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How To File a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim

How To File a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim Have you recently been involved in a slip and fall accident? If your accident was due to the negligence of the property owner or occupant, then you may be able to file a personal injury case against that owner or occupant. The...
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Mandalay Bay Sues Shooting Victims

MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay is arguing that the company is not responsible for the October 1, 2017, mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. The entertainment juggernaut has filed lawsuits against more than 1000...
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Avoid These Top 6 Causes of Boating Accidents

How to Avoid the Leading Causes of Boating Accidents The middle of July is when everyone seems to hit the lake to cool off, which means lots of boat traffic – and sadly, more accidents. We’ve compiled the statistics you need to know about boating accidents and steps you can take...
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Oklahoma Protective Order: What are the Requirements?

Oklahoma Protective Order: What are the Requirements? Whether it is referred to as an EPO (Emergency Protective Order), a VPO (Victims Protective Order), or simply a PO (Protective Order), the theme and purpose are the same: court intervention to protect on an individual from...
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$15 Million vs. $3 Million: Why Police Shooting Payouts Vary

$15 Million vs. $3 Million: Why Fatal Police Shooting Payouts Vary The chances of you opening your morning paper or logging onto your favorite news website and seeing a headline involving a police officer fatally shooting a person are now more prevalent than ever.  There are...
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Camber Employee Settles for $100,000 in Age and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Camber Corporation to Pay $100,000 in EEOC Lawsuit Camber Corporation has announced it will pay $100,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it fired an employee for applying to transfer closer...
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Can Restraining Orders Affect My Job?

Can Restraining Orders Affect My Job?

Will my restraining order show up on a Criminal History Records Check? Can a restraining order prevent you from finding new employment? Does a temporary restraining order appear in background checks? What can I do?   We have the answers below Yes and no. It all depends on...
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Kid-Proof Your Pool: Keep Summer Fun from Turning Deadly [VIDEO]

Prevent a Pool or Drowning Accident Summer is all about fun in the sun, and whether you’re a kid or an adult, the swimming pool can be a great place to spend it. However, pool activities can easily turn dangerous in an instant. Seconds matter in a drowning accident and it’s...
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Have I Been Defamed Online – Defamation Attorney

Have I Been Defamed Online – Defamation Attorney Not Sure If You Have Been Defamed Online? Want to know if you may have a case? Well, read below! “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Mark Twain Before we start, here is a clear...
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Important Tips for Filing Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury Cases and Important Information You Should Know Before Filing Accidents can happen anytime Accidents can leave you or your loved ones seriously injured. Personal injury law holds people, businesses, and organizations responsible for your injury. The National...
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How Do I know If My FMLA Rights Have Been Violated?

How Do I know If My FMLA Rights Have Been Violated? The Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA is a federal law that gives eligible employees the right to take time off for caretaking responsibilities and health problems without risking possible termination by their employers. If...
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What To Do if Written-Up at Work -Employment Law

What To Do if Written-Up at Work -Employment Law

What To Do if Written-Up at Work -Employment Law Help! My boss just wrote me up! What are my rights? What can I do? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here is an intensive Guide to all your Write-Ups questions and concerns. Before we start, let us review two types of disciplinary...
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Filing a Protective Order

Victim Protective Orders As an American citizen, you deserve the right to protect yourself or your child against dangerous individuals. You should not have to live in fear of potential and former abusers and harassers. One step you can take to prevent a potentially dangerous...
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EEOC Files Seven Lawsuits Against Harassment Across the Nation

EEOC Enforces Harassment Laws With Seven Filings Across the Nation The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed seven lawsuits across the nation against various employers charging them with harassment. This multi-state action taken by the EEOC should send a clear...
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Diagnosed Schizophrenic shot by Newport Police

Diagnosed Schizophrenic Garrit Vos was shot by Newport Police It was around 8:40 p.m. when the Newport police shot an agitated outside of a local 7-Eleven store. Witnesses claimed Vos shouted that he wanted to be killed and was cursing at others with a pair of scissors. Several...
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Women Working in Male Prisons Settle With Federal Government for $20 Million

Women Working in Male Prisons Settle With Federal Government for $20 Million When Taronica White first checked in to her brand new job as a correctional officer at a maximum -security federal prison in Coleman, Florida she was greeted by her supervisor, a huge oversized jacket...
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Feds Confess Liability for Inmates Death in Alabama

