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Astroworld Festival Lawsuit

The Martin Law Firm Files Suit Against Travis Scott Astroworld Festival The Martin Law Firm is representing several families of the victims and those injured in the Astroworld Festival. The mass casualty left 8 attendees dead, 25 hospitalized and over hundreds injured. During Travis Scott’s performance, a crowd surge increased, putting concert go-ers at risk. …

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National Gossip Day: Suing over Speech

August 6th is National Gossip Day. While the bizarre holiday focuses on the act of spreading information about another… a question lingers… when does it became harmful? Can someone be sued over gossiping? In order to sue someone for harmful gossip… it would need to check out as defamation.Elements of Defamation:• The speaker made a statement …

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Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Claim Deadline Approaches

Several allegations of sexual abuse have caused the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) organization to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 allows the organization to continue operations, pay debts to victims, and recover as an organization. The bankruptcy court set a deadline of November 16, 2020, for abuse survivors to file a lawsuit against the …

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Fraudulent Accounting may Equal Increased Premiums

There may be potential claims concerning fraudulent accounting practices by life insurance companies and long-term care insurance companies. The accounting method may result in the policyholder being charged excessive insurance premiums. Standard Accounting Principles apply when Calculating Premiums We are all used to paying a premium for insurance.  Whether that is our car, health, auto, …

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No Punitive Damages Allowed in Maritime Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit has ruled in a split en banc decision that survivors of a worker killed in a barge-mounted drilling rig accident cannot collect punitive damages under general maritime law. The majority, in reversing an earlier panel decision, ruled that it doesn’t matter if the claim is for personal injury or wrongful death. In …

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