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Texas couple sues cemetery after it buried another child on top of theirs

At Peckham Martin, PLLC, we are honored to help these grieving parents. “A Texas couple is suing a Fort Worth-area cemetery headquartered in Houston after they say it mishandled the burial of their young daughter in 2014, according to the Southeast Texas Record. Steve and Angela Watson of Burleson have filed a suit against Emerald […]

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Ailes resignation puts spotlight on sexual harassment

Despite increased awareness, sexual harassment continues to be a universal issue and a frequent reality in the workplace, as became evident in the recent scandal at Fox News that led to CEO Roger Ailes’ resignation.   Like other forms of discrimination, harassment is about control — an effort to disparage or put employees down based […]

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Older workers continue to face age discrimination

Even as the nation’s workforce ages — with the over-50 demographic expected to make up 35 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2035 — many employers continue to exercise discrimination against older workers.   While the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act was put in place to protect workers over the age of 40, the […]

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Are employers in Texas responsible for injuries to temporary employees assigned by staffing companies?

In most cases, Texas employers are not required to participate in workers’ compensation insurance. Employers who opt out of workers’ comp are not immune from personal injury suits filed by their employees … but what about temporary workers from temp agencies and staffing companies? Recently a worker at a Tractor Supply distribution center in Waco […]

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Peckham Martin, PLLC lawyers Participate in Bar Leadership Positions

Mary Martin has been elected and serves as a Director of the State Bar of Texas and is active in several Bar committees, including those dealing with Veteran’s affairs.  Charles Peckham has been appointed and serves on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee of the State Bar of Texas for Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment.   […]

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Prominent Attorney Willie Gary Files Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against NFL for Concealing the True Consequences of Head Traumas

Prominent Attorney Willie E. Gary and his legal team have filed suit against the NFL for failure to take effective action to protect NFL players, and failure to inform players of the true risks associated with concussions, head injury, and head trauma. The legal team includes Willie E. Gary (Stuart, FL), Charles Emanuel (Orlando, FL), […]

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Ex-Oiler files concussion lawsuit against NFL and its teams

An attorney representing three former NFL players, including former Oilers tight end Jimmie Giles, said Friday that he and his colleagues are taking a different legal tack to pursue their clients’ claims against the NFL and its teams for what they believe to be the league’s failure to inform players about the dangers of multiple concussions. […]

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Kirkland Legal Update: Managerial Battler Gets Ugly

By Rick Reeno The legal battle involving junior middleweight James Kirkland is getting ugly. As previously reported, there are separate ongoing lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles and Texas, pertaining to the managerial and promotional contracts of Kirkland. In Los Angeles federal court, Kirkland alleges that Golden Boy Promotions illegally extended his contracts beyond sports commission limits. Kirkland is […]

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