Before You Post That Nasty Online Review, Watch This:

Leaving a negative online review can be satisfying (and also helpful if you want your fellow restaurant goers to avoid subpar pad thai). But did you know that some online reviews can have legal consequences? In this video, Tom Metier explains how you can leave a critical review without any legal risk. Transcript: These days, […]

Pursuit of Profits Leads to Oil Drilling Injuries

The drilling industry has a fatality rate seven times higher than the national average, according to the CDC. As Rob Rosenthal and injury attorney Michael Tilton of the Tilton & Tilton Law Firm explain, it is the responsibility of oil companies to keep their workers safe. Too often, these companies cut corners to save time […]

Who is Responsible for Southwest Engine Explosion?

With commercial airline travel in the US generally safe, what caused the Southwest airplane accident and engine explosion that left one woman dead and many others injured? How can we be sure this type of plane accident does not happen again? Aviation litigator and Florida attorney Mike Eidson adds his commentary on this issue. Transcript: […]

Can You Take Your First Husband’s Last Name in Your Second Divorce in Texas?

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Most people understand that women can change their last name to their maiden names as part of a divorce in Texas. However, what if the woman was divorcing her second husband and wanted to go back to her first husband’s last name? (She’s requesting this so that she shares the same last name as her […]

Uber Settles Fatal Self-Driving Car Accidents

A car accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle left one man dead. His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, and the ride-sharing company settled it quickly. Is it normal for a corporation to settle a wrongful death suit so fast? As injury attorney Tom Metier explains in this video, no. Usually cases like this take […]

Happy Tax Day! Do I Really Have to Pay?

According to some protest groups, they don’t need to pay federal income tax. They claim they are not under US jurisdiction since they are “sovereign citizens,” and that the income tax is unconstitutional. Are they right? As bankruptcy attorney Neil Sader explains in this video, there is an important distinction between refusing to file a […]

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer? One Jury Says Yes

A man claims that talcum products from Johnson & Johnson caused cancer in the form of mesothelioma, and a New Jersey jury agrees. He says that he’s been using these products since he was a child, and that the asbestos found in these products caused his cancer. As attorney Tom Metier points out in this […]

Are Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protected Classes in California?

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While gender discrimination is unlawful under federal law, California has even greater protections for its workers. In addition to outlawing sex discrimination, California law makes it clear that sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination are also illegal in the state. Watch our video to learn more about these types of illegal workplace discrimination practices, […]

How Does Mediation Work in New Jersey?

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Are you considering mediation to resolve a legal dispute or divorce and are unsure what to expect? In this video, a New Jersey attorney explains how the mediation process works, so you know how to prepare for your session. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (also known as ADR), and it can be […]

Do I Need a Will in New Jersey?

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Do you need a will in New Jersey, or can you just go without? Passing away without a will results in state law determining who your heirs are and what amount of property they will receive. By consulting with an attorney and creating a testimonial will (which may include advanced medical directives, which spell out […]

Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Neglect?

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Bedsores, the medical term for which is decubitus ulcers, is a clear sign of nursing home neglect. Patients that are bed-ridden completely or who spend significant times in bed must be turned on a regular basis and have a medical check up for first signs of these ulcers. If they are allowed to fester, they could […]

Do You Need an Attorney To Buy Real Estate?

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If you are looking to buy a home or commercial space, it is always a practical idea to have a lawyer involved from the beginning of the transaction through the closing. Although not all states require and you may not need an attorney to buy real estate, it will save you money in the long […]

What Should You Tell Police At the Scene of an Accident?

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After being involved in an accident, you should always call 911 to have emergency services come right away for medical assistance available and to file a police report. Once police are at the scene, drivers and anyone who witnessed the accident should be open and honest with the officers, of course. But what, exactly should […]

Experiencing Sexual Harassment at Work?

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Sexual harassment at work, or other types of abusive workplace behavior, is illegal and more people are standing up against this type of behavior. Everyone, both men and women, are entitled to a work environment that is safe and free from harassment and abuse. If you have been experiencing sexual harassment at work or discrimination, […]

Can Employment Law Cases be Class Action Lawsuits?

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Although most employment law cases about discrimination or wage and hour issues are individual lawsuits, in some cases, they may proceed as class actions. When can employment law cases be class action lawsuits? This typically happens when a larger corporation has systematically treated workers unfairly and against the law as a group of people. If […]

What is Gender Discrimination in Employment Law?

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What is gender discrimination in employment law, also knows as sex discrimination, and what can a person do about it? Although most cases of gender discrimination are about women, the law is gender-neutral, and men can be affected as well. Gender discrimination is when people are treated differently in employment, pay, benefits, promotion or termination […]

Does My Employer Owe Me Overtime Pay in California?

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All non-exempt workers, which is most hourly employees, are entitled to overtime pay in California and under federal law. However, some employers look to cut corners by holding back legal overtime pay, or they fail to pay this wage due to a misunderstanding of the law. Watch our video to learn more about California overtime […]

Does Asbestos Exposure Continue to Cause Mesothelioma?

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Even though it has been mostly outlawed for decades, how does asbestos exposure continue to cause mesothelioma? The fibers in asbestos, once inhaled or ingested, may not begin to show symptoms for many years later in the workers and individuals affected. In many cases, the original employer may not even be in business. However, this […]