Imagine the can of worms that would be opened if all NFL players started filing worker's compensation suits. It does seem kind of silly considering the type of money they make; until you consider that an injury can severely limit their future earning potential.
Once you've gone missing for a certain amount of time, the court can declare you legally dead. But what if you aren't actually dead and you later turn up? Can the court declare you legally ... alive? Well, for one Ohio man, the answer is 'no.' As far as the legal system is concerned, even though he's alive, he's still dead.
Say what, now?
In a move that makes you want to say "YAY, justice system," a judge turned down confessed killer Brandon Scott Lavergne's attempts to withdraw his guilty plea. He also pretty much turned down everything else Lavergne was asking for, too.
Of all the places to unintentionally drop an illegal drug, inside of a courtroom right in front of a police officer has to be among the worst.
Which is exactly what happened to New Orleans assistant city attorney Jason Cantrell.
As we reported last month, Trapper Joe Lafonte from the hit reality show “Swamp People” was arrested by police after a drunken disturbance outside the Buena Vista Hotel & Spa in Florida after a witness claimed he struck Trene Marie Planche.
Now, Joe will head back to Florida this Thursday, July 19th to answer the charges and have his day in court.