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14 Tips for Preventing Wildfires, Reducing Fire Damage, and Maintaining Fire Safety

Every year, wildfires cover thousands of acres of land across California. Substantial property damage and loss of life follow. Citizens can go a long way toward reducing the risk of wildfires. In fact, a few simple steps on your part can help protect your property and the property of everyone else around you. 1. Don’t Read More

How to Avoid Catching Respiratory Illnesses, Colds, and the Flu in Public Places

When much of the nation shut down in March 2020 to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we all started to learn lessons about one infectious disease that will help keep us safe from many other illnesses long after this pandemic ends. Viruses and Germs Are Always Potential Threats to Health The COVID-19 pandemic has Read More

Cruise Lines Face Lawsuits for Exposing Passengers to the Coronavirus

Former cruise passengers from around the world are seeking compensation from cruise lines for the mishandling of coronavirus infections on their ships. Cruise lines’ conduct resulted in injuries to passengers ranging from severe mental and emotional trauma to serious illness and hospitalization to death. Gomez Trial Attorneys partner Jeremiah Lowe spoke to CBS News about Read More

Cruise Crewmembers Sue for Negligent Response to Coronavirus

Cruise Crewmembers Suing Due to Covid-19 Negligence Lately, it is impossible to turn on the news without hearing yet another harrowing tale of a cruise ship passenger’s experience with coronavirus. In early 2020, cruise lines were equipped with information that, had they taken proper action, could have prevented thousands from becoming ill, and even saved Read More

Carnival’s Lackadaisical Response to Coronavirus: “Nothing’s perfect, OK?”

Carnival cruise line’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic left many seriously ill, and some dead. On April 16, 2020, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Carnival executives had crucial information about the coronavirus onboard its ships, but chose to sail anyways. Not only did Carnival proceed with cruise voyages, they continued with business as usual. On Carnival’s Read More

Meat Processing Plants Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Employees

Coronavirus Shutdowns Across America Various large meat processing plants across the country have closed after their employees tested positive for coronavirus.  Some of the plants include Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus, Iowa, National Beef Packing Co beef processing plant in Tama, Iowa, JBS USA beef processing plant in Greeley, Colorado and Smithfield Food Read More

Cruise Line Covid-19 Investigation Update

Cruise Lines Under Investigation About Coronavirus The Florida AG is investigating allegations that the Norwegian Cruise Line provided misleading sales pitches to prospective customers that downplayed the risk of the coronavirus pandemic. Similar investigations into other cruise lines are likely to follow.  Passengers often must rely on the cruise lines to provide current and accurate Read More

Covid 19 Business Interruption Insurance

BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 FIGHT TO GET INSURANCE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been reshaping the world we live in. As the pandemic spreads across the world, COVID-19 has affected not only the health and safety of millions, but their livelihood as well. COVID-19 has forced thousands of small businesses to Read More

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: COVID-19

Are pregnant women more likely to get COVID-19? In general pregnant women are more immunocompromised, but the early [limited] data on COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are any more or less likely to become infected by the virus. Following the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) discussed below are Read More

How the Coronavirus has Changed the Workplace: Employment Rights and FMLA Leave

Nearly every day, we are getting new updates on how the Coronavirus continues to change our day-to-day lives. Safety guidelines in the community and workplace are rapidly changing and it can be difficult to keep track of the most up to date information. Even worse, many of the recent guidelines are ambiguous and leave many Read More

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