News story: Civil news: statutory charge, care costs and the Human Rights Act

first_imgWhere I can find out more?The full text of the position statement is available for download on GOV.UK. The position statement was drafted within proceedings in February 2018 but published following the judgment in June 2018.Further informationLegal aid guidance – to download LAA statutory charge position statement under ‘other guidance’NCC & Anon v Lord Chancellor (via LAA) 2018 EWHC 1628 – case in which position statement publishedH v NCC and LAA [2017] EWHC 282 – case cited in position statement We have published a position statement explaining when the costs of care and ‘other family law proceedings’ apply as a statutory charge to HRA damages.What does this mean?The position statement provides guidance on the circumstances in which the LAA will and will not apply a statutory charge to HRA damages.Judicial guidance set out in the statement explains the steps practitioners need to take if the statutory charge is not to be applied. This includes: obtaining early confirmation from the LAA on whether the care proceedings statutory charge will apply to any HRA award making any applications for substantive relief under the HRA as a Part 8 claim following Civil Procedure rules seeking a separate legal certificate for HRA damages claimslast_img read more

Hempstead House Explosion Rocks Neighborhood

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A home exploded in Hempstead on Wednesday. (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press)A house explosion rocked a Hempstead neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, collapsing the structure on itself and damaging two homes next door.Hempstead village police and firefighters from surrounding areas responded to the scene on Perry Street near the corner of Cedar Street at about 2:30 p.m.Officials at the scene said the house appears to have been vacant at the time but are searching the rubble to be sure.“I thought a car hit my house,” said Joseph Berrouet, 65, who was awakened when he felt his home rattle a block away. “It was a terrible noise.”A National Grid spokeswoman told reporters that the initial investigation revealed no signs of a gas leak, although neighbors reportedly smelled gas in the days leading up to the blast.The Nassau County Fire Marshall’s investigators are continuing the probe while construction equipment was brought in to sift through the debris.last_img read more

Developers snap up acreage block in hotly contested auction

first_imgTake a look inside.“It could be subdivided into four blocks, or it could be used for land banking,” he said.According to CoreLogic the land is zoned for low-density residential. The 4047sq m block of land is 17km from the Brisbane CBD and is close to the Gateway Motorway and Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown. 115 Frizzell Street StrettonAN OLDER home near Sunnybank might not look like it is worth much, but the land it was on appeared to be worth plenty.The acreage block at 115 Frizzell St was sold at a hotly contested auction for $2.72 million.There were 12 registered bidders on the day, with about six people actively bidding.Although the area does have a number of luxurious acreage properties, this house was close to 50 years old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoBird’s eye view of 115 Frizzell Street Stretton.Agent for the sale Malcolm Li from Sotheby’s International Realty said that buyers were more interested in the land the home was sitting on.“It is a premium location, most of the buyers are looking at development,” Mr Li said. He believed the successful bidders were developers but he was unsure of exactly what they had planned for the property. last_img read more

Wildcats Blank Spartans On The Diamond

first_imgFC traveled to Connersville on Monday to earn a conference road win, 10-0 in 6 innings.Matthew Billman got his second win of the year, pitching a complete game, 3-hit shutout. Dalton Durbin, Brennan Meyers and Alex Bischoff all contributed with 2 hits each. FC broke the game open in the 2nd inning while sending 11 players to the plate and scoring 7 runs.FC will host Connersville on Thursday at 5:30.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Derek Stang.last_img

State Confirms 39 New Cases of Coronavirus; 16 in Broward, 0 in PBC

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health early Sunday announced 39 new cases of the coronavirus in the state, including 16 cases from Broward County and five in Miami-Dade County.No new cases were announced in Palm Beach County, which has five. No cases have yet to be announced in Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County and St. Lucie County.Meanwhile, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center announced Saturday it is building a medical shelter for its patients.According to a statement, the external medical center will be used to prepare for any potential influx of veterans seeking treatment for coronavirus. The medical center’s “western shelter” is a portable structure that can quickly be set up and can remain in use for weeks to months.It will be set up on the Northeast corner of the medical center’s grounds near Military Trail.Veterans who are concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold should contact the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at (877) 741-3400 before coming to a VA facility.Earlier Saturday, the department announced that a 77-year-old patient from Lee County, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, has died. This is the fourth death of a coronavirus patient from Florida.Three of the 39 new cases statewide announced Sunday are related to domestic travel — two in Hillsborough and one in Pasco counties.In all, there are 100 cases of Florida residents diagnosed in the state.The department also announced that a 17-year-old male from Cuba tested positive in Hillsborough County.The cases in Miami-Dade stand at 13 and 36 in Broward County.These are the new Broward cases:-74-year old male.-48-year old female that is travel related.-19-year old female that is is a travel related case.-19-year old female that is a travel related case.-65-year old male.-20-year old female that is a travel related case.-52-year old female.-63-year old female.-19-year old female that is a travel related case.-30-year old male.-60-year old male.-20-year old female.-19-year old female.-66-year old male.-83-year old male.-20-year old female that is a travel related case.On Saturday Governor DeSantis confirmed that were was evidence of “community spread” in Broward. That means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. The six travel-related cases were reported by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.“Today, the university learned, and the Broward County Health Department has confirmed, that there is a total of six positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals with an NSU affiliation, all of whom had traveled internationally to Ireland prior to travel restrictions for Europe and the U.K.,” the school said in a release.These are the new Miami-Dade cases:-A 28-year old male.-A 58-year old that is a travel related case.-A 25-year old female that is a travel related case.-A 62-year old male.-A 42-year old male.These are the other cases:-A 55-year old female in Clay County.-A 79-year old female from Connecticut tested positive in Baker County. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.-A 72-year old female in Lee County.-A 60-year old female in Citrus County.-A male in Duval County.-A 64-year old female in St. Johns County.-A 71-year old male in Volusia County that is a travel related case.-A 48-year old female in Orange Count.-A 70-year old male in Clay County.-A male in Duval County.-A 47-year old male in Hillsborough County that is a domestic travel related case.-A 67-year old male in Pasco County that is a domestic travel related case.-A 32-year old female in Hillsborough County that is a domestic travel related case.-A male in Duval County.-A 65-year old female from New York has tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua County. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.-A 76-year old male in Collier County.-A 28-year old male in Collier County.Early Saturday, three more cases of coronavirus in Palm Beach County were positively confirmed, among 25 new ones in the state, the Florida Department of Health announced just after midnight Saturday.The Florida Department of Health announced early Saturday the third death was a 68-year-old Orange County, Florida, woman who died in California. She tested positive in California after traveling to Asia.The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms, who have recently traveled through Port Everglades, to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 Days.This is a developing story.last_img read more