But during trial, the family’s attorneys continued to present the case as ordinary negligence in an attempt to win a judgment that was, in the high court’s words, “unmoored” from the cap on financial damages. That was the move that ultimately cost the family its $20 million award. Under Michigan law, the family could have received an award of several hundred thousand dollars if lawyers had successfully argued medical malpractice. … [Read more...] about A grandmother in Michigan died after surgeons mistakenly drilled her skull. Her family won’t get a penny.
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"As you can see from this conversation, I actually spend most of my time making jokes and making people laugh," he told us. "That sort of, to me, is an energy builder. Now you see this film and it's fraught with tension on screen. But the actual vibe on the set was completely different. We were shooting in New Orleans in the summertime. The sun is out. You have eight miles of freeway locked off. And as you can see, Derrik is a pretty cool customer." … [Read more...] about Russell Crowe says new film ‘Unhinged’ draws attention to uptick of ‘ultraviolence’ in today’s society
EBONY (cat)Ebony is a very nice and friendly 3-year-old cat who is quite handsome. He's somewhat quiet, but also has a curious side. He likes to explore and check out everything going on around him. He's happy being with people and getting attention. Give Ebony a nice lap to sit on and this affectionate guy will hop right up and cuddle with you! He's fine around other cats and would likely be good with kids as well. This sweet boy would like to find his best friend and forever home so he can share lots of love, happiness and companionship. … [Read more...] about Meet One of Our Adorable, Adoptable Cats – Ebony
4 -- The number of vice presidents who went directly from that office to the presidency. They are John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren and George H.W. Bush. Acting as president of the Senate, each man was able to announce his own election to the presidency. … [Read more...] about By the numbers: Vice presidents
The measure is backed by Equality California, the LGBTQ rights organization, as well as groups representing district attorneys and police chiefs. Many law enforcement agencies say California’s sex offender database, with about 100,000 registered offenders, has become too large to fulfill its purpose of tracking potential predators. They have previously supported other legislation allowing people convicted of less-serious crimes to cycle off the list. … [Read more...] about Scott Wiener tries to salvage bill fixing sex-offender list’s inequity toward gay people