March 13, 2010
They are the most wired vehicles on the road, with dashboard computers, sophisticated radios, navigation systems and cellphones.
While such gadgets are widely seen as distractions to be avoided behind the wheel, there are hundreds of thousands of drivers — police officers and paramedics — who are required to use them, sometimes at high speeds, while weaving through traffic, sirens blaring.
Read Article: The New York Times
Eleven former college football and basketball players have joined the former U.C.L.A. basketball star Ed O’Bannon in a class-action lawsuit that argues the N.C.A.A. should compensate former athletes for the use of their images and likenesses.
The athletes include Alex Gilbert, a teammate of Larry Bird at Indiana State, four participants in the 1966 Division I men’s basketball championship game, and football and basketball players who competed in the 1990s and in the past decade, according to documents filed Wednesday in federal court in Oakland, Calif.
Read Article: NY Times
NORWALK, Ohio – Eleven children who were confined in cages by a northern Ohio couple now in prison for child abuse will share in a $1.2 million settlement reached by their lawyers with Huron County.
Attorneys for the children had threatened to sue the county, arguing that officials there acted too slowly in uncovering the abuse at the home of Michael and Sharen Gravelle.
Read Article: Toledo Blade.Com
The state of Mississippi is facing a federal lawsuit alleging its failure to provide community-based mental health services to its children is denying them access to care and increasing their odds of being institutionalized.
The Southern Poverty Law Center Mississippi Youth Justice Project , the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and local civil rights attorney Rob McDuff are suing the state in an effort to improve the mental health system for children, according to a news release from the Youth Justice Project.
Read Article: Clarion Ledger.Com
Reporting from San Diego — It was a stakeout gone bad, featuring jumpy police officers, human traffickers, a roughed-up federal agent, and a multimillion-dollar twist of an ending.
Sergio Lopez, an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was tracking smugglers in October 2006 when Chula Vista police officers pulled him over.
Read Article: LA Times.Com
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