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The value of college: Will we be able to get a job after graduation?

Alex Lockwood October 24, 2012

The barbecue was quite tasty, but that wasn’t the most memorable part of lunch. On a Sunday afternoon this summer, I sat down to share a meal with my family in a restaurant back home in Chattanooga....

A case of ‘Popcorn Lung’: why civil liability is working just fine

Alex Lockwood October 10, 2012

Two weeks ago, a Colorado man won a $7.2 million verdict against microwave popcorn company Gilster Mary-Lee Corp., as well as food distributors the Kroger Co. and Dillon Companies Inc., to compensate him...

Cast a ballot, earn a voice

Alex Lockwood August 29, 2012

Around this time 4 years ago, several Hollywood heavy hitters - including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio Jennifer Aniston, and Ellen DeGeneres - joined forces to create a public service announcement that...

A case of kidney compensation, potential monetary rewards for organ donations

Alex Lockwood August 15, 2012

While paying the tab during my most recent visit to Francar’s, I happened to notice a small stack of business cards that proclaimed, “Clarence Walker Needs a Kidney.”  I picked one up as I left...

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