2-Minute Tuesday Brief
Can You Lie Under Oath and Get Away With It?
Perjury is a very serious crime. In fact, the general federal perjury statute set forth in 18 U.S.C. §1621 specifies that those found guilty of perjury may be imprisoned for up to five years or fined according to the statutory guidelines. These guidelines allow for fines of up to $250,000.
Then why is it that whenever you tune into a celebrity trial (or any documentary trial on Netflix or some other platform) it seems that some witnesses are committing acts of perjury BUT nothing is being done about it?
Can you really lie under oath and get away with it?
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Awards
In today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Brief, Will discusses Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) awards. PPD refers to a type of injury or illness that results in a permanent loss of function in one or more body parts, but does not necessarily prevent a person from working entirely.
PPD can be caused by either a work-related injury or an occupational disease. Some examples of conditions that can lead to PPD include: back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, amputation of a body par,t hearing loss, vision loss in one eye, knee injury, nerve damage, and (PTSD) post-traumatic stress disorder.
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