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Jury Awards $1 Billion in Negligent Hiring of Apartment Security Guard

In a landmark case today, a jury put on notice companies that are negligent in hiring by awarding a young rape victim a record $1 Billion.

In 2012, 14 year old Hope Cheston of Clayton County, Ga. was sexually assaulted by an armed security guard at an apartment complex near Atlanta while visiting a friend, according to court records.

The security guard, Brand […]

Protect Your Kids by Demanding Background Checks

Demanding background checks on people who teach or coach kids may, on the surface, seem uncomfortable, but the results of no action could be disastrous.

Most religious and youth sports organizations conduct some type of background check on their volunteers, but sexual predators are skirting the system.

“It is not a matter of getting on the internet and searching a name,” said Bryan […]

States Need to Start Expunging Criminal Records and Stop Restricting Landlords

If cities around the country want to improve affordability indices as well as curb homelessness, why not try following their own procedures by expunging criminal records.

Cities and courts around the country do not have resources available to automatically expunge eligible criminal records. Therefor, if a person wants their record removed they have to either go through a lengthy filing procedure or a costly process […]

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