After being convicted on April 1 and led out of court in handcuffs, two of the defendants who stood trial, Donald Bullock and Pamela Cleveland, accepted plea deals with some confinement (house arrest and weekend jail), a $1,000 fine and community service, while the others, who refused the plea deal, were sentenced to five to 20 years. They also received fines ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 and community service ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 hours.
A Cook County judge ruled that there was no evidence of reckless conduct, which would be necessary to move forward with the involuntary manslaughter charge, prompting the dismissal, the news station reports. Dante Servin, the officer involved, had been kept on the force but had been stripped of his powers and was on desk duty during the court proceedings.
Nothing says sunshine and relaxation like a bout of vomiting and diarrhea. Yuck!
More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas and Celebrity’s Infinity, have been struck low with norovirus. The CDC is currently investigating the norovirus outbreak and monitoring clean up procedures on the two ships.
If you are one of the poor souls who got sick on a cruise ship, can you sue?
Just in time for 4/20, Georgia became the 24th state to legalize cannabis for medicinal use. But don’t go investing in Funyuns stock just yet — Georgia’s law is fairly restrictive when it comes to what a medical marijuana patient can possess, and it doesn’t address how they’re supposed to get it at all.
Peach State residents with one of eight specified disorders may possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil containing no more than five percent THC. However, no cultivation of said oil is permitted in Georgia, so patients will have to leave the state, acquire it elsewhere, and return with it, presumably passing through one or more of Georgia’s neighboring states, all of which currently prohibit any marijuana possession.
With the myriad complications of Georgia’s new
While workers’ compensation law does vary from state to state, generally, you can get workers comp for an injury that is work related. If your job is to put books onto a shelf, and you break your leg falling off a ladder, your injury was a result of your work duties eligible for workers’ comp.
However, heart attacks are harder to prove as work related. Different states have different standards.
To be eligible under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act, you must have been subjected to some kind of unusual or extraordinary physical exertion, strain, or unusual condition in the course of the employment. You must also show a causal connection existed between the exertion, strain,