A New York City woman who suffered brain damage after a hit-and-run truck crash has settled with the truck driver and his employer, Duane Reade.
The 2008 accident left Shirley Miller, 37, with brain damage, blindness, and very limited communications skills. The parties intend to settle the lawsuit for $22 million, according to Brooklyn Daily Eagle. If approved, it would be the largest personal injury settlement in New York state history, the New York Daily News reports.
Even though Miller was the only one injured in the truck accident, her parents are also a party to the lawsuit.
Getty’s Free ‘Embedded Viewer’
Now that Getty is allowing users free access to millions of its images, it’s also removing the watermark from the photos it’s providing for free.
The problem with Getty’s old watermark system was that once an image was purchased, the watermark would be removed; once removed and placed on a website, anyone online could copy and paste the image and use it without proper attribution or permission from the original owner.
Instead of a watermark, Getty is now allowing bloggers to embed many of its photos — but only via a new “embedded viewer” tool. The tool drops the image into a blog or website with a footer crediting Getty and linking people to its licensing page, according to Forbes.
The footer and link could help reduce copyright infringement because they don’t allow users to use the
A Texas man who is accused of setting an 8-year-old boy on fire in his teens is going to be tried for murder — more than 15 years later.
A state court judge ruled Thursday that Don Willburns Collins, 28, is eligible to be tried as an adult for a crime he allegedly committed as a 13-year-old. Although the victim, Robert Middleton, didn’t die immediately from his burns, he died from skin cancer in 2011 which was “blamed on his burns,” reports The Associated Press.
Collins’ murder prosecution may force him to come to grips with a gruesome childhood crime.