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Does the Jones Act Apply to Injuries that Happen on Land?

Does the Jones Act Apply to Injuries that Happen on Land?

Injuries are a common occurrence in the maritime industries, and any given day of work comes with risks. The duties of many workers take them back and forth between a vessel and land, and injuries can occur anywhere. Unfortunately, pursuing fair payment after an accident can be a difficult task without access to traditional workers’ […]

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California Judge Cuts $2 Billion Award for Roundup Lawsuit

California Judge Cuts $2 Billion Award for Roundup Lawsuit

A California Superior Court judge cut $2 billion jury verdict over Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller to $86.7 million. The reduced amount will be awarded to a couple who claimed the popular glyphosate-based herbicide, originally produced by Monsanto, contributed to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare type of cancer. Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018. The jury awarded the […]

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New Federal Data on Opioid Distribution

New Federal Data on Opioid Distribution

As the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to gain media attention, the factors that have caused such a wide-spread distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills are beginning to emerge. Over-prescribing and overuse have commonly been blamed for the crisis, but new data may show otherwise. The Drug Enforcement Administration keeps a database of prescription pain pills […]

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“Granny Cam” Policy in Full Effect in Louisiana

“Granny Cam” Policy in Full Effect in Louisiana

At the start of this year, Louisiana’s Nursing Home Virtual Visitation Act went into effect, giving individuals the right to install cameras and monitoring devices in their loved ones’ rooms at nursing homes. Louisiana is one of only a few states with a nursing home camera policy, but many others are following behind. This law […]

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Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

Proposed Structure for a Nationwide Opioid Settlement

The opioid crisis has become recognized as a national epidemic that has taken over thousands of communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 47,000 individuals died due to opioid overdose in 2017 alone, accounting for 67.8% of all drug overdose deaths. With this increase in deaths has emerged an increase in the number […]

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What to Do After a Dog Attack

What to Do After a Dog Attack

In the US alone, 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year, and half of the victims are children. Even when a child is engaging with a familiar dog, they are vulnerable to attacks and more likely than adults to suffer serious injuries. 1 in 5 dog bite victims are left with injuries that require […]

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