Clayton County Woman Awarded $1Billion for Rape

As more women come forward to tell their horror stories, more juries are believing and sentencing their perpetrators.  The awards are increasing, though no amount can make a tape victim whole.  As society begins to understand that rape is not about how a woman/person looks, what she wears, or whether they are drunk, rape is a violation of a person’s body.  And, rapist should be prosecuted.  It is no longer about shaming the victim.

Please read this article and see the short video from the Cascade Patch and pray that more rape victims will come forward so they can be freed from shame and get the psychological help they need.

Kids Suffer for Life from Kool Smiles Dental Procedures


Kool Smiles Dental clinics pay $24 million in a lawsuit for unnecessary Dental procedures on kids in a Medicaid fraud scheme.  However, there offices are still open and no one is going to jail.  Hmmm.

This is another reason why second opinions matter.  These dentists preyed upon the poor and minorities.  Their offices seem to be strategically located throughout Minority communities have Black pictures on the walls and have toys like Chuckie Cheese.  Quite an inviting and fun environment for kids, these parents do not know enough to question the procedures recommended by the Kool Smiles dentists.

On the Tom Joyner show this morning, Sherri Shepherd said this happened to her when she was a kid.  Later when her mom took her to a different dentist, he asked, “Why did you have those procedures done?”  Her mom in disbelief responded that she had no way of knowing the procedures were not needed.  Sherri went on to describe the procedures and how it has affected her as an adult.

In Sean King’s investigation, he says this horrifying Kool Smiles investigation is akin to the Tuskegee Experiment.  How sad.  Read the entire story of Kool Smiles lawsuit in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution in this link:

Has this happened to you, your kids, or grand kids??


Attorney ALWAYS Needed for Real Estate Contracts

Over the years, we have all heard stories about people who sign papers who think they are making the best decision to purchase a home.  Or, people who think they are signing papers to purchase a home only to find they have been mislead.

In the former case the homeowner realizes a few years into the mortgage they have an interest only loan, a balloon, an adjustable rate that skyrockets, or a prepayment penalty (which is a disaster when you try to refinance or sell).  The latter finds they did not actually purchase a home.  Instead, they are simply renting with all the responsibilities as if they were buying the home because they signed papers for a “land contract” or “contract for deed”.

The only only time you should do a real estate transaction without an attorney is never!!  The fine print can only be understood by an attorney.  And, the other party always has an attorney.  Even the builder has an attorney for new homes being built.  If you need to save money and not have an attorney for your real estate transaction, you are surely mistaken.  Real estate contracts can last a lifetime (up to 30-40 years) and destroy your credit, your life, and could cause you to be homeless.  This is not the time to be frugal.  If you feel you should not spend a few hundred dollars for a real estate attorney to review your documents, then perhaps you should not buy the property!!

Case in point is a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 8, 2017 that details the Texas-based Harbour Portfolio and associate companies targeted Black communities in Atlanta, Cincinnati and other cities across the nation.  Read more about how they mislead unsuspecting people into thinking they were buying homes in the article titled “Federal lawsuit claims Texas Firm preyed on Atlanta residents” on pages A11 and A12 at: