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2019 | California Personal Injury Blog

More Than 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Over Fears of E. coli Contamination

By Brian Chase on May 24, 2019 - No comments

More Than 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Over Fears of E. coli Contamination

More Than 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Over Fears of E. coli Contamination

Barely a week before Memorial Day, which marks the beginning of the summer grilling season, an Illinois company has issued a food safety recall for more than 62,000 pounds of beef due to potential E. coli contamination. According to a report on Fox News, Aurora Packing Company shipped the affected products nationwide. The recall is in response to random sample testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). The affected products were packaged on April 19 and bear an establishment number of “EST. 788.” …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Attorney Steven Hilst Named as a Top Litigator in the Country

By Brian Chase on May 23, 2019 - No comments

Steven Hilst named Top Litigator

Esteemed trial lawyer Steven Hilst, of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, has received a prestigious honor recognizing him as one of the top litigators in the country.

Steve has been asked to become a member of the Distinguished Justice Advocates (DJA) group. This exclusive organization only recognizes the very best practicing attorneys. Its selection committee looks at a range of factors when choosing worthy attorneys – assessing trial results, awards and honors received, as well as the lawyer’s standing among their peers. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Awards

Bisnar Chase Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Defective Medical Alert Device

By Brian Chase on May 23, 2019 - No comments

Bisnar Chase Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Defective Medical Alert Device

Bisnar Chase Files Class-Action Lawsuit Over Defective Medical Alert Device

The Newport Beach consumer rights lawyers at Bisnar Chase have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of an elderly plaintiff whose defective medical alert device failed when he fell and required emergency medical attention. According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court (Central District of California – Western Division), the defendant, GreatCall Inc., who manufactures and sells Lively Mobile Plus advertised it as “the highest standard in medical alerts” claiming that it will provide elderly individuals with “help anytime, anywhere, 24/7” and that it has the “fastest call response time, enhanced GPS and fall detection.” …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Developer Hit with $15 Million Fine Over Pricey Santa Monica Beach Hotel

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2019 - No comments

Developer Hit with $15 Million Fine Over Pricey Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Developer Hit with $15 Million Fine Over Pricey Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The developer of a Santa Monica beach hotel has been hit with a record $15.58-million fine for constructing an upscale hotel on the Southern California coast after initially getting a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms. According to news reports, the California Coastal Commission, the state agency that regulates development and activities along the coast, imposed the fine on Sunshine Enterprises because it violated a state law that enshrines public access to beach areas. Commissioners unanimously approved the fine, which is the largest imposed by the agency in its 40-year history. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Class Action

Safety Recalls Issued for Uber and Lyft Vehicles

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2019 - No comments

Consumer Reports Study Finds One in Six Uber and Lyft Vehicles Have Open Safety Recalls

Consumer Reports Study Finds One in Six Uber and Lyft Vehicles Have Open Safety Recalls

A new Consumer Reports study shows that about one in six Uber and Lyft vehicles have not been repaired for vehicle safety recalls. For example, Consumer Reports noted that among tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft vehicles registered to operate in New York City, there is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS with eight safety recalls that haven’t been addressed, ranging from a potential to seatbelt detachment to engine failure. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Beef Frank Links Recalled for Metal Contamination

By Brian Chase on May 22, 2019 - No comments

More than 2,000 Pounds of Beef Frank Links Recalled for Metal Contamination

Vienna Beef, a company that is known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, has issued a product defect recall for about 2,030 pounds of beef frank links because they may be contaminated with metal fragments. According to a CBS News report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is saying that the possibly tainted franks might contain metal fragments. The products were manufactured on May 2 and shipped to retailers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service urged consumers not to eat the recalled products, but discard them or return them to the point of purchase. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

San Bernardino Bus Accident Causes Life-Threatening Injuries for Victims

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2019 - No comments

San Bernardino bus accident

San Bernardino bus accident

A San Bernardino bus accident led to seven people injured and one in critical condition on May 8th, 2019. The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase have been retained by a woman who suffered injuries in an omnibus versus car accident in San Bernardino. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, the crash occurred near Sierra Way and Base Line Street the evening of May 8. The bus, operated by OmniTrans, was traveling east on Base Line Street when a car that was driving west on the same road veered into the bus’s path. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Tesla Model Fatal Crash Caused by Autopilot Feature

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2019 - No comments

NTSB Report Confirms Autopilot was On in Tesla Model 3 Fatal Crash in Florida

NTSB Report Confirms Autopilot was On in Tesla Model 3 Fatal Crash in Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report confirming that Tesla’s self-driving feature, also known as Autopilot, was active when a fatal car crash occurred March 1 between a Tesla Model 3 and a semi truck in Florida. The report, which included an image of the Tesla with its roof sheared off, confirms that the Autopilot feature was active when the crash happened and that the driver’s hands were not on the steering wheel for eight seconds before impact. The NTSB has said it will continue this investigation and look into factors such as the driver’s action and highway conditions because giving a final determination of probable cause. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Recalled

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2019 - No comments

Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Recalled

Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Recalled for Steering Problems and Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a vehicle defect recall for 198,731 of its 2017 to 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans because they may lose power steering or stall because of improperly installed wiring. According to an article on Consumer Reports, if a vehicle stalls while in motion of if the steering effort required to turn the vehicle suddenly changes, it could lead to a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans Causing Severe Burn Injuries

By Brian Chase on May 20, 2019 - No comments

Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans Causing Severe Burn Injuries

Exploding Pam Cooking Spray Cans Causing Severe Burn Injuries

At least eight burn injury victims have filed product liability lawsuits against Conagra Foods, the manufacturer of Pam cooking spray after the cans exploded in their kitchens. According to a CBS news report, the incidents involved Pam cooking spray or similar products from Conagra that may have an allegedly faulty U-shaped vent system in the bottom, a design the company says it has phased out. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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