Teacher paid £17,000 compensation after slipping on a piece of HAM

A teacher who slipped while avoiding a slice of HAM and another who tumbled on a pen lid are among dozens of bizarre compensation payouts made by schools, it emerged yesterday (Weds). The teacher scooped £17,000 after side-stepping the meat slice on the dinner hall floor and slipping on “something gooey”. One council had to shell out £83,000 after an eight-year legal battle over a teacher who tripped on a football net. Th

NLRB: It's Legal For Unions To Pay Walmart Employees To Strike …

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The National Labor Relations Board says it’s legal for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union to pay Wal-Mart employees to strike, the Washington Examiner reports. In a Nov. 15 memorandum, NLRB lawyers said the union’s award of a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart employees who walked off their jobs on Black Friday last year “did not constitute unlawful restraint or coer

The Right Workers Compensation Attorney from North Kingstown …

The workers compensation laws are very complicated and each state has different limitation on both what and how you can claim from being injured on the job. This means that is vital that you consult the best workers compensation attorney from North Kingstown so that you understand exactly what your legal position is. Workers Compensation or Civil LawsuitThere may be limitations on your ability to file a civil lawsuit for

The law and politics of bone marrow and compensation for donors

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing new regulations that would put bone marrow more clearly into the class of organs for which payment is forbidden by the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984. This is in response to the decision by the Ninth Circuit to make compensation legal for bone marrow donations made through the harvesting of blood stem cells directly from the blood. Here’s the relevant p

Victims Compensation Law 1975-1999 must be approve…

ETLJB  13 October 2012 The draft law on compensation for victims who suffered during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor between 1975 and 1999 must be enacted by the National Parliament without further delay according the country’s leading law and justice civil society organisation, the Judicial System Monitoring Program. According to JSMP Director, Luis Sampaio, the Victims Reparation Law was not approved durin

Senate Panel OKs Fardon Nomination For U.S. Attorney « CBS …

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS) CHICAGO (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted unanimously to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago. Zachary Fardon’s nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday’s approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote. The 46-year-ol

Washington County district attorney says dismissal of ethics charges …

The state bar has dropped ethics charges against Washington County’s district attorney and a defense lawyer accused of pushing to confine a mentally ill murder suspect, even though there was no legal basis to do so. The Oregon State Bar rescinded the charges against District Attorney Bob Hermann and Robert Axford, said Kateri Walsh,  a state bar spokeswoman. The allegations stemmed from an October 2011 court order t

Oregon State Bar drops charges against Washington County district …

The Oregon State Bar has dropped charges of unethical conduct against the Washington County district attorney and a defense attorney. District Attorney Bob Hermann and defense attorney Robert Axford faced accusations of proposing a court order that sent a mentally ill man to the state hospital illegally. The allegations stemmed from an October 2011 court order titled a “mental illness magistrate hold,” which w

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand …

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions. “Public corruption, based on all evidence, appears rampant,” Bharara told the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption

NY Attorney General's Fake Reviews Sting Exposes Bad Client …

NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that 19 companies had agreed to cease their practice of writing fake online reviews for businesses and to pay more than $350,000 in penalties. “Operation Clean Turf,” a year-long undercover investigation into the reputation management industry, the manipulation of consumer-review websites, and the practice of astroturfing, found that companies had flooded th