Archives for July 2019

Recapping the Chicago Cubs Minor Moves on Trade Deadline Day

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Happy Major League Baseball trade deadline day Chicago Cubs fans! The team was extremely busy today, but it wasn’t really earth-shattering in terms of consequence. They added a decent bat for an ailing offense, and imprved a bullpen that is nothing short of a dumpster fire right now. There were a few minor moves made on trade deadline day and the overall net result is….??

…nothing to drop your jaw about, but the net result could be decent. There was some decent business done, but there was also some garbage for garbage dealing. Have the Cubs done enough now to win the NL Central? Well, no one really seems all that interested in claiming the division, so perhaps yes.

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Klopp, Mane, Salah and Van Dijk Make FIFA Award Short Lists

FIFA’s The Best awards will take place Sept. 23 in Milan, and there is a very high probability that a prominent winner (or two) will have Liverpool FC ties. The Best short list was announced on Wednesday, and Liverpool landed three of the final ten on the player of the year award short list.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp also made the cut for his category, and the plaudits just goes to show how much winning Champions League truly means. Liverpool are the only club in the world with four individuals to make the two lists, while Ajax and The Netherlands each had three.

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Mauricio Pochettino Rants About Lack of Input in Spurs Transfer Activity

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino isn’t going anywhere right now, but one has to wonder how long he’ll stay put in north London long term. Pochettino has previously hit out at the club’s very underwhelming transfer business trend, but never quite like this.

The Argentine has said publicly, on at least a couple occasions that he might have left the club had Spurs won the UEFA Champions League tournament. If Poch continues receiving little to no support from his board, in terms of player recruitment and roster reinforcement, then maybe his days with the club will be numbered.

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Man United News and Transfer Talk: Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paulo Dybala

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Happy hump day Manchester United supporters! Just a week and a day until the summer transfer window closes; which means just 11 days until the season opener at Old Trafford versus Chelsea FC.

Here are the links to the latest regarding the pursuits of Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Leicester City central defender Harry Maguire.  Still nothing even remotely close to definitive to report on either situation there. However, we do have a few mews and transfer gossip items, so let’s dive right in and get started.

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Five Steps To Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

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The death of a loved one can be a devastating experience. One that leads to tears and sadness. If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of someone else, the pain and anguish of losing them can also be tinged with anger, when you consider the hardship they have caused your family. Not only is there an emotional and physical loss, but the untimely death of a family breadwinner can also lead to serious financial problems for the surviving family members. Plus, there’s the expense of burying the person who died. However, you can address the loss of their income through a wrongful death lawsuit. 

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

One way to seek redress and get the family the financial resources they need to take care of their day to day expenses and ongoing financial responsibilities is to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person whose negligence caused the death of your family member. A wrongful death lawsuit can help to garner some manner of financial recompense for the pain and sorrow the negligent person has caused and provide the grieving loved ones with some of the money they need to take care of their needs and replace the income that was lost through the untimely and unnecessary death of a loved one. 

Receiving Financial Compensation

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to provide financial compensation and assistance to the family of a person who died as a result of the negligence of another. If the death took place in Houston, one of the first steps the surviving family members should take is to consult with a Houston wrongful death lawyer. An experienced lawyer can provide valuable guidance to the family of a person who has died because of someone else’s accidental or intentional actions. A good lawyer who has worked on similar cases can help families understand the amount of money to which they are entitled and the steps necessary to get it.

Beginning The Process

There are 5 basic steps involved in filing a wrongful death lawsuit. They are:

  1. Determining Who Is Eligible To File It
  2. Figuring Out Whether It’s Possible File A Wrongful Death Claim
  3. Proving Negligence Or Intent
  4. Filing The Necessary Documents
  5. Receiving Compensation 

An experienced attorney can help the victim’s family understand and go through each of the steps required for them to collect damages from the person who is responsible for the wrongful death of their loved one. 

1. Determining Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Determining who can file a wrongful death lawsuit can be a complex process. However, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help. They know the laws governing these types of cases and can provide the victim’s family and loved ones with a list of people who can legally represent the dead person’s estate and take legal action against the person whose negligence caused the death. State law regarding the matter is clear and a good wrongful death attorney will be able to point out which of the surviving family members are entitled to and most likely to win a wrongful death lawsuit based on the negligence of another.  

2. Figuring Out If A Claim For Wrongful Death Is Warranted

There are specific situations in which it is possible to file and win a wrongful death claim. The general rule is that a wrongful death suit is warranted and likely to be successful if the victim who died would have been able to file and win a personal injury claim had they survived. Some of the common situations that can lead to successful wrongful death lawsuits is if the victim’s death was caused by an automobile accident, medical malpractice or murder. In those instances, a family member is entitled to compensation from the party whose negligence led to the victim’s death.

