Drunk Driver Who Killed Georgia Family Gets 20 Years in Prison

The driver of a 2005 pickup that slammed into the rear of a 1994 pickup, killing all five occupants in a fiery crash, pled guilty to vehicular homicide charges and received a 20 year sentence for his role in the Georgia car accident. The at-fault driver had a blood alcohol content of .18, more than twice the legal limit in Louisiana, at the time of the rear-end collision.

The October 2009 crash immediately killed the youngest victim, a 2-year-old girl. The four others in the crash, a 54-year-old woman and her two daughters 27-years-old and 35-years-old and her son 22-years-old. The accident occurred along Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge during stopped traffic at 2 a.m. All members of the family were trapped inside the cab of the burning truck, suffering extensive third-degree burns.

The 32-year-old driver has since apologized for the crash and the pain and suffering caused as a result of the fatal car accident. He has also since become an ordained minister. The man refused to plead to lesser charges for his role in the impaired driving crash.

In a sad twist to the fatal car crash, the driver of the 2005 truck was released only two days prior to the accident from pretrial diversion program for a first-offense DWI in 2009.

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Bad left turn causes bus accident in Bay Area, injures 4

It is the sort of news no parent wants to hear: that their son or daughter was in a bus accident on the way to or from school. A recent collision of this sort in San Jose recently injured at least three teenage passengers, along with an adult. The cause of the bus accident is still under investigation.

It was a little after 4 p.m. on Oct. 3, suggesting that the bus was taking students home from San Jose High School for the day. The bus was going west when a pickup truck attempted a left turn too close to the large vehicle, a California Highway Patrol officer said. If you are involved in a situation similar to this, contact the best NYC personal injury attorney to receive the compensation you deserve.

Two New Jersey Men in Hospital after Car Accident

Getting into a car accident is a frightening experience. Crashes are unexpected and can happen in an instant. In the wake of an accident, the damages to both person and property can be extremely devastating.

Two men were injured in a car accident earlier today in New Jersey. Both men were quickly brought to a local hospital for their non-life threatening injuries. However,  the extent of their injuries was not detailed in the article.

The crash involved a police officer. He had been on his way to a different scene to assist a fellow officer. His vehicle was traveling through an intersection when another car struck the police officer’s vehicle on the passenger’s side. The impact caused the police car to spin and strike the other car.

The other car caught on fire; the officer immediately called for emergency responders, including the fire department. The officer then assisted the man in the other vehicle until responders arrived; at that time both men were taken to the hospital.

An investigation is still ongoing as the police department determines what caused the crash. Questions surround both the driver of the vehicle as well as the police officer. Were there alcohol or drugs involved? Was the driver impaired at the time? Did the police officer have his siren and lights on when he crossed the intersection?

Hopefully, there will be answers at the conclusion of the investigation. But in the event of a car accident, one question is always “how did it happen?”, especially if the crash caused serious injury or death. The best thing to do in this situation is to call a qualified car accident injury lawyer to protect yourself and best suit your needs. Contact the best Davie car accident injury attorney for an honest and professional opinion.

Millionaire Divorce Case: Allegations of Abuse, Hiding Assets

Florida divorce lawyers are watching the case of a Sewall’s Point couple who married in 2002 and are now getting divorced, but not peacefully and not inexpensively. There are about $50 million worth of assets between them.

William Lasky, 62, is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Accuride Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle components. Karen Lasky, 54, filed for divorce in September.

No prenuptial agreement exists, and the Florida divorce attorneys for both parties are contesting which assets are marital property, subject to equal distribution under Florida family law.

Both Laskys want exclusive use of their $6 million home. They each have at least eight vehicles, but they both want a 2008 Bentley Continental GT. Value: $150,000.

Both parties have claimed that the other party physically abused them. A domestic violence injunction against Mr. Lasky was dismissed when, in court, Mrs. Lasky backed off from her claim of abuse.

Mr. Lasky has said that “Many times she has physically abused me,” when she is intoxicated.

Mrs. Lasky is receiving $10,000 a month in temporary support. She claims monthly expenses of $58,000. He claims monthly expenses of $98,000.

