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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gibson finalizes property division in divorce from…  

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently settled the divorce between 55-year old actor Mel Gibson and his first wife, Robyn Moore.  The couple filed for divorce in 2009 but had yet to come to decisions on how to divide their property.Gibson is estimated to be worth around $900 million.  In addition, he owns an island in Fiji, a ranch in Costa Rica, and three homes in Malibu.  Details of the divorce have yet to be released but finalized papers are scheduled to be ready in August.Gibson and Moore were married for 28 years and have 7 children together.  They filed for divorce after separating in 2006.If you or someone you know has questions about divorce and property division, contact the Denver property division lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced family law attorneys.

Amtrak accident victim sues trucking company…  

A 38-year old attendant on the Amtrak train that was struck by a semi-truck in Nevada last week has sued the trucking company.  The passenger suffered serious and permanent injuries, as did dozens more.  6 people were killed in the tragic truck accident.The lawsuit names the trucking company and the driver that was driving the truck involved in the accident as defendants and seeks more than $10,000 in damages for mental and physical suffering.  The lawsuit states that the driver "negligently and carelessly failed to heed railroad warning signs and crashed into the westbound California Zephyr Amtrak train."In the accident, the truck crashed through the arms of a railroad crossing and into the train carrying around 110 people.  Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are unsure of why the driver ignored or did not see the railroad signs or the train's lights.  Investigations could take up to a year, but initial findings suggest that the truck driver was negligent for braking only 320 feet before the accident.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims of this tragic accident

NJ restaurant pays $1.7 million to slip and fall v…  

A New Jersey restaurant recently agreed to pay a woman $1.7 million in a slip and fall lawsuit settlement.  The victim was attending a work party at Tessera Restaurant in Hamilton, New Jersey in January 2008.  At the party, the restaurant informed attendees that they could use a small porch attached to the building for smoking.The woman went through the emergency exit door to the porch to speak with a friend who was outside.  After opening the emergency exit door, the door was stopped due to the large crowd in the small porch area.  The door pushed until she stumbled down the cement stairs and onto a driveway below.According to the slip and fall lawsuit, the restaurant was illegally using the emergency exit door and porch as a smoking area when they did not meet city codes.If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Denver slip and fall attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at 866-385-3503 to learn more about how we can help you.

Study suggests unemployed men more likely to divor…  

A study recently published in the American Journal of Sociology reveals that unemployed men are more likely to divorce than employed men and both employed and unemployed women.The study used data from 3,600 couples from the National Survey of Families and Households.  The data covered 1987-1988, 1992-1994, and 2001-2002.  The research was led by a professor at Ohio State University.The study states, "Women's employment has increased and is accepted, men's non-employment is unacceptable to many and there is a cultural ambivalence and lack of institutional support for men taking on 'feminized' roles such as household work and emotional support."Researchers found that unemployment increases a man's chances of divorce initiated either by his wife or himself.  Furthermore, unemployed men were more likely to divorce even if they were happy in their marriage.Contact the Denver divorce lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 today, if you or someone you know is considering filing for divorce in Denver.

3 injured in 2-vehicle accident near Parachute, CO…  

3 people suffered injuries in a 2-vehicle accident in Parachute, Colorado yesterday evening.  According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the accident occurred at around 5 P.M. on Tuesday at Interstate 70 and Highway 6.The accident happened between the cities of Parachute and Rifle when a motorhome traveling in the westbound lanes of I-70 got a flat tire.  The motorhome moved to the right side of the road and onto Highway 6 where it collided with a pickup truck traveling eastbound on the highway.The two vehicles collided head-on.  The driver of the pickup truck had to be flown to Grand Junction Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  The driver of the motorhome and a passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by another driver, contact the Denver car accident lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at 866-385-3505 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced vehicle accident lawyers.

Dog owner to pay $1,200 after third dog bite incid…  

A Colorado Springs woman is being asked to pay $1,200 or have her dogs put down after a recent dog bite incident.  The woman owns an American bulldog named Likor and a boxer mix named Patches.  Animal control seized the dogs after a little girl was recently attacked in the woman's front yard.The girl entered the woman's yard to sell candy.  The two dogs saw the girl, broke through the home's storm door, and bit her.  According to the Human Society, the young girl was bit on the back of her leg and on the wrist.  There was no blood but she did need medical attention after the attack.Previously, the dogs were involved in another incident that left a different child with severe dog bite injuries.If you or someone you love has been bit or attacked by someone else's dog, contact the Denver dog bite attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 to learn more about your rights.

Target recalls children’s booster seats…  

Target Corporation has announced an expanded recall of Circo Child Booster Seats sold in Target stores across the country from 2005 to 2009.  The booster seats are made of a blue plastic with green trim and a white restraint belt buckle.  The name of the product is featured on a green label on the front of the seats.The recall includes about 375,000 children's booster seats.  Target executives issued the voluntary recall with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after receiving 10 reports of the booster seats' safety belt buckles unexpectedly opening.  When this happens, the child is at risk of falling out of the seat.  3 of the reports involved a child falling from the seats, onto a table or the floor, and suffering bruising.If your child has been injured by a recalled or dangerous child care product, contact the Denver dangerous child care products and toys lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 to discuss your case today.

NASCAR CEO and two-time ex-wife dispute…  

NASCAR CEO Brian France recently returned to family court in an attempt to have a separation agreement between his two-time ex-wife rescinded.  France and his ex-wife, Megan France, have been married and divorced twice.  The second divorce was finalized in April 2008.Brian France is accusing Megan France of breach of contract by firing their twins' governess and violating the parenting and privacy terms included in the separation contract they agreed to after the second divorce.The agreement includes details on how the two's young twins should be raise and their child custody arrangement.  In the second divorce, Brian France also agreed to pay his wife and kids a $9 million lump sum payment, $10,000 in monthly child support for 10 years, and $32,000 in monthly alimony for 10 years.The CEO is arguing that if his wife is not following the terms of their contract then he should not have to pay her monthly alimony.If you or someone you know is seeking experienced legal representation for help in determining alimony, contact the Denver alimony attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman P.C. at 866-385-3505 to learn more about alimony options today.

4 injured in fire accident at Florida restaurant…  

Saturday evening, a dinner went wrong when an accident resulting in a fire and 4 injured restaurant patrons occurred at the Ozona Blue Grilling Co.  in Palm Harbor, Florida.According to county police department officials, the accident happened when a 28-year old waiter at the restaurant was preparing a tableside order of bananas foster for one table's dessert.  To make the dessert, alcohol is added to the pan and then lit on fire.Investigators report that the bottle of 151-proof liquor was too close to the dessert and the flame from the dish crept towards the bottle of liquor.  The bottle caught fire and the waiter lost control, spilling the flaming alcohol onto the table of four.One 25-year old woman at the table suffered third degree burns and was taken to Tampa General Hospital in a helicopter.  Another woman at the table, 56, suffered respiratory burns.  Two men at the table experienced minor burn injuries.

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a fire on another's property, contact the Denver premises fire lawyers of Hull &  Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced premises liability attorneys.

Plane crash kills two Colorado men…  

A plane crash recently occurred in Wyoming that killed two Colorado businessmen. The plane was heading to Fort Collins before it crashed.The single-engine 1973 Bellanca 17 plane was piloted by a 55-year-old man. He was the co-owner of Pinedale Natural Gas. A 55-year-old man who worked for the company was also in the plane at the time of the accident and died during the crash. Reports indicate that these were the only two passengers of the plane.Officials have speculated that the crash may have been due to dangerous weather conditions in Wyoming, however, an official cause has not been released.Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and families of the two men who died in this airplane accident.
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