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Selection of Grand Jury in Steubenville Case to Begin Next Week

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:55pm Written by:

Members of a grand jury will be selected the week of April 15 for the ongoing investigation into the Steubenville rape case. Two weeks after the grand jury is selected, evidence will be presented to contribute to the investigation. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine seeks to advance the investigation by focusing specifically on the Steubenville […]

Ohio, Along with 12 Other States, Call for Contraceptive Exemption to Obamacare

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:34pm Written by:

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with 12 other state attorneys general, have urged the government to widen the spectrum of religious exemptions under Obamacare, claiming the policy violates religious freedoms. Basically, under this request, any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide insurance coverage of it to […]

Cleveland Internet Cafes Were Illegal, According to Appellate Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:49pm Written by:

Three internet cafes in Cleveland have been ruled as illegal businesses that operated too similarly to casinos, by the state appellate court. The Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals court upheld gambling convictions obtained last year against the owner of Internet Depot, Randall Thorne, and Michael Hawk, owner of Blackhawk I and II. Both owners […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims a Bar in Texas Served Already-Intoxicated Woman

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:24pm Written by:

At the Austin, Texas Clive Bar, a lawsuit has been filed against the bar for serving a woman who was already intoxicated and about to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Gabrielle Nestande had been drinking at Clive Bar before getting into her car and hitting and killing Courtney Griffin in 2011. A release […]

Erlanger’s Villaspring Nursing Home Pays $350K Settlement

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 3:34pm Written by:

An Erlanger, Kentucky nursing home will improve its care to residents, pay the federal government $350,000 and report its care improvements to federal officials after settling a lawsuit over patient care. Villaspring Health Care Center and its parent company, Carespring Health Care Management, will improve care at Villaspring and show federal officials the improvements for […]

Woman in Chicago Leaves Scene of Fatal DUI Car Accident

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:40pm Written by:

A Chicago woman was found wandering drunkenly along a highway ramp near Lyons, Illinois last month, when police found her and asked her about a fatal car crash killing two women. The woman did not have a response. Lisa Elner, 44, is now in custody with a $2 million bail for causing the crash that […]

Ohio Attorney General Points to ‘Systematic Failure’ in Fatal Police Shooting, City Officials Say He’s Wrong

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:23pm Written by:

The November police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of two suspects revealed a “systematic failure” in the Cleveland police department, Attorney General Mike DeWine stated last week. According to DeWine, “command failed, communications failed, and the system failed,” in a news conference that revealed state investigation results of the police chase and shooting. […]

Breast CA Diagnostic Errors are Major Cause of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:33pm Written by:

Breast Cancer

In the United States today, the most common cases of medical malpractice suits against radiologists is from diagnostic error, specifically in breast exams and non-vertebral and spinal fractures. The University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, with Jeremy S. Whang, M.D. and other colleagues, have used medical malpractice data from 8,401 radiologists in 47 […]

Wrongful Death Claims in Theater Shooting Should Be Tossed, Judge Says

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:28pm Written by:

A federal magistrate judge has recommended that the most serious allegations against the owner of the Century 16 Aurora movie theater- where deadly shootings took place on July 20, 2012- be thrown out. In an order issued last week, the judge stated that Colorado law bars people who were wounded in the shooting, along with […]

Man’s Death Detailed in Newspaper Series ‘Beef’s Raw Edges’ Sparks Lawsuit

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:40pm Written by:

The family of Robert Danell, a Minnesota man with Down syndrome who died in 2010 after eating E. coli contaminated beef, has filed a lawsuit against three beef companies and several retailers. Danell’s story had first been told through several publications in The Kansas City Star in a series called “Beef’s Raw Edges.” The series […]


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