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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Today is Constitution Day

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

2013 Constitution Day

Constitution Day, which is observed every September 17, commemorates the signing of the United States Constitution. It was on September 17, 1787, that the United States Constitution was signed by thirty-nine of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States, who are often referred to as the “Framers of the Constitution.” The U.S. Constitution is the oldest constitution in the world that is still operative. September 17 is also “Citizenship Day” and federal laws provide they these two Days are to be combined into a single day.

Some famous quotes about our Constitution include:

As the British Constitution is the most subtle organism which has proceeded from the womb and long gestation of progressive history, so the American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man. ~ W. E. Gladstone
I consider the difference between a system founded on the legislatures only, and one founded on the people, to be the true difference between a league or treaty and a constitution. ~ James Madison
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. ~ Abraham Lincoln
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices' website blog: Constitution Day 2013

Lapin Law Offices wishes everyone a Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. 

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day from Lapin Law Offices

Constitution Day 2013

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Cyclospora Salad Lawsuits

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Olive Garden has been sued at least five times by people claiming they contracted cyclosporiasis after eating “tainted” salads that contained cyclospora. Cyclospora is a parasite that can cause intestinal infections, which is called cyclosporiasis. It can cause many of the same symptoms as other types of food poisoning, such as: watery diarrhea; frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements; loss of appetite; weight loss; stomach cramps/pain; bloating; increased gas; nausea; fatigue; vomiting; and other flu-like symptoms.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) traced the Nebraska and Iowa cyclospora outbreaks to a company in Mexico that provided salad mix to these Olive Gardens. These salad mixes account for over one-third of the number of cases reported. As of August 29, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) has been notified of 646 cases of cyclospora infections with 44 people being hospitalized as a result:

CDC Reported Cyclosporiasis Cases By State as of September 10, 2013

Four of the five lawsuits involve Olive Gardens in Nebraska or Iowa. The source of the cyclospora in other states has not yet been identified.

In the Nebraska lawsuits, assuming that the plaintiffs can prove their cases, they are entitled to be "compensated" for any injuries and damages they sustained as a result of contracting cyclosporiasis at the Olive Gardens. Compensation in cases like these can include, depending on a person’s injuries, money for: emotional distress; inconvenience; lost wages; medical expenses; mental suffering; and pain and suffering.

If you were infected by cyclospora after eating at an Olive Garden in Nebraska contact Lapin Law Offices to learn more about your rights and options. You can call 402-421-8033 or submit your case through our website Contact Us Form.

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices' website blog: Olive Garden Sued For Cyclospora In Salad

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day 2013

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices
Labor Day began as a way to protest. Today, Labor Day is a celebration of and for the American worker, both past and present. It is also the unofficial end of summer and a day for relaxing, barbecues and being with friends and family.

The original purpose behind Labor Day, as we know it today, was a way for labor unions and employees to protest poor conditions and low pay. The true founder of Labor Day is unknown. What is undisputed is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic. The first annual Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.

Some quotes about labor, work and Labor Day:
  • “Without Labor nothing prospers.” ~ Sophocles
  • “For it is labour indeed that puts the difference of value on every thing.” ~ John Locke
  • “Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.” ~ Samuel Gompers
  • “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” ~Bill Dodds

Lapin Law Offices wishes everyone a happy, safe and relaxing Labor Day.

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website Blog: Labor Day: Celebrating The American Worker

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Labor Day: Celebrating The American Worker

Labor Day occurs on the first Monday every September. This year, Labor Day is on September 2, 2013. While enjoying ...