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11/18/2013 // BP Oil Spill Claim Website (Press Release) // BP Gulf Oil Spill Help Desk // (press release) A settlement has been proposed that could help those who participated in cleanup efforts following the 2010 oil spill obtain compensation for the cost of medical care. Because the spill occurred three years ago, some have questions about why so many response workers are still impacted today. According to the BP Gulf Oil Spill Help Desk,…

11/26/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release) New York, N.Y.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Backcountry Access (BCA) has voluntarily recalled Avalanche airbags due to injury hazards. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on November 26, 2013. The Avalanche airbags were recalled after discovering that the trigger assembly can fail, which will prevent the airbag from deploying. This poses a risk of…

11/24/2013 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release) Your company searched near and far and finally found the perfect job candidate for a key position. The employee immediately jumped in and seems to be a high performer. All is going well . . . until your company is hit by a lawsuit accusing it of unlawful competition and trade secret theft. So, what happened? Your company hired…

11/24/2013 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release) Many employers use non-compete agreements to protect their trade secrets and client relationships. These agreements limit how, when, and where a former employee can take actions that compete with the employer. Some employers know courts can reform overly broad agreements to make them reasonable, so these employers purposely draft expansive agreements with onerous restrictions on the employees’ activities. But,…