Connecticut Man Sues Citi Bike

Bike Craziness

Bikers Beware

Ronald Corwin is suing Citi Bike for $15 million. He currently suffers nerve damage in his brain as a result of a Citi Bike crash in NYC last October. Corwin was injured when he flipped over a bicycle he was riding after his front wheel hit a concrete barrier installed next to the bicycle docking station at E. 56th St. and Madison Ave. As a result of the crash Corwin currently suffers from traumatic nerve palsy that has left him unable to taste and smell. “Everything tastes like cardboard,” says Smiley (Corwin’s lawyer). “It’s terrible. He’s lost the pleasure of tasting food and of literally smelling the roses” (Lazzaro, 2014).

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Man Who Kills 7 Awarded $451,000

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Buildings and the Chicago River

So why is a man who killed seven people being awarded $451,000 in a civil matter? We will get to that in a second but first, who is this person? According to the Huffington Post, a former handyman, James Degorski, is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant Brown’s Chicken and Pasta. Degorski and an accomplice manage to leave the scene with less than $2,000. The accomplice was also sentenced to a life sentence.

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New Jersey Teen Sues Parents For Funds

Caution: Teenagers

Kids these days…

Rachel Canning is one of the most talked about teens in the country as of late. This Lincoln Park, NJ resident is suing her parents, “accusing them of tossing her out of the family home when she turned 18 and refusing to pay for her private high school and college education”. The lawsuit filed is demanding that Rachel’s parents not only fund her college education, but also her current private high school tuition, living expenses, and also her legal fees. Rachel claims that she is an honor student and a cheerleader, who could potentially lose her opportunity to attend college after being cut off from her family. However, her parents tell a different tale; they state Rachel was not kicked out, but left willingly because she did not want to abide by their rules. Read More

For-Profit Schools Accused of Fraud

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School officials fudge test scores to keep government aid coming in!

Kelli J. Amaya who worked as an administrator at the Harris School of Business and its Wilmington, Delaware campus had some serious doubts about the organization and its for profit chain of trade schools.  She along with several other former employees aledge that school executives skewed aptitude tests and enrolled students that never should have been admitted. “I saw students who never should have been there, students with whopping gaps in learning abilities and major psychiatric problems who were just not capable of doing the work,” (Perez-Pena 2014) said Ms. Amaya. She goes on to say that “The bosses were always like, ‘Stop asking why they’re enrolled, just get them to graduation however you can’ ”(Perez-Pena 2014).

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