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  • The Dispensable Mike Flynn!

    02/14/2017 5:39:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Steve Pieczenik Talks ^ | 02/14/17 | Dr. Steve Pieczenik
    The recent firing of Mike Flynn is par for the course of any new administration. When a new POTUS comes into office, he must evaluate the performance of his subordinates. Even more difficult is the fact that POTUS must insist that their performance and integrity [whatever that might mean] meets the standards that POTUS has set for himself and his WH. Lt.Gen. Mike Flynn has been a loyal soldier. He did what he was supposed to do in order to facilitate Trump’s ascendancy into the WH. However, rumors were floating around that the National Security team in the WH was...
  • MO: Bill Introduced to Hold Gun Free Zone Owners Liable for Damages

    12/09/2016 6:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, SB 1736/HB2033 was passed in the Tennessee legislature. The bill was an attempt to hold businesses that chose to ban defensive firearms from their premises responsible for damages. That was a step to far for the Tennessee legislature. The bill was cut back to say that businesses that did not ban firearms would be immune from lawsuit for actions that resulted from their lack of a ban. In Missouri, Representative Schroer has introduced a bill, HB 96, that is very similar to the original HB 2033 in Tennessee. From The proposal, known as House Bill 96,...
  • Glock scheduled for trial in personal injury case

    08/25/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    A $75,000 personal injury case against Glock filed by an Arkansas policeman has been scheduled for trial in a federal court, according to the final scheduling order issued last week. The jury trial will start Aug. 21, 2017, in a federal court in Helena, Arkansas, the order says. Final arguments and discovery exhibits are due in the beginning months of the year. The plaintiff in the case, Larry Jones, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, was injured when his Glock 19C pistol discharged unexpectedly at the shooting range in June 2013, the lawsuit says. At the time he was trying to...
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • Gov Nikki Haley just became a liability for Rubio after this was published to social media!

    03/01/2016 11:33:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    News Ninja ^ | Wayne Dupree
    On Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley Took to the stage alongside Sen. Marco Rubio asked for the GOP front-runner Donald Trump to release his tax returns so the other candidates and the media could look them over. Trump responded he is currently in an audit and will release them after that its completed. But through the wondrous works of the Internet, Trump’s social media manager Dan Scavino published a tweet that included Haley’s 2012 video where she took the position of questions asked to release tax returns are only a ploy and distraction, and even she had gone through it during...
  • Colorado state pension plan to miss full-funding target by 14 years [ PERA ]

    10/20/2015 7:38:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Monica Mendoza
    Colorado’s pension plan is on track to be fully funded by 2055 — 14 years after the 2041 target date set by the Colorado Legislature in 2010. Now, lawmakers will need to decide if they want to stick to the 2041 target date, or agree that it will take longer than they planned for the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association to have the money to pay for the promised benefits to PERA’s 529,000. The probability of the financial projections, as well as other variables, were discussed today with members of the Colorado Legislative Audit Committee, who heard the results of...
  • Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding (!)

    01/06/2015 8:07:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2015 3:53 PM EST | Scott McFetridge
    As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree. But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large liability claims. No one tracks how many cities have banned or limited sledding, but the list grows every year. One of the latest is in Dubuque, Iowa, where the City Council is moving ahead with a plan to ban sledding in all but two of its 50 parks. […] A study by...
  • Teachers Ordered to Stop Chaperoning School Trips

    12/14/2014 3:12:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    The head of the Teachers Association, Ran Erez, on Sunday sent a letter to members of the organization in which he instructed them to stop serving as chaperones on school trips after Chanukah. Erez claimed that despite the commitment of the Ministry of Education, no steps have been taking to regulate the criminal liability imposed on teachers in the event that a student is ...
  • Report: Colorado schools, cities have $10 billion in hidden pension liability

    12/03/2014 10:29:40 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 3, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Colorado’s schools and governments have about $10 billion in hidden pension and health-care benefit liability, a “sinkhole” that could cost many individual taxpayers $10,000 or more to fill, a report from the Chicago-based nonprofit Truth in Accounting found. Sheila A. Weinberg, TIA founder and CEO, said the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association hasn’t collected enough from school districts and local governments to cover retirement costs for all the local employees. “It is pushed off year after year until these plans don’t have enough money to pay for retirees,” she said. “They’re either going to have to raise taxes or cut...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton 'has been a product of Washington' all her adult life

