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patrick-robert-doyle-nKjvX9d1TNc-unsplash-300x169The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has announced charges against a Fort Myers roofing company owner accused of misusing the $2 million in loans he received from the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that is meant to help American businesses that are economically impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Casey David Crowther, 35, was charged with making a false statement to a lending institution. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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photo-of-person-holding-black-pen-959816-300x200As states continue to remain under lockdown amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a large segment of the workforce is now performing some or all of its work from home. With such a dramatic increase in numbers of employees working from home, experts anticipate a rise in claims involving injuries occurring in employees’ homes.

Employing remote workers has its own set of legal implications and liabilities. Cases of injury tend to be more complicated because of less employer supervision, less control over risks of harm and safety precautions, and lack of security footage or witnesses to document claimed injuries.

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adult-beer-bottle-blur-174936-300x225The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced the arrest of a man accused of causing a DUI car crash in Fort Lauderdale that injured three people, including a police officer.

According to FHP, the DUI crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on February 21 along the 1600 block of West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. A deputy was conducting a roadside DUI investigation along the boulevard when a vehicle rear-ended his patrol cruiser.

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accident-action-adult-280076-300x157Authorities in Texas announced a third worker has died from injuries caused by an explosion at a Chesapeake Energy Corporation oil well site last Wednesday.

According to a preliminary report from the Railroad Commission of Texas, the explosion occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on January 29 at a pair of oil wells off County Road 127 near Deanville in Burleson County. Workers were upgrading a wellhead when an unexpected amount of natural gas entered the 8,500-foot-deep well and ignited.

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automobile-automotive-car-1073031-300x178Police in Boynton Beach announced the arrest of retired pro-wrestler Mark ‘Van Hammer’ Hildreth for allegedly speeding while intoxicated and injuring a five-year-old boy.

Hildreth, 60, was charged with DUI with injuries and leaving the scene of an injury. He is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $125,000 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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