Archive, October 2015.

$900 million. That is the amount General Motors (GM) has been fined as a result of a criminal suit for deaths that occurred because their vehicles had faulty ignition switches. 124 people died behind the wheel of cars with an ignition defect that caused them to shut off the car while it was being driven, disabling the airbag, power steering and power brakes. Heartbroken families now have to live with their loved one’s loss, many frustrated that executives at GM are not being held personally accountable. As is turns out, the ignition defect was apparently known to the company years in …
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When someone files a petition for a divorce, known as dissolution of marriage, the petitioner (the one who filed first) has to make sure the other spouse is legally served with the paperwork. Once the spouse has been served, they have a limited time to respond. Failing to respond on time could mean the court enters a default judgment. In a default judgment, the court finds the respondent failed to file on time and that the petitioner is given what they asked for in his or her divorce petition.
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Divorce is never easy, but when couples discuss and negotiate the big issues outside of court, they tend to experience less stress, overall. One of the most important issues are those related to children, such as custody arrangements, child visitation, and child support. If you have children and are planning on going through a divorce, you might find these tips for negotiating the split of child-related expenses helpful during your discussions.
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Nothing can safe-proof a marriage from divorce, but there are some ways that couples can improve their chances of staying together. One is to attend marriage counseling. Another is to examine and, when applicable, address issues that commonly discussed by couples who are in or have already completed counseling. So what do men talk about, and what do they complain about the most? Three psychotherapists recently shared their experiences with the Huffington Post.
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When most people think of a sports-related injury, they commonly refer to a pulled hamstring, sprained ankle, or maybe, a dislocated shoulder. Rarely do they consider a severe brain injury or the debilitating condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. While bumps and bruises, and even broken bones will eventually heal, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and CTE can have devastating effects for the rest of a person’s life. In fact, CTE has been linked to numerous cases of depression, suicide, and early death in recent years. CTE is most commonly associated with concussions and…
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Many believe that autonomous or driverless vehicles represent the future of personal and commercial transportation. Testing of such vehicles is already underway in many parts of the world and tech-reliant companies like Uber have already announced their intentions to ride that wave over the next decade. However, much of the technology required for driverless vehicles can be applied today in an effort to prevent auto accidents, save lives, and reduce resulting injuries. Among such features are automatic braking systems, which auto industry leaders have indicated, will soon become standard on …
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World-class cities like Chicago and smaller outlying communities all rely on public transportation systems to safely help millions of people get back and forth from work, school, and shopping every year. While most of the time public transportation runs smoothly, when accidents do occur, many people may be injured, or even killed.
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Dissolving a marriage doesn’t have to be traumatic or filled with conflict. Many spouses are able to agree to a divorce and property split without going to trial. In an uncontested divorce both spouses agree on all of the issues including property division, support payments, and custody and parenting time. However, there are still several steps to go through before your divorce will be finalized.
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