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The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime.

Maine Dairy Drivers Settle Overtime Case That Hinged On An Absent Comma Here’s a story that might convince you that paying attention to your grammar lessons might one day put money in your pocket. Thanks to the absence of the comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker …

The lack of an Oxford comma in the wording of a state law laying out what activities qualify a worker for overtime pay, more than 120 drivers for the Oakhurst Dairy became eligible for a multi-million settlement for unpaid overtime. Read More »

When Prohibition was enacted in USA, it took less than an hour for the first documented violation of it to happen

Volstead Act The production, importation, and distribution of alcoholic beverages — once the province of legitimate business — was taken over by criminal gangs, which fought each other for market control in violent confrontations, including murder. Major gangsters, such as Omaha’s Tom Dennison and Chicago’s Al Capone, became rich and were admired locally and nationally. …

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A school principal once made a student who’d gotten into trouble sit in the basement & read the U.S. Constitution as punishment. That student (who committed the Constitution to memory as a result) was Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice.

Justice Thurgood Marshall Profile – Brown v. Board of Education Re-enactment As a lawyer and judge, Thurgood Marshall strived to protect the rights of all citizens. His legacy earned him the nickname “Mr. Civil Rights.” Thurgood Marshall was born Thoroughgood Marshall on June 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. Tired of having his friends poke fun …

A school principal once made a student who’d gotten into trouble sit in the basement & read the U.S. Constitution as punishment. That student (who committed the Constitution to memory as a result) was Thurgood Marshall, who went on to become the first Black Supreme Court justice. Read More »

In Sierra Leone, before getting a driver’s license, you have to buy a board game called “The Drivers’ Way” and play it at least once. The game involves rolling stoplight-themed dice and moving models of classic cars around a board, together with answering questions about the country’s road laws

You Have to Play a Board Game Before You Can Get a Driver’s License in Sierra Leone In the good old days, all you had to do to get a driver’s license was, you know, prove that you could drive. But now, at least in Sierra Leone, you have to play a board game before …

In Sierra Leone, before getting a driver’s license, you have to buy a board game called “The Drivers’ Way” and play it at least once. The game involves rolling stoplight-themed dice and moving models of classic cars around a board, together with answering questions about the country’s road laws Read More »

In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

Cleveland’s Convicted Idiot Finishes Punishment; Says She’s Learned Lesson Update at 9 a.m. ET, Nov. 14: “It’s A Learning Lesson … I’ll Move Forward.” Shena Hardin, the Cleveland woman ordered to stand on a street corner with a sign saying she was in idiot for driving on a sidewalk to get past a stopped school …

In 2012, a Cleveland woman arrested for a traffic infraction was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Read More »