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Auto insurance fraud: What you need to know

Do you know what a "stoop-n-squat" is? Or a "left-hand bullet," or a "parking lot rammer"? They're all moves that criminals can make to try and get cash out of your insurance company -- and it's a scam that can go all the way up to body shops, tow truck operators, and even the medical profession. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Car Insurance, Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Speeding Tickets: Trial by Written Declaration Advice - Violating CVC 22349(A)

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California I have requested trial by written declaration and would appreciate some help on what I have written in my statement of facts, see below. I was pulled over for going greater than 95mph in a 65mph zone. I know that I was not traveling over 95mph and believe that maybe the officer meant to pull over someone else and got me instead. I don't know how he judged my speed but I'm guessing radar since he was parked on the side of the roa...
Tags: Law, California, Whitney, CVC, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Hanford, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Lemoore, Freeway Toyota Dealership, Hanford Toyota


FOSTA’s Political Curse

As you know, FOSTA was terrible policy. Since its passage, the law has been devastating to the communities of both sex trafficking victims and commercial sex workers. Law enforcement officers have stopped invested as much energy into sex trafficking operations and have redirected their enforcement energies towards commercial sex workers and johns, fewer sex trafficking victims are being rescued, commercial sex workers have been forced into dangerous physical conditions (where they are suffering...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Marketing, House, Republican, Doj, DOE, Tutankhamun, Democratic, McCain, Wagner, Democratic Senate, Ferrer, Sen McCaskill, House Judiciary Committee


Applying for Unemployment: Employer Changed the Date of a Workplace Incident

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: ca I was terminated for not following company procedure. I was told that it was an ongoing investigation. The incident they used was a closed case that was filed and documented as a closed case. The employer submitted the date of misconduct to edd as 10 days after the actual incident date. In their seperation letter, it listed the incident date as the same day I was terminated. The reason for this is to avoid responsibility for ...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor


Changing Dates of Incident

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: ca I was terminated for not following company procedure. I was told that it was an ongoing investigation. The incident they used was a closed case that was filed and documented as a closed case. The employer submitted the date of misconduct to edd as 10 days after the actual incident date. In their seperation letter, it listed the incident date as the same day I was terminated. The reason for this is to avoid responsibility for ...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor


Student Privacy: School Published Student's Picture Against Parent's Instruction

My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Ohio I'm not even sure if this is where I should post this. We have a Domestic Violence PO against my ex husband. I have signed the forms with the school to not photograph my children and that their images may not be used in any way, for obvious reasons. They violated it last year by posting my son's photo, a video, and name on Facebook. Today, they have done it again with my daughter. Keeping their information private is my first priorit...
Tags: Law, Education Law, Facebook Today


Violation & Enforcement: School Endangering Child with Po

My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Ohio I'm not even sure if this is where I should post this. We have a Domestic Violence PO against my ex husband. I have signed the forms with the school to not photograph my children and that their images may not be used in any way, for obvious reasons. They violated it last year by posting my son's photo, a video, and name on Facebook. Today, they have done it again with my daughter. Keeping their information private is my first priorit...
Tags: Law, Orders Of Protection, Facebook Today


Bringing Rajapaksa back to power would be ruin of Sri Lanka

Torture risk means UK Home Office asylum policy needs urgent reviewThe dangers of a return to power of Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be overstated. When he was president, torture in Sri Lanka was routine. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed in just a few months at the end of the civil war in 2009, in what his government cynically referred to as a “no-fire zone”. It was, as the UN later noted, a “grave assault on the entire regime of international law”.President Maithripala Sirisena, his succes...
Tags: Law, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, South and Central Asia, Un, Torture, Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, Tamil Tigers, Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, UK Home Office


Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean

Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Military, Argentina, Disasters, San Juan, Atlantic Ocean, Submarines, Ara San Juan


Car culture and suburbs grow right-wing populism, claims study

Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views. None Want more things to blame for the ever-growing political divide in the United States? A new study pins cars and dangerous urban planning as a duo of socially divisive culprits that drive right-wing populism.You might not think of urban planning as something ha...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Cars, Toronto, Sustainability, Society, History, Canada, United States, Innovation, Urban Planning, North America, Public Spaces, University of Waterloo, Fillion, Filion


Rental Agreements: Rental Agreement After a Short Sale

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida I have been helping my friend out the short sale of her home for a year now. It was a very complex deal because both she and her exhusband were on the title, and the latter of the parties had $100K of liens on the property and wanted an additional $25K from the sale of the home. I began renting the home from her almost three years ago as it was helping us both out due to the proximity to my job. She had a party last year who wish...
Tags: Florida, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


Rental Agreements: Rental Agreement After Short Sale

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida I have been helping my friend out the short sale of her home for a year now. It was a very complex deal because both she and her exhusband were on the title, and the latter of the parties had $100K of liens on the property and wanted an additional $25K from the sale of the home. I began renting the home from her almost three years ago as it was helping us both out due to the proximity to my job. She had a party last year who wish...
Tags: Florida, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


Car culture and suburban sprawl create rifts in society, claims study

Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views. None Want more things to blame for the ever-growing political divide in the United States? A new study pins cars and dangerous urban planning as a duo of socially divisive culprits that drive right-wing populism.You might not think of urban planning as something ha...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Cars, Toronto, Sustainability, Society, History, Canada, United States, Innovation, Urban Planning, North America, Public Spaces, University of Waterloo, Fillion, Filion


Whitaker appointment dispute reaches Supreme Court

Since the moment President Donald Trump appointed Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General on Wednesday, November 7, the move has been met with significant political and legal criticism, with numerous lawyers and commentators arguing that the president lacked both statutory and constitutional authority to name Whitaker—previously chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions—as Sessions’ interim successor. That argument may soon receive a conclusive resolution, thanks to an unusual filed...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Whitaker, Michaels, Jeff Sessions, Mueller, Matthew Whitaker, Tom Goldstein, Goldstein Russell, Robert Mueller


