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When it Comes to Lawsuits, Fear the Facebook

A daughter cost her father $80,000 when she posted on her Facebook profile that he received a settlement from his former employer. The settlement came with a confidentiality agreement preventing the father and his wife from telling anyone of the settlement. They told their daughter and then she blasted it to her 1,200 Facebook friends, some of whom still worked for the employer. Did the parents violate the agreement? According to the courts, yes. The lesson, besides not violating a conf...

Who’s Texting and Driving? It’s Not Who You Think

You may assume it’s only those crazy teens who can’t keep their hands off their phones while behind the wheel, but according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety it is adults ages 25-39 who were most likely to report that they text while driving. Those over 60 were least likely to text and drive. It’s a risky behavior. If you spend five seconds with your eyes off the road while you are traveling at 55 mph, you will travel the length of the football field. There are some s...

Rickwood Classic an Ideal Time to See Legendary Field

From time to time our senior attorney wears a golf shirt which reads, “RICKWOOD America’s Oldest Baseball Park”. Our firm has long supported the preservation of this remarkable baseball field in Birmingham. Each of our lawyers saw his first professional game at this locale. One of our attorneys serves on the board of directors and frequently contributes to its preservation. Earlier this year, Josh Pahigian published the second edition of 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out. Th...

Visiting with Former Yankee Oscar Gamble

While having breakfast recently with our friend and former New York Yankees star Oscar Gamble, he mentioned that his first World Series was in 1976 while playing for the Yankees. Interestingly, that was also the first World Series DeLeal Wininger and his dad David Wininger attended. However, the lawyers attended as paying customers not starting for the Yankees. Our favorite team had experienced a long drought while absolutely dominating the game of baseball for the first 60 years of the centu...

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