“Pure Chaos” Followings Surprise Stage Collapse in Indiana

On August 15, 2011, in Insurance, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, by K. Lindsay Rakers

By now, most people have heard about the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair last Saturday just prior to to the band Sugarland’s performance. The tradegy has left five concert-goers dead and dozens injured. But who is at fault? Most likely, the event staff will be held at least partially at fault as they likely assisted in the stage set up. In most states, there is a complete defense for situations like this where an “act of God” caused … Continue Reading >

Help the Human Rights Campaign Help Us –

On August 15, 2011, in Community, Discrimination, Gay and Lesbian Rights, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The words of Joe Solmonese, President of the HRC
We’ve come to expect GOP candidates to call for a hateful constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. But we never expected them to support forming a commission to investigate pro-equality advocates like you and me.
I’m not making this up. Several of the GOP presidential candidates have now signed a pledge to appoint “a commission to investigate harassment” of anti-LGBT activists. It’s part of a years-long effort by right-wing groups to protect … Continue Reading >

New CLL Leukemia Treatment Provides Promise and Hope

On August 15, 2011, in Community, by K. Lindsay Rakers

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Physicians at the University of Pennsylvania might be heros – at least in my book. My mother has suffered from CLL leukemia for almost 12 years now. While we have been somewhat “lucky” with her health, CLL leukemia has certainly changed her life and the lives of everyone in our family. To date, CLL leukemia (chroniclymphocytic leukemia) is usually kept in check with radiation and chemotherapy but there … Continue Reading >

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