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Allowing employees to bring pets to work has increased in popularity over the last decade. Proponents of pets at the workplace contend that pets at the office lower stress levels, increase happiness and foster a more comfortable work environment. However, business owners should consider the risks associated with allowing pets at work or on the premises....

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Millions upon millions of drivers pass through intersections with traffic lights every day. We often do not think about the dangers associated with intersections because driving through intersections is second nature. However, hundreds of people are killed every year by drivers running red lights. In 2017, 890 people were killed in car accidents involving someone running a red light. In ...

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Drowning

On television and movies, when people are drowning, they wave their arms and call out for help. In real life, it often does not look like that. Usually a person that is drowning has decreased ability to breath, so it is hard for the person to call for help. When a child drowns, there is often no sign of struggle ...

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Cop Eating Donut

Harris County and City of Houston law enforcement have a poor history when it comes to protecting citizens from dangerous dogs. On multiple occasions, I have observed government officials not protecting citizens from aggressive dogs. In my own neighborhood in Spring, Texas, a loose dog charged pedestrians as they walked in front of its owner’s home. I called the Harris ...

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Ford issued a nationwide recall of Takata airbags as a result of a defect in the airbags. The airbags may explode in a crash and spray shrapnel. The fourth recall by Ford includes over 780,000 vehicles in the United States. The vehicles included in the recall are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, ...

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Mr. Patrick O’Hara with the O’Hara Law Firm has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr. O’Hara’s contributions ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm recently settled several claims for policy limits on behalf of clients who were injured by drivers insured by Elephant Insurance. Elephant Insurance is a subsidiary company of the Admiral Group. The company is less than ten years old. Elephant Insurance currently offers insurance in only six states: Illinois, Indiana Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Elephant insurance ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was bit by a dog at a Petco location. While serving as a paid volunteer for Rural Dog Rescue, Inc. aka Texas Boston Terrier Rescue, Plaintiff was bit on the hand by a dog that Rural Dog Rescue knew had a history of biting. Rural Dog ...

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Almost every adult has signed a contract with a clause requiring arbitration in the event the parties are unable to resolve a conflict relating to the contracted goods or services. These mandatory arbitration agreements often appear in contracts relating to employment, credit cards, car rentals, contractor services, phone services, car loans, home-building and investment accounts. An overwhelming majority of the ...

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