Jessica Fregni

Jessica Fregni

Copywriter and Editor in Brooklyn

I'm a Brooklyn-based professional copywriter and content editor. When I'm not writing, you can find me cooking and perfecting the art of good homebrew.

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Ftp coffee burn blog1 article
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Hot Coffee Cases: Why You Shouldn’t Scold the Scalded

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a customer has been gravely injured by the contents of their coffee cup. Cases like this and the infamous McDonald’s coffee lawsuit are treated as a punchline among those who feel our country has become overly litigious, despite the life-altering injuries suffered by victims like our client.

You need only listen to Toby Keith’s classic lyric, “Spill a cup of coffee, make a million dollars,” to understand how our country views these cases.

5 deadliest hurricanes photo article
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Hurricane History: The Deadliest Storms in 100 Years

Cyclone, tropical storm, typhoon, hurricane. These storms may go by different names around the globe, but they are universally feared for the destruction and havoc they wreak wherever they make landfall.

As we approach hurricane season — which takes place between June 1 and Nov. 30 for Atlantic coast residents — it’s important to get back into a hurricane safety mindset well before the first storm of the summer makes headlines and the crowds rush supermarkets for milk, bread, and eggs.

Fire safety article
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Fire Safety Checklist: Is Your Apartment Safe?

A sample of my print copywriting work.

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Roundup weed killer class action photo article
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Roundup Weed Killer Class Action Lawsuit | Morgan & Morgan

The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are investigating claims that Roundup Weed Killer, created by the company Monsanto, contains harmful chemicals that can cause cancer to those exposed to it.

If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer and, as a result, have developed lymphatic cancer within the last decade, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit to receive compensation for your suffering. For more information about how to participate in a class action suit, contact us today.

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Attorney Rocky Wilkins Joins Morgan & Morgan’s Jackson Office

JACKSON, Miss., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgan & Morgan, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' law firms, is proud to welcome Attorney Rocky Wilkins to their Jackson, Mississippi team. Beginning May 1, 2017, Rocky Wilkins will serve as Trial Counsel for all of Morgan & Morgan's Mississippi cases.

Rocky Wilkins was born and raised in Mississippi and graduated from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999. Law is a part of Wilkins' family legacy, as his father, Sam Wilkins, was a high-profile criminal lawyer in Mississippi. He focuses his practice on personal injury litigation and has obtained significant verdicts in several high-profile cases on behalf of his clients.

Medical record data breach photo article
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1M Patients’ Records Exposed in Major Data Breach

he information leaked in a data breach can vary in severity, ranging from your email address or phone number to your credit card information, social security number, and even your medical records. Unfortunately, in the latest data breach to rock the nation, all of this information and more was exposed.

The sensitive information of over 900,000 diabetes patients was exposed online in a massive data breach caused by telemarketing company HealthNow Networks, according to South Florida Reporter.

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Tenn. Appeals Court Affirms Morgan & Morgan's Class Action Status ...

JACKSON, Tennessee (March 29, 2017) — Leading plaintiffs’ firm Morgan & Morgan announces that a Tennessee appeals court has allowed attorney Kathryn E. Barnett’s class action against 35 funeral homes in the state to continue, affirming class certification in a case seeking to hold the funeral homes accountable for alleged negligence in handling families’ deceased loved ones.

Breast implant cancer risk photo article
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Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer, Multiple Deaths

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S., but patients of this common procedure have new cause for concern. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced this week that women with breast implants may have an increased risk of developing a rare and deadly blood cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

Takata airbag photo article
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Despite Fears Following New Takata Airbag Lawsuit, You Shouldn’t Deactivate Your Airbags

Her airbag went off “like a grenade.” It left her injured and confused why a safety device put her in more harm, but she’s doing something about it. An Orange County, Florida, woman is the latest to file a lawsuit against airbag manufacturer Takata in a series of high-profile injuries and deaths all over the country. Cecelia Dowdye, represented by our very own Andrew Parker Felix, is suing Takata and Mazda after she was injured by shrapnel when her airbag ruptured.

Clergy sex abuse lawsuit photo article
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NY’s Strict Statute of Limitation on Child Sex Abuse Could Change in 2017

As liberal as New York State is considered in terms of civil rights, there is one area of the law where critics believe the Empire State is far behind. New York has one of the strictest Statute of Limitation laws for child sex abuse cases, resulting in proposals and programs that seek to circumvent the law and get survivors justice in 2017.

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Kristen Bell’s “Pinksourcing” Video Says Women Don’t Ask for Raises: Studies Show Otherwise

Kristen Bell spears the issue of the gender wage gap in her hilarious short “Pinksourcing” for The Huffington Post’s latest series, “Celebs Have Issues,” where celebrities use their comedic chops to tackle important societal issues. And while her satirical take on women’s unfair treatment in the workplace has rightfully gone viral, it echoes a common and potentially harmful myth: that women don’t receive raises simply because they are too afraid to ask for them.

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Your ID Might Be Invalid for Domestic Travel in 2018

Traveling by air can be a huge hassle, as seats on planes get smaller, lines get longer, and checked baggages fees soar year over year. And it’s about to get even worse for the unlucky residents of nine states. New rules are set to go into effect in 2018 that will make certain driver’s licenses an invalid form of ID for domestic flights, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Busch Gardens Closes Ride After Deadly Australian Theme Park Accident: How Safe Are Amusement Parks?

A deadly amusement park accident that killed four people in Australia has led Tampa’s Busch Gardens to close their popular Congo River Rapids ride. This week’s tragic accident at Dreamworld, one of Australia’s premier theme parks, has shined a spotlight on the safety standards behind the thrilling rides found in our own country’s most popular parks.

On Oct. 25, Busch Gardens officials announced the closure of the Congo River Rapids ride, a ride similar to the deadly Thunder River Rapids flume in Australia’s Dreamworld park, citing an abundance of caution while they work with other park operators and manufacturers to “understand what happened in Australia.”

Cell tower accident attorneys photo article
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Cell Tower Accident Attorneys

Cell tower workers have one of the toughest jobs out there. Climbing cell towers requires physical strength, dexterity, and the ability to keep your cool when scaling heights of up to 2,000 feet above ground. States like Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in particular have benefited from the new job opportunities that the cellular industry has created.

As we become more reliant on our phones, tablets, and other digital devices, the demand for faster cellular service and better networks only grows. More cell tower installations and upgrades means more jobs in the industry, but this demand can also lead to corner-cutting and dangerous conditions for workers.

Brooklyn cyclist hit and run photo article
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How Can Brooklyn Become Safer for Cyclists?

The sister of a cyclist killed in a car accident launched a petition this week to install a bike lane on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, saying the death could have been avoided if the city had installed a bike lane on that busy street.