The legal guardian of a Grant Middle School student who died after he jumped out of the back of a moving school bus has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Springfield School District and First Student bus company.Hubebia Langston, legal guardian of 14-year-old Idris Alford, alleges negligence on the part of the school district and First Student.Springfield police said Alford opened the back door and jumped out on his own accord while the bus was traveling at approximately 40 mph near
Source: Estate of student who died jumping from bus is suing school district
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It is difficult to prove that bus employees knew of the student’s plans and had time to react and prevent him from acting on his threats. The law also provides a defense when another person’s reckless actions cause his own injuries. This will be a hard case for the estate of the young man.
A family on the fringes prays for the ‘right diagnoses.’
Source: One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post
Points to the nature of heredity in mental illness. Also when you look a map of disability across the United States there are concentrated regions. Lower educated who work in manual labor jobs will become disabled at a higher rate as they age.
Source: New lawsuit accuses imprisoned former speaker of sex assault – ABC News
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Sickening. Shows that the new law removing a statute of limitations in sexual predator cases seeking money damages is the absolutely right thing to do.
Driver of other car ran away.
Source: Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com
Illinois law does not allow failure to wear a seat belt as a defense. Varies from state to state. This matters because if it is a defense it may result in a zero verdict or a dramatic reduction.
Emotions ran high at the state capitol as a child sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert lobbies for changing the rules on prosecuting child predators.Hastert, the former House Speaker, is serving time at a federal prison for his hush-money case. Hastert plead
Source: Senate Committee Passes Bill After Emotional Testimony From Hastert Victim
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You cannot argue against removing the statute of limitations against child predators. Do not let them hide behind any procedural walls.