Feds Confess Liability for Death of Ignored Inmate In Alabama Jail   His name is Phillip Anderson, a 49-year-old Army veteran and a father who died in agony from a perforated ulcer while incarcerated in a jail in Alabama. Why was he locked up? He was arrested for missing a...
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Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Accident Statistics Size, speed, and stopping distance may make semi-trucks the most dangerous vehicles on the road. These factors make accidents more frequent and more serious among large trucks than in crashes between passenger vehicles. 2016 saw 3,986 fatalities...
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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Bars LGBT Discrimination in Michigan

Michigan Civil Rights Commission Bars LGBT Discrimination   Though same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in 2015, it appears LGBT citizens that reside in Michigan may face legal challenges. How? Why? Well, officials claim that discrimination due to sexual orientation...
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‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ Says Lawyer After Jury Awards $4 in Police Killing

‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ Says Lawyer After Jury Awards $4 in Police Killing “Heartbroken” is the feeling that a Florida family reports feeling after a  jury awards $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case that involves...
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Purdue Pharma Accused of Knowingly Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

Purdue Pharma Accused of Knowingly Contributing to Opioid Epidemic A report by the Justice Department details Purdue Pharma’s awareness of the abuse of OxyContin, the company’s opioid painkiller, early on after its release on the market in 1996. The drug company had previously...
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Dollar General Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $70,000

Dollar General Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $70,000 Dolgencorp, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the retail chain Dollar General Corporation, will pay the amount of $70,000 as well as other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed by the Equal...
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NFL’s Controversial Policy Change

NFL Announces Official Change in National Anthem Policy The NFL owners recently announced the adoption of a new national anthem policy that prohibits players and staff from kneeling. The 32 NFL teams are now able to fine players and personnel who refuse to stand during the...
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Casino Job Applicant to Receive $45,000 Settlement in Disability Case [VIDEO]

Disability Discrimination A disability can make daily activities, let alone finding a job, difficult if not impossible. How well do you know your employment rights? After violating those of a job applicant in South Dakota, this company is paying $45,000 to settle.    ...
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Tips to Help Speed Up Your Immigration Process

Tips to Help Speed Up Your Immigration Process Let’s face it: the citizenship process can take a while. However you received your green card, chances are that you will need to wait 3-5 years before becoming eligible to apply for American citizenship. Here are some important...
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Uber Will No Longer Force Sexual Assault Victims into Arbitration

Uber and its terms of service have come under fire during a recent CNN investigation. The rideshare company stated Tuesday that it will no longer force arbitration on passengers who allege that they have been sexually assaulted or harassed by drivers, something Uber says was...
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Trucking Companies Refuse to Make Highways Safer with Underride Crash Guards

When there is a trucking accident involving a semi-truck or tractor-trailer the end result is never a good thing.  The injuries and the loss of life for those involved in these trucking accidents are horrific but there is one type of crash that remains to be the most dangerous...
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Rideshare Insurance: Uber and Lyft Accidents

In the last few years, ridesharing companies have brought innovation and change to the way that we get from here to there.  In the near future companies like Tesla may make it so A.I. will be driving us from point A to B, but for now, we have to rely on our fellow humans to do...
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Dram Shop Rule – Restaurant Patron Causes Head-On Collision

Dram Shop Rule Results in Jury Awarding $6.2 Million How many times have you been out for dinner or drinks and you notice that someone in the restaurant or bar has had too much alcohol? Think for a moment if that person were to leave and cause a motor vehicle accident that...
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Folding Seat in Minivan Leads to the Death of an Ohio Teen

A beautiful spring afternoon turns tragic for 16-year-old Kyle Plush when he was crushed inside his parent Honda Odyssey. Plush, a sophomore at Seven Hills School in Madisonville, Ohio was found by his father at 9:00 p.m. on April 10th. Investigators of Plush’s death noted...
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Why Seal Your Oklahoma Records?

Can I Seal My Oklahoma Records? A young man called and expressed a concern he had about his Oklahoma arrest record and the possibility it could and would stop him from getting a new higher paying job that he had applied for. “Can you erase my record?”  he asked....
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EEOC Sues for Pregnancy Discrimination in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N. C. – PruittHealth – Raleigh, a Georgia corporation doing business as a nursing and rehabilitation center in Raleigh, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the pregnancy-related work restriction of a certified nursing assistant and forced her...
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Top Retailer Macy’s to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

Macy’s to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit CHICAGO – Macy’s will pay a former long-term employee the sum of $75,000 in order to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....
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LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Attorney

An issue that has been at the forefront of the national conversation is that of the LGBTQ community and all of the confusion that surrounds it. If asked, a lot of Oklahoman’s would tell you that this issue does not impact their state or the people in it when compared to...
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7 Dead and 17 Injured After Fights at Max Security Prison in South Carolina

