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Suit against chiropractic firm not permitted once chiropractor dismissed from case

If a physician cannot be held directly liable for malpractice, then a lawsuit seeking to hold the physician’s employer vicariously liable must be dismissed, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled recently.
In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a patient of a Montgomery County chiropractic ... (full story)

Jury: NCAA not to blame in ex-USC football player's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a verdict that could affect countless claims by athletes who sue sports organizations for head injuries, a Los Angeles jury recently rejected a lawsuit seeking $55 million by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death.< ... (full story)

Clinging to ancient faith, India tribes seek religion status

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GUDUTA, India (AP) — The ritual began with a thunderous roll of drums that echoed throughout the village. Women in colorful saris broke into an Indigenous folk dance, moving their feet to its galloping rhythm.
At the climax, 12 worshippers — proudly practicing a faith not officially recognized by the government &mdas ... (full story)

House Bill would help some workers circumvent the 'benefits cliff'

Legislation introduced recently would transform what’s known as a benefits cliff into a bridge to prosperity and self-reliance for many of the state’s working poor as they seek to improve their economic circumstances, according to the bill’s sponsors.
The measure, House Bill 410, calls for creation of a three-y ... (full story)

Bill would prohibit late fees caused by slow mail delivery

A pair of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives look to shield Ohio consumers, especially seniors, who they say are unfairly burdened by the late fees that may result from slow mail-delivery service.
Reps. Thomas West, D-Canton, and Shayla Davis, I-Garfield Heights, last week offered testimony in support of a measure th ... (full story)