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Bad Faith: When to Fight Your Insurance Company

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Imagine the shock of losing a loved one to a tragic accident.  Family members might rely on each other for comfort, but will rely on the life-insurance policy, a binding contract, to assist with financial considerations in the wake of such a loss.  Now imagine that your life-insurance company decides that it would rather save money than paying what it …

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record?

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Driving under the influence, or DUI for short is one of the most common criminal offenses in the US. According to data from the Department of Justice, more than 1 million people are arrested each year for DUI violations. Having a criminal record can be problematic, to say the least. A momentary lapse in judgment could have far-reaching implications on …

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DWI vs DUI – How They’re Different in the Eyes of the Law

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According to a recent study done by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million Americans aged 16 and over reported to driving while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or some other kind of illicit drug. If you’re pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated, you’ll likely be charged with a DUI or DWI …

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Houston Explosion – Watson Grinding Facility

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In the early morning hours of January 24, 2020, the Watson Grinding facility in Northwest Houston exploded, sending debris and shock waves for miles. A 2,000-gallon propylene gas tank inside the facility exploded, causing at least 2 deaths as well as numerous injuries and widespread damages across businesses and residential communities within the large blast zone. Houston, Texas is the …

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Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence

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The relationship between an employer and their employee can be hugely beneficial to both parties. However, it is also a delicate balancing act in the event things go wrong. The law also recognizes this unique relationship and works to protect the interests of both parties to ensure that all their legal rights are protected. So what happens if you suffer …

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

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Accidents happen all the time – that’s why they are called accidents. In the US, an estimated 2.7 million people sustain injuries in road-related accidents every year. It is entirely likely that the majority of them resulted in personal injury cases to hold the liable parties accountable for their role in the mishap. However, these are not the only kind …

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Texas Sexual Harassment Laws

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Sexual harassment on college campuses and in the workplace is against the law both in the State of Texas and at the federal level. Federal level sexual harassment law considers it a form of gender discrimination. During the 2019 legislative session, new sexual harassment laws were passed in Texas aimed at beefing up protection against unwanted sexual advances. Here’s everything …

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Maritime Law Case Study: The Santa Cruz Boat Fire

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34 people were pronounced dead after a fire ravaged a scuba dive boat off the California coast in the worst maritime disaster the state has ever seen. The 75-foot-long vessel that was christened Conception sank off Santa Cruz Island. It had 33 passengers on board and one crew member who were all asleep when the fire broke out on the …

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Senate Passes Military Medical Malpractice Law

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Until recently, active-duty military personnel could not bring military medical malpractice cases against army medical facilities or practitioners. Troops are barred from suing the US government for personal injury or fatality, as each is considered to be an “incident to service.” So, even if the treatment they received was for an elective procedure, and the said procedure was done negligently, …