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Can I Sue Coinbase for Inadequate Protection?

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In November 2021, Coinbase, one of the world’s most popular digital currency exchanges, was slapped with a class action suit filed in the California Northern District Court. The plaintiff, Adam Alfia, alleged that Coinbase failed to protect customer accounts against data breaches and took unreasonable steps such as freezing customer accounts for extended durations to mitigate the cyberattacks. Adam Alfia …

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What Is a Commercial Driver’s License?

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Before 1986, a major cause of fatal accidents on American roads was unqualified vehicle operators. At the time, several of the drivers were able to escape liability for irresponsible driving since they held multiple driver’s licenses issued by different states. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 was passed for this very reason. It established a nationwide system that …

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How to Join a Class Action Lawsuit

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When hundreds or even thousands of people  all suffer the same harmful effects of the same individual or entity, rather than file several different lawsuits, those people can come together to form a “class.” That way, they can all file a single lawsuit known as a “class action.” Class action suits arise for several reasons, including defective products such as …

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Can I Sue for a Work-Related Injury?

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According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 2.7 million nonfatal work-related injuries in 2020. These included everything from repetitive motion injuries, slips and falls, car accidents, and manual materials handling. The most common occupational hazards reported were falls, most of which resulted in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, …

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How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

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You’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. You’re trying to figure out whether it is worthwhile to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. You’re not entirely sure how long the whole process is going to take. Your piling medical expenses and the fact that you can no longer earn a living as you used to are taking a …

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update – 2022

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In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that they received several reports of health-related complications resulting from recalled products used in hernia repair. According to a press release, the agency stated that pain, recurrence, infection, obstruction, adhesion, and perforation were some of the prevalent complications patients reported. For decades, surgeons have relied on mesh to help …

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A Timeline of Texas Chemical Plant Explosions and Legal Ramifications

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Any place where hydrocarbons, natural gas, or volatile chemicals are processed, stored or used carries with it a high risk for explosions if something goes wrong. Nonetheless, chemical releases, plant explosions, and fires are entirely preventable if petrochemical companies comply with the statutory safety procedures and regulations. More often than not, if you examine companies involved in chemical plant explosions, …

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When Does a Birth Injury or Complication Warrant a Lawsuit?

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If there ever were a time when qualified medical care was critical, it would be during the birth of a newborn child. Expectant parents want their children to be born healthy. That last thing they expect to hear is that complications during birth and delivery have resulted in a birth injury. Unfortunately, these types of injuries usually cause a permanent …

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Settles at $18M

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In July 2021, Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant behind hit franchises Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty, was hit with a civil lawsuit in California. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a complaint citing allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and other potential violations that go against the equal pay laws in the state. …