I lost everything waiting for disability assistance. And I’m not the only one. – The Washington Post

Source: I lost everything waiting for disability assistance. And I’m not the only one. – The Washington Post

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You better believe it. You have to wait years to get your day in court and then four or five months to get the written decision. Not enough workers to get the cases before the judge in a timely manner.

Hot-air balloon crash: Pilot’s bad decisions caused worst in history

Source: Hot-air balloon crash: Pilot’s bad decisions caused worst in history

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In cases such as these, victims may sue the pilot, the hot air balloon company and others who may have had a role in allowing the pilot to fly. The problem may be not enough insurance to cover all the damages with 16 dead.

The Catholic Church knew he was an abuser, but helped him get a job in public schools – LA Times

More than $30 million has been paid to settle multiple claims of abuse by a Catholic brother.

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Crazy and sickening. Very difficult to punish this conduct with money damages or criminal penalties. Ruined lives and families continue to pile up.

Supreme Court declines review of firefighter death case | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court has declined a review of an appellate decision that overturned the conviction of a truck driver involved in a 2013 crash that killed Hudson

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In cases like this there is still the possibility of seeking civil damages for wrongful death even if there is not a criminal charge or conviction.

St. Louis priest settles part of civil case against accuser and clergy abuse survivor’s group | Law and order | stltoday.com

Criminal charges have been dropped in two separate jurisdictions and the priest has won one civil suit.

Source: St. Louis priest settles part of civil case against accuser and clergy abuse survivor’s group | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Shows another aspect of sexual abuse cases. Defendant going on the offensive and attacking the alleged victims.