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Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is pleased to announce that Partner Erin Copeland recently helped secure a substantial verdict on behalf of victims who suffered damages following implantation of transvaginal mesh. The verdict, awarded by a Miami jury, concerned four women who were implanted with Boston Scientific Corporation’s Pinnacle device for pelvic organ prolapse. Attorney Copeland, who…

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Early Saturday morning on November 15, a serious chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas left four workers dead and another employee critically injured. According to reports from safety officials and emergency personnel, the workers had been responding to reports of a leak when they were overcome. The leak involved methyl mercaptan,…

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At issue in several federal courts is whether or not pharmaceutical sales representatives are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA mandates overtime pay for non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a work week. Pharmaceutical sales representatives claim their employers have violated the FLSA by not paying them overtime….

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Most employers prefer the at-will employment arrangement. They can fire their employees whenever it suits them for almost any reason (with narrow exceptions for anti-discrimination, disability and similar laws). An at-will employee works at the whim of his employer, and good job performance is no protection from being fired. That might be about to change…

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