January, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the retaliation suit filed by Thomson, who claimed his employer fired him three weeks after […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that private sector discrimination charge filings are at an all-time high, soaring to 99,922 in the year ending September 30th from 93,277 the previous year. But the record high increase also set another record in that, for the first time ever, retaliation surpassed race as the most frequently filed charge. The New York […]
The practice of splitting both over-the-counter and prescription pills happens frequently and often with physicians approval. The practice allows an increase in dose flexibility, it often makes them easier to swallow, decreases costs for both patients and healthcare providers, and allows physicians to prescribe a lower dose than may be available by prescription.
USA Today reports that “military health officials are refusing to pay for a new treatment for traumatic brain treatment despite widspread support for the therapy among doctors and lawmakers.” The treatment in question is cognitive rehabilitative therapy, or CRT. Tricare Management Agency, a component of the military health system, made a statement to The Military Times saying, […]
On July 29, 2008, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of an insured and upheld a $16.3 million award against Allstate Insurance. The court concluded that Allstate was liable for bad faith refusal to settle a claim. The Johnsons were struck head-on by a drunk driver in a pick up truck […]
If you’re looking to buy or refinance a home, something you may want to do is make sure there are no erroneous bills floating around with your name on them. The Wall Street Journal revealed how two $11 doctor bills prohibited Jeanne White from refinancing her Colleyville, Texas home. When she contacted the Doctor’s office that […]