    02/20/2014 7:51:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2-20-14 | Charlie Spiering
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes Hillary Clinton's biggest obstacle as a presidential candidate will be her deep connections to Washington. "I think the biggest problem that [former] Secretary of State Clinton has is much bigger than just that, it’s that she is throughout her adult life, she has been a product of Washington, whether she’s been there, worked there, secretary of state, United States senator, not only first lady, but back to her days working on the Hill," Walker said during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday evening. Walker, a potential 2016 GOP candidate, suggested that...
  • California's 'wall of debt' is only a slice of its liability problem

    01/27/2014 6:22:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/26/2014 | Jessica Calefati
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's image as a responsible, penny-pinching steward of California's finances has been cemented in recent weeks because of his renewed call to pay off California's "wall of debt. That's a term Brown coined when he took office to describe the tens of billions of dollars California owed to public schools and special funds whose coffers were raided to help balance budgets in the past. But look behind that $24.9 billion wall and you'll see a $330 billion skyline of other liabilities threatening the state's financial health. It includes $80 billion needed to cover teachers' pensions and...
  • NYC Police Shoot Bystanders

    12/14/2013 9:31:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Two New York City police officers wounded two pedestrians when they opened fire on an unarmed man who was wandering into traffic. Assistant District Attorney Shannon Lucey defended the discharge of the weapons saying that “the person the officers were trying to apprehend may have been mentally deranged. He could’ve been hit by a car or bus and been seriously injured or killed. They officers felt justified using deadly force to try to stop him.” The deranged man was eventually arrested and will be charged with assaulting the two women that the police shot while pursuing him. As Lucey explained,...
  • Abortion Foes Would Let Women Sue Clinics Over Regulation

    12/10/2013 5:52:55 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o
    Jill Stanek ^ | December 9, 2013 | Kelli
    All the work in getting pro-life legislation passed can be lost if there are no tools for enforcing them,” [AUL's Charmaine] Yoest said by e-mail. “The enforcement module, for the first time, equips ordinary Americans to file a complaint, and expands the potential for people in their own communities – in addition to state attorney generals or other legal office holders – to hold the abortion industry accountable.”… A group that helped states write legislation for a record number of abortion restrictions since 2011 is expanding its toolkit with proposals to let patients and their families sue clinics to enforce...
  • Critics say it’s time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law

    08/31/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:20 PM EDT | Michael Gormley
    Years before skyscrapers, when New York City’s tallest building was still the 281-foot spire of Wall Street’s historic Trinity Church, state lawmakers passed the Scaffold Law, which made property owners and contractors liable for most “gravity-related” injuries to workers on construction sites. … Some New York government agencies and contractors say the cost of the insurance, which can often be double that of other states, is hitting a crisis point that could soon suspend work on bridges, schools and the recovery from Superstorm Sandy.“It increases the cost of doing business and decreases what we are capable of doing in New...
  • 911 Caller Sued for Deputy’s Injuries

    08/26/2013 12:50:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    A Texas woman is being sued for injuries suffered by Harris County Deputy Sheriff Braden Pullen when he responded to her 911 call. The woman didn’t injure the Deputy. The man who was assaulting her did. “It’s not that we’re unsympathetic to this woman’s plight,” said Pullen’s lawyer, Arnold Doltman. “But the fact of the matter is that she lured Deputy Pullen into a situation where he got shot. If she hadn’t called my client would never have been harmed. She didn’t explicitly say that her assailant was dangerous. There was too much screaming during her 911 call to clearly...
  • California vies for new space industry

    08/24/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 11:07 AM EDT | Mihir Zaveri
    As several new private ventures to take people on trips to space come closer to becoming reality, California lawmakers are racing other states to woo the new space companies with cushy incentives. They are debating a bill now in Sacramento that would insulate manufacturers of spaceships and parts suppliers from liability should travelers get injured or killed on a voyage, except in cases such as gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Last year, the state enacted a law that shields space tourism companies such as Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic from similar lawsuits. “We’re still in the fledgling part of space...
  • Bureaucracy, Lawyers and the backyard swimming pool. (Vanity)

    06/21/2013 10:32:05 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 19 replies
    Vanity | 6/21/2013 | BwanaNdege
    My neighbor was bemoaning the fact that he did not have enough flat ground on his lot to put up a 16' diameter x 3' deep above ground pool. It would be the simple kind with the inflatable ring around the top to add rigidity. Since we have a flat spot next to his driveway, I suggested that he put it up there. To be safe, I checked with the county. Oh, boy! Zoning - "It has to be 10 feet from the property line." Me - "But the property line is with the neighbor who wants to put up...
  • Firearms Risk Protection Act Will Stick Gun Owners With $10,000 Fine