Prisoners armed themselves with homemade knives during the early morning hours Monday and rioted for more than seven hours inside the Lee Correctional Institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The riot left 17 inmates seriously injured and seven inmates dead. One of the...
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Woman Fired For Flipping Off Trump Sues Her Former Employer

Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump Sues Former Employer I am sure that we all remember the photo that was taken of a woman flipping the bird to POTUS Trump’s motorcade in Virginia. The photo went viral and as a result, the Virginia woman was forced to resign from her job over...
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17-Year-Old Asked To Put Band-Aids on Her Nipples After Not Wearing a Bra to School

Florida Teen Asked To Put Band-Aids on Her Nipples After Not Wearing a Bra to School Bradenton, Florida – Last Monday started out like so many others for 17-year-old Florida native Lizzy Martinez. Out of bed, throw on some clothes, down a quick breakfast then out the door...
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City Employee Hits Bicyclist in Intersection and is Awarded $1.58 Million

Rhonda Martin, 55 was vacationing in Sea Island City, N.J., and was riding her bicycle on the shoulder of a road. As she entered an intersection, city employee Jeffery Jones, who was driving a pickup truck for the city and heading in the same direction, began turning right into...
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EEOC Sues Arby’s For Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers

EEOC Claims Sexual Harassment for Teen Workers Birmingham, Alabama – Beaver’s Inc. doing business as several Arby’s franchises in the south, violated federal law when it subjected several teenaged female employees at an Atmore, Alabama Arby’s to sexual...
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Record Setting $18 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict in Georgia

Harris Lowry Manton LLP, Jeffrey R. Harris and associate Yvonne S. Godfrey, along with Owen C. Murphy of Owen Murphy, P.C. and W. Andrew Bowen of Bowen Painter, LLC – recently set a record with an $18 million verdict from a Chatham County jury on behalf of their client, Joan...
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Could Participating in the 2020 Census Result in Deportation for Immigrants?

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that the 2020 census will ask every American household to record which members of their family are U.S. citizens. Just a few hours after making the announcement, the Beaurea was facing a lawsuit over the decision. A group of 14 states,...
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Tired Trucker Causes Fatal Accident

Tired Trucker Causes Fatal Accident Atinderpal “Gavan” Singh, a commercial truck drive, was driving his semi-truck eastbound on I-80 in Nebraska. Also eastbound on I-80 that day was Freddie Galloway, a trucker for Ecklund Logistics Inc., Galloway was some distance ahead of Singh....
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Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board of Education Dies at 76

Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board of Education Dies at 76

Linda Brown, of Brown v. Board of Education Dies at 76 Linda Brown 1942-2018 Linda Brown was just a schoolgirl when she found herself at the center of the landmark the United States Supreme Court case, that rejected the racial segregation in American schools died in Topeka,...
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What Can a Tulsa Social Security Lawyer Do For Me?

What Can a Tulsa Social Security Lawyer Do For Me? For those who do not know, the Social Security disability process can be exhausting and overwhelming. While hiring a Tulsa Social Security lawyer is not required when trying to get Social Security disability benefits, you may...
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Wisconsin To Pay $19 Million to Former Teen Inmate Injured in Suicide Attempt

Madison, Wisconsin – The state agreed this past Tuesday to pay $18.9 million to a former teen who was severely brain damaged after a failed suicide attempt at the state’s Copper Lake juvenile prison. Sydni Briggs of Janesville Wisconsin was just sixteen when she was...
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Houston Petro-Chemical Contractor Fired Three Brothers Because of Their Blood Disorder

Signature Industrial Services Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination  Signature Industrial Services, LLC (SIS) unlawfully fired three of their labor team, all of whom were brothers, because of a blood disorder that is prevalent in their family’s history, the U.S. Equal...
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Plastipak Packaging Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Plastipak Packing Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit Baltimore- The EEOC has announced that Plastipak Packaging Inc. will pay $90,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal retaliatory discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment...
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EEOC Sues Italian Restaurant for Pregnancy Discrimination

In California, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 13 against Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana LLC, a San Diego restaurant, for allegations of firing a female employee because of her pregnancy. The EEOC Charges in their lawsuit that Maurizio’s...
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Silverado Care Center To Pay $80K To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Silverado Care Center To Pay $80K To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Silverado Oak Village located in Menomonee Falls has agreed to pay the sum of $80,000 to a former employee that claimed in a lawsuit that she was unlawfully discriminated against when she was fired...
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Georgia KFC Franchise Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Firing of a Bipolar Employee

The operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise located in Dublin, Georgia has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The suit was...
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