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Some People Are Receiving Double Their Tax Return by Mistake

Tax season is here and the refunds are rolling out. If you are expecting your tax refund and you should happen to get double what you are expecting back, don’t plan a spending spree just yet. 66,000 Louisiana resident taxpayers recently discovered they received double their...
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UBER lawsuit

UBER to Pay $20 Million to Drivers

It looks as if the long-fought battle in the courts between UBER and its drivers could be coming to an end. The ride-hailing company has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit first instigated by drivers nearly six years ago. According to drivers for the company, they are...
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Honda Recall

Honda Recalls Over 1 Million Cars Over Airbags

An airbag inflator made by Takata and used by Honda that was once believed to be safe has now come under fire after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a minivan that was made by Honda. This incident in Maryland has forced the auto titan to recall more than...
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Traffic

Uninsured Unlicensed Driver Faces No Repercussions After Accident

An Oklahoma man is demanding answers after he said a man driving uninsured and without a license hit his car but is not facing any major repercussions. Antonio Vasquez-Romero was driving to work last week when he claims that a man driving eastbound along I-44 slammed into his...
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police flirting

A Cop in Florida Allegedly Used Police Database as a a Dating Service

In June 2018, in Bradenton, Florida, a Gulf Coast community south of Tampa. A couple answered their front door after hearing an officer’s knock and soon realized something strange was happening. Bradenton Police Seargent Leonel Marines was standing at the door and asked if...
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Ihop

IHop to Pay $700,000 in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Several franchisees of the popular IHOP restaurant chain in Nevada and New York will pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today....
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Jones Brown Trucking Accident Attorney

Commercial Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial Truck Accidents Did you know there are over eleven million trucks operating actively across the United States, many with overworked drivers carrying hazardous materials? In 2016 alone, there were 475,000 large truck accidents with human error accounting for roughly...
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Federal Jury Awards Family of Inmate Who Died From Heroin Withdrawal $1.6 Million

Earlier this month, seven men and women sitting on a federal jury in San Jose, California unanimously found in favor of Mark Pajas Sr., 56, who died while in custody of the Monterey County Jail on January 20, 2015. The jury found that the county of Monterey did, in fact, violate...
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Houston Officer Lied to get Search Warrant that Led to Deadly Drug Raid

A January 28 drug raid that left 2 people dead and 5 officers injured is surrounded with questions. An incomplete search warrant led to the drug raid that has left 2 people dead and 5 Houston Police Department officers injured. Officer David Goines, of the Houston Police...
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Samuel Little

Serial Killer Samuel Little Draws Pictures of Victims. FBI Needs Help Identifying Them

Serial Killer Samuel Little Draws Pictures of Victims. Now the FBI Needs Your Help Identifying Them The hand-drawn pictures of women that have come from the mind of the confessed serial killer Samuel Little are haunting – especially when you consider that all of the women...
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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Settles Sex Discrimination Suit for $30,000

R Wings R Wild, LLC, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings, will pay $30,000 to three claimants who were denied jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas and Del City Oklahoma because they are male, as a part of a sex discrimination lawsuit brought down by the U.S. Equa...
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Bound and tied body of woman found in suitcase on roadside

A suitcase found Tuesday along a road in an affluent Connecticut town held horrifying contents – the body of a young woman, hands and feet bound. The woman was between the ages of 18 and 30, according to police, and her death is now the subject of a homicide investigation....
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300 Priests accused of abuse by Catholic Church in Texas

For decades the Roman Catholic Church has had to deal with allegations of sexual abuse. One would only need to look as far as the brilliant and terrifying reporting in Boston done by the Spotlight team to know how serious this issue is. In Texas Thursday the Roman Catholic Church...
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Houston Fire Department

Five Officers Injured and Two Suspects Dead Following Houston Shooting

Five of Houstons finest were injured and two suspects killed in a Monday afternoon shooting. Three officers remain hospitalized but all the officers are in stable condition according to a statement made by Houston’s Police Cheif Art Acevedo. At approximately 5 p.m. shots...
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EEOC Wins Jury Verdict Against Favorite Farms for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

 A federal jury rendered a verdict on Dec. 19, 2018 awarding $850,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to a female farm-worker at Favorite Farms in Dover, Fla., who was raped by her supervisor and reported it to police and management that same day, the U.S. Equal Employment...
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COLA increase 2019

Social Security Benefit Checks Go Up Due to Largest COLA in Years

Not surprisingly, given how much our nation’s elderly lean on the program, there’s no announcement that garners more attention than the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, during the second week of October. Social Security is easily our nation’s most...
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#ifitwasyourchild

Mom challenges the EPA after cancer rates in children explode in Franklin Indiana

In the small country town of Franklin, Indiana, residents are seeing an alarming number in the rate of childhood cancers. Franklin, Indiana, located in Johnson County is a sleepy suburb just south of Indianapolis and was once an industrial center. It is these industrial centers...
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transgender troops

