Legal News Archive

Defense rests in Sandusky sex abuse trial without him testifying

By Ian Simpson BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial rested its case on Wednesday without calling the former Penn State University assistant football coach to the witness stand despite his lawyer previously saying he would testify. An overflow crowd was present in the courtroom in anticipation of Sandusky’s … Read more

Priests in Pa. child sex-abuse case created a list of suspected clergy back in 1994

By Associated Press, Published: May 22 PHILADELPHIA — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other person who could have created a typed list of suspected pedophile priests.Monsignor James Beisel’s testimony came as the defense began its case in … Read more

New Electronic Stability System for Semi-Trucks and Buses Could Prevent Roll Over Accidents

DOT proposes electronic stability systems on trucks, buses to prevent rollover accidents By Keith Laing – 05/16/12 05:42 PM ET The Department of Transportation is proposing a new rule that would require large trucks and buses to have electronic stability control systems on board to help prevent accidents where they roll over. DOT said Wednesday … Read more

New online tool helps you estimate Social Security benefits

Social Security has launched a new online tool that will help you avoid costly errors that could reduce your benefits. The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. We can’t provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits. And that amount may … Read more

Traffic fatalities fall to lowest level since 1949

By Mike M. Ahlers and Jeanne Meserve Washington (CNN) — The number of traffic fatalities continued its welcomed downward trajectory last year, falling 3% to its lowest levels since 1949, and a 25 percent drop from 2005, according to U.S. Department of Transportation estimates released Friday. Preliminary figures show that 32,788 people died in traffic accidents last year, down … Read more