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US Supreme Court Employment Discrimination Case Could Make History

By Douglas & Carter |

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

By Douglas & Carter |

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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60 Percent of Florida’s Nursing Home Are Still Out of Compliance with Legal Requirements That Prevent Deaths

By Douglas & Carter |

Nearly one-quarter of Florida’s entire population is over the age of 60, and many of them are currently living in nursing home facilities. However, according to the latest reports, even though Florida law requires that nursing homes be prepared during the next Hurricane so that people are not injured and killed due to the… Read More »

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When It Comes to Nursing Home Abuse, State & Federal Governments Have Overlooked the Importance (And Lack) Of Social Workers

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As more and more nursing home abuse is covered in news headlines, a lot of the reports on the issues in these homes often focus on the facilities being short-staffed and/or not having enough nurses on staff. However, one recent article discusses how one of the most important oversights that contribute to problems in… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Finds That Online Marketplaces Like Amazon Are Liable for Defective Products Sold On Their Websites

By Douglas & Carter |

A recent decision out of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals finding that online marketplace retailers like Amazon.com can be liable for defective products sold by other companies on their website will have huge repercussions for consumers seeking to hold companies responsible for any harm incurred as a result of these products. Not only… Read More »

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Electric Scooters Are Causing Too Many Catastrophic Injuries in Florida & Elsewhere

By Douglas & Carter |

We previously discussed just how dangerous Florida has become for pedestrians. Part of that danger involves the introduction of electric scooters, which are contributing to a worldwide epidemic of injuries and fatalities. In addition to pedestrians, most of those injured by these devices are users of the scooters and those who trip over them… Read More »

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Major Company Sued for Age Discrimination & Gender Pay Inequity Highlights Just How Common These Legal Violations Are in The Workplace

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The working space giant “WeWork” was recently sued for age and gender discrimination and pay inequity. The former vice president accused the company of hiring an employee that was 20 years younger and eventually relinquished him of his job at the company as a result; stating that his job was simply removed. These experiences… Read More »

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A Simple Fix to a Number of Products Could Prevent Many Children from Being Maimed and Killed Every Year

By Douglas & Carter |

Just over the last 15 years, there have been over 100 cases of young children being injured by lawn mowers backing over them, resulting in at least eight deaths and a number of other children suffering from amputations of feet, fingers, hands, limbs, toes, and other body parts. Still, there is no question that… Read More »

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Concussions Are Now the Leading Cause of Injury for Children in Sports, But The Details Might Surprise You

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A new study published indicates that elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports face a greater risk of suffering concussions and other catastrophic injuries. While most of the media attention surrounding this issue in older children and young adults has focused on the tendency for sports like football to inflict these types of… Read More »

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