Mrs. Lasky claims that Mr. Lasky was only worth $5 million when they married. He says he was already worth $25 million. Either way, his attorney claims that it was a “43-year career and a seven-year marriage.” Her attorney says that she needs a $500,000 advance on the final settlement; for legal fees. If you need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to speak to the most qualified Orlando injunction violation attorney out there.

The UK – The Work Horse of the European Union?

Still at Work?- An empirical test of competing theories of the long hours culture by Dr. Marc Cowling – Chief Economist of The Work Foundation and Natalie Turner, Researcher at The Work Foundation, looks not only at the extent of long hours worked across Europe, but at how Britons compare to other members of the EU. The study examines who is working the longest hours in Europe and tests competing hypotheses that seek to identify potential causes.

Unlike many previous research studies, which have tended to look at working hours in comparison to the US, and to treat Western Europe as one coterminous ‘lump’, this new research provides a country by country comparison across the EU. All 15 EU countries were examined, with workers in all major occupation groups assessed as well as workers in all industry sectors and socio-economic groups.

While the actual proportion of people working more than 60 hours per week in any one European country is still small, in the UK around 896,000 men and 492,000 women regularly work more than 60 hours per week. However, what is of interest is the culture of long hours, the concept of ‘presenteeism’ (people spending ever longer hours at their place of work because they think it is expected – if not productive) and the fact that long hours are increasingly acceptable to EU employers and employees.

The UK now has the second highest proportion of men working more than 60 hours per week in the EU, with Ireland the first. The pattern of working in excess of a 60 hour week is prevalent throughout the EU – Portugal lies just behind UK and Ireland in the table – with only Belgium and the Netherlands showing  less than the average number of workers working in excess of 60 hours each week.

Roles that ‘attract’ the highest proportion of long hours workers across the EU are – for men – administrators, skilled manual and salesmen and for women, legislators (senior administrators and middle manager in the public and private sectors) and skilled manual workers. One in five male administrators and skilled manual workers now work in excess of 60 hours per week. The industry sector is critical to determining how long you spend at work but it’s different for men and women. Men who work long hours are found in hotel and catering and transport and communications. For women, working in agriculture leads to putting in the most hours and only working in the hotel and catering sector comes close.

The research also shows some marked differences in the long hours culture between men and women. Although women do not work as long as men on the whole, women in more EU countries are working longer hours, and variations in the hours women work are more marked across different countries in the EU. Marginal disutility, the point at which longer hours become less productive, is also higher for women.

Also in terms of organizational type, those working in the private sector work significantly longer than public sector workers while the smaller a business is the more likely employees are to work long hours.

Another interesting variation is that men at the top and bottom income quartiles work the longest hours, whereas for women the propensity to work longer hours increases as they move through the income distribution quartiles. This suggests that the sexes are working long hours for different reasons.

To explain the concepts that The Work Foundation’s research has revealed, Dr. Cowling also examined some of the most commonly put forward explanations for these trends, and tested them against this new data. These results can be summarised as follows: –

Labour-Leisure Trade Off – the concept that people working longer hours will have less time for leisure consumption, that high earners will buy a different type of leisure and that the highest earners actually have more leisure time. The Work Foundation has found that work and leisure are not necessarily a trade-off. In fact, the only non-work activity associated with a reduction in hours is eldercare that, it can be argued is actually unpaid work. There is little evidence that higher incomes are associated with long hours. It appears that if both sexes want to ‘get on’ they will find ways of incorporating both work and leisure into their day.

Social Contagion is the concept that long hours are self-fulfilling and that long hours become an accepted part of an organization’s culture by newcomers conforming to established patterns. This theory has its roots in the 1980s and 1990s recessions where long hours became a way of job protection. The Work Foundation’s findings unsurprisingly reveal variations between industry sectors and that men find it more difficult to juggle long hours with social and family commitments and maintain a happy domestic life, the same is not true for women. Workers on fixed contracts – especially men – show job insecurity, working long hours to prove themselves and perhaps convert their contract to permanent employment. And, although the theory suggests that closely supervised workers work the longest hours, in fact, the opposite is true, with close supervision reducing the number of hours worked.

Escape from Family/Home Stress – this theory proposes that employees work long hours to escape from a stressful home life. In fact, it is difficult to tell if those working longer hours are dissatisfied at home. What can be noted is that while men find it difficult to work long hours and maintain family commitments, women with two or more children work longer hours compared to those with one or two children – perhaps to escape the chaos of home.

