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Heart attack at work isn’t compensable

An Idaho prison guard will not be receiving workers’ compensation benefits after failing to show that the plaque rupture that caused his heart attack was triggered by events that occurred after he arrived at work.

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Can health care surrogate bind patient to arbitration?

There’s been plenty of litigation over whether a nursing home arbitration clause executed by a medical power of attorney is enforceable.

Yesterday, West Virginia’s highest court addressed the more novel issue of whether a health care surrogate can bind a patient or her estate to arbitration.

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Segway rider escapes DWI charge

Police caught a Minnesota man tooling down the road with a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit.

But the man doesn’t have to worry about serious criminal charges because Minnesota courts have decided that his Segway isn’t a motor vehicle under the state’s drunk driving laws.

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Joan Rivers gets last laugh in fan’s lawsuit

A Wisconsin woman claims Joan Rivers should pay her for her 16-second cameo in a documentary about the iconic comedienne.

Yesterday, the 7th Circuit decided that the woman’s claims for invasion of privacy and misappropriation of image didn’t have a leg to stand on.

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Wife’s text messages aren’t privileged

A Pennsylvania court ruled this week that a woman charged with abusing her four-year-old stepson could not invoke the spousal communication privilege to keep incriminating text messages to her husband from being admitted at trial.

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