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January 2020 Archives

When can whistleblowers disclose trade secrets?

Whistleblowers are afforded a number of protections under state and federal law in order to allow them to report alleged wrongdoing without suffering retaliation by their employers. Among these protections is immunity under certain circumstances from civil or criminal liability for disclosing trade secrets.

Navigating a truck accident claim can be complicated

If you travel any distance on Illinois or Missouri highways, you know you will likely encounter a big rig. In fact, you may find yourself wedged between several of them as you make your way to your destination. This is not always a comfortable situation because you can't be certain whether the driver of the truck sees you or is in the appropriate condition to safely operate the truck to avoid hitting you.

Online retailer pulls back in actions to protect its trademark

Many Americans who love the outdoors enjoy venturing in to the "backcountry," which refers to undeveloped wilderness and rural areas. However, a quick Google search of the word brings up the popular online retailer, which specializes in gear and clothing for the outdoor enthusiast.

Why you need insurance if you decide to sell your products online

You've turned your hobby of making candles or pet toys for friends, family and the occasional craft fair into a small business. You're selling your products through an online marketplace like Amazon or Etsy. You've probably never considered that anyone might sue you, but you can never be sure.

Products sold on Amazon may not meet safety standards

If you're still taking dozens of Amazon Prime boxes to the recycling bin that recently contained toys you bought for your children or other kids in your life, you need to know that many toys sold through the popular online retailer don't meet federal safety standards.

Even a crash at low speeds can lead to serious injuries

When many Illinois residents think of serious car accidents, they often have thoughts of flipped vehicles, mangled metal, ambulances and such. However, some accidents themselves can seem relatively minor but still cause serious injuries to those involved. As a result, it is important to seek medical attention after any type of car accident.

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