A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found an association between the frequent use of hair straighteners and uterine cancer. People in the study who’d used hair straighteners frequently (defined as at least four times in the past year) were approximately three times more likely to have gotten uterine cancer… Read More
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“A forced arbitration clause is a get-out-of-jail card that takes away consumers’ day in court, forcing them into a tribunal that is often biased, secretive, and lawless.” Forced arbitration is a bad trend. According to the National Association of Consumer Advocates, forced arbitration is when a company “requires a consumer or employee to submit any… Read More
The greatest joy of the holiday season is bringing happiness to others. This month the entire Skinner team got together to do just that. Giving back to others is a deep-seated value for the Skinner Firm and family. For many years now, the SLF team has arranged holiday donations for area kids through partnerships with… Read More
You may have heard the phrases “you can’t get blood from a turnip” or “you can’t get blood from a stone.” The source of these phrases is murky, but the meaning is not: you can’t do the impossible and expect results. In terms of our work at Skinner Law Firm, these two phrases are unfortunately… Read More
A South Carolina federal judged recently denied 3M’s bid for a government immunity defense in litigation over claims that 3M-produced firefighting foam that contaminated groundwater. 3M argued that, as government contractors, they should be immune from liability. However, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel disagreed, saying 3M knowingly withheld information about the risks of PFAS,… Read More
The Crucial Importance of Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage and the Differences between Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) are automobile insurance coverages that you need to have in case you are in a crash that is someone else’s fault, and where the other driver either doesn’t have… Read More