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.

Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

An Alton car wash employee was washing windows when police believe his foot accidentally hit the gas pedal.

Source: Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Illinois law gives death benefits for a fatal work injury accident. Spouse or dependents are entitled to recover. This tragic incident would be covered.

 

 

Things Not to Do in Your Social Security Hearing

Sometimes you wonder what people are thinking.

Social Security Disability is not a simple process.

There are numerous laws, rules and procedures that are complex and baffling to even those who work with Social Security on a daily basis.

Why would you decide to represent yourself?

You are risking benefits that may be paid to you for the rest of your lifetime.

This could easily top a total of $300,000 depending on your life expectancy.

Every so often I will see clients who come into my office after being denied at a hearing without a lawyer representing them.

There are many mistakes and traps that these people fall into.

Even though the Judges are not inherently biased against unrepresented people, I think there are some subtle problems.

No one is watching the Judge to protect against mistakes, or failure to follow the rules, or to ask important questions of you or the vocational consultant.

You need to know what type of questions the Judge will ask and why.

You need to understand what you must prove to win your case.

You need to know what medical records to produce.

You need to understand why the vocational consultant is testifying and what you need to do to turn the testimony to your advantage.

The bottom line is that a lawyer only gets paid if they win your case for you.

The most the lawyer can ever get paid is $6,000.

This is a small amount to pay for lifetime benefits and Medicare benefits.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

With two young children in her car, an Athens woman recorded herself on social media brandishing a gun and making threats as she followed another woman Sunday, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.Brooke M. Tapscott, 24, was booked into the Sangamon County Jail on possible charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.The latter charge was because deputies discovered a pill bottle that Tapscott did not have a

Source: Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

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Perfect example of what not to do.

Whether you have a criminal case, work injury, motor vehicle injury case, or social security disability claim make sure that you do not do stupid things on social media. This can and will be used against you to attack your claim. The result will be dismissal of your case or seriously diminished damages as a result.