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Making a Personal Injury Claim for a Heavy Machinery Accident

You won’t be surprised to learn that any incidents involving heavy machinery can be very serious indeed. Sadly, people often sustain life-changing or life-threatening injuries when heavy machinery malfunctions or is used improperly.

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Although heavy machinery accidents can sometimes affect members of the public, they’re more commonly associated with workplace injuries. If you work on a construction site and you’re involved in an incident involving heavy machinery, for example, you might want to know if you can take legal action against the person or people responsible.

Claiming Workers’ Compensation

If you’re an employee and you’re affected by a heavy machinery accident, you could be eligible to claim workers’ compensation. Every employer is required to take out workers’ comp insurance, which means that employees can seek financial compensation if they’re hurt while performing their duties.

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Ivanka Trump Deposition Remarks ‘Highly Misleading,’ Says D.C. Attorney General

The attorney general for the District of Columbia has said an investigation into how money was spent for President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration is not “politically motivated” and Ivanka Trump’s comments to the contrary were “highly misleading.”



Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump are posing for a picture: President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general's office this week.


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President Donald Trump listens as his daughter Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ivanka Trump gave a deposition to the D.C. attorney general’s office this week.

Karl A. Racine, a Democrat, was responding to a claim made by the president’s daughter. She had posted on Twitter on Thursday about making a deposition to the attorney general’s office in relation to the probe.

His office sued the Presidential Inaugural Committee in January, alleging the nonprofit misspent more than $1 million raised by “grossly overpaying” the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“This week I spent 5+ hours

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Elected as reformer, Jefferson County’s incoming district attorney is pushing out office’s top prosecutors

Alexis King

Alexis King convinced voters in Jefferson and Gilpin counties that she should be their next district attorney on the promise that she’d reform the prosecutor’s office — and she hasn’t waited to be sworn in to make sweeping changes.

King will cut 10 people from the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office when she takes charge in January, she acknowledged in a brief interview Thursday. Those losing their jobs include six senior prosecutors and three deputy district attorneys, those involved told The Denver Post, wiping away decades of experience and senior leadership in the office.

“At the end of the day, it’s about ensuring that we are bringing and performing ethical prosecutions, protecting public safety, that are also aligned with my values and making sure we have a workplace that is open to all identities,” King said Thursday, adding the dismissals are “100%” part of her effort to reform

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Norfolk solicitor explains the benefits of a ‘good divorce’

Family solicitors at Norfolk-based law firm Clapham & Collinge LLP are supporting Resolution’s ‘Good Divorce Week 2020’, a national campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first.

Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family justice professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of early legal advice, as it prepares to re-launch its Code of Practice. 

Resolution members believe the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart of proceedings. By seeking early professional advice, couples have the benefit of considering a range of options and making a decision that is most suitable to them. 

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Neale Grearson, who is a partner and head of the family law department at Clapham & Collinge

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Why Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Is Leaving Criminal Case as Arraignment Set For Kenosha Shooter

One of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse‘s attorneys is stepping away from his criminal defense soon after prosecutors argued he should be blocked from representing the 17-year-old due to his fundraising efforts.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Kyle Rittenhouse cleans graffiti from a high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse following another night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An attorney for the 17-year-old said he is stepping back from his criminal defense.


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Kyle Rittenhouse cleans graffiti from a high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse following another night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An attorney for the 17-year-old said he is stepping back from his criminal defense.

Los Angeles based lawyer John M. Pierce confirmed will be pulling back from the teenager’s defense and attorney Mark Richards will now be representing Rittenhouse in the criminal trial.

Pierce said he will instead be focusing on raising money for the defense team.

Pierce, along with Rittenhouse‘s fellow attorney Lin Wood, were able to raise the $2m needed to post the teenager’s bail following a successful fundraising campaign.

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Michigan Lawyer Receives Citation Over Black Lives Matter Sign Outside His Home

A lawyer from Michigan has received a citation over a Black Lives Matter sign outside his home, with police saying it violates a city ordinance.

Todd Russell Perkins, a lawyer from Grosse Pointe Shores near Detroit, nailed the sign to a tree outside his house in November.

Afterward, he received a police report warning ordering him to remove the sign as it violated a rule that there can be no political signs larger than seven square feet.

Police said they had received an anonymous complaint about the sign. Perkins said he wanted to know which neighbor had made the complaint and has argued he should have freedom of speech.

Speaking to Fox News, he said: “To announce it, to be able to say it, to be able to scream it from atop of a mountain is my right as an American.

“We can all agree that that’s greater than seven

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UPDATE 1-China says U.S. audit law targeting Chinese firms discriminatory

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SHANGHAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator said on Friday that U.S. legislation that threatens to kick Chinese firms off its exchanges is “clearly discriminatory” and politically driven, but China is still willing to talk.

The U.S. Congress passed legislation on Wednesday that would force Chinese firms to delist from U.S. exchanges unless they abide by U.S. accounting rules. It is expected soon to be signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said in a statement that the “Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act” is “clearly discriminatory” and not based on professional grounds.

The Act would force U.S.-listed companies to prove that they are not controlled by a foreign government, and require companies name Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials on their boards, and disclose whether their articles of incorporation contains any charter of the CCP.

“We firmly oppose

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Police Minister hits out at National’s ‘virtue-signalling on law and order’ in firearms debate



a person in a suit and tie: Watch as Police Minister Poto Williams is questioned in Parliament on the Government's gun law reforms.


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Watch as Police Minister Poto Williams is questioned in Parliament on the Government’s gun law reforms.

Police Minister Poto Williams has hit out at National’s “virtue-signalling” during a debate on gun law reform but she was criticised for saying she doesn’t expect criminals “to do anything lawful”.

Williams defended the Government’s record on firearms law reform in Parliament on Thursday following a recent shooting in Northland and the tragic death of police officer Constable Matthew Hunt in June. 

“Can I say that any incident where the use of weapons is involved is distressing for the police and the community, and police are frontline workers who go above and beyond to keep our community safe. We need to support our officers so we can continue to support our communities.”

Police Minister hits out at National’s ‘virtue-signalling on law and order’ in firearms debate

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Watch now: Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney argues self-defense at preliminary hearing | Crime

The detective testified that Rosenbaum was chasing Rittenhouse before he was shot. After that shooting, he said, Rittenhouse was running away and fell to the ground, shooting Huber after Huber hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard. Another man, who was seen on video trying to kick Rittenhouse, was never identified, Antaramian testified.

“The state is trying to put forward a one-sided view of what happened, protecting someone who does not deserve protection, he’s a masked robber,” Richards said of Rosenbaum.



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This screenshot shows Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse and attorneys in the case during a preliminary hearing Dec. 3. 




Probable cause a felony occurred

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish that there is probable cause that a felony was committed and to bind someone over for trial. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said the evidence is clear that Rittenhouse

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Reform outdated offence of misconduct in public office, recommends Law Commission

Outdated and unclear laws governing misconduct in public office should be reformed, the Law Commission has announced today [4 December 2020]. The reforms would introduce two new statutory offences to replace the ancient common law offence, provide greater clarity, and target the most serious forms of misconduct in public office.

There has been an increase in the number of prosecutions for misconduct in public office in recent years, rising from single figures in the early 2000s to averaging more than 80 per year since 2006. In 2018 (the last available figures), there were 95 prosecutions.

The current common law offence of misconduct in public office has existed for hundreds of years. However, as the number of prosecutions has risen in recent decades, so have the calls to reform the law. The most commonly expressed concern is that the offence lacks clarity and precision. This creates the potential for misuse and

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