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Jenny Albano

Nicaraguan Farmworkers Receive Reward from Dole

Dole Foods has just been told, by a Los Angeles jury, that they are being held liable for civil punishment for not informing Nicaraguan plantation workers of potential health dangers from a pesticide.The decision clears the way for punitive damages in addition to the $3.2 million that jurors awarded the workers earlier this week to compensate them for their injuries. The workers alleged they had…

John Rice

Injured on the Job – What to do to Protect your rights in Tennessee

1. If physically capable make sure notice/notice in writing is given to your employer. If you are a sub-contractor notice to the general contractor.2. Make sure that you are given a panel of 3 doctors to choose from.3. Make sure all required notices are published by the employer or general contractor to the Tennessee Department of Labor.4. Make sure you acquire your temporary total benefits or…

John Rice

Wrongful Death Case

John Rice, personal injury attorney in Chattanooga, Tennessee wants you to be aware of some of the pitfalls in court.The Estate of Billy Wayne Jones, deceased v. Andrew Stewart, et alThis is a wrongful death case. On appeal, Ms. Theresa Diane Jones (Ms. Jones) and Ms. Johnnie Mae Hall (Ms. Hall) contend that two erroneous admissions of evidence unfairly influenced the jury’s award of damages for…

Chrissie Cole

Workers' Compensation Perjury gets Man Jail Time

A judge has sentenced Lamoine Lobsterman Wednesday, to seven months in jail for lying under oath about the work he was paid for while collecting workers’ compensation benefits.The judge said the sentence must serve as a deterrent to others who might be tempted to do the same thing. William Fennelly, 48, plead guilty earlier this month in Penobscot County Superior Court to two counts of felony…