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09/21/2013 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release) “Guess what! I’m expecting!” When said to a manager, those words may not generate much enthusiasm. But, enthusiastic about the upcoming birth or not, a manager must handle issues related to pregnant employees with care and finesse; a manager’s misstep in navigating this area could cause serious problems for the employer. When a manager first learns about an employee’s…

09/20/2013 // Justice News Flash: Featured Column (Press Release) // Kathleen Scanlan // (press release) When an American is prescribed a drug these days, there’s a good chance it is a generic¬—and made in a foreign country. Nearly 40 percent of all finished pills and capsules are imported, and nearly 80 percent of active ingredients stem from overseas sources. Most Americans don’t quibble with taking a cheaper generic, especially when generics have long been touted…

09/09/2013 // Keller Grover LLP (Press Release) // Keller Grover, LLP // (press release) The California Labor Commissioner has sent a message to all out-of-state construction contractors warning them that they must abide by California’s labor laws when working within the state’s borders, regardless of what their home state’s laws may be. An Oregon construction company found that out the hard way after being found guilty of failing to pay prevailing wages and provide meal…

09/09/2013 // LifeCare123 (Press Release) // Life Care Solutions Group // (press release) Defects in medical devices and dangerous drugs that end up being the subject of widespread recalls can cause extensive harm to patients. Defective drugs have been linked to long-term and fatal injuries for many throughout the country who were unwittingly placed in harm’s way by simply following the instructions of medical care providers. Many patients are unsure of what steps should be…

09/04/2013 // jcreiterlaw (Press Release) // The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter // (press release) Dealing with the aftermath of any type of accident is never easy for injured individuals to cope with on their own. Victims must deal with a range of issues in addition to their physical recovery, including how to cover the costs of medical care and other resources needed to help restore their lives back to some degree of normalcy.…

09/21/2013 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release) This summer, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act provision that defined certain terms for the purposes of federal statutes. United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (June 26, 2013, available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf. Under DOMA, a “marriage” was a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and a “spouse” was…