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November 2016 Archives

What causes a truck accident?

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, accidents involving large trucks caused 111,000 injuries and over 4,000 fatalities in 2014. As you travel this holiday season, you need to be aware of the dangers that you will face as you share the roads with commercial trucks. If you are injured in a truck accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible.

When quiet is a bad thing: NHTSA requires noise in certain cars

We all like a little peace and quiet. This is especially true during the holiday season, when it seems like every time we turn around bells are ringing and carols are singing. Although the festivities are enjoyable, a moment of quiet to catch our breath is often welcome.

Florida couple files suit after blender accident

Every year, millions of injuries are caused by another party's negligence. Many personal injury suits in Florida stem from the negligence of a manufacturer. Under product liability law, any party within the product's chain of distribution can be held responsible for defective products that are released to consumers. These parties may include the designers, manufacturers and sellers of the product. Generally, product liability lawsuits are brought under state law, alleging negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability.

Shoe companies sue claiming 'unfair competition'

Many federal and Florida laws are intended to protect consumers and companies against deceptive business practices. Business law claims often stem from unfair competition and other wrongful business actions. Unfair competition laws help prevent trademark infringement, trade defamation and false representations.

Avoid these mistakes when buying a short-sale home

A short-sale in Florida occurs when a lender permits the homeowner to sell their home for less than the amount they owe. Short-sales are typically reserved for those struggling financially who need a way to avoid foreclosure. Many people rush to buy a short-sale or foreclosure home, thinking that they are getting the deal of a lifetime. However, those in real estate law know that this is not necessarily the case. Many short-sale homes require extensive renovations, which can cost buyers an arm and a leg.

Should truckers be able to keep violations a secret? Court says no.

Some truckers are voicing frustration over the disclosure of various violations to potential employers. The truckers are upset that employers are receiving reports of violations like speeding tickets and other non-serious violations when considering whether or not to hire the driver.

Florida-based NextEra announces two major transactions

Structuring deals is a major part of the business world and requires careful planning. Business law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, require an in-depth understanding of your company's financial health and clearly defined goals for the future. NextEra Energy, Inc., a Florida company, recently announced two corporate transactions that will greatly affect the future of the company.

Wrongful death lawsuits help families recover after tragedy

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death was the result of another person's negligence. Fortunately, grieving families in Fort Lauderdale may be able to pursue wrongful death suits against those responsible for their loved one's death. Wrongful death suits can stem from numerous personal injury situations including car accidents, hospital negligence and exposure to hazardous conditions on-the-job.

Five Q&As about non-compete agreements

Getting a good education is only the first step towards professional development. Those who are looking to expand their career often benefit from on-the-job training, learning skills while working within their field. Workers will often take these skills and apply them as they move forward in their careers.

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