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"Swiss Cheese" Analogy Argued in BP Trial Opening

BP “Swiss Cheese” analogy for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was presented before a New Orleans court this past Monday. This model, referenced in a BP report, suggests a…

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Safety with Santa

Thanksgiving came and went and the countdown to Christmas is on with less than a month to go. While we all prepare our homes, vehicles and host get-togethers for our loved ones, there are some…

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Safety at the Beach

For many families and individuals, summer vacations and weekends mean trips to the beach. But when heading out for beach day, it’s important to keep several safety issues in mind,…

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Deepwater Horizon Halilburton/BP Indemnity Ruling Made

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill that flooded the Gulf of Mexico with nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil happened nearly two years ago. But the companies involved, including BP,…

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Supreme Court Considers Corporate Liability in International Human Rights Case

The reach of the U.S. justice system and its role in enforcing international human rights is at play in a case recently argued before the Supreme Court . The case is a civil lawsuit brought…

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Invasion of Privacy in the News

With the shutdown of the News of the World in England, our own news has been full of stories about hacking into people’s cell phone conversations and data and invasion of privacy in general….

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Danger and Dating Sites

Lawsuits around the country have sought to hold internet dating sites responsible for negligence in cases where users have been attacked by individuals they met on those sites.
A recent lawsuit,…

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Boating Safety Concerns

Recreational water activities on our area’s beautiful lakes and rivers are a great way to enjoy the summer weather with friends and family. With temperatures rising and the long daylight…

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Alabama Legislature Considers Change in Expert Testimony Rules

This spring, Alabama legislators are considering a piece of legislation (Senate Bill 187) proposed by Republican Senators Ben Brooks and Cam Ward that seeks to modify the rules that permit expert…

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social networking, privacy, and your lawsuit

Social networking sites have become a virtual coffee shop of sorts where people can meet new friends or find old ones by posting information on their personal sites.
However, those people who…