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Peloton Accidents Raise Alarms

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Peloton’s Tread+ is in the news, and not for its contributions to fitness and weight loss.  The treadmill has been blamed for nearly 40 accidents, many of which involved the pinning, trapping, and pulling under of children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has alerted customers who have pets and/or small children in their… Read More »

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Should You Keep Your Divorce Plans To Yourself?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

For many people considering divorce, one of the first steps is to discuss the marital problems with one’s spouse.  In certain circumstances, however, that may not be a good idea.  A divorce means the two of you will be going separate ways.  That means your goals and aspirations will be vastly different.  Instead of… Read More »

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When Pharmacies Make Mistakes

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Over 4.5 billion prescriptions were filled in the United States in 2020.  Drug stores and pharmacies are responding to an aging population suffering from a  wide range of chronic maladies, in addition to the many prescriptions filled for typical infections, pain medications, and more.  It is a multibillion-dollar business, and when it works right,… Read More »

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Why Americans Divorce & How To Get Started In Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are considering a divorce, you’re not alone.  Although divorce rates have been declining in the last decade (as have marriage rates), there are still plenty of divorces filed across the country every day. For every 1,000 marriages in America each year, about 15 couples file for divorce.  For whatever the reasons, some… Read More »

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Looking For A Good Divorce Attorney?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

You need a divorce attorney.  Yesterday.  You’re overwhelmed with your spouse’s announcement that the marriage is over, and your head is spinning as you look at the endless list of firms advertising divorce attorneys on the internet.  How are you supposed to make heads or tails of it all?  Choosing the right attorney to… Read More »

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Don’t Be A Victim To Forklift Mishaps

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Believe it or not, seven in ten workplace accidents are completely avoidable; that’s according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The fact of the matter is that with proper training and by implementing reasonable safety procedures, businesses can avoid the lion’s share of workplace accidents that plague the nation.  That being said,… Read More »

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Construction Site Accidents and Liabilities

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you work on a construction site, you are well aware of the fact that there are a lot of moving parts all the time.  Additionally, there are more than a few inherently hazardous conditions, from dizzying heights to sharp objects, heavy equipment to electrical exposures.  Sometimes chemical or gas exposures put workers at… Read More »

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Financial Viability After Divorce: Social Security Options for Older Divorcees

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As an elder facing divorce, you may be feeling some trepidation about maintaining the standard of living to which you’ve become accustomed during your years with your spouse.  To be sure, a divorce means a sharing of assets, and both partners will be looking at significant adjustments in most scenarios.  However, in Maryland the… Read More »

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Dealing with the Unthinkable: Workplace Fatalities

By Hasson D. Barnes |

We all take it for granted that our loved ones will go to work and come home safely at the end of the day.  When that doesn’t happen because of a workplace fatality, dealing with the jarring realities of life going forward can be nothing short of overwhelming. Having an experienced Baltimore wrongful death… Read More »

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Child Custody Jurisdiction and Out-of-State Arrangements

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you are divorced and dealing with custody issues with a former spouse who has moved outside of Maryland, you likely have myriad questions relating to jurisdiction and how to resolve disputes related to your children. Only one state may have jurisdiction; otherwise competing orders could lead to serious confusion and injustice. In Maryland,… Read More »

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