I recently represented a crew member who was hired from Haiti named Willy Dolcin. Mr. Dolcin was 37 years old when he decided to leave his family in Haiti and go work onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship as a cleaner. A cleaner is one of [...]
Lights, Camera, Action! It was the first day of production for “Midnight Rider.” The cameras were rolling for a dream sequence with a hospital bed placed over train tracks. As a train approached the bridge, members of the production [...]
Have you, a family member or a friend ever been injured and wondered whether you (or they) could pursue a legal claim for damages? Or, if you are an attorney, have you ever been asked, “Can I bring a law suit for that?” If you’re an attorney, [...]
We’ve previously discussed how some employers, especially those in the railroad industry, have been known to take action against employees who were either injured on the job or who have come forward with worries about workplace safety. We’d [...]
You have a right to a safe workplace. In 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The Act created a government agency to set and enforce protective workplace [...]
A railroad trackman working in Illinois was unfortunately forced to experience just how far some railroad companies will go to retaliate against workers who were injured on-the-job. The worker, Justin Reed, finally had his case heard by the [...]
After a myriad of appeals, the tides of justice are finally turning in favor of a plaintiff whose case was decided by a Tennessee jury back in 2010. The case is Payne v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. E2012-02392-COA-R3-CV, 2013 WL 6857947 (Tenn. [...]
It has been a little while since Minnesota was on the list, which lead to my last couple of posts:
Are Trial Lawyers All Moving To The Legal Hellholes?, Mike Bryant | Jan 5, 2011
Pack the Bags Kids: We Are Moving To a Legal Hellhole, Mike Bryant [...]
In order for evidence of a prior injury or preexisting condition to be admissible, a defendant must present by competent evidence a causal connection between the prior injury and the injury at issue. FGA, Inc. v. Giglio, 128 Nev. ___, ___, [...]
Sometimes my clerks or a niece or a nephew will talk to me about career choices.
I tend to recommend careers in both law and medicine.
Forbes reports today that doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20% at hospitals:
Doctor, Nurse [...]