    04/02/2013 8:11:30 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Apr. 2, 2013 | Tim Brown
    While the Socialists are finally coming out about the reality of the costs that Obamacare will bring and the utter monstrosity it is, others of the Socialist Democrat Party are pushing for gun owners to be forced to purchase liability insurance for gun owners. Those that don’t could face fines of $10,000. We told you that when you open the floodgates of allowing the Federal government to mandate purchasing a product there would be more to come. Maloneycare is just another in a long line of legislation that will be coming down the pipe. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced her...
  • Democrats Propose $10,000 Fine For Gun Owners Who Don’t Have Insurance

    04/02/2013 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies ^ | April 2,2013 | Alex Pappas
    A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners. When New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced the legislation last month with eight other Democrats, she boasted that it is “the first bill to require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.”
  • Court slaps sanctions on atty who sued gun maker

    11/27/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 26 November, 2012 | David Hardy
    It's a 34 page scanned pdf, so it is both detailed and slow to download. Reading the earliest versions of what happened, or was alleged to have happened, I find them incomprehensible. Bullets coming out of the trigger guard or the side of the gun? Then he changes to an out-of-battery discharge, but even that doesn't hold up. The judge doesn't fix a number, but orders the defense to file its documents on attorney fees (with a hint that they shouldn't be tempted to pad things out). I suspect this will be a VERY expensive mistake. Comment by James: Reading...

    09/07/2012 1:45:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 6 September, 2012 | The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
    (Washington, D.C.) – On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10 a.m., a panel of judges in the New York Appellate Division (4th Department) in Rochester, New York will hear arguments in a first-in-the-nation case, deciding whether a controversial federal gun industry shield law protects gun sellers who negligently and illegally sell guns to traffickers. The court will decide whether to reinstate a lawsuit brought by Danny Williams, a former Buffalo high school basketball star who was shot with one of hundreds of guns sold in high-volume, all-cash sales at an Ohio gun show to a notorious gun trafficking ring. Williams...
  • Md. Senate approves gambling, pit bull bills

    08/12/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Senate voted Friday to approve a gambling expansion bill, sending the legislation to the House where floor debate is expected to begin Monday. The Senate voted 28-14 in favor of the bill, which would legalize table games at the state’s slots casinos and allow a new casino to be built in Prince George’s County, pending approval in a November referendum.
  • In wake of tragedy, lawyers step in: Colorado shooting survivor plans suit, says publicist

    07/25/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News - The Outlook ^ | July 25, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Torrence Brown Jr., one of the Aurora movie shooting survivors, is planning on suing the theater, confirmed his family's publicist on Wednesday. "We're going to make sure whoever is accountable is going to take responsibility for this tragedy," Cassandra Williams of Wet PR said. She said that Brown, who was friends with 18-year-old AJ Boik, one of the shooting victims, is handling the criticism his suit has sparked. "We know it goes with the territory, so he's fine," Williams said. She added that Brown, 18, is seeking therapy and is emotionally distraught after the shooting.
  • Hawaii Gov Signs Off on Pro-Gun Law

    07/14/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 14 July, 2012 | dabneybailey
    According to the Hawaii Reporter, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (Dem) signed a bill into law that will make it easier (or at least more tempting) for NRA representatives to give firearm training instruction in the beautiful island state. Governor Abercrombie signed House Bill 679 into law on July 9. The bill, which you can find official information about here, aims to protect NRA instructors. It “exempts NRA instructors from absolute liability for injury or damage caused by their firearms during the course of providing firearms training at a firing range for the purpose of acquiring a permit to purchase a...
  • U.S. Man Sues Boeing, Others for Nigerian Plane Crash

    06/08/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 32 replies
    Prouct Design and Development ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michael Tarm, AP
    A man whose wife died when a Nigerian commercial airliner crashed into a crowded neighborhood in that country's largest city filed a lawsuit in the United States on Thursday that blames the accident, at least in part, on U.S. companies that designed, manufactured and sold the ill-fated plane. An American attorney filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of David Chukwunonso Allison, whose wife, Joy Chiedozie Allison, was on the Dana Air MD-83 that went down in the African nation Sunday afternoon. The crash killed 153 people who were on the plane and an undetermined number...
  • Maryland Assembly may take bite out of ruling on pit bulls

