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Auto Accident Attorney Discusses How to Help Injured Clients

Attorney Craig Swapp of Craig Swapp & Associates discusses helping injured clients recover from the hardships of an auto accident.
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Bankruptcy Attorney on How to Achieve a Fresh Start Financially

Attorney Craig Swapp of Craig Swapp & Associates discusses how his law firm can help those who face financial challenges or possible bankruptcy.

Attorney Craig Swapp (Gregory & Swapp) talks about car accidents and settlements

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Judge orders defendant’s mouth taped shut?

Question by Clueless One (WITH WISDOM): Judge orders defendant’s mouth taped shut?
An eastern Idaho judge who lost patience with the disruptive behavior of a defendant ordered court officials to tape the man’s mouth shut with duct tape during a court hearing. The unusual move was ordered by 6th District Judge Peter D. McDermott during a probation violation hearing for Nicklas Frasure, 23.

Frasure was convicted of felony theft in 2008, but the judge retained jurisdiction for sentencing depending on Frasure’s response to treatment. In October, Frasure was released from a state mental hospital in Blackfoot.

He is accused of violating his probation by not taking prescribed medication.

During the hearing, witnesses told the judge that Frasure’s behavior had been strange and erratic since his release from the state hospital. They also said he has not been taking his medication and has been consuming alcohol, factors also contributing to mood and emotional swings.

Probation officer Julie Guiberson testified that Frasure is a threat to himself and others.

During Monday’s hearing, Frasure interrupted the proceedings with repeated verbal outbursts and unusual behavior and ignored several orders from McDermott to restrain himself. After another series of outbursts, McDermott told bailiffs to silence Frasure.

The bailiffs then found a roll of duct tape, tore off a piece and put it over Frasure’s mouth, according to the Idaho State Journal.

“He’s obviously not mentally competent,” Frasure’s lawyer Kent Reynolds told the judge.

Earlier in the hearing, Reynolds had asked the judge to order a mental competency evaluation for Frasure.

McDermott said he would consider the request, but did not immediately rule on it. McDermott placed Frasure under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Department of Correction. He is being held in the Bannock County Jail awaiting transfer to a state facility. Officials, citing privacy rules, declined to say where he would be transferred.

An Associated Press call for comment, left with the Idaho Judicial Council, was not immediately returned Tuesday. The council investigates all complaints filed against Idaho judges.

The American Civil Liberties of Idaho refrained, for now, from commenting on McDermott’s decision to silence Frasure.

“The ACLU of Idaho cannot comment on the specifics of this case,” said Monica Hopkins, executive director. “However, on one hand judges have a right to keep order in their court and on the other the defendants have a right to assist in their own defense and be present at trial. Our hope is that judges employ the least restrictive manner of keeping order in their courts.”

At the end of the hearing, the judge ordered bailiffs to remove the gag and said he hoped Frasure’s condition would improve with being under state custody.

Frasure responded, “You want to arm wrestle?” as he was led out of the courtroom by bailiffs.
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Q&A: Liberty Mutual Workers Idaho Workers Comp?

Question by ma_audio_tercel: Liberty Mutual Workers Idaho Workers Comp?
My husband was in a terrible accident while working. What I want to know is if anybody has had Dr. Friedman as thier doctor and there experiance as him for their workerscomp doctor. Did you by chance go to the famous Elk Rehabilitation Center what was your outcome? What about your personal dealings with Liberty Mutual thereselves. Does anybody Know Monte Whitter the lawyer for Liberty Mutual. I would like to get peoples real life stories out there. I am starting hear first. If anybody would like to share a personal story with me you can reach me at I am desperate to hear your personal stories. I need to find answers for all people who think workers comp is fair or unfair. I need to know your injury and what happened in turn I will share my families. How many people have been turned away because they were called “drug addicts”
agent 1 have you ever been hurt on the job?
Meaning drug addicts because you were a chronic pain patient.

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Answer by Agent Smith
LM is one of the better companies out there.

Any insurance company, however, will only pay what is legally required of them. No more, no less.

Your best bet is consult with an attorney.

Good luck.

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Judges for Prop. 8 hearing
Ninth Circuit names the three judges who on Dec. 6 will hear the Proposition 8 case, involving California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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Q&A: Is this reportable to CPS in Idaho?

Question by Amy M welcomed twins 12-7-08: Is this reportable to CPS in Idaho?
My 8 year old daughter informed me yesterday that while she was at her dad’s in Idaho (we live in Utah) several things happened, that I find extremely disturbing. Her dad lives with his girlfriend who is very low class and has some mental problems. During this last visit they left my daughter and the girlfriend’s 8 year old girl in the care of her 12 year old boy and went out. The girlfriend got really drunk and my daughter’s dad had the kids all go upstairs and hide in a bedroom while he brought the girlfriend in and told them not to come out until he put her to bed. My daughter also told me that several times her dad took her out of the house very quickly when the girlfriend started behaving badly and gave my daughter some bull**** story about her having an allergic reaction to a pill. He told her that the “allergic reaction” caused her to act that way. My daughter said she was yelling and name calling but wasn’t real clear about what. This woman has had my ex beaten up by one of her other boyfriends in front of her kids, fights with him in front of my daughter, and my ex-husband is stupid enough to tell my 8 year old daughter that his girlfriend sneaks wine and drank it all while he was in the bathroom. He’s stupid enough to tell my girl that his girlfriend hits him. So is this something that CPS would get involved in? I don’t have his address either. Until recently, I was under the impression that he was living with his parents and that’s the address I have. Do I need that for CPS? I’m also going to talk to an attorney about stopping the visitations or at least making them supervised. The divorce happened in Idaho, can I start legal proceedings here in Utah? I won’t be sending her back there any time soon but I have to allow visitation, at least until I get the court to say otherwise. Can I get a restraining order against the girlfriend on my daughter’s behalf? Please help me. No lawyers offices are open today and I’m having a hard time finding anything else out online. Thank you.

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He’s just a douchebag. He wil get his trust me.

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