Supreme Court allows Trump’s military ban on transgenders

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared POTUS Trump’s administration to start barring transgender persons from serving their country in the armed forces. The justices voted 5-4, put a hold on a lower courts decisions that had previously blocked the administration’s planned...
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government shutdown

GoFundMe pages help federal workers during shutdown

The government shutdown continues and there is no clear end in sight. Employees all over the U.S. have turned to odd jobs, food pantries and online fundraising since the shutdown began on December 21, 2018. There are an estimated 800,000 federal employees that are either...
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NFL Football

NFL drops dementia claims appeal in concussion case

NFL drops dementia claims appeal in concussion case There have been some recent developments in a landmark concussion case involving the NFL. The league has dropped its appeal over dementia claims brought forth in a class action suit. This comes after lawyers for players accused...
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Stupid is stupid does

The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Ever Filed

Patent Infringement Without a Patent The world-famous magician David Copperfield was sued by fellow magician Davis Roller for patent infringement. Mr. Roller alleged that he had patented his seemingly other-worldly powers and that Copperfield had used them without his permission....
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Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs Found Alive and Leads Authorities to Jake Thomas Patterson the Man Accused of Killing Her Parents

Jayme Closs escaped the Wisconsin residence where she had been held captive and now a man arrested on suspicion of killing the teen’s parents and abducting her three months earlier. The teen flagged down a woman who was walking her dog to help authorities have reported. The...
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Federal Workers Owe $400 Million in Mortgage and Rent This Month

While the Republicans and Democrats argue over POTUS Trump’s wall, many federal workers are finding it hard to make ends meet without a paycheck thanks to the partial government shutdown now in its third week. Unpaid federal workers that consist of 380,00...
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Car Wash

EEOC Sues Carwash That Forced Hispanic Worker to Clean Owners Homes

The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) says the former owner of a carwash near Annapolis used Hispanic workers as personal servants by requiring them to clean his house and then forced them to endure conditions on the job far worse than other employees all the while...
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Amber Michelle Parker

Texas Teacher Amber Michelle Parker, Arrested and Accused of Child Sex Trafficking

Local authorities are reporting a Mexia Junior High School teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of trying to arrange for men in Morocco to have sex with an underage family member. A joint investigation led by the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office and the McLennan County...
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stand your ground shooting

Father of Jazmine Barnes Pleads for Help Finding Gunman Who Killed His Daughter

Houston, Texas: A gunman opened fire at a Texas Walmart on a car containing a mother and her three children. As a result, 7 -year-old Jazmine Barnes was killed. Jazmine’s mother told CNN: “I just want anybody, whoever, out there that knows anything about the murder of...
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Lexington KY Police Officers Mourn the Loss of Krispy Kreme Truck

There was an emergency reported Monday afternoon to the Lexington police department in Kentucky. A Krispy Kreme delivery truck was engulfed in flames on the side of the road and the department responded. After Lexington Police and Fire department had the situation under control,...
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Steven Avery

Retired Sheriff Sues Netflix Filmmakers for Making a Murder

One of the most talked about docuseries that is on Netflix would have to be “Making a Murderer.” The series now in its second season has bin binged by millions of people all over the world and the madness of the case continues to raise questions and be a source of...
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Sidni Lucille Spray

Inmate Sindi Lucille Spray, 24, Found Dead at Oklahoma County Jail

Authorities in Oklahoma County say they are investigating a woman’s death after she died at the county jail. On Monday, officials with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office announced that they were investigating the death of 24-year-old Sindi Lucille Spray. Investigators say Spray...
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Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Elementary Evacuated After Bomb Threat on 6th Anniversary of Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary was evacuated this morning after receiving a bomb threat. According to the Newtown Police Department, it received a phone call around 9 a.m ET saying that a bomb was at the school. Officers were sent to the school to perform a search just a precaution as...
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Norman Public Schools

Norman Public Schools Says No Money For Bus Crash Victims

Two months have passed since the horrific Texas bus crash that involved a group of Norman elementary school students, and now a battle over medical bills is underway. Jones Brown reported on the bus crash that took place in September involving the Cleveland Elementary 5th Grade...
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31 million awarded in discrimination case

California Jury Awards $31 Million in Age Discrimination Lawsuit

A 58-year-old Ontario, Calif., woman who has already been awarded $3 million in compensatory damages is now entitled to $28 million more after age discrimination jury in Los Angeles Superior Court determined she faced repeated and pervasive age discrimination from her former...
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Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.

Autopsy Shows Alabama Police Shot Emantic Bradford in The Back Three Times

We reported earlier on the shooting death of an Alabama man, Emantic Bradford on Thanksgiving at an Alabama mall. According to a forensic examination commissioned by the family, Emantic Bradford was shot three times from behind by police that night. The announcement came by way...
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Slip and Fall

What Do I Do After A Slip and Fall Accident at a Business?