    06/05/2012 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | David Hill
    The Maryland General Assembly could consider legislation that would soften the impact of an April court ruling classifying pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” in the latest of several recent cases that have highlighted the checks and balances between the state’s legislative and judicial branches. A panel of Maryland lawmakers will meet later this month to study the possible effects of a state Court of Appeals decision that makes owners of pit bulls or pit-bull mixes liable if their dog attacks another person, even if the dog had no prior history of dangerous behavior. The assembly is expected to hold a...
  • GM to cut about one-fourth of U.S. pension liability

    06/02/2012 3:11:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 16 replies
    Reuters ( via Yahoo) ^ | 6/1/2012 | Deepa Seetharaman and Ben Klayman
    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will cut nearly a quarter of its U.S. pension obligation by transferring the management of its pension plans for 118,000 white-collar retirees to a third party and offering lump-sum buyouts. The two moves unveiled on Friday will cut $26 billion from the automaker's massive U.S. pension liability of nearly $109 billion. GM's pension overhang is a top concern for investors. It was one of a handful of issues left untouched during GM's U.S.-financed bankruptcy restructuring three years ago.
  • Maryland Court Rules Pit Bull Dogs Are "Inherently Dangerous"

    05/03/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 151 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | David Nelson and
    A new ruling makes it easier for anyone attacked by a pit bull or pit bull mix in Maryland to take legal action against the dog's owner. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruling declares pit bulls as a breed are "inherently dangerous," and the owner of a pit bull or a cross-bred pit that attacks is strictly liable for damages, as is any landlord who rents to a pit bull owner. The Maryland SPCA, which arranges adoptions for dogs that need homes, currently has three pit bulls under its care: a five-month-old Brutus is scheduled to be adopted this week,...
  • Legislation limits liability at ranges, clubs, shops(OK)

    04/13/2012 6:39:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 April, 2012 | Staff
    SHAWNEE, Okla. — Legislation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin would limit the liability of owners, employees and customers for injuries that take place on gun ranges, gun shops and gun clubs. Senate Bill 875, by state Sen. Anthony Sykes and state Rep. Dennis Johnson, would limit liability for injuries if the party in question acted in good faith. Liability would not be limited if the party involved acted intentionally, willfully or with wanton disregard for the safety of those injured. Sykes said the legislation helps bolster the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans. “This measure will enhance our ability to exercise...
  • In Alaska, a Showdown of Lawyers, Guns, and Bush-Era Firearms Law(triple barf alert)

    03/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5 March, 2012 | Andrew Cohen
    Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Alaska heard argument in an extraordinary case about gun control, federalism, and so-called "tort reform." At the heart of Kim v. Coxe is the question of how state judges ought to apply a Bush-era law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which was designed and enacted by Congress to protect gun manufacturers and dealers from lawsuits and liability for crimes committed with their weapons. When the Alaskan high court (right now it includes only four justices) issues its ruling, it will represent the first time a state supreme court was weighed in...
  • Prayers, Medical & Legal Advice Needed

    11/17/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Please pray for my wife as she is having surgery today to repair a blocked ureter as a result of a botched c-section.
  • ‘Occupy Wall St.’ Will Test Public, Private Sector Liability Coverages

    10/31/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PropertyCasualty360 ^ | October 31, 2011 | Caroline McDonald
    The Occupy Wall Street movement, which is ongoing and has now spread to a number of cities across the United States, will test both public and private entities when claims start rolling in, according to a risk-management expert. While most cities are accustomed to demonstrations, they may not be prepared for an ongoing movement like OWS, says Lori Seidenberg, a member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s board of directors, serving as board liaison to the society’s Standards & Practices Committee. “Something like this could not have been anticipated by any risk manager,” Seidenberg says. “I know there is...
  • Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit (CO)

    08/27/2011 5:55:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies ^ | 26 August, 2011 | LANCE BENZEL
    An El Paso County jury on Friday awarded nearly $300,000 to the daughter of a burglar who was fatally shot in 2009 while breaking into an auto lot. Parents of the victim, Robert Johnson Fox, embraced their attorneys after a judge announced the jury’s verdict, capping a two-week-long civil trial in which business owner Jovan Milanovic and two relatives were painted as vigilantes who plotted a deadly ambush rather than let authorities deal with a string of recent burglaries. Phillip and Sue Fox, who filed suit for wrongful death in 2010 on behalf of Fox’s 3-year-old daughter, called the jury’s...
  • Mapping America's Underfunded State Pension And Healthcare Liability Debacle