Rewards of Work – Work gives a feeling of well-being; those in higher status jobs get more from their home life and from their work – and therefore tend to work harder. It follows that individuals who work the longest hours will be more satisfied with their job and more involved with their work. Again, The Work Foundation has found that satisfaction is difficult to measure and that work involvement is a factor of occupational status rather than hours. Though there is no evidence that long hours working increases or decreases job satisfaction.

“This study and its methodology has revealed some real food for thought,” commented Dr Mark Cowling. “Firstly, the fact that we are looking at Europe as a group of very different EU countries is fairly unique. Most studies of this type tend to compare the UK with the US and Japan, meaning that the long hours worked in the UK does not seem atypical. It is only when compared to Europe that the true extent of our working culture becomes apparent. And, while all of the theories go some way to explaining the prevalence of this culture, none fully explain it. There is obviously more work to be done!”

“Every study of long hours is important for different reasons,” Dr Cowling continued, “Long hours cultures can have real implications for each country – they can lead to an increase in workplace stress, and a decline in productivity, as marginal productivity decreases with the number of hours worked. And, as long hours in the EU continue to increase, we are certain to hear more and more about the effects of long hours on EU employers and employees.”

Despite extreme differences in work culture between Europe and the United States, people work wherever you go. If you are injured on the job and believe you are entitled to workers’ compensation, speak to your trusted Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer.

 

Glen Burnie Sex Offender Wants Real Estate License Reinstated

 

A Baltimore-area real estate agent lost his professional license a year after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes. The convicted sex offender is asking a state appellate court to decide whether the Real Estate Commission’s choice to revoke his license in 2008 is unfair.

The licensing board stated that the agent’s conviction on sexual criminal charges undermined his “trustworthiness.” Two courts have backed the license revocation decision.

The real estate agent served one year’s jail time for the alleged sex offenses against young family members. He complied with court orders to register with the state as a sex offender.

The agent’s case will not be affected by a 2009 state law that promotes the employment of nonviolent sex offenders. The sexual assault charges against the real estate professional were considered violent, and the law did not take effect until after his conviction and license revocation.

The agent’s attorney argued before the court that her client’s trustworthiness on the job was not related to the crimes. Three counselors declared the agent to be no threat. The Real Estate Commission countered that it is obligated to protect consumers, even if a license holder’s actions are not “professional violations.”

One judge noted that none of the alleged sex crimes committed by the real estate agent occurred while he was working. The judge felt that the real estate agent would not have the opportunity to be alone with a child in the course of his job. Until the court makes a final decision, the Glen Burnie man is acting as a sales agent from his home.

This situation is a very clear example of the impact that a sex crimes conviction can have on a person’s life. In such cases, speaking to an experienced defense attorney may be helpful. Contact the most trusted criminal attorneys in Titusville for your best shot at a second chance.

Georgia Boat Accident Kills 10-year-old Boy

A 10-year-old boy died after a boat accident on Lake Lanier in Dawson County on Wednesday, July 6. The young boy was on vacation from Virginia with family and friends when the accident occurred.

Witnesses and law enforcement officers report that the child only had a minor bump on the forehead when witnesses hauled the young boy out of the water and onto the dock. It appears that the boy and his older brother were on the lake when the older brother ran the younger brother over by his Jet Skis. Witnesses believe that the younger child may have fallen from his Jet Ski.

The child was drifting in and out of consciousness as he was transported to Scottish Rite Hospital where he died. The hospital called his fatal injury “blood loss from internal injuries.”

Boat accidents, similar to other motor vehicle accidents, can cause significant, even fatal, personal injury such as bone injuries, brain injuries, spine injuries and burn injuries. In this case, it appears that the boy may have suffered a serious head or brain injury in the collision with the other watercraft.

This boat accident is still under investigation. This tragedy serves as a reminder to all in Georgia to exercise extreme caution when operating all motor vehicles, even boats and Jet Skis. If you or a loved one is injured in an unfortunate accident, don’t hesitate to speak to the top personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale.

