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2016 Goal-Make Fantasy Football Legal

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

If you play fantasy football with friends or co-workers from the office, you could be breaking the law without knowing it. That’s because Washington is one of five states where fantasy football is illegal because state law views fantasy football as a game of luck, not skill.

However, state representatives plan to introduce a bill to make some fantasy leagues legal, such as leagues between family, friends and co-workers. But the trick is to distinguish the game from one of luck to one of skill.
One proposal allows you to pick your players at the beginning of the season, make some trades and keep that team through the season, thereby making it a game of skill.

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Multi-Million Verdict Against Cruise Line Thrown Out

Posted Monday, January 18, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

A federal judge threw out jury verdict awarded a man who claims he suffered a brain injury after being hit in the head by a sliding glass door on a Holland America cruise. A jury had awarded the man 21.5 million dollars at an earlier trial.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein said that the verdict is null and has ordered a new trial because new evidence came to light that the victim may have deleted and withheld emails from Holland America and its legal team that could be important to the case.

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Seattle has “Driving Under the Influence Squad”

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

Unless you have had the misfortune of being pulled over by one, most people didn’t realize Seattle Police has a squad of officers dedicated to looking for impaired drivers. These officers received additional training such as being trained and qualified as Drug Recognition Experts or “DRE’s.” Members of the DUI squad may detect an impaired driver by simply enforcing traffic laws on their own, responding to collisions, or answering a request by a patrol officer who stops a driver they suspect might be impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs.

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Wrongly Convicted Man Back in Trouble

Posted Friday, January 15, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

A wrongly-convicted Seattle man who was compensated by the State for $500,000 is back in custody and charged with burglary, dealing methamphetamine and selling stolen guns.

Brandon Olebar was the first person to receive wrongful-conviction compensation from the state after King County prosecutors became convinced they had convicted the wrong man. Olebar was released from prison in 2013 after serving 10 years behind bars.

However, court filings allege Olebar was selling ounce-quantities of methamphetamine, driving a getaway car during a burglary and peddling stolen guns out of a house in Kent.

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DUI Dismissed- Woman’s Body Creates Alcohol

Posted Friday, January 8, 2016 by Andrew Charles Huff

A New York judge dismissed a woman’s DUI charge after seeing evidence that she suffers from “auto-brewery syndrome,” also known as gut-fermentation syndrome. This can occur when abnormal amounts of gastrointestinal yeast convert common food carbohydrates into ethanol.

In this case, the woman blew .40 but reportedly consumed four drinks over six hours, which should have placed her alcohol level at 0.01 and 0.05 based on her height and weight. Police reported she was weaving her vehicle all over the road and exhibited bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Experts say that part of the syndrome’s mystery is how someone can have extremely high alcohol levels and still be walking around and talking, when the average person would be comatose or dying.

The District Attorney’s office reportedly will appeal the judge’s ruling.

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