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Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Jul
10

Learning About Assumption of Risk

Many people in this country have heard legal terms of art during their lifetime. When someone mentions a phrase, such as “assumption of the risk,” what comes to mind? For many Jersey City residents, images of sporting events often come to mind. Last…

Jul
10

Dangerous jobs that (almost) nobody wants

Even in a time when unemployment in the United States tops nine percent, and food stamp usage is at an all-time high, and prospects for a robust economic recovery are dim, there are jobs that are often difficult for employers to fill. Last…

Jul
10

Getting The Most Out of Debt Settlement

You may be pleased with your debt settlement agreement awarding you a low negotiated price you were seeking. Unfortunately, if you are a woman, getting it in writing is not enough. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that one third of debt collectors receive…

Jul
7

New California law restricts right of employers to check credit

Starting Jan. 1, California enacted a law that made it harder for employers to check the credit scores of job applicants. Some San Diego readers might have been surprised at how widespread this practice was before this law went into effect. Employer say…

Jul
6

YASMIN BIRTH-CONTROL LAWSUITS SETTLE FOR $110 MILLION

In the first resolution over cases involving Yasmin birth-control pills, Bayer, Germany’s largest drug manufacturer will pay at least $110 million to settle over 500 product liability lawsuits alleging that the drug caused blood clots and wrongful death. This amounts to approximately $220,000 per case…

Jul
4

Fatal bicycle accident takes life of marathon runner

This past Tuesday Sally Meyerhoff a well known marathon runner was tragically killed in a bicycle accident in Maricopa, AZ. The famous 27-year-old runner collided with a pickup truck and died instantly. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic marathon trials and was the winner of…

Jul
4

ELECTRICITY AND TRUCKS SHOULD NEVER MIX

A freak accident in Central Illinois shows that truck accidents, especially truck accidents, are seldom as straightforward as they seem. A dump truck was a total loss after it burned in a freak accident. The driver, who jumped from the truck, was not…