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July 24, 2013

Just when you think you have seen it all

In the course of 30 years of practicing law I have never seen a corporate defendant backpedal on an agreed-to settlement to the extent BP is attempting to do in the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement. BP still doesn’t understand the law or the facts of this case.

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July 19, 2013

Statutes of limitations: claims filing deadlines for airline accidents

Victims of air disasters must be very mindful of statutes of limitations (SOL) – deadlines by which they must act or some of their claims or rights may be lost. An often overlooked deadline is the deadline by which notice must be given to a city, county or state in which you have a claim. Some deadlines allow only a few months to give notice of a claim.

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May 15, 2013

Are U.S. companies outsourcing fraud?

by: Motley Rice

One in five employees surveyed was aware of financial manipulation in his/her own company in the last 12 months. Of those asked, 42 percent of board directors and senior managers said that sales or costs had been manipulated at their companies.

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April 18, 2013

Look for the helpers in chemical explosions

The devastating chemical explosion that occurred last night in West, Tex., at Adair Grain’s DBA West Fertilizer Company plant reminds me of not only the importance of workplace safety but also the tremendous gratitude we owe to first responders such as our communities’ firefighters.

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April 3, 2013

The “Big John” Legacy

Every asbestos victim’s story is unique and has the ability to inspire. Today, we had the great privilege of helping to share a special story that is building upon the strength of the asbestos community while honoring the life of an honorable man whose mission was to save lives.

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March 29, 2013

Sequestration, tower closings and the maturation of the aviation industry

When good air traffic controllers are focused on doing their jobs fully and expertly, they are saving lives and providing an increased level of safety. With significantly reduced air traffic since 2000 (no matter how you measure it), the rise in FAA budgets and personnel cannot be justified. The cold hard statistics cannot spare them from the five percent sequestration cuts faced by all government agencies.

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March 28, 2013

Brain Injuries do not discriminate

An estimated 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury this year. Of these are nearly 475,000 children who will sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. March marks the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA) Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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February 8, 2013

Brazil club fire: errors and progress

The Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, was destroyed by a tragic fire early Sunday morning, leading to the deaths of more than 230 people. Even the most basic regulations being properly enforced could have potentially prevented this tragedy and saved the lives of hundreds of young people.

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January 28, 2013

Mali and the kidnappings in Algeria - reason for concern

The recent terrorist kidnapping of Amenas gas facility workers in Algeria and the request of Mali’s transitional government for France (its former colonial power) to come to its military aid to prevent a takeover by northern rebels, should concern all global citizens—not because of France’s intervention but because of why the action was needed and what the kidnapping signaled.

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