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Jury awards $1M to insurer, against policy holder

This might seem like a “dog bites man” story, but it’s true. In a case called Lincoln Benefit Life Company v. Alexander Dallal and Claire Dallal, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:16-cv-09307-MWW, nine California jurors unanimously found that the policy holder, the Dallals, had committed insurance […]

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Auto Wreck Poem

Auto Wreck By Karl Shapiro (1942) Its quick soft silver bell beating, beating, And down the dark one ruby flare Pulsing out red light like an artery, The ambulance at top speed floating down Past beacons and illuminated clocks Wings in a heavy curve, dips down, And brakes speed, entering the crowd. The doors leap […]

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Terrified Greyhound passengers plead with their bus driver to pull over and sleep

At some point on the 20-plus-hour bus trip between Phoenix and Dallas, passengers’ attention turned from the Southwestern scenery to what was going on in the driver’s seat. “The bus was leaning a little bit,” Philip Hurd told CBS-11 on Thursday, after he and nearly four dozen others had reached the safety of the downtown […]

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How to Stay Awake While You Drive

Drowsy Driving causes 72,000 accidents per year Drooping eyelids, frequent yawns, wondering where the last few miles went are all signs that you’ve gotten drowsy behind the wheel. You may be tempted to push on. After all, you’re not that far from home. But, driving while drowsy results in 72,000 car accidents every year and […]

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Drowsy Driving results in 72,000 Car Collisions Every Year

Drowsy Driving results in 72,000 Car Collisions Every Year Drowsy driving kills. It claimed 846 lives in 2014 according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.These reported fatalities (and drowsy-driving crashes overall) have remained largely consistent across the past decade. Between 2005 and 2009 there was an estimated average of 83,000 crashes each year related to […]

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Colorado Wrongful Death: The Basics

Who May Bring a Wrongful Death Claim The parties entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit are limited to the decedent’s spouse, “heir or heirs,” or a “designated beneficiary.” C.R.S. § 13-21-201(1)(a) and (b). In addition, potential claimants may include the surviving parents of an unmarried and childless decedent. C.R.S. § 13-21-201(1)(c). The term “heir […]

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Watch: Animation created to for trial and settlement of a catastrophic ski slope injury in Aspen, for $3,225,000. Holding unsafe skiers accountable makes skiing safer for everyone

A significant settlement encourages safer skiing. A 19 year old Aspen skier looked before he leapt launching a 360 degree turn before making sure the area below was clear. The skier, who was moving at least 35 miles per hour, ran into medical professional, who suffered a closed head injury, a severely injured shoulder, and […]

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Insured beyond the grave

Here’s another aspect of insurance I heard from this Gospel song on the Bluegrass Junction channel. I HOW YOU CAN BUY INSURANCE FRIEND TO PAY YOU WHEN YOU’RE ILL. AND IF YOUR EARTHLY HOME SHOULD BURN, A NEW ONE YOU CAN BUILD. INSURANCE ON YOUR EARTHLY WEALTH, YOUR SILVER AND YOUR GOLD BUT READ GOD’S BOOK, […]

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Getting Document Evidence from Third Parties

Suppose you or your family were injured because of the carelessness of a “third person” as lawyers say, i.e., because someone else messed up. Suppose further that you are forced to file a lawsuit against that person and you need documents from his employer or from a corporate affiliate that is not a party to […]

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Enjoying being a Colorado and Wyoming lawyer.

There are no two better contiguous states in the country. Sure, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, or Oklahoma and Arkansas, may claim to be the best abutting states, but no informed person would accept that claim.

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