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Valero Settles One Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Valero Energy has settled one of two wrongful death cases filed against the company after two men suffocated inside a reactor tower at the Delaware City refinery in 2005. The settlement agreement was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The agreement, the terms of which were not disclosed, affected […]

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Lawsuit filed in Twin Span Bridge collapse case

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has been retained by the family of a deceased bridge worker who was killed in a bridge collapse on October 30, 2008 on I-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eric Troy Blackmon, a long time employee of Boh Bros. Construction, was a foreman on the new Twin Span Bridge being built between Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ivey Memo: How much is your life worth

<p>So how much do you think your life is worth? $100M? $20M? $420? According to a the IVEY MEMO, the value of your life is $200,000. Evidently, GM saved over $250M by letting a few hundred people <strong>burn to death</strong> in their cars.</p>

Donning and Doffing, Employment Law

Donning and Doffing

What is donning and doffing? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was established in 1938 to protect workers’ rights. According to the FLSA, the term “donning and doffing” is used to refer to the practice of putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) protective gear, clothing, and uniforms. There are certain circumstances where employers legally […]

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Lake Martin boating accident leaves 1 dead, 4 hurt

<p>One Prattville man is dead, a woman is in critical condition and a Montgomery man has been charged with homicide by vessel and boating under the influence after a horrific boating accident on Lake Martin. Patrick Cumbie, 22, is in the Elmore County Jail under $15,000 bond for the death of Donny Tatum, a 62-year-old Prattville man, according to the Alabama Marine Police. Tatum's sister-in-law, Sue Tatum, is in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries, said Whit Moncrief, who is a Prattville resident and a friend of the victims.</p>

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Boating incident victim still in ‘critical’ condition

<p>WETUMPKA -- A Prattville woman continued to fight for her life Monday, following a fatal weekend boating accident on Lake Martin, and more criminal charges may be filed in the case. Sue Tatum was listed in "critical" condition Monday evening at Baptist Medical Center South, said Melody Ragland, marketing coordinator for Baptist Health. Her injuries are life-threatening, District Attorney Randall Houston said.</p>

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