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Importance of Firework Safety

In the midst of summer, July is often known for sunshine, outdoor activities, and Independence Day parties. With these celebrations, fireworks become popular centerpieces. Specifically, with the current social distancing rules and limits on the size of group gatherings, people have turned to fireworks for added entertainment. While fireworks can be exciting and festive, they [….]


Bagged Salad Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 200 cases of  Cyclospora infections which included 23 hospitalizations so far. Recalls have been issued and the agencies are advising consumers to avoid select store brands of garden salad mixes. So far, the stores suspected to have the contaminated salad [….]


Roundup Litigation Comes to Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement

Bayer recently announced agreements designed to resolve major Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation, and PCB water litigation. In addition to these agreements, the company has put in place a mechanism to efficiently resolve potential future claims. Bayer will be making a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to [….]


Johnson & Johnson Discontinues North American Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder

After defending against claims that one of their signature products contained traces of asbestos, Johnson & Johnson has decided to discontinue North American sales of talc-based baby powder. In recent years, consumers of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder, mainly women with ovarian cancer, have filed lawsuits against the company, arguing that the company did [….]


Jim Spiros Discusses Business Interruption Insurance Claims Live on Air

Founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C., Jim Spiros, recently spoke with the DJ’s on WFAV, WIVR, and WVLI to discuss how our attorneys are still able to represent clients during this time of shelter in place. Jim reiterated how our staff has been able to transition daily operations to remote, home environments by utilizing the [….]


Business Interruption Insurance Could Save Businesses

The novel coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on our daily lives, with authorities instituting strict mandates in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These directives have created significant losses for businesses and individuals that struggle to comply with required closures, cancellations and interruptions. Now, businesses are unsure of what their future may hold [….]


Benefits for Injured Farm Workers

Across the country, farming is an important industry to families that rely on it for income, as well as to all of us who consume the products. However, farming can be dangerous, routinely resulting in serious injuries to workers. In fact, the fatal injury rate throughout the agricultural industry is 7.5 times higher than any [….]


Partner Sandy Loeb Discusses Benefits for Workers

Spiros Law, P.C. Partner Sandy Loeb was recently featured on radio interviews with WFAV Favorite Hits, WVLI The Valley, and WIVR River Country in Kankakee. During the interviews, Sandy discussed what is happening at Spiros right now during the COVID-19 pandemic and workers still have rights even if they are laid off or furloughed. Sandy [….]


COVID-19 Outbreaks Continue in Nursing Homes

Widespread and shocking outbreaks have continued to wreak havoc in nursing homes across the country, leaving families of loved ones in these facilities worried about their elderly relative’s health and safety. The first warning of devastation the coronavirus could cause within nursing homes came in late February, when residents of a suburban Seattle nursing home [….]


Cruise Ships may not have Responded Properly

As the world continues to take necessary precautions to slow down rates of coronavirus infections, the Carnival cruise ship company is facing backlash over their response to reported outbreaks. More than 1,500 people on the company’s cruise ships have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with dozens of fatalities. While multiple of the company’s cruise ships were [….]