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A Look at Aviation Accidents Like the One That Killed Kobe Bryant & Other Passengers

By Douglas & Carter |

The tragedy involving basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot and six other passengers, all of whom passed in a helicopter crash in late January, highlights just how dangerous flight rules (as well as weather conditions) can be when it comes to aviation accidents. Specifically, in addition to the role that fog… Read More »

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Starting in January, Employers Are Open to New Unpaid Overtime Wage Claims Due to New Laws

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Starting January 1, there are new federal rules when it comes to overtime pay that employers need to be aware of. Specifically, there is a new income threshold that employees must reach in order to qualify as being exempt from overtime pay, as well as changes in what employers can consider to be bonuses… Read More »

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A Growing Threat in Distracted Driving: Anti-Drunk Driving Interlock Devices

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According to the results of a new investigation, there is a new culprit behind car accidents: Anti-drunk interlock devices. Although intended to prevent drunk driving, because of the way that they work, they are actually now causing distracted driving accidents. The issue is linked to what’s known as the “rolling retest:” People who can… Read More »

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Hundreds of Children Still Die Every Year Due to Tip-Over Accidents

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With the holiday season upon us, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is emphasizing just how deadly certain objects, such as furniture and appliances, can be when it comes to children and tip over accidents. Furniture tip-over accidents alone send more than 40,000 people to the emergency room every year, with a majority of them… Read More »

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Florida Amtrak Train Kills Grandmother & Grandchildren Camping at Dangerous Crossing

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In late November, a tragic accident here in Florida took the lives of a woman and her two grandchildren after an Amtrak train hit the car that they were traveling in. According to reports, the woman and children were going camping near the Corbett Wildlife Area when their car was hit. It is surmised… Read More »

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E-Cigarette Company Sued for Catastrophic Injuries, Product Defects, and Wrongful Death

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JUUL—the company produces vaping and e-cigarette products—has recently had significant personal injury and wrongful death litigation filed against it. Not only was the company hit with its first wrongful death lawsuit in connection with an 18-year-old who died after using electronic (“e-”) cigarettes, but a former company executive is now alleging that the company… Read More »

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October Litigation Update: Drugs Causing Cancer & Serious Addiction After Workplace Injuries

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Dozens of consumers are currently filing personal injury lawsuits claiming that they sustained serious injuries – including cancer – after taking the blood pressure lowering drug Valsartan. In October, many of these consumers also urged one federal judge to include two other related drugs – Irbesartan and Losartan – due to their similar effects…. Read More »

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US Supreme Court Employment Discrimination Case Could Make History

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In October, the US Supreme Court will hear three cases that will be instrumental in deciding whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In the transgender case, the employer on the other side of the case – who fired the plaintiff from her job… Read More »

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Pharmacies Pull Zantac and Generic Versions Over Possible Cancer Concerns

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CVS and other pharmacies recently pulled popular heartburn and gastrointestinal medication Zantac and its generic versions that contain ranitidine from their shelves over concerns that the products may contain dangerous levels of a carcinogenic substance. Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet officially recalled these medications. According to reports, the issue… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Drivers Running Red Lights Are Killing People at The Highest Rate in 10 Years

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According to a new study published by AAA, the amount of individuals killed by drivers running red lights has hit the highest number in 10 years. In fact, in 2017, there were close to 1,000 people killed due to this negligence; with almost 30 percent of all car crash deaths at intersections occurring due… Read More »

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