Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Legal Help Live Show Notes

Legal Help Live offers free legal advice each Wednesday at 4 PM. During the show the Hosts take calls from viewers with legal situations from parking tickets to personal injury. Viewers can catch the show on LA cable channel 36 or 16 in Santa Monica. Online the show can be viewed on

If you'd like to ask the Hosts a question call 1(800)405-4222

SHOW TOPICS 1-20-2010
-Governor wants to catch speeders with red-light cameras to help balance budget,
LA Times, Friday Jan. 8, 2010
California drivers could get stuck with speeding tickets even with nary a cop in sight under a proposal tucked deep in the budget Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled today.
The Republican governor wants to let cities and counties install speed sensors in red-light cameras to ticket speeding drivers. Those whizzing by the detectors up to 15 mph above the limit would have to fork over $225 per violation. Those going faster than that would pay $325 under the plan.
Red-light cameras already exist in communities across the Southland, from Beverly Hills to Yucaipa. The governor wants to install speed detectors in 500 of those cameras, which would nab an estimated 2.4 million speeding violators per year, according to the finance department estimates
-WHO IS FAT LAWSUIT - This is heavy. Weight Watchers is suing rival diet company Jenny Craig over ads that it says are misleading and deceptive. Weight Watchers is taking issue with a purported study that the ads say favors Jenny Craig's pre-packaged meals over Weight Watchers' slim-down approach. Weight Watchers says there's no such study. No immediate word from Jenny Craig about that allegation.
-BAN TANS -Lastly, one more tidbit from our friends at the FDA. They say they're going to take a closer look at tanning beds. Turns out those UV-heavy devices pose a cancer risk. You think?
-California lawmaker proposes ski helmet law (blog) - bob doucette –The rundown is there is a state legislator in California who is proposing a law that would require helmets for skier and snowboarders under age 18.
-Metro Link Report-Red or Green-National Safety Board.
-Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes after she took a mobile phone to school, By Mike Theodoulou. A 13 year old girl has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months prison in Saudi Arabia after she took a mobile phone to school. A court ordered the girl to be flogged in front of her classmates following an assault on the school principal, according to the Saudi daily newspaper. After the assault she was discovered to have concealed a mobile phone, breaking strict Saudi regulations banning the use of camera-equipped phones in girls’ schools.
-Residents wrestle to represent Westwood, by Martha Groves – Some are pushing for a neighborhood council sanctioned by the city; existing groups say they are sufficient. The battle has gotten nasty, with crude missives and accusations of secret maneuvering.
-Senate Bill 159 makes permanent California’s “Slow Down and Move Over” law.
-Conan snags nearly $40M in exit agreement with NC
Conan snags nearly $40M in exit agreement with NBC: report – Conan O’Brien is close to signing a nearly $40 million deal to walk away from his job hosting NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” in a new move that will also award severance pay to his employees, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The deal, which has been fiercely negotiated for the last weeks, will give O’Brien $32.5 million to go on garden leave until September. This would prevent him from hosting any other TV shows if he pockets the cash, but gives him an option to sign other deals. The remaining $7.5 million wil go in severance3 pay to about 200 of Conan’s “Tonight Show” employees after they expressed outrage about the prospect of going penniless, reports said.
- China says Google no exception to the law, Reuters – BEIJING – Google Inc will not be treated as an exception to China’s demand foreign companies obey its laws, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, a week after the world’s largest search engine warned it could pull out of China. Google said last week it and other companies were targets of sophisticated cyber-spying from China that also went after Chinese dissidents. It also said it no longer wants to censor its Chinese search site and wants talks with Beijing about offering a legal, unfiltered Chinese site.


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