Sports News Roger Clemens verdict Not guilty on all six counts

June 18th, 2012

After eight weeks, 46 witnesses, two dozing jurors and an estimated $2-3 million spent in taxpayer money, the Roger Clemens trial is finally over.

The verdict: Not guilty on three counts of making false statements, not guilty on two counts of perjury and not guilty on one count of obstruction. The charges stemmed from testimony that Clemens made in Feb. 2008, telling a Congressional committee that he had never taken steroids or HGH.

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DebbyT . Tampa, Florida . 2 minutes 42 seconds ago Report Abuse

What do you expect? Charge only the people that are going to be convicted?

good job guys, now how about going after all the politicians that lie to congress and the American people….Scooter281

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Breaking News Requirements for Child Car Safety Seats to Change in 2014 Rocky Mount NC

June 18th, 2012

For many car seats, parents have had two options: Using the seat belt in the car to attach the seat, or using the LATCH system – Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children – which most parents consider easier to use for installing the seat.

However, with a new federal rule that will take affect in early 2014, child safety-seat manufacturers will be required to tell parents not to use the LATCH system if their child and the car seat have a combined weight of 65 pounds or more.

Many car seats weigh as much as 15 to 33 pounds, so children as light as 32 pounds or as young as 3 may be affected by this new rule. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain in car seats with harnesses until they are 8.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers petitioned for the new rule because the strength of the lower tethers was not enough to assure the safety of heavier children. Other safety advocates say that seat belts need to be strengthened to reduce the risk of njuries to children.

Other problems have been noted with the LATCH system.

Last summer, a study by Safe Kids Worldwide found that community checkpoint technicians were only using lower anchors to attach child safety seats about 30 percent of the time, and parents were only using the top tethers about 30 percent of the time.

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Question resolved over Social Security benefits for children born after parent’s death

June 6th, 2012

Source : http://www.hansendiraniblog.com/supreme-court-answers-question-about-social-security-disability-survivor-benefits.html

The Supreme Court addressed an interesting question about Social Security Disability survivor benefits for children conceived by in-vitro fertilization after their father’s death. The justices ruled unanimously that children conceived in such a manner are not automatically entitled to Social Security survivor insurance benefits.

As Social Security Disability lawyers in Oklahoma, we represent people in need of benefits, which may include children who have lost a parent and are facing hardships. The high court ruled that Congress intended the benefit not to assist “needy persons” in general, but for the more specific purpose of alleviating a family’s hardship upon a breadwinner’s death, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

The case before the court centered around a Florida man who died 18 months before twin children were born through in-vitro fertilization. Under Florida state law, the children were not considered his heirs.

The twins, however, may have qualified for benefits if they resided in a different state. States have different inheritance laws. For example, Louisiana recognizes children born up to three years after their father’s death, according to the Wall Street Journal.

If you need assistance with a Social Security Disability claim in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at Hansen Dirani & Associates. We understand how difficult and frustrating the process of applying for benefits can be. We know how confusing the system can seem for the average person. If you have questions about survivor benefits for children or other issues related to an Oklahoma Social Security Disability claim, call Hansen now: 877-583-0700. Hansen knows if you have a case.

Hansen Dirani Law
4815 S. Harvard Ave., Ste. 380
Tulsa, OK 74135

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