The holidays are upon us and that means shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Malls, stores, and businesses will be inundated with shoppers, and just as the number of shoppers increases, so does the number of accidents that can and will happen. It’s sad but true: Most...
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Blind Couple Sue Walmart

Blind Couple Sues Walmart Over Self-Checkout Kiosks

Nothing could have surprised a blind couple, Cynthia Morales and her boyfriend Linwood Boyd, when a routine trip to their local Walmart in Owing Mills, Maryland, in 2017,  ended with the police being involved. That is exactly what happened whenever Morales tried to use one of the...
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Orange Mound Bus Wreck

Orange Mound Youth Football Team Bus Crashes in Arkansas Kills 1 and Injures 45

One child had died and at least 45 other children were injured after a youth football team bus traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee, crashed in the early morning hours Monday. According to a press release from the Arkansas police, the charter bus was traveling on Interstate...
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Amber Guyger

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Amber Guyer Former Officer Who Killed Botham Jean

A Dallas grand jury has indicted a former Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger for murder. Guyger allegedly shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black male at his apartment on September 6. Guyger shot and killed Jean in his apartment after returning from a late night shift....
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St. Louis Stockley Protests

Four St. Louis Officers Charged With Excessive Force During Stockley Protests

Four St. Louis police officers were indicted on Federal charges this week in connection with the assault of an undercover officer during the Jason Stockley court ruling protests that took place in 2017. The four St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers that are named in the...
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28 event space

EEOC Sues Kansas City Wedding Venue for Retaliation Against Black Employee

EEOC Sues Kansas City Wedding Venue for Retaliation Against Black Employee ST. LOUIS – 28 Event Space, LLC, a popular Kansas City, Mo., wedding event space in the Crossroads district, violated federal law by retaliating against a black employee for supporting a...
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Dr. Jeremy Thomas of Claremore Pleads Guilty in Opioid Scheme

In November of 2017,  A Claremore doctor, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jeremy Thomas was under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Rogers County District Attorney’s Office. When investigators contacted the Dr., they were surprised that Dr. Thomas admitted...
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Delay Injuries Resulting From a Car Accident

Did you know that injuries following a car accident might not rear their ugly head for some time following the initial wreck? That’s right, car accident victims do not always know the full extent of their injuries for hours, days and even weeks after a wreck. The actual...
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Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.

21-Year-Old Black Man Shot by Police at Alabama Mall Was Not The Shooter

Thanksgiving is a time when families give thanks for all the many blessing that they enjoy in life. They unite to break bread, spend time with family and of course shop until you drop.  This was not the case for a family in Alabama who’s Thanksgiving day turned into a...
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Mysterious Santa Visits Vermont Walmart and Picked Up Everyone’s Tab

No one knows his name, in fact, nothing is known about a mystery man that visited a Vermont Walmart on November 15th, 2018 and paid for a lot of families Christmas list items – including layaway item for customers who were not even there. As one shopper, Julie Gates...
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Holiday Travel Safety Tips 2018

Holiday Travel Safety Tips 2018 Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, Jones Brown Law has simple tips to help make your...
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Chris Watts

Chris Watts Receives Life Sentence For Killing His Two Daughters and Pregnant Wife

Chris Watts Receives Life Sentence For Killing His Two Daughters and Pregnant Wife Chris Watts sat in a Colorado court awaiting his fate with his mom telling him she loves him while the family of his deceased wife cursed his very existence. Judge Marcelo Kopcow gave Watts five...
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Applebee’s Franchisee to Pay $100k In Transgender Sex Discrimination Case

Applebee’s Franchisee to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Suit Apple-Metro, Inc. and Hawthorne Apple, LLC, which operates a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Hawthorne N.Y., will pay $100,000...
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Orrana Cunningham

Oklahoma Jury Delivers $25.5 Million Verdict Against Aetna

Oklahoma Jury Delivers $25.5 Million Dollar Verdict Against Insurance Titan Aetna An Oklahoma jury has decided that the family of a cancer patient who was denied coverage by Aetna will be rewarded $25.5 million. The jurors said that the insurer Aetna...
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Alyssa Shepherd

Alyssa Shepherd told Police the 3 Kids She Hit and Killed ‘Were Right in Front of Her’

Jones Brown Law continues to report on the crash that killed three children at their bus stop in Indiana. Alyssa Shepherd is currently charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus when an arm signal device is extended causing bodily injury....
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Winter Driving Safety Tips 2018

Winter Driving Safety Tips 2018 Today the winter weather has arrived all over the nation and the slipping and sliding will begin. We here at Jones Brown want all of you to take a few minutes and refresh your knowledge on the best ways to make your way safely when driving...
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Telemachus Orfanos

U.S. Veteran Survives Las Vegas Mass Shooting Only to Die in Thousand Oaks Shooting

A California veteran who escaped the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October of 2017 was one of the 12 people murdered at Borderline Bar & Grill Wednesday, November 7th in Thousand Oaks, California. Telemachus Orfanos was one of those in...
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