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Mom, 81, Sues for Child Support for 60-Year-Old

Mom, 81, Sues for Child Support for 60-Year-Old | 7th Amendment | Scoop.it
At first, it looks like a standard child support case—she says he never paid, he says he never knew. But the plaintiff is 81-year-old widow Rosemary Douglas. She’s suing Urban Joseph Grass—who... Crime & Courts News Summaries.
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 12:03 AM
In this case from 2010, an 81-year-old woman is suing her ex-husband for unpaid child support for her 60-year-old son. Rosemary Douglas claims that she had a court order for child support after her son was born in 1950. Her husband never paid. She claims that she has been trying to collect, ever since. The amount she is trying to recover is $57,000 including interest.
Hayden Fairhurst's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:24 PM

The mom (81) is suing for her childs support. The Child is 60 though. The jury assigned may need to be very convinced to agree with the mom. Her child should be able to support him or herself. The case rests in the jury's hands

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6 Cruise Survivors Sue for $460M

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Six surviving passengers from the Costa Concordia are suing Carnival Cruise Lines for a whopping $460 million—$10 million in personal damages, and $450 million in punitive damages. The suit was... Crime & Courts News Summaries.
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 12:34 AM
In this case, six surviving passengers from the Costa Concordia are suing Carnival Cruise Lines for $460 million. This amount includes $10 million in personal damages and $450 million in punitive damages. This suit takes place in Florida, where Carnival Cruise Lines in based. The president of the Italian consumer protection agency called Codacons, says that all passengers should be compensated "not only for material damage, but also for moral ones, such as fear and terror suffered, and the risks related to physical integrity." Carnival has offered the survivors $14,400 each.
Hayden Fairhurst's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:20 PM

This trial has been made for the survivors of a cruise accident. There were only 6 survivors. It was a deadly crash. IT was a result of unsafe boat driving. The jury can determine whether the people can get the $460M. The survivors can convince the jury to let them win.

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CNN - The O.J. Simpson Civil Case - Sept. 16, 1996

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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:02 AM
This article from 1996, is about the upcoming civil case filed against O.J. Simpson by the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman. Simpson was aquitted of murder charges in 1994. He could not be tried again for the same crime in a criminal court. In the civil trial, the plaintiffs would still try to prove Simpson committed the murders, but there are some key differences. In a civil trial, the standard of proof is lower. It is not "beyond a reasonable doubt." Also, Simpson could be required to testify.
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About - The 7th Amendment Advocate

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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:31 AM
The 7th Amendment States, "In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law." The purpose of this site is to educate the public that these rights are protected by the Constitution. The right to a trial by jury is slowly being taken away. This is because of politcal developments indicating a desire to limit or eliminate the role of the jury. A vast majority of people do not even realize they have these rights.
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7th Amendment

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The 7th Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury in civil cases, learn about this important right with Revolutionary War and Beyond.
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:37 AM
The 7th amendment is included in the Bill of rights mainly because the American colonists had just went through a period of not being allowed jury trials by the British government. This grievance was mentioned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. This was one of the ways that the colonists protected themselves from unjust laws. This right is still very important to the US.
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Charlie Sheen Wins $25M Warner Bros. Settlement

Charlie Sheen Wins $25M Warner Bros. Settlement | 7th Amendment | Scoop.it
Who's crazy now? Charlie Sheen is hammering out a settlement with Warner Bros. for his firing from Two and a Half Men amounting to $25 million, TMZ and the Los Angeles Times are reporting.... Celebrity News Summaries.
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 12:12 AM
In this case, Charlie Sheen sued Warner Bros. for $100 million. He sued them for wrongful termination from the show, Two and a Half Men, for substance abuse. They reached a settlement for $25 million. Ashton Kutcher replaced him on the show. Sheen wished the cast "nothing but the best for the upcoming season."
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Strauss-Kahn, accuser settle civil lawsuit

Strauss-Kahn, accuser settle civil lawsuit | 7th Amendment | Scoop.it
A New York hotel housekeeper and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting her, have reached a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him.
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 12:48 AM
In this case, a settlement has been reached between a NY hotel housekeeper and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn is the international finance executive accused of sexually assaulting the housekeeper. The suit was filed in August, 2011, three months after Nafissatou Diallo reported the assault. The settlement is for an unspecified amount. Diallo reamins off the job due to a shoulder injury she claims happened during the attack.
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State Bar of Texas Files Civil Suit Against Judge Ken Anderson

A civil lawsuit against Anderson filed in Williamson County this month by the State Bar of Texas says the former prosecutor- and current District Judge- did ...
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:09 AM
In this case, the State Bar of Texas filed a suit against District Judge Ken Anderson. The lawsuit states that the judge witheld 5 pieces of crucial evidence. The original case involved Michael Morton, who was charged with murdering his wife. If Anderson is found guilty, he can lose his licence. Many people wonder why he would do this.
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Civil suit vs Carr, 3 bars- Casey's final agony revealed

Go to: http://www.myspace.com/ncproud (Click it for Casey) for more information Casey Bokhoven's father brought a civil suit against Tolly Carr and three bar...
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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:22 AM
In this case, the father of a man killed by a drunk driver, filed a civil suit against the driver and the 3 bars that served him. Tolly Carr turned himself in, following the accident that killed Bokhoven. Casey Bokhoven's father claims that the bar owners should have stopped serving Carr and have gotten him a cab. Bokhoven's lawyer estimates damages to be in the millions. Carr remains in prison.
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CRS/LII Annotated Constitution Seventh Amendment

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Brian Beck's comment, January 26, 2013 1:46 AM
The Idea of the 7th amendment came from Mr. Williamson of North Carolina. He realized that there hadn't been much discussion on civil juries. Madison proposed this amendment. The framers of the amendment were concerned with preserving the right to trial by jury. Having a jury is much more fair than having one judge.