Suing the State: Sovereign Immunity and the FIU Bridge Collapse

In today’s litigious society, filing a lawsuit against another person or business is relatively easy and inexpensive. But what if it’s the government you want to sue? It is possible that liability falls on the shoulders of the powers-that-be. For example, a rundown section of a city sidewalk could cause a person to trip and…

No Severance Pay for 31,000 Toys “R” Us Employees

Toys “R” Us was once the unrivaled mega toy store in the days before the internet. Now, 70 years after its founding, it is liquidating nearly 400 of its locations. 31,000 employees will be let go without severance pay. Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in September. Under bankruptcy laws the iconic…

Snowbirds to blame for Florida’s winter auto accidents?

As people head south for winter, there’s one thing we can be sure of in South Florida: more auto accidents. Every year, during the months of October through April, the warm South Florida climate provides refuge for snowbirds. According to figures from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more accidents occur during…

The Ticktin Minute March 5, 2018 – Explanation of the “Right to Work” with Regard to Labor Unions

Explanation of the “Right to Work” with Regard to Labor Unions The right to work means that employees must be allowed to work in unionized workplaces, without joining the associated unions or paying regular union dues. Right to work laws are established on the state law level and only some states follow these “right to…