3. Proving Negligence Or Intent

Before the wrongful death attorney begins the process of filing the lawsuit, they will first conduct an investigation to figure out whether or not they can prove the person whose actions led to the victim’s death was negligent or if they intended to cause harm to the person who was killed. The wrongful death attorney must compile evidence from the police report and their own investigation, analyze it thoroughly and determine whether or not they will be able to prove the defendant’s negligence or nefarious intent led to the death of the victim. Once they feel they have the necessary evidence, the attorney will go ahead with the wrongful death claim with the court.  

4. Filing The Necessary Documents

Once the attorney determines that the surviving family member has the credible evidence necessary to pursue legal action, the wrongful death lawsuit can commence. The attorney will begin by helping the person pursuing the lawsuit to file a notice and complaint. This document must be submitted in accordance with the rules the probate court has put in place. Once the necessary documents and supporting evidence have been submitted to the probate court by the attorney, it is up to the court to rule whether the defendant was negligent or intent on taking the victim’s life. If the court rules against the defendant, they will also determine the amount of financial compensation to which the victim’s family member is entitled.  

5. Receiving Compensation 

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There are specific people who can legally receive the financial compensation the probate court designates. Those individuals include the parents, spouse, children, grandparents, and siblings of the victim. The damages determined by the court are for medical bills, burial costs, pre-death pain and suffering, the loss of care and inheritance as well as the loss of companionship.

If one of your family members has been killed due to the negligence or malicious intent of another, you can receive financial compensation for wrongful death from the courts. However, to better be able to navigate the legal system and get all the money to which you are entitled, consult an experienced wrongful death attorney immediately.


Nicolas Pepe Undergoing Arsenal FC Medical, Finalizing Club Record Transfer

As had been reported by numerous outlets over the course of the weekend, Arsenal FC has secured the acquisition of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. The France to north London pipeline remains in effect, post Arsene Wenger, as the newest member of the Gunners is set to break the club transfer fee record!

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admitted yesterday that the club is pursuing Pepe, and trying to get a couple more deals done on top of this one in the final week and a half of the summer transfer window.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Harry Maguire, Romelu Lukaku

Just nine shopping days left until the summer transfer window deadline passes, with Old Trafford still having a lot of business to get done.  Here is the latest news and transfer gossip items in regards to the club.

The pursuit of Bruno Fernandes remains stuck in neutral, but we do have an update on the Harry Maguire transfer saga. We also have an update on another player who might be on the move, striker Romelu Lukaku, so let’s dive right in to another edition of Man United transfer talk.

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P.J. Fleck Still Has Massive Impact on NIU Huskies Program Today

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This fall will see Thomas Hammock commence his head coaching career at Northern Illinois University, while P.J. Fleck begins his second year at Minnesota. The two men played college football together at NIU, and both left a tremendous imprint upon the program.

Fleck owns the school record for career punt returns (87), is second in punt return yards (716), third in career catches (179) and fourth in receiving yards (2,162). Hammock is the school’s 13th all-time leading rusher.

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Arsenal Star Alexandre Lacazette Provides Fitness Update

Losing the Audi Cup to Lyon was no big deal for Arsenal FC, as it was just a preseason friendly. Losing stellar forward Alexandre Lacazette to injury, perhaps for a substantial amount of time, certainly is however. Luckily though for Lacazette, his side and their supporters, the Frenchman’s setback isn’t serious.

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Liverpool Defending Concerns Jurgen Klopp Ahead of Community Shield

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Liverpool FC have so much to play for in 2019-20. They’ll look to retain their title as European champions. The Reds, who finished runners-up in the Premier League last season and with the third highest point total in PL history, will also seek to end their long domestic title drought (1990).

Then you also have the two domestic cup tournaments, FA and EFL, to go along with two trophy games: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on August 14 and the Community Shield versus Manchester City on Sunday. So there’s six different pieces of silverware to play for right there, and Reds supporters are hopeful that their season doesn’t resemble the dreadfulness of the summer exhibition preseason.

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Jurgen Klopp Explains Why Liverpool’s Preseason Has Been So Poor

In just six days, the FA Community Shield will be here, with Liverpool FC and Manchester City set to clash in the 2019-20 season curtain raiser. On Friday, the preview press conferences will be staged. That’s how close we are to getting the new season kicked off, and it’s clear that Liverpool are a long ways off from being ready.

The Reds went winless on their preseason exhibition tour of the United States, looking especially abysmal in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium 10 days ago. Remember, it’s just preseason, and yes, the Reds have been missing many of their key players, due to international duty, but the results have still been difficult to watch this summer.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Romelu Lukaku

Happy Monday Manchester United people. Just 10 shopping days left until the summer transfer window deadline passes, with Old Trafford still having a lot of business to get done. There are  only 13 more days until the Premier League season opener versus Chelsea FC.

Here is the latest news and transfer gossip items regarding the pursuit of Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire. Other than what’s included in the posts hyper-linked above, there really isn’t anything else to say right now in regards to those two transfer sagas.

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