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Houston Dr. and Pain Management Clinic Owner Get 420 Months for Pill Mill

A Houston physician and the owner of a pain management clinic were each sentenced to 420 months in prison today for their roles in running a pill mill that provided tens of thousands of unlawful prescriptions for millions of doses of opioids and other controlled substances....
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Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings to Pay $6.1M Settlement in Qui Tam Lawsuit

Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings to Pay $6.1M Settlement in Qui Tam Lawsuit Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings Inc. has recently agreed to pay $6.1million to settle a qui tam lawsuit that alleged the healthcare company had an illegal kickback arranged with certain nursing homes....
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Safeway Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Safeway Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination SEATTLE – Grocery store giant Safeway, Inc. violated federal law by refusing to accommodate and hire a qualified deaf applicant for various store jobs in Seattle, Wash., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
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Police Officials Release Footage of Oshae Terry Shooting

Arlington TX. Police Release Body-cam Footage From Fatal Shooting of Oshae Terry Arlington, Texas police released body-camera footage from the fatal shooting of a man who drove away while an officer had his arm inside the window. Two officers had stopped an SUV to ask about an...
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Fentanyl epidemic

Forget Opioids – Fentanyl is the New Crisis

The crisis in the U.S. has shifted from opioids to the potent painkiller Fentanyl. As the White House and Congress continue to “investigate” the issue, the death toll is on the rise reaching more than 49,000 in 2017. That is an increase of nearly 7,000 over the...
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Golden Corral Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A Golden Corral restaurant franchisee located in Augusta, Ga., violated federal law when it unlawfully fired a server with epilepsy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. According to the EEOC’s...
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Ford Recalls 2 Million F-150 Trucks Due to Fire Risks

There are over 2 million Ford F-150 trucks in North America that have been recalled by the auto titan because of seat belt mechanisms that have the potential to start fires. Ford Motor Company said that it was aware of 17 reports in the United States where smoke or fires broke...
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Houston Dr. Gets 12 Years for $155 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Houston Psychiatrist Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Role in $155 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme A Houston psychiatrist was sentenced to 150 months in prison for his role in a $155 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false and fraudulent claims for psychiatric...
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7 Dead In New Mexico Head-on Semi-Truck and Greyhound Bus Crash

7 Dead In Horrible a New Mexico Head-on Semi-Truck and Greyhound Bus Crash New Mexico police officials are reporting the at least 7 people were killed in when a semi-truck crashed head-on with a nearly packed Greyhound bus. “We do expect that number to rise,” New...
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Texas Police Officer Indicted of Shooting Jordan Edwards

Texas Police Officer Indicted of Shooting Jordan Edwards The verdict has been handed down and the former police officer who shot and killed 15-year -old Jordan Edwards has been indicted on a murder charge, a seemingly rare occurrence in a state and nation where criminal charges...
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Uber Pays 1.9 Million to Workers for Harassment Claims

Uber has agreed to pay 56 of it’s current and former employees about  $33,900 each, or $1.9 million, to settle their claims of gender discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment. On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs filed paperwork in a Northern California...
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employment law

Employment Law and #MeToo Movement Lawsuits

Employment Law and #MeToo Movement Lawsuits With the recent scandals and stories coming out of Hollywood, the nations eye has been pulled to the #MeToo into full focus. This focus has brought with it the empowering of assault victims to speak up publicly about their own...
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opioid overdose 2017

Record Breaking Year for Drug Overdoses in the US

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released preliminary data that shows that more than 72,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses in 2017, up nearly 7% from 2016. This preliminary death count from 2017 represents all 50 states and the District of Columbia and...
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10 Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

It is that time of the year, all across the US kiddos get ready to get back in the swing of things as school is starting. For many of you, the kids are growing up fast and the morning ride on the school bus has been replaced by them driving to school on their own. Whether it be a...
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EEOC Cracks Down on Harassment With Seven New Lawsuits

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed seven lawsuits this week against various employers across the country, charging them with harassment, and also announced a major resolution of a harassment, and also announced a major resolution of a harassment lawsuit. This...
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Univ. of Wisconsin

EEOC Sues University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination

EEOC Sues University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination Madison, Wisconsin – The University of Wisconsin  System violated federal law when it refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
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Personal Injury Lawsuits and Ambulance Fee Compensation

Personal Injury Lawsuits and Ambulance Fee Compensation Following a major accident, it is not uncommon for an ambulance and EMTs to arrive at the scene and administer crucial, life-saving medical care. This, however, comes at a cost. Let’s take a moment t...
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Marine Sues Food Vendor, Claims E. Coli Lead to His Discharge

Food Vendor Sued in Marine Lawsuit San Diego, Calif. – A lawsuit is being filed against the San Diego Marine Corps boot camp food provider after a former recruit fell ill, claiming an E. coli infection led to his discharge. Former marine recruit Vincent Grano, 19, is suing...
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Doggy Daycare Dust-Up Results in Death: Who is Responsible?

Doggy Daycare Dust-Up Results in Death: Who is Responsible? We here at Jones Brown Law see a myriad of situations and complaints from people that need and want our help.  Unfortunately, the law rules all and we cannot help everyone that calls our office or walks through our door....
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Construction Zone Accident Attorney

Construction Zone Accident Attorney When Is the Department of Transportation or Construction Company Responsible? When you enter a construction zone, you likely have seen the signs to reduce speed or the orange “road work ahead” informing you that a construction zone...
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Family Affected by Tragic Duck Boat Accident Sues for $100 Million

Indiana Family Sues After Duck Boat Accident A lawsuit filed on behalf of members of an Indiana family who died in the July 19th Branson Duck Boat accident seeks $100 million in damages, alleging that the tourist boat company failed to put passengers’ safety first. Branson Duck...
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Construction Accident Attorney- What to Do After a Construction Accident

What to Do After a Construction Accident Construction sites are dangerous places to work even though there are strict state and federal guidelines to prevent them. There are many things that can cause construction accident injuries such as scaffolding, welding forklifts, cranes,...
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employment law

Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to 16 Employees in Sexual Harassment Suit

Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit Jones Brown reports on a story out of Illinois: Two Southern Illinois International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises in Glen Carbon and Alton will pay $975,000 and furnish other relief to...
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stand your ground shooting

Florida Gunman Won’t Face Charges in Fatal Shooting

Police Won’t Press Charges in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting Clearwater, FL – A gunman who shot and killed a man in a Florida parking lot last week will not face charges due to the state’s “stand your ground” law. The controversial Florida law states that a...
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College Sexual Assault: A Campus Crisis

Sexual Assault on College Campuses With statistics on the rise and news stories covering incidents of sexual assault on America’s college campuses, many have concluded that rape on campus is a growing problem. Researchers have deemed the issue of sexual violence among college...
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#metoo

Subway Employee Awarded $425,000 in #MeToo Harassment Case

#MeToo movement is not just about helping victims in Hollywood. Justice was served in a New York federal courtroom recently as a jury awarded $425,000 to a woman who was fired from her job managing a Subway restaurant after she complained about the relentless sexual harassment...
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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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boating accidents

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

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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