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One of the most important parts of any civil claim is gathering evidence to demonstrate that a person or company has acted in an improper manner that resulted in injury to someone. Accidents with trucks and tractor-trailers demand a significant amount of proof to indicate negligence on behalf of a driver or company. These types…

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A recent lawsuit filed by three Aiken County women alleges their parole officer repeatedly sexually assaulted them over a period of two years while they were under the supervision of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). The women, referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe-1, Doe-2 and Doe-3, were…

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“This is how black people get killed.” This is just one of the statements Dr. Susan Moore posted from her hospital bed in early December after testing positive for the coronavirus. About two weeks later, Dr. Moore died from complications due to COVID-19. In a video posted to Facebook, she accused staff at Indiana University…

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Well-known fashion designer and executive Peter Nygard has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and racketeering, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. Nygard is facing nine charges from a decades-long investigation involving dozens of victims – and possibly more – across the…

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a little-known but life-threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is caused by an allergic reaction to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and, although SJS typically starts off with mild flu-like symptoms, it can rapidly progress into a blistering, peeling rash that can become necrotic. Without treatment, many patients…

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Residential treatment facilities (RTF) for children and teens is a billion-dollar industry. Programs that go by names like therapeutic residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, teen wilderness programs, juvenile boot camp programs or other similar monikers have a troubling problem with physical assaults – both from staff and from other residents. When these incidents of violence…

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Gymnastics is one of the more popular extracurricular activities for children. It’s an activity they can start early in life and continue through high school, college, and – for some athletes – move on to national or international competition. However, as we’ve seen with USA Gymnastics and the Larry Nassar case, competitive gymnastics is undergoing…

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