Be Kind To Lawyers Day
April 14 is Be Kind To Lawyers day all around the world. The Anastopoulo Law firm compiled just a few court cases and examples of how attorneys and their hard-working staffs have made our work and personal lives safer and healthier.
Lawyers Insure Toy Safety For Tots
Safe toys for our toddlers and children have been mandated for years, but a case in 2005 brought out a previously unknown danger: magnets. Attorneys for Penny Sweet successfully sued one toy maker to make sure that toys with small magnets are safe for tots to play with.
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Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Hiring Practices Against Working Mothers
Lawyers successfully sued for, and won protection for working moms who have school age children. Employers are forbidden from having different hiring policies for mothers who have children, as opposed to men who have children of a similar age.
Lawyers Have Helped Establish Global Auto Safety Standards
In 1998, attorneys helped push through an international agreement that sets out global safety regulations for wheeled vehicles, so that if you travel overseas and rent a local car, it has to be as safe as any vehicle you would drive in your own country.
Safer Prescription Drugs
Lawyers sued for banning a prescription heartburn drug that was very dangerous for children and adults alike. Thanks to multiple lawsuits, this drug has been discontinued for use here in the United States.
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Unfair Credit Card Fees
Lawyers worked for 13 years to prove that MasterCard and Visa charged credit card users unfair swipe fees. They proved the companies violated antitrust laws that enriched bank profits.
Lawyers have always fought for your right to be represented to get the compensation you’re entitled to.
More Examples Of Why We Should Be Kind To Lawyers
- Air travel safety
- Clear air and water
- Safe homes and buildings
- Bankruptcy proceedings
- Debt collection harassment
- Predatory payday loan practices
- Identity theft restitution
- Right to legal counsel after arrest
- Appliance safety standards
- Workplace safety
You can show your appreciation for your attorney on this day by sending a thoughtful card to show her you’re thinking of her and by referring her to family, friends and co-workers.
The Anastopoulos Law Firm has expertise across a wide range of legal areas. See our additional practice areas that are available when you need legal assistance.
If you’ve been injured, are a fraud victim or been denied compensation due to defective product or service, call the Anastopoulo Law firm now at (800) 777-7777 for a free consultation.
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