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Injured At Work, What Are Five Things You Should Do Before Calling A Lawyer

Injured At Work, What Are Five Things You Should  Do Before Calling A Lawyer Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law has gone through significant changes since 2014 and now it’s far more difficult to prove your case if you’ve been injured at work than ever before.  Those who have been injured at work, may need an attorney to guide them through more »

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Two Steps To Keep Your Email Private

While hacked email is certainly in the news today, you may be wondering what steps you can take to keep your email messages private. It’s almost common place these days to hear of another data breach where an unauthorized user gains access to private information, including private email. Although it may seem as if there is more »

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How To Handle Your Own Social Security Disability Case

DIY Social Security Disability  Every year thousands of applications for Social Security Disability are filed and many of those applications don’t need the assistance of an attorney or a representative in order to be successful. However, several things must be considered when setting out to handle your own Social Security Disability case. When Should I more »

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips With winter weather in the forecast, let’s review some winter driving tips. As you know, winter weather brings with it some additional challenges for traveling safely. In case you are involved in an accident or even stuck in the traffic behind one here are some tips to be prepared for delays: Purchase a more »

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Rain Leads to Car Accidents

Rain: A Significant Factor In Car Accidents As East Tennessee prepares for another wet weekend, we look at how rain leads to car accidents. Inclement weather is present during 17% of fatal crashes, 20% of injury crashes, and 24% of property-damage-only crashes. Eleven percent of all accidents occur during rain, and seventeen percent occur while more »

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Harassment and a Hostile Work Environment

Harassment in the workplace can take many different forms, including discrimination based upon race, disability orgender, or sexual harassment. (See the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.) Tennessee workers also have protection under our state’s “Whistleblower Statute,” known officially more »

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Reporting a Case of Sexual Harassment

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, sexual harassment can include “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Isolated incidents of teasing or offhand comments are generally not considered harassment. However, such behavior crosses a line when it becomes frequent or severe, serving to more »

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Commissioner Andrew Roberto

Roberto Named to Election Commission

Congratulations to Andrew Roberto, a partner with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, for being named to the Knox County Election Commission this spring. Andrew was nominated by State Representative Joe Armstrong. The Election Commission consists of five Commissioners appointed to two year terms. The other Commissioners are Christopher Heagerty, Cassandra McGee Stuart, Bob Bowman more »

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Breach of Contract Claims Can Take Many Forms

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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What is a Breach of Contract Claim?

Business used to be done on the merit of a man’s word, or on a handshake. It’s hard to imagine that kind of trust in today’s culture, where detailed contracts define business relationships. Experienced (and expensive) attorneys negotiate terms to which both parties agree to adhere. Unfortunately, even then, contracts can be broken, or “breached.” more »

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Defective Products and Your Rights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that General Electric has agreed to pay a $3.5 million civil penalty in connection with two of their products. The CPSC charged that GE knowingly failed to report, as required by law, “defects and an unreasonable risk of serious injury concerning two models of Profile freestanding dual-fuel more »

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Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Be Kind to Lawyers?

Join us in celebrating national Be Kind to Lawyers Day! Yes. It’s a real thing. We’re not exactly sure how, when, or why it got started, but apparently, the second Tuesday of April is set aside as a special day to be kind to lawyers. (Though we can’t really understand why anyone would ever be more »

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, motorcycle use is on the rise again.  With heavily congested roads and increasing rates of aggressive and distracted driving, those roadways can be dangerous for motorcyclists. According to crash statistics, 647 people have died in motorcycle accidents in the state of Tennessee since 2010. Experienced, Compassionate Legal Representation A Motorcycle more »

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