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Coronavirus and Business Interruption

Posted by Mary Malea Sellers on March 17, 2020

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND THE CORONAVIRUS THE COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC LOSS CLAIM Many businesses around the country are suffering drastic and unexpected revenue reductions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.  As these companies search for ways to continue operating and paying their employees, they may be overlooking insurance coverage for which they have been paying premiums. Business interruption loss coverage is a common form of commercial insurance that may be contained within or provided as a rider to commercial...

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How Do I Know When I Can Sue My Builder?

Posted by Kallie Chambers Lunsford on January 10, 2020

There are many situations where you, the homeowner, can sue your builder or contractor for poor workmanship. Defective construction can cause you to suffer significant property damage from many things including water leaks, cracked foundation, cheap or inadequate materials, and settlement issues. Typical claims attorneys at Riley & Jackson, P.C. file against builders or contractors include (1) defects in design, workmanship, or materials, (2) structural failures, and (3) negligence.  These claims are explained below.   (1)  Defects In Design, Workmanship,...

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Justice for an Elderly Woman

Posted by Mary Malea Sellers on December 13, 2019

Riley & Jackson, P.C. tried a wrongful death lawsuit in Jefferson County, Alabama Circuit Court.  The trial lasted 9 days.  The trial team included attorneys Rob Riley, Keith Jackson, and Jeremiah Mosley, along with paralegal, Mary Malea Sellers. Our elderly client was killed by a known criminal while she lived in subsidized housing.  The criminals were not residents of the housing complex and one ultimately killed our client while they were on the property. $10,000,000 Verdict Riley & Jackson, P.C.,...

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Products Liability in an Automobile Collision

Posted by Kallie Chambers Lunsford on August 23, 2019

Products Liability in an Automobile Collision Have you suffered a personal injury as the result of an automobile collision? Did someone you know or love die as a result of an automobile collision? Are you aware that your car collision could have been caused by a defective product?  Many car collisions can be caused by defective products placed in your automobile.  This is a products liability claim.  If you have had an automobile collision and have been injured, Riley &...

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Defective 3M Military Earplugs

Posted by Keith Jackson on February 1, 2019

Defective 3M Military Earplugs Current and former military members nationwide have suffered total hearing loss, tinnitus, or partial hearing loss as a result of defective Dual-Ended Combat ArmsTM Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2).  These earplugs were standard issued equipment for soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2015 and were also used by military personnel worldwide. 3M's Dual-Ended Combat ArmsTM Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) were designed to provide soldiers with a single set of earplugs that offered two options for...

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Mom’s in a nursing home, but is she safe? Tips on how to tell

Posted by James Edward Murrill on November 13, 2018

The day finally came where you had to move your loved one into a nursing home facility.  You did all your research, asked all your friends, and looked at online reviews. You and your family chose what you thought was the perfect place for Mom.  Mom moves in, and your family breathes a sigh of relief. Some of the time, that’s the end of the story.  Mom gets great physical and mental attention, she enjoys and interacts with the staff...

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Residential construction defects: When should I take action?

Posted by Keith Jackson on September 25, 2018

After years of kitchen envy, sketching rooflines on paper napkins and seemingly endless meetings with your financial advisor, you’ve finally hired a contractor to build your dream home. Or maybe you’ve just moved into the buzzing new neighborhood located in the ideal school zone. So what comes next? Read on to see how here-and-there fixes can turn into a new homeowner's nightmare.   Growing Pains: When is it time to question your Contractor regarding residential construction defects? To really put...

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DO I NEED A WILL?

Posted by Kallie Chambers Lunsford on May 15, 2018

Do I need a Last Will and Testament? The most common question I am asked by friends and acquaintances is “Do I really need a Will?” I am a strong believer that all people need a Last Will and Testament. It does not matter how much money you make, whether you own any real estate, or how many things you own. It is your last chance to leave your earthly possessions to your family members, friends, or charities. A Will...

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VAPING: IS IT HARMFUL, AND ARE MY KIDS DOING IT?

Posted by Rob Riley on May 15, 2018

VAPING: IS IT HARMFUL, AND ARE MY KIDS DOING IT? “Big Tobacco”. Those two words have become synonymous with deadly products, deceptive advertising, and manipulation of our youth. In recent years, anti-smoking consumer advocacy groups like thetruth.com have saturated media with campaigns such as “Let’s Finish Smoking for Good”. And it is working. The most recent statistics from thetruth.com show that only 6% of American teens smoke, a drastic reduction from 23% in 2000. But that is only part of...

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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH BITCOIN?

Posted by James Edward Murrill on April 26, 2018

Bitcoin has been in the news lately, and you may be wondering what it is and whether it’s legal. Before discussing those topics, please understand that Riley & Jackson is a law firm and not an investment service. We don’t offer investment advice, so if you are thinking about buying or using bitcoin, you should discuss that with your financial advisor. Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase things from people or businesses who have...

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