Tractor trailer truck blows throw stop sign resulting in motorcyclists death

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"A 73-year-old motorcyclist is dead after troopers say a semi-truck driver failed to stop at a stop sign. On Sunday afternoon, emergency crews were called to an accident near Banner Rd. and Hwy 66 in El Reno. Troopers say the driver of the semi-truck was heading north on Banner Rd. when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Hwy 66. According to an accident report, investigators say 73-year-old Ray Lee Davis, who did not have a stop sign, crashed into the driver’s side of the semi-truck while on his motorcycle." Read about this story here. Even though it…

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Workers’ compensation fraud has a trickle-down effect on everyone

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"A onetime U.S. Postal Service employee in western Minnesota has admitted to vigorously participating in dog agility events while cheating the government out of more than $100,000 in federal disability benefits by falsely claiming that a workplace injury sharply limited her time on the job. Lisa A. Schafer, 57, of Glenwood, pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul last week to theft of government funds in connection with the thefts that spanned more than 3½ years until May 2019. In exchange for her guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said it would ask the court to spare Schafer a…

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Family to receive $90k in wrongful death suit against police department and city

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"Jason Hunt, 41, was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a man police were chasing hit and killed him on Douglas Avenue in August 2016. A passenger in Hunt's car was hurt in the chase but survived. Police had been chasing 34-year-old Darnell Browder after an officer tried to stop him for driving without license plates. In March of 2017, Browder pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. Later that October, Hunt's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Des Moines and a Des Moines police officer." Read about this story here. In situations like these,…

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Shark Tank star involved in fatal boating accident

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"Kevin O'Leary's boat was involved in a crash in Ontario, Canada that left one man dead, and a woman critically injured ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened on Lake Joseph late Saturday, around 11:30 PM when a smaller boat -- owned by O'Leary -- rammed into a larger boat ... going directly over its bow and striking a male passenger in the head, killing him instantly. Sources connected to Kevin tell TMZ, the "Shark Tank" star says there is video that captures the area of the lake where the collision occurred, and he is looking to get the video…

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Motorcyclist killed in 4-vehicle crash near North Branch MN

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"One person is dead following a four-vehicle crash near North Branch Tuesday afternoon. A crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol says the deadly accident happened around 3:45 p.m. on Hwy. 95 near 392nd St. The incident began in the westbound lane of Hwy. 95 when a Dodge Ram rear-ended a Chevy Cruze, sending the car into the eastbound lane of traffic where it collided with a motorcycle. The Ram then crashed into a westbound Honda Fit that was waiting to turn left at 392nd St. The motorcyclist was killed, and has been identified as Larry Micheal Cooper, 58, of…

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Situations that are considered for child custody and visitation

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Who’s a parent the child has stronger emotional ties. The child’s emotional health is equally important to their general health and wellness. Among all others, the court wants to identify which parent the child has deeper emotional ties with. This can be determined by taking into account who has more knowledge of the child’s interests, likes, etc., and who has the tendency to care for the child's needs. The emotional tie also reflects the quality of the child’s relationship with their parents. The court determines which parent the child is more comfortable to be around. The mental and physical wellbeing…

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How workers’ comp can affect a personal injury lawsuit

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"Most slip and fall cases are filed as premises liability claims. But if your accident happened at work, your employer’s workers’ comp coverage might actually bar you from filing a personal injury lawsuit. In Minnesota, nearly all employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. That means most employees who get hurt on the job must file a workers’ comp claim in lieu of a personal injury claim. Since workers’ comp only covers medical care, vocational rehabilitation, and a portion of lost wages, though, injured employees are inclined to pursue other avenues of compensation. Fortunately, there are scenarios in which…

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U.S.P.S. wants you to be aware of the seriousness of dog bites

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"Nearly 6,000 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year, but that pales in comparison to the 4.5 million Americans attacked each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of victims are small children, the elderly and Postal Service carriers — in that order — are the most frequent victims. The Postal Service continues its tradition of calling attention to this public health issue. 2019 National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place April 14-20. Our campaign theme is "Avoid the BITE.”" You can read more about this story here. The post office also gives some…

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Lapse in worker’s compensation coverage results in massive fine for bakery

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"The bakery reopened four days later, after the Vial family that owns the business secured insurance. In addition to having to throw out perishable supplies and dough during that four-day closure, they paid their workers for the time they lost. The tens of thousands of dollars the Vial family had spent three years saving to purchase a new oven flew out the window as they scrambled to re-open. And then came the fine. In a judgement filed March 5 in Monterey County Superior Court, Lafayette Bakery was ordered to pay a penalty of $166,080 to the Labor Commissioner’s Uninsured Employers…

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