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Michael Paul Fleming

Michael Fleming’s Legal Guides

9 total

  • Overtime Rights of Salaried Workers

    It is a common misconception among many employers and employees that a salaried worker does not need to be paid overtime. This is not true. The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and the United States Department of Labor set the criteria to determine if an employee is entitled to ...

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  • Infant Heart Defects Caused by Antidepressant Drugs

    Numerous personal injury law firmsare investigating claims on behalf of children suffering from heart defects that may have resulted fromthe use ofantidepressant drugs by their mothers while pregnant. These drug side-defects may include atrial septal defects,ventricular septal de...

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  • Prozac Heart Defect Lawsuits

    The antidepressant drug Prozac has been the subject of numerous lawsuits around the country brought by the parents of babies born with heart defects. It is believed that use of Prozac and similar drugs by women during pregnancy can lead to heart related birth defects in their bab...

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  • Reglan Lawsuits Involving Tardive Dyskinesia

    What is Tardive Dyskinesia? Tardive dyskinesia is caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as Reglan and drugs containing metoclopramide. These drugs areoften prescribed for psychiatric disorders, and for some gastrointestinal and neurological disorders. Tardive dysk...

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  • Accutane Lawsuits

    There have been may advertisments airing nationwide regarding the side-effects of the acne drug Accutane. Lawsuits filed around the county have focused on the link between the use of Accutane (genercially known as isotretinoin) and an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease...

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  • How Much Should I Expect for My Personal Injury Case?

    We often get this question because many people want to know if they will be able to recover enough money to cover their medical and other expenses. While there are many factors that go into evaluating the damages that can be recovered in a personal injury case, some of the gener...

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  • Who is liable after a car accident?

    Car accidents can happen for many reasons. The basic elements of a car or truck accident are similar to any negligence claim. To prove somebody acted in a negligent manner causing recoverable damages (such as in an automobile accident), you must prove: A Duty Breach of the duty ...

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  • What is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law Attorney?

    What does it mean to be a board certified personal injury attorney? The public is constantly exposed to television commercials in which attorneys state that are (or are not) board certified in personal injury trial law. Does board certification mean that a lawyer is better than o...

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  • The Civil Litigation Process in Texas

    Service of the Citation Generally, when a lawsuit is filed, a defendant is not required to take any action unless properly served with a citation. A citation is a notice that you have been sued. It

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