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Slip and fall incidents and premises liability cases

Accidents that occur on the property of others can be covered by the laws of premises liability. In Florida an injured party may have the right to sue the owner of a tract of land, building, or other type of property if that individual is hurt while visiting the relevant site. Though property-related accidents and injuries can occur in a number of ways, one common form of premises liability incident is a slip and fall case.

Athlete was driving drunk and high in fatal boating accident

Since Miami is a warm-weather locale with a lively population and many people involved in boating, accidents are unavoidable. Some of these accidents are circumstantial and lead to minor injuries. Others, however, are more serious and lead to severe injuries and death. Given the nature of Miami, there are many people who are prominent and famous who live and work there. When they are in an accident, it draws attention with the results there for all to see. Such is the case with the late pitcher for the Miami Marlins, Jose Fernandez.

What is the Conrad 30 waiver program for legal status?

People in Miami may be aware that the new administration of President Donald J. Trump may be seeking to alter the way in which the ways a person can immigrate to the U.S. One issue that pertinent for some of those seeking to come to the U.S., and for those who would like to hire these individuals, is the Conrad 30 waiver program. This is a program to provide visas for medical doctors -- known as a J-1 visa -- so they can have a two-year residency in the U.S. The idea behind this is to account for a shortage of trained doctors in areas that need them.

H-1B Visas still an option despite recent immigration policy

For foreign workers seeking a better employment opportunity here in Florida, one of the most popular ways of obtaining the right to work is to receive an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation or Professional Visa. In fact, US Citizenship and Immigration Services received about 233,000 requests for this particular type of visa in 2015. For this visa, employers sponsor prospective employees and take care of the application process.

Experienced lawyers for help with family immigration in Miami

Now more than ever, immigration is becoming complicated and worrisome. This is particularly true for Miami residents who are trying to get a spouse into the United States on a marriage-based visa. Even those who are seeking or have achieved citizenship or have a visitor visa must be worried about the fluctuating rules regarding immigration in the U.S. Because of that and the rules and mandates the Immigration and Naturalization Service is being ordered to follow, it is even more imperative to have legal assistance.

Judge rules against county in ICE illegal immigrant detention

People in Miami, across Florida and throughout the nation are watching closely as changes are being made to U.S. policy for immigrants. In an attempt to clamp down on those who are perceived to be violators of US immigration law, the new administration of President Donald J. Trump has left a great many families wondering how an immigrant -- even one who has not been accused of illegal immigration -- will be treated. For those who are in the U.S. illegally and have been detained by the Department of Homeland Security or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is imperative to prepare for the fight ahead with legal assistance.

What hazards is a property owner responsible for?

Nearly everyone in Miami walking through a grocery store or department store has seen the yellow caution signs warning customers of wet floors, often while employees mop floors, clean a spill or a store addresses a leaky roof. This is done to not only protect a customer from potential hazards at a store, but also to protect the property owner or store management from a premises liability lawsuit.

Airbag maker Takata settles for $1 billion

Following the largest recall in the United States automotive industry, Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to fraud and will now pay $1 billion dollars in penalties. The decision comes following an international scandal which also included allegations that five major automakers continued to use the defective devices despite learning of their dangers.

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