A police officer in New Jersey is the target of a lawsuit after he allegedly made sexual advances on a woman. Patrolman James Lame asked the plaintiff if she had ever had sex with a police officer in a police station or in a cell and requested that she have sex with him after a traffic stop in November 2014. During...

A mother and father from Missouri were killed in a tragic car accident in Florida, while taking their two daughters to Disney World. The daughters both suffered injuries that have been described as serious, though they survived the accident. According to reports, the parents had spent months saving up money for the family vacation so that their two young girls --...

The elderly and children are among the most vulnerable in our society. Children are young and inexperienced and can be easily manipulated or exploited. Sadly, as many people age, they too, are subject to various forms of abuse and exploitation. While they may have been vigorous and imposing when they were younger, they often have suffered the effects of a...

Three basketball players at Ooltewah High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee have been convicted in a sexual assault case against a teammate. The teammate was raped with a pool cue during a violent hazing ritual on a school sponsored basketball trip. Hazing is the act of imposing humiliating, embarrassing, and often dangerous rituals on anyone seeking to join a particular organization. Schools...

The physics are fairly straightforward. The greater the speed of a vehicle, the greater the demands placed on the braking, tires, steering systems and greater the potential damage should the vehicle strike another vehicle or object. When the vehicle in question is an 80,000 lb semi truck, the physics of a crash are frightening indeed. At the end of last month, the...

At least 11 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a fire started in a second floor apartment at the Paraclete Manor Apartments off Swope Parkway around noon on September 3, 2016. The fire was contained to the apartment but caused thick, heavy smoke to rise through the apartment's upper floors, causing little visibility on the second, third,...

A Shelby County jury has awarded a $30 million judgment against a Memphis nursing home where poor care led to a resident's death. The Circuit Court jury verdict includes $28 million in punitive damages against Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, as well as its two owners in New York and related companies. Martha Jane Peirce was living in a shared...

There are a great many factors that go into traffic fatalities. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final death toll for 2015 and it was not good. The number of Americans who died on the roads increased 7.2 percent last year to 35,092. That increase was the largest measured since the Johnson Administration in the 1960s. Part...