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How can toxic mold lead to construction litigation?

Construction problems are relatively common in Alabama and across the U.S. Some are benign and some are serious. Benign defects can usually be handled without the need to go to court or engage in an extended dispute. The more serious issues can lead to people becoming ill and even dying. One that is quite dangerous is toxic mold. People who are exposed to toxic mold might not be aware that they could have the right to file a lawsuit because of it.

Those who are accused of being responsible for a property that has toxic mold with people placed in danger of becoming sick could be confronted with a legal filing because of it. Both sides need to be cognizant about toxic mold and what to do if there is a complaint about it. Toxic mold lawsuits will depend on the individual circumstances.

Choosing between a partnership and an LLC

You and your partners are ready to get your new business venture off the ground. Before you can do so, you need to choose an entity structure that will best serve the company and everyone involved.

If you are like many other Alabama entrepreneurs, you may have already narrowed down your selection to two different entities. Now all you need to do is understand the primary advantages and disadvantages of each in order to make an informed decision.

Mental health facilities need insurance defense from liability

In Alabama and throughout the nation, society is judged by how it defends its weakest and those in need of help. For people who suffer from mental health issues, getting care and treatment is imperative for them to receive what they need to function and survive. However, when there is a problem at one of these facilities, the first reaction on the part of the person and his or her family is often to file a lawsuit. Insurance defense is key when there are allegations that a facility was somehow in the wrong and can avoid a costly decision against the facility.

Whether it is a civil rights violation, personal injury, wrongful death or for some other reason, having legal assistance from a law firm that understands disability and mental health is critical to the defense. There are many ways in which there can be a liability case lodged against a facility. There could be allegations that the patient did not receive the proper treatment; the person could have been subjected to abuse in a sexual, physical or emotional way; there might have been privacy violations; medication mistakes can happen; or malnutrition, dehydration and physical breakdown could come about. Any of these factors and more can lead to a legal filing.

Dealing with insurance issues after truck employee's death

Working in the trucking industry and dealing with transport and delivery is not without its risks. This is an industry that provides a significant number of jobs in Alabama and across the country and when there is an accident, the company and its insurer will undoubtedly want to make certain that the worker is cared for and the family has all the help it needs. Insurance is an important part of that. However, these cases often end in dispute as to how much responsibility should be assessed and where it should land. If a truck employee is injured or dies in an accident while on the job, the company and the insurer must put emotions to the side and make certain it is protected.

A 66-year-old man who was employed as a truck driver died when a pipe fell on him. The man picked up the shipment and was delivering it to another part of town at the time of the accident. According to the investigation, the accident occurred at just before 9 a.m. As he set about unloading the pipe, the top row came loose and landed on him. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

Business and commercial employment claims need legal defense

In Montgomery and across Alabama, when there are allegations of employment issues, it is often automatically perceived as a workaday person who says that he or she was confronted by different levels of mistreatment from harassment to retaliation to violation of rights and more. However, even professionals will make these claims. That includes doctors and lawyers. When an employer is dealing with the potential business and commercial fallout of allegations of employment violations, having a law firm that specializes in defending businesses is crucial.

A lawsuit has been filed by a doctor who was in charge of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. He says that he was wrongfully terminated after he tried to control the way internal reimbursement was handled. The lawsuit seeks $10 million. He is saying that his contract was breached and he did not receive due process. Other claims are made in the filing. The Medical Association of Alabama is also named in the lawsuit. It is a lobbying group and a doctor's trade organization.

Insurance defense might be necessary after trucker death

It is always a terrible occurrence when there is a fatality in a truck accident in Alabama. Regardless of whether it is a person who was in the crash with the truck or the driver was injured and killed in an accident while at work, there will likely be a claim to receive compensation for all that was lost. Companies are undoubtedly sympathetic to the family that has been affected or lost a loved one, however, that does not mean they should shun a strong defense to an insurance claim against them. Having legal assistance that has experience in insurance-related cases is critical to lodging that defense.

An accident in a parking lot led to the death of a truck driver. The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. after which the trucker, 56, was found pinned under his truck. According to the investigation, the driver is believed to have been doing something outside of the vehicle when it started rolling. He is thought to have tried to get back into the vehicle to stop it when he ended up under it and was run over. The investigation is ongoing.

Business and commercial lawsuit pursues plumbing company

Business entities in Montgomery should realize that providing products and services to the public as a way of making a living can leave them in a position where they might face accusations of wrongdoing. If it is an allegation that as part of doing business, they engaged in various forms of illegality, it can be severely damaging to their reputation and, in fact, ruin the business entirely. With that, having a strong defense against a business and commercial lawsuit is key to maintaining both business operations and a positive reputation in the community.

A plumbing company that was alleged to have committed various illegal acts has been hit with a restraining order to stop them from operating. The judge in the case issued the restraining order because the company is accused of overcharging its customers and for starting major projects before informing and being approved to do so by customers. There were numerous defendants in the lawsuit filed by the state attorney general. According to the A.G., there were 33 people who were victimized by these practices.

What does off-gassing have to do with your spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation has become popular in the building of new homes or the renovation of older ones. When used correctly, it provides the insulation your home needs in order to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It may also lower your utility costs.

Of course, those things happen only when everything goes as planned. When it doesn't, you could end up with serious issues. For instance, off-gassing -- the release of chemicals or other airborne particulates from a gas -- and dust can occur, which could lead to serious health consequences.

Defending dram shop cases in business and commercial lawsuits

Alabama businesses that serve alcohol need to be aware of the laws that go along with it. Simply getting a liquor license is difficult enough and running any kind of a business is a challenge without concern about accusations that the establishment was somehow complicit in a drunk driving incident and will be subject to a lawsuit because of it. These are known as "dram shop" laws and when there is a case related to it, having a strong law firm to provide defense can be make or break.

No one wants to see another person injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. However, dram shop laws can be damaging to business and commercial entities. With dram shop laws, the victim or the victim's family can file a claim against the establishment to blame them for an intoxicated customer's actions. The term dram shop comes from 18th Century England. Civil lawsuits are used to get compensation against the establishment for the actions of the customer. There have been cases in the past where major awards have been given against companies, so this is a concern all businesses should think about when they serve alcohol.

Construction litigation and breach of contract

Construction companies in Alabama must be cognizant of the possibility that they will face a lawsuit for a breach of contract. Since people who hire a company to complete a construction project will have certain expectations as to how it will be completed, any issue related to what was in the contract should anything go wrong will be heavily scrutinized. These companies could have their reputation besmirched and face significant professional issues from these claims. Having legal assistance that understands breach of contract is critical.

When an agreement is made and there are obligations the construction company must deliver the customer, the consumer might assert that the finished product did not adhere to the plans and specifications. If it is found in favor of the customer, the doctrine of substantial performance might lead to the builder needing to pay the contract price and subtract how much the property has declined in value because the builder did not adhere to the contract.

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