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Is it ever ok to assist an elder to commit suicide?

In a small county in central California, an 86 year old retired firefighter was sentenced to two days in jail and probation for assisting his wife to commit suicide. The Tribune News in San Luis Obispo reported the story with little detail, but did report that George Taylor was convicted of aiding and abetting the Keep Reading…

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Liberty County making corruption-laced headlines – again (TX)

Estate of Denial® has always found the corruption that seems to so brazenly thrive in county governments of particular interest.  Not like it doesn’t exist at all levels of government, but the county folks seem to routinely and boldly take bad acts where no public official should ever go — and especially so without apology.  Keep Reading…

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Southwest settlement: Up to $7 million for attorneys; $5 drink vouchers for class

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest passenger air carrier, has agreed in federal court to settle a class action lawsuit over changes to a program that provided free drinks for business-class passengers. While passengers in the class action suit will receive a benefit of about $5 each, lawyers who filed the suit Keep Reading…

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Dr. King’s estate suing family of his former secretary

Cardboard boxes lay scattered through Maude Ballou’s home off Statesville Avenue on Tuesday, packed with memories of her 87 years. But as she prepared to leave Charlotte, it’s other possessions that have put her and her family at the center of a lawsuit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s estate. In 1955, Ballou was Keep Reading…

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Dauben trial overview cites recipe for disaster (TX)

Journalist David Webb has followed the Joey Dauben saga providing competent and thought-provoking coverage of the former blogger’s path through the legal system. In Alcohol binge, underage companionship lead to disaster, Webb provides an overview of Dauben’s recent sexual assault trial and reminds how actions can have unexpected consequences – sometimes years later. From the Keep Reading…

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