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  • How Farah Law is Prepared for the Coronavirus

    On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the rapidly spreading novel strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, is now a global pandemic. Individuals worldwide have been cautioned by health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to take preventative measures to help curb the spread of the virus. Over the weekend the CDC announced ...
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  • Female Drivers More Vulnerable in Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Car and truck accidents can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. Fortunately, advances in motor vehicle technology have made these collisions less catastrophic for those involved. A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health , however, suggests women may still be more susceptible to serious injuries in the event of a crash. By examining 10 years of national crash data, researchers ...
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  • Traffic Fatalities Are Never Acceptable

    Deaths on Houston’s roadways are increasing, regardless of statewide pledges and concentrated efforts to prevent fatalities. To account for this rise, a federal assessment raised its “goal” for roadway deaths in the area from 699 to 728. Houston officials are upset by this statistic, explaining that no number of traffic fatalities is acceptable. Jeff Weatherford, the deputy director of Houston ...
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  • EEOC Shows Leniency to Forced Arbitration Amid DoorDash Tipping Policy Lawsuit

    n December 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it would back off from its opposing stance to forced arbitration in employment contracts. According to a press release given by the EEOC, it determined that forced arbitration is indeed enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. It cited numerous Supreme Court decisions throughout the last two decades that have ...
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  • Manufacturers and Pharmacies Issue Voluntary Recall of Popular Heartburn Medication

    In September, the FDA detected low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in a heartburn medication called ranitidine (Zantac). NDMA is an environmental contaminant found in water and certain foods, and, according to the FDA, it is a probable human carcinogen. So far, the FDA has not pulled the drug from the market. Some manufacturers and pharmacies, however, are issuing voluntary recalls and ...
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  • Houston Narcotics Agent Found Falsifying Search Warrant

    When police officers disregard the rules, it isn’t just a violation of our constitutionally-protected rights. In some cases, it can directly lead to violence, serious injury, and death, both for civilians and for police officers acting in good faith. In a tragic recent example, one Houston narcotics agent stands accused of falsifying a search warrant to justify a Pecan Park drug raid, which led to ...
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  • 3M Settles Defective Earplug Case for $9.1 Million

    Between 2003 and 2015, the U.S. Military issued 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to service members in Afghanistan and Iraq. The dual-ended earplugs were designed to give two levels of hearing protection: full protection from loud combat noises and protection from high-level noises while still allowing for low-level noises to be heard. Unfortunately, due to an allegedly defective ...
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  • Filing a Personal Injury Claim: The 6 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there can be up to 12,000 accidents a year in El Paso. While car accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence in Texas, most residents don’t actually know what to do when they’re suddenly involved in a collision. To aid our clients and protect future accident victims, the El Paso car accident lawyers at Farah Law have compiled a list of 6 ...
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  • 40 Third Ward School Students Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Fumes

    Over 40 students were transferred to nearby hospitals after their Third Ward school reported a potential gas leak on campus. CenterPoint Energy later confirmed that the health issues were the result of fumes from tar being used to repair a roof. The Houston Fire Department was called around 11:20 a.m. regarding a possible gas leak at the Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, 1906 Cleburne. ...
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  • Did a Tire Blowout Cause Your Car Accident?

    According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 400 deaths and over 10,000 fatalities occurred annually due to flat tires and tire blowouts, before the installment of tire pressure monitoring systems. While these numbers have decreased in the last few years, accidents still occur because of defective tires and car parts. If you are seriously injured due ...
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  • Attorney Geoffrey A. Borschow Named to 2017 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List

    We are pleased to announce that our very own Geoffrey Borschow has been honored with inclusion in this year’s list of Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠. Reserved for the top 2.5% of all practicing attorneys in the state, recognition as a Rising Star is a prestigious title awarded to lawyers who have demonstrated considerable accomplishments in their professions. To be eligible for inclusion in ...
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  • George Farah Selected to List of 2017 Texas Super Lawyers

    We are honored to announce George Farah’s selection for inclusion in the prestigious list of 2017 Texas Super Lawyers. Acknowledgement of this degree is reserved for only 5% of the legal population and indicates an attorney’s high level of peer recognition and professional accomplishment. The Super Lawyers selection process is very thorough. In fact, it’s notorious for being one of the most ...
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  • Who Actually Pays in a Car Accident Case?

    While knowing you are going to be financially compensated for your losses, some people actually feel some remorse or empathy for the other party. In some cases, people believe that the other party is personally responsible to pay the award, which can be thousands or even millions of dollars. This can financially devastate someone, and some people feel bad about that, even though they too have been ...
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  • OSHA to Focus on Amputation Prevention for Texas Workers

    In a recent press release , the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will be stepping up efforts to prevent worker amputation injuries throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. According to the agency's data, manufacturing workers are at a heightened risk for this type of catastrophic workplace injury. According to the press release, more than 2,600 ...
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  • Fighting for the Hail Storm Coverage You Deserve

    Texas has endured a number of serious storm systems this year, many of which have actually produced dangerous hail. Last April, in San Antonio, a single hail storm caused an estimated $1.4 billion in damages to home and business owners—making it the costliest storm in our state's history. In El Paso, we saw hail storms just this past week. On Friday, November 4, West and Central El Paso were ...
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