Protecting your Charges Underage DUI License Suspension Hearing

Driver’s License Penalties

If your juvenile comes with an education permit or advanced driver’s permit (permit standing for motorists underneath the era of 18), an arrest or confidence for Small DUI might influence their capability to get yourself a regular permit later on. An arrest may also result in a suspension of driving rights along with a dependence on SR-22 insurance (high-risk car insurance). A confidence can lead to jail-time, probation, in addition to further charges, like the denial-of an advanced permit and limitations on existing driving privileges.

If your juvenile is charged of particular medication and liquor crimes whilst having an education permit (whether or not the offense was determined while driving), that individual is likely to be not able to be eligible for a driver’s permit till he/she has already reached age 18. Advanced permit holders convicted of Tacoma DUI encounter a permit suspension that amounts from 3 months to 2 decades, based on their legal background, in addition to extra limitations.

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In case your particular requirements need an in person visit, many, or even all, driver permit providers could be managed at the local DOL office. Different which means you will have to examine before your trip to make certain the DOL best for you DOL practices occasionally provide various kinds of providers offers the support you need. Additionally, if your DOL enables you to create a private visit you are able to contact to determine.

These charges can be extremely expensive. If you find yourself in the face of crippling debt, it might be time to contact a Monroe bankruptcy attorney.

Oregon Teen Driving

We’re continuing our discussion of graduated licensing and the surprising results of a recent study. In Oregon, teens can get a driver’s license at age 16, but it is a restricted license. The restrictions are meant to cut down on distractions — and accidents — as the teen matures and gets more experience behind the wheel.
A recent study, reviewed in our Sept. 22 post, shows that the graduated licensing approach is saving lives of 16- and 17-year-olds. It also shows that the decline in that age group is almost matched by the increase in fatalities among 18- and 19-year-olds. States with stricter programs actually logged higher fatalities of 18- and 19-year-olds than states with less restrictive programs.
These are just numbers, though — they don’t offer any reasons. When compared with other data, though, some possible explanations present themselves.
For example, in California, where the researchers were based, the graduated licensing program is particularly strong. According to the department of motor vehicles, 23 percent of 16-year-olds got their driver’s licenses. In 2007, the number had fallen to just 14 percent.
The logical conclusion: Kids are waiting longer before getting their licenses. The inexperience factor is still present.
A different study, though, had different results. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that strong programs translated into lower fatalities among 15- to 17-year-olds than weak programs, but the rate for 18- and 19-year-old drivers was the same for both programs.
Either way, more research is likely. Teens and young adults may demand it, if legislators listen to some of the researchers.
In one state, the restrictions apply to anyone under age 21 applying for a license. Why not introduce that in more states, or expand the restricted driving licenses to the older teens?
The challenge is that the older teens are legal adults. Imposing such restrictions on them could be more than an inconvenience — it could disqualify them from certain jobs but prevent them from needing a criminal attorney for juveniles.
More research, perhaps, before more rules, said one researcher.

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Child support is something that affects many people in Colorado. Unfortunately, some people fail to make their payments for various reasons. Supreme Court members are now facing a decision about whether parents who are too poor to pay child support should be entitled to a court-appointed attorney.

This argument comes on the heels of a case in which a man was held in civil contempt multiple times and eventually jailed for failing to pay child support. The man said he could not afford to make the payments and believes a lawyer may have been able to convince the judge that he should not be jailed because of it. His current lawyer says that anyone facing jail time or the loss of freedom should be provided an attorney.

Holding someone in civil contempt is meant to be a persuasive technique that encourages people to pay up and avoid jail time. Federal law does not currently extend the right to a lawyer to those involved in civil contempt cases. Those involved in criminal proceedings, however, are appointed a lawyer.

The majority of states have already made the right to a lawyer in cases of civil contempt a law, but the Supreme Court justices have expressed some concern over allowing the national legislation to reach that far. One justice stated that a ruling like this one would affect thousands of domestic relations cases across the country.

A lawyer involved in the previously discussed case suggests that appointing lawyers to everyone in need would hurt the effectiveness of child support cases, which are currently relatively informal. He also expressed concern that such a law might deter people seeking compensation for unpaid child support from taking any legal action.

According to a personal injury law firm, the justices are being urged by the federal government to make a decision that falls somewhere in the middle. It suggested in a recent brief that appointing an attorney is not always necessary in these civil contempt cases, saying that creating a way for a person to prove his or her financial means may be beneficial. It will be interesting to see how the Supreme Court decides.