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U.S. Postal Service Vehicles Have Not Been Recalled Despite More Than 100 Fires

By Brian Chase on May 17, 2019 - No comments

No recall despite more than 100 postal vehicle fires

More than 100 postal vehicle fires have been reported – but the distinctive mail carriers have yet to be recalled. The antiquated Grumman LLVs that are used by the U.S. Postal Service are reportedly bursting into flames at an alarming rate. According to a report on CNET.com, there have been more than 120 reports of these ubiquitous white USPS mail vans catching fire. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Ford Recalls Faulty Vehicles Over Roll-away Risks, Warns Drivers

By Brian Chase on May 17, 2019 - No comments

Ford Recalls Vehicles for Roll-away Risks, Warns Drivers

Ford has issued an auto defect recall for about 270,000 Fusions and 2,760 Rangers in North America because they could have transmission issues that can cause them to roll away and cause injuries. The fault could cause the cars to start moving without warning when the driver thinks it is in park. According to the …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Tiger Woods Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Employee’s Fatal Crash

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2019 - No comments

Tiger Woods Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Employee's Fatal Crash

Tiger Woods Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Employee's Fatal Crash

Tiger Woods faces a wrongful death lawsuit after a 24-year-old employee at the golfer’s flagship restaurant crashed his car after being served alcohol while working as a bartender. According to a CBS news report, Woods is being sued along with his girlfriend Erica Herman and his Woods Jupiter Corporation, which runs the restaurant in Jupiter, Florida. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Sickens 196

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2019 - No comments

Massive E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Sickens 196

Massive E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Sickens 196

The number of people who have been sickened in a 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has grown to 196 cases. According to a USA Today news report, that includes 28 hospitalizations. The total number of cases has also gone up from 177 people in 10 states the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on April 26. The CDC as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture are investigating the E. Coli O101 infections that have been linked to ground beef. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto

By Brian Chase on May 15, 2019 - No comments

Jury Monsanto verdict

Jury Hands $2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto in Favor of Cancer-Stricken Couple

A California jury returned an unprecedented $2-billion verdict against Monsanto in favor of a couple who said their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup. According to a CNN news report, the verdict in Oakland includes more than $55 million in compensatory damages to the couple and $2 billion in punitive damages. This verdict is in line with several recent jury verdicts against Monsanto involving Roundup. Thousands of similar cases are also pending at the federal or state level. …Read the rest »

Summer Safety Tips

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

Summer Safety Tips 2019

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Is Your Job Making You a More Dangerous Driver?

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

Is Your Job Making You a More Dangerous Driver?

Is Your Job Making You a More Dangerous Driver?

A new study from auto insurance comparison site, The Zebra, says one demographic in particular has a bigger problem when it comes to answering a text or email from work while behind the wheel. According to a report on USA Today, the ubiquity of smartphones has created an expectation that workers will pretty much be always available. While that’s not a problem if you are sitting on your couch when your boss calls with a quick question, it can be a bigger issue if you are behind the wheel. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

States with Legalized Marijuana Show Increase in Car Accidents

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

States with Legalized Marijuana Show Increase in Car Accidents

States with Legalized Marijuana Show Increase in Car Accidents

New studies show car accidents in four of the states where marijuana was legalized for recreational use have seen a roughly 6 percent increase in car accidents. According to an NBC news report, the new reports don’t prove direct causation when it comes to weed and crashes. But they do raise red flags, especially because there is still no easy method to test drivers who may be under the influence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

South Shore Dressers Linked to Child’s Death Recalled

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

South Shore Dressers Linked to Child's Death Recalled

South Shore Dressers Linked to Child's Death Recalled

South Shore has recalled 322,530 of its Libra three-drawer dressers after the death of a 2-year-old child who was killed when the product tipped over. According to Consumer Reports, the company, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, issued the alert jointly stating that the dressers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. About 310,000 of the dressers were sold in the U.S., 6,930 in Canada and 5,600 in Mexico. The recalled dressers were sold by Wal-Mart, Amazon and Target. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Families Sue Ford Over Crash Triggered by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Brian Chase on May 13, 2019 - No comments

Families Sue Ford Over Crash Triggered by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Families Sue Ford Over Crash Triggered by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The surviving family of a Stanislaus County deputy and a service officer are suing Ford and auto dealers alleging that