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Another Wave of Catastrophic Injuries Could Be Coming; This Time from Defective Seat Belts

By Douglas & Douglas |

According to recent reports, Takata, the same company responsible for the recall of millions of vehicles due to defective airbags that caused hundreds of injuries and deaths, could now also be responsible for another potential recall of hundreds of millions of vehicles with defective automobile seat belt parts. The report also indicates that the… Read More »

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As Some Furloughed Employees Return to the Workplace, Others File Discrimination & Whistleblower Claims

By Douglas & Douglas |

We previously discussed the issue of furloughs (or unpaid, temporary leave) turning into layoffs here in Florida, and what options employees had in terms of discussing potential legal options with an employment lawyer. A number of furloughed employees are now returning to work, both on-site and remotely, and as they do, it is critical… Read More »

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When Your Child Is Injured at A Friend or Relative’s House

By Douglas & Douglas |

Sadly, it seems as though there are constantly news stories involving children being injured by unsecured guns found in homes, like this recent one here in Florida, where a toddler was hospitalized after he shot himself with an unsecured gun found while at his uncle’s house. Fortunately, his condition is now listed as stable… Read More »

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CNN Investigation Finds Amazon Is Continuing to Sell Its Own Products After They Have Exploded & Caught On Fire

By Douglas & Douglas |

In September, after a scathing investigation by CNN revealed that Amazon continues to sell its own “AmazonBasics” products that explode or catch on fire, ignoring serious safety concerns from customers, several senators demanded that the company recall the products. The investigation reportedly found approximately 1,500 reviews where consumers reported fires and hazards caused by… Read More »

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Research Finds Links Between Suffering from Age Discrimination at Work and Physical Harm & Deterioration

By Douglas & Douglas |

Our law firm fights illegal age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination is more widespread in workplaces than you may suspect – and its harmful effects can be lasting. One CBS broadcast affiliate’s $215,000 settlement with a female reporter who was denied a job due to her age is capturing news headlines in part… Read More »

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Ford Recalls Over Faulty Door Latches, Doors Opening While Driving, And Brake Issues

By Douglas & Douglas |

In June, Ford recalled more than 2.5 million of its vehicles due to a serious defect involving the doors opening while the car is being driven. The recall covers the following models, ranging from 2011 to 2016: C-Max cars Escape SUVs Focus Ford Fiesta Fusion Lincoln MKZ sedans & MKC SUVs Mustang cars Transit… Read More »

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Florida Once Again Comes in as Highest in Country for Boating Accidents & Fatalities

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According to a report released in June by the United States Coast Guard, Florida ranks number one nationwide in recreational boating accidents and deaths on the water; a distinction it has earned since 2015. Specifically, according to the report, there were almost 700 accidents in Florida last year; 55 of which were fatal, resulting… Read More »

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Furloughs Turning into Layoffs in Florida: Know Your Rights as an Employee

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A number of employees who were once furloughed but who are now going to be permanently laid off, has hit news headlines around the country, including here in Florida, where the Trump National Doral Miami announced that 250 out of 560 workers that were furloughed in March – all of them nonunion workers, including… Read More »

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Hours of Service Rules Amended for Truck Drivers, Opening The Door to Longer Driving Without Breaks & More Truck Accidents

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In late May, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a final rule which relaxes the hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicle (i.e. truck) drivers. These hours of service regulations were originally put in place because the fatigue experienced by truck drivers due to driving too many hours on… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides Makes It Easier for Federal Employees to Sue Over Age Discrimination

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In April, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Babb v. Wilkie.  that is a major win for federal workers who are discriminated against by their employers Specifically, the Court held that, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, federal workers have increased protections from age discrimination than those in… Read More »

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