Business Interruption Insurance Claims

With the event of the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus pandemic, both the U.S. Federal Government and local state governments have mandated that non-essential businesses close their doors in order to slow the spread of the disease. This has put many Americans out of work, disrupted the supply chain, and caused significant damage to the economy. [...]

By |2020-04-14T21:22:01+00:00April 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Honoring Our Founder, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. after 15 Years

Fifteen years ago today, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. passed away. He was a lawyer, a father, a philanthropist, and a civil libertarian. Mr. Cochran dedicated his life to bringing justice to individuals in any situation. Johnnie’s death came on suddenly on March 29th, 2005. About a year earlier, in April 2004, he received surgery for [...]

By |2020-03-16T17:46:48+00:00March 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Honoring Our Founder, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. after 15 Years

The Families of Two Teenagers Killed in a Car Crash Are Asking Authorities How Their Children’s Bodies Were Swapped

Pensacola, Florida 3/6/2020- The Cochran Firm Dothan is representing the family of Deleigha Gibson (18) who, with her friend Samara Cooks (15), was tragically killed in a car crash near Pensacola last July.  The lawsuits filed by the families are aimed at the Florida Highway Patrol, the Pensacola District Commander, Escambia County Coroner, Escambia County [...]

By |2020-08-18T19:44:55+00:00March 6th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Families of Two Teenagers Killed in a Car Crash Are Asking Authorities How Their Children’s Bodies Were Swapped

5 Powerful Stories from Black History

Part of honoring Black History Month is remembering the stories of the people who came before us. Everyone knows the names of Fredrick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman are equally recognizable. However, apart from the most recognized individuals from Black History Month, people need to know that there [...]

By |2020-02-13T21:54:28+00:00February 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Powerful Stories from Black History

25-Year Old Teacher Dies After Hours-Long Wait at Emergency Room

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2/28/2020- Toshonna Ward waited hours in the ER to see a doctor at Froedtert Hospital about her chest pains and shortness of breath.  During the wait, the hospital staff neglected to check her vital signs as often as they should have and she eventually left to seek care at another hospital.  Just over [...]

By |2020-08-13T04:55:45+00:00February 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 25-Year Old Teacher Dies After Hours-Long Wait at Emergency Room

Brooklyn Man Finds Freedom After Being Wrongfully Convicted for 25 Years

New York, New York 2/21/2020- Christian Pacheco was 19 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995.  In spite of the fact that another man had admitted to the murder and was sent to prison.  Pacheco would spend another 15 years before his release.  Derek Sells of The Cochran Firm New York [...]

By |2020-08-13T04:51:51+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Brooklyn Man Finds Freedom After Being Wrongfully Convicted for 25 Years

Why Celebrating Black History Month is Important

The seeds of Black History Month were planted almost 100 years ago by Carter G. Woodson. Doctor Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and “Negro History Week.” As time went on the need for a more impactful movement became needed. Particularly during the 1960s.  Eventually, college campuses and other [...]

By |2020-02-13T21:57:29+00:00February 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Why Celebrating Black History Month is Important

Six-Year Old Girl Sent to Mental Health Facility Without Parent’s Consent for Allegedly Throwing A Tantrum

Jacksonville, Florida 2/15/2020- A six-year-old girl has been committed to a mental health facility under Florida’s controversial Baker Act (Florida Mental Health Act of 1971).  The act allows social workers in Florida to involuntarily hold children as young as two without parental consent.  The child, Nadia King, was escorted from Love Grove Elementary School by [...]

By |2020-08-13T04:47:00+00:00February 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Six-Year Old Girl Sent to Mental Health Facility Without Parent’s Consent for Allegedly Throwing A Tantrum

Transgender Voter Sues State and County for Voter Discrimination

Charlotte, North Carolina 2/12/2020- A transgender woman sued North Carolina and Mecklenburg County election officials after a chief precinct judge demanded to see her identification.  Currently, the state does not require ID for voting and the lawsuit states that the judge told the woman he needed to see identification because, “your face does not match [...]

By |2020-08-13T04:42:46+00:00February 12th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Transgender Voter Sues State and County for Voter Discrimination

Update: Repeat DWI Offender Who Killed Marine Veteran Sued by Family

Dallas, Texas 2/5/2020- Chaz Thames, who we reported in November killed Melvin Taylor when he was driving north in the southbound lane of Dallas North Tollway, is being sued by the family.  Thames’ charges have been upgraded from intoxication manslaughter to murder.  “When you have someone with multiple felony DWI’s, that in and of itself [...]

By |2020-08-13T04:40:56+00:00February 5th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Update: Repeat DWI Offender Who Killed Marine Veteran Sued by Family
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