Great moments in legal marketing: billboard pin-ups

Even in the state of Florida, can this be real? In 2018? Hat tip Rogers Turner. Tags: chasing clients
Tags: Florida, Law, Uncategorized, Chasing Clients, Rogers Turner


Failure to pass First Step Act would be a step backward

The federal First Step Act this week dominated national #cjreform news, with President Donald Trump endorsing the bipartisan #cjreform legislation. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears ready to renege on his promise to hold a vote during the lame-duck session. Here in Texas, John Cornyn is one of the bill sponsors, while our D.C. allies presently consider junior Senator Ted Cruz as "leans no."Here's a from Families Against Mandatory Minimums. Check it out, learn what the bill is about, ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Sen Dick Durbin, John Cornyn, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Lege, Families Against Mandatory Minimums Check


"Making friends is actually quite simple; most people are flattered that someone cool (that would be you, taking my advice) wants to befriend them."

"If there is a person in your workplace, church group or running club that sets off Potential Friend sirens in your head, here’s what you do":1) Become a person who is comfortable spouting non-sequiturs. Friendship starts by talking, which means that someone has to start talking! Comment on the weather, or the smell of the room, or something on TV last night … regularly. It’s pleasant to make conversation about something light...2) Then, once you have built up a rapport with your Potential Frien...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Trump, Bush, DTT, Ann Althouse


NYT: American Jews Opine on Jared and Ivanka

The New York Times examines whether Jared and Ivanka are "good for Jews." Shorter version: It depends which Jews you ask. The Orthodox Jews love them and Reform Jews hate Trump and criticize them. The deep schism that exists between the two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, New York Times, Jared, Trump, Ivanka


In the Overnight Snow Café...

... you can leave a sprinkling of comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse


"When Sardar Singh Jatav set out walking on a muggy night in early September to talk with the men who employed his son, he found them already waiting for him in the road."

"But they were not in the mood for discussion. The higher-caste men greeted Mr. Sardar with a punch to the face. Then they broke his arm. Then they pinned him down. Mr. Sardar shrieked for help. Nobody came. One higher-caste man stuffed a rag in his mouth. Another gleefully pulled out a razor. He grabbed Mr. Sardar’s scalp and began to lift and cut, lift and cut, carving off nearly every inch of skin. 'Take that!' Mr. Sardar remembers them saying. 'Tell everyone we scalped you!'... One police co...
Tags: Crime, Law, India, Sardar, Ann Althouse, Sardar Singh Jatav


"Sara Lynn Michener, 39, stopped shopping at Victoria’s Secret about 10 years ago. She said she was frustrated..."

"... by the seemingly inexperienced sales people, the overwhelming 'pinkness' of the brand and the inauthentic 'glamazon images' in the store. She now mostly buys her bras online and at Nordstrom, environments that are mostly free of the sexed-up imagery that makes Victoria’s Secret the store it is. 'Even if I walk into the Nordstrom section, I’m going to have a bad day, so you can imagine Victoria’s Secret,' Ms. Michener, a writer who lives in the Bay Area, said."From a long article in the NYT ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Shopping, Law, Dogs, Friends, Feminism, Commerce, Harry Potter, Victoria, Bras, Ross, James, Bay Area, Joey, Michener, Myers Briggs


"Leaves are nature's natural mulch and fertilizer... When you rake all the leaves away, you are removing that natural benefit to your garden and lawns..."

"... then people turn around and spend money to buy mulch. If you feel like you have to clean up your yard... people can use their leaves like they would mulch, and move them to a garden bed or area that is more aesthetically pleasing.... Over winter months, a lot of butterflies and moths as pupa or caterpillar are in the leaf litter, and when you rake it up you are removing the whole population of butterflies you would otherwise see in your yard."From The Detroit Free Press (internal quotation ...
Tags: Law, Insects, Gardens, Grass, Detroit Free Press, Ann Althouse


"Evaluating Intellectual Disability: Clinical Assessments in Atkins Cases"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by James Ellis, Caroline Everington and Ann Delpha. Here is its abstract The intersection of intellectual disability and the death penalty is now clearly established.  Both under the U.S. Supreme Court’s constitutional decisions and under the terms of many state statutes, individual defendants who have that disability cannot be sentenced to death or executed.  It now falls to trial, appellate, and post-conviction courts to d...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Atkins, U S Supreme Court, Moore, Douglas A Berman, Virginia Hall, Atkins Cases, James Ellis Caroline Everington, Ann Delpha


Surgery without sedation and a question about charity.

"Most cataract surgeries are performed using a local anesthetic as well as 'conscious sedation,' which involves an anesthesiologist putting patients into a sort of twilight state. But some practitioners will do the procedure without the sedation. Although not for everybody, surgeons say, this approach is worth asking about if you’re a calm patient. It can be especially appealing if you don’t have someone to help you get home, or your insurance doesn’t fully cover the cost of an anesthesiologist....
Tags: Eyes, Law, Charity, Surgery, Ann Althouse


Killing machines: Tracey Crouch on why she resigned as minister over FOBTs

Fixed-odds betting terminals prey on the poorest, destroying lives along the way, says former sports minister It’s 9.30am on Chatham’s high street and already three bookmakers are doing a brisk trade.Customers are perched on stools in front of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), the controversial machines at the heart of a cross-party row that triggered the resignation of the former sports minister Tracey Crouch and forced the government into a humiliating climbdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Gambling, Society, UK News, Chatham, Tracey Crouch, Fixed-odds betting terminals



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