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January 2014 Archives

Justin Bieber may face immigration problems after DUI arrest

Singing star Justin Bieber could possibly face more than DUI and reckless driving penalties after his arrest on Jan. 23 in Florida for drag racing while allegedly under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Some legal experts have speculated that the 19-year-old celebrity's immigration status may also be called into question. Bieber is living in the United States on a work-related visa, and some observers feel that the Canadian citizen may even be deported.

3 killed in a 2-car accident in Florida

Car accidents that result in injuries and deaths can be painful physically, financially and emotionally. In cases of a wrongful death, due to a car accident, you may want to seek compensation for the loss of your loved one, just as you could in a case of injuries caused by a negligent party. For instance, this report about three people injured and three people killed in a Miami-Dade accident could be similar to your case, so you may want to read on and consider your options.

Immigration reform being taken up by states

Florida is no stranger to the national debate over undocumented aliens. Many other states are also dealing with immigration issues by passing laws and resolutions aimed at the kind of reform that is currently stalled in Congress. In 2013, 184 laws and 253 resolutions dealing with immigration-related matters were passed by state legislatures, an increase of 18 percent over 2012. The trend seemed to be away from sweeping laws to disenfranchise undocumented immigrants and toward accommodating them with practical solutions like allowing driver licenses and college tuition for these "unauthorized residents."

85-year-old man killed by car in Florida

If you enjoy walking along the roadways, this story about an 85-year-old man who was struck and killed by a truck may frighten you. The wrongful death allegedly took place around 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 19, according to reports, when an 85-year-old man was hit and killed by a car.

Medicare works toward getting rid of negligent doctors

Floridians might have heard about this news. Medicare wants to ban negligent doctors who have been found to be engaged in fraudulent or harmful prescribing of medications to protect patients. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the effort, known as a "proposed rule," will help federal agencies make changes that will significantly alter Medicare plans. Previously, the agency has placed a higher priority on making medications accessible; now, the agency will be making sure to get rid of harmful prescribers.

Court rules undocumented immigrant can practice law

Immigration is a popular topic, especially among those who live in Florida and states that share a common border with Mexico. The outcome of a recent case has sparked an animated discussion among those who stand on both sides of the immigration issue. On Jan.2, the Supreme Court of California ruled that it was legal for an immigrant lacking sufficient documentation to be admitted to the state bar as well as to practice law in the state.

Will immigration reform survive?

In an issue important to Florida and the rest of the nation, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform package in June 2013, but the effort remains stalled in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. At this point, it appears the House wishes to take a more piecemeal approach to immigration by writing separate laws to deal with the larger issue. However, many inside and outside of Washington, D.C. feel there is a short window for meaningful reform once the primary season has passed for House members in conservative districts.

ACLU litigation reveals alarming aspects of U.S. immigration

A recent news article offers Florida residents insights into U.S. immigration law. In a written opinion issued on Dec. 30, a federal judge said that the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency's reluctance to comply with court orders to release documents made it look like it was trying to conceal wrongdoing.

Former Florida State coach's grandson dies in auto accident

The holidays were a particularly sad time for the family of retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden. Bowden's 23-year-old grandson, along with a 25-year-old friend, drowned on Christmas night as the result of a fatal accident near Winter Haven. According to reports, the two men, accompanied by a third friend, had been home for the holidays and were traveling in a Mitsubishi when the car left the road and ended up in a stream of water.

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