    07/26/2011 10:27:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/26/2011 | Tyler Durden
    div class="content">The map below, which shows the gravity of America's pervasive pension and healthcare liability underfunding problem, should certainly raise a few eyebrows. Sourced from the IMF's Article IV presentation which in turn sources the data from the Pew Center, the map shows that even despite the near doubling in the S&P since the March 2009 lows, there are still at least 9 states that have a minimum 35% underfunding in their pension and liability obligations. As a result, we expect that just like in the case of Illinois recently, many more states will be forced to issue debt to...
  • Obama’s Attempt to Distance Himself From Wisconsin Rally Fails

    02/22/2011 4:02:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 21, 2011 | Alana Goodman
    In a good indication that the Wisconsin protests have become a liability for Democrats, the White House and the DNC have clumsily attempted to distance themselves from the event in the New York Times: "Administration officials said Sunday that the White House had done nothing to encourage the demonstrations in Wisconsin — nor was it doing so in Ohio, Florida and other states where new Republican governors are trying to make deep cuts to balance their budget. … And, officials and union leaders said, reports of the involvement of the Democratic National Committee — specifically Organizing for America, the grass-roots...
  • new proposal would hit feds with charges

    01/13/2011 9:35:56 AM PST · by Cowman · 20 replies
    WND ^ | January 12, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A new legislative proposal would declare that the state's local county sheriffs are the pre-eminent law enforcement authority in their jurisdictions, and federal agents such as those working for the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and others, would be required to get permission from them before they could take any action. The proposal, Senate Bill 114, is called "An act regulating arrests, searches, and seizures by federal employees; providing that federal employees must obtain the county sheriff's permission to arrest, search, and seize; providing exceptions; providing for...
  • A $205 billion bomb (New York State's Unfunded Retiree Health-care Liabilities)

    10/15/2010 10:54:07 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/14/2010 | Ed McMahon
    New York state and local governments' liabilities for retiree health coverage run to the hundreds of billions of dollars -- a burden that's only now coming into full view. Governments in the state spend billions a year on health-insurance for their retired employees -- a benefit that will never be available to the vast majority working in the private sector. Unlike pensions, which are at least partly pre-funded through large investment pools, retiree health care in New York's public sector comes out of annual budgets on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. In New York City alone, the tab for that has risen...
  • Vanity - Legal question about auto liability

    09/13/2010 2:33:55 PM PDT · by texan75010 · 27 replies
    Vanity Post - I have a question about automobile liability for the state of Texas. I have a step daughter who had her license suspended for a month for a probation violation. But, she also got a speeding ticket that she has not yet gone to court for. She was driving 70mph in a 45. I do not want her driving any of my vehicles ever again. The auto insurance company tells me I can sign a waiver that absolves them from all liability if she were to ever get behind the wheel of any of my cars. My question...
  • Heavy liability could sink small oil drillers

    07/25/2010 11:43:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    washington times ^ | 7/25/10 | Patrice Hill
    One of the biggest of the big oil companies may be responsible for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, but Washington's response to the BP PLC spill would give an advantage to such major oil companies while threatening to put their small competitors out of business. Energy legislation that Senate leaders said they may take up this week would sharply raise or eliminate a $75 million cap on oil company liability for economic damage from spills — a change that poses no great threat to giants like BP, which is setting aside $10 billion out of its huge profits...
  • Pelosi: Eliminate liability limit for oil spills

    06/11/2010 9:42:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 972+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says oil companies that cause major spills like the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico should face unlimited liability for economic damages. Federal law caps liability at $75 million for economic damages beyond direct cleanup costs. Pelosi said at a news conference that she supports legislation eliminating the cap as part of a series of bills Congress is working on in response to the spill.
  • Doctor Says “Forced Abortion” Claim Exaggerated

    06/06/2010 3:57:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 104+ views
    While Michigan abortionist Dr. Abraham Alberto Hodari has admitted that he forcibly restrained a patient in order to continue with an abortion procedure when the patient wanted him to stop, he maintained that “it was the best option given the circumstances.” “The assertion that I forced this woman to have an abortion she didn’t want is outrageous,” Hodari said. “I don’t go into the streets to kidnap women so I can abort their babies. They come to me of their own volition.” “To allow a patient to change her mind in the midst of the procedure would be too risky,”...
  • Queensbury Supervisor Goes to police over letter to the editor (pitch fork & torch protest threat)

    02/03/2010 2:33:10 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Post Star ^ | DON LEHMAN
    QUEENSBURY -- Town Supervisor Dan Stec has asked police to investigate whether a letter to the editor published in The Post-Star earlier this week, in which a man threatened to go to Stec's home with "50 people holding torches and pitchforks," broke the law. Stec said concerns by members of his family prompted him to speak with Warren County Sheriff Bud York to ask the Sheriff's Office to look into the commentary from Queensbury resident Jeff Tackett. Tackett wrote a letter published in Sunday's Post-Star about the plight of a local contractor whose work truck collided with a town of...
  • Schools let students seek secret abortions

    11/19/2009 6:57:51 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    WND via The Woodward Report ^ | November 18, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 12-year-old girl is prohibited from bringing aspirin to California public schools without a note from her mother or father – but in many California districts she may sign herself out of classes, leave her junior-high campus without parental permission, secretly have an abortion and return to school before the end of the day – and her own family may be none the wiser. Parents and educators across the state have been in heated debate over school policies allowing children to be excused during class time without parental notification for "confidential medical services" such as abortions, birth control, and drug...
  • WHEW! Trial Lawyers Won't Be Destitute After Health Care Reform

    10/30/2009 12:20:29 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 6 replies · 416+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/30/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Because I know you were worried. Section 2531 (pp. 1431-1433) of the "Bend Over And Take It, America" bill seems tantalizing at first glance. IN GENERAL.—To the extent and in the amounts made available in advance in appropriations Acts, the Secretary shall make an incentive payment, in an amount determined by the Secretary, to each State that has an alternative medical liability law in compliance with this section. Hooray! Some medical liability reform at last! With financial incentives to the states who implement it! Not so fast.
  • Japan Man Accidentally Given Artificial Rectum

    10/23/2009 9:02:18 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 49 replies · 1,550+ views
    We Interrupt ^ | 21 October 2009 | C. S. Magor
    A Japanese man misdiagnosed as having rectal cancer is suing the hospital that he says unnecessarily gave him an artificial rectum. The man, who has not been identified, underwent surgery to remove a tumor in March at a university hospital in Miyzaki prefecture, western Japan. Following the surgery, his doctor informed him that no cancerous cells had been found in the removed tissue. The complainant is seeking 35 million yen (USD $385,000) in damages.
  • Bush officials face liability for terror policies

    09/28/2009 2:25:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,762+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/28/09 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON – Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and one of his hardline lieutenants face the rare prospect of being held personally liable for alleged violations of individuals' rights in the aggressive aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks. High-ranking officials usually are protected from such civil rights claims. Not necessarily in these cases. Three federal courts have left open the possibility that former Bush officials may have to reach into their own pockets to compensate people who were swept up in the law enforcement and intelligence efforts after the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • Woman Can't Sue Yahoo for Posting Nude Pics

    05/11/2009 5:04:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 960+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 5/11/09
    Yahoo Inc. has won a legal battle over its long delay in removing nude photos that an Oregon woman claimed her ex-boyfriend posted on its Web site without her knowledge or permission. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that Internet service providers such as Yahoo are generally protected from liability for materials published or posted on their sites by outside parties. But the court left open the possibility that the woman, Cecilia Barnes, could sue Yahoo over whether it had promised to remove the photos and the unauthorized profile, amounting to a breach of contract. Barnes filed a...
  • The Limbaugh Liability

    03/04/2009 2:15:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 146 replies · 3,789+ views
    New speak ^ | 3/4/09 | Jonathan Alter
    Rush Limbaugh, the man who did more than anyone else to create the modern Republican brand in the 1990s, is now destroying it. Everyone knows he has "jumped the shark" culturally—become a black-shirted joke even as he dominates the headlines. But it's worse than that for Republicans. Limbaugh has taken the great GOP calling card—toughness—and shredded it. The party of Lincoln is in danger of becoming the party of Jell-O. Witness the specter of party leaders from Georgia Rep
  • Illinois Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Buy $1M in Liability Insurance

    02/18/2009 11:05:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 102 replies · 3,336+ views
    INSURANCE JOURNAL ^ | February 18, 2009
    Midwest News Illinois Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Buy $1M in Liability Insurance February 18, 2009 An Illinois state lawmaker is proposing that gun owners be required to carry personal liability insurance of at least $1 million. Rep. Kenneth Dunkin's bill seeks to amend the state's Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to provides that any person who owns a firearm in the state maintain a $1 million or higher policy of liability insurance "specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person." A gun owner...