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Jury Sides With Railroad Whistleblower In BNSF Case

A former railroad conductor was awarded a $1.66 million in a whistleblower case against BNSF Railway. In February 2010, Curtis Rookaird, was working as a BNSF conductor in Custer, when he received a call to move 42 rail cars parked on […]

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Hyatt Sued for Unpaid Overtime and Gratuities

Sheller, P.C. and Donovan Axler, LLC recently filed a class and collective action against Hyatt Hotels for failure to pay its employees gratuities and overtime wages.  The case was brought on behalf of current and former employees of Hyatt branded […]

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Health Canada to Review Safety of Invokana

The prescription drugs dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and canagliflozin (Invokana), used to treat diabetes, are being reviewed by Health Canada in connection with the risk of ketoacidosis, a serious diabetes complication that leads to high levels of blood acids (ketones.) These drugs […]

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What Does Negligence Mean?

Negligence refers to failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under like circumstances. Usually, the behavior consists of actions but can also include omissions where there is some duty to act. […]

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What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury can include injuries that are devastating in scope while being permanent in nature. These types of injuries can occur in a number of ways and take a tremendous toll on the injured person but also on their […]

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Sleight of the Century?

A lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 6, 2015, on behalf of Pay-Per-View (PPV) viewers of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” that happened on May 2nd in Las Vegas. The fight should […]

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Am I an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Employees are increasingly being misclassified as independent contractors by employers. The result is several hard working men and women are being denied the protection of workplace laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), The Family Medical Leave Act […]

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Legal Ramifications of Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia

The Legal Intelligence has reported In the wake of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that reportedly killed at least seven and injured in excess of 100 people, lawsuits are certain to be filed. However, attorneys have said until federal […]

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Data Breach Victim? Here’s What to Do

Data breaches are becoming more commonplace as big name companies become the target. It is important for you to know what actions you will need to take if your data is compromised. First and foremost, if your account has been […]

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FDA Flags Geodon and Similar Drugs for Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions

A rare, but potentially fatal serious skin reaction, has been linked to the antipsychotic drug Geodon, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a safety warning. The serious side effect has the potential to affect more than […]