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Holiday Safety Checklist

November 26, 2014

Holiday Safety Checklist As you start to trim your tree and deck your house for the holidays, safety may be the last of things to check off your list. The statistics show that safety should not be forgotten, however. Annual averages of 230 home structure fires start with Christmas trees. The results are catastrophic –…

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Parents may be liable for what their kids post on Facebook

November 6, 2014

Parents may be liable for what their kids post on Facebook According to a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals, parents can be held liable for what their children post on Facebook.  The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that the parents of a seventh-grade boy were negligent for not having their son take…

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Man injured in garage door accident awarded $21.3 million

November 5, 2014

Man injured in garage door accident awarded $21.3 million Ralph Parker of Indianapolis became paralyzed from the chest down after he was crushed by a malfunctioning garage door.  Parker was replacing old wiring in a garage when he became pinned between the roof structure and the garage door. When the motor failed on the garage…

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Jurors - Marietta Attorney

Trial By Jury

October 21, 2014

Trial By Jury “For almost eight centuries trial by jury remains the best, safest, surest and perhaps the only bulwark to protect the basic rights of the average citizen. It is still the ‘Lamp of Liberty’ and it must be preserved.” The Case for the Jury System (1969) Joseph T. Karcher As Americans, we take…

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Foodborne Illness Attorney - The Cooper Firm

Kroger Co Settles Chicken Label Lawsuit

October 17, 2014

Kroger Co Settles Chicken Label Lawsuit The Kroger Co, will be removing “humanely raised” from the company’s store brand of chicken to settle a federal lawsuit claiming that Kroger Co had deceived consumers because the animals were raised under standard commercial farming conditions. A complaint seeking class-action status was filed earlier this year against Kroger…

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Smartphone Car Service Apps Facing Many Legal Issues

October 7, 2014

Uber Facing Lawsuit Retaining ‘Gratuity’ Surcharge Uber Technologies is facing a consumer lawsuit challenging the 20% gratuity surcharge on rides. Uber is a smartphone service that summons a car service for you at your exact location. The company has been found to keep a substantial portion of the gratuity that it adds as additional revenue…

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Lance Cooper - Car Accident Attorney

What to bring to a consultation with a personal injury attorney

October 2, 2014

What to bring to a consultation If you have been injured it can be very difficult to wrap your mind around all the details of a potential personal injury case. Although the first step is to set up an appointment with an attorney, it is very important to come prepared so that the attorney can…

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Lance Cooper - Car Accident Attorney

What you should know when hiring an attorney

September 30, 2014

What you should know when hiring an attorney Under what circumstances should you hire an attorney? Personal injury laws vary by state and individual situations. Having correct knowledge of these laws is imperative. If you have been injured in a car wreck that was not your fault, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you…

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Auto Recall Attorney - The Cooper Firm

Injured in a hit-and-run? What next?

September 29, 2014

Injured in a hit-and-run? What next? Being in a hit-and-run accident can be extremely overwhelming and can cause people to act abruptly as a result of stress. Having an action plan and staying calm can make a world of difference. Here are a few tips on what to do after a hit-and-run accident: Call 911.…

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Auto Recall Attorney - The Cooper Firm

What is a Black Box Download?

September 23, 2014

What is a Black Box Download? With the recent GM crisis, you may have heard the term “Black Box Download” thrown around and not known what it meant. A black box is used in newer car models as an event data recorder. Car manufacturers usually use the “black box” to assess their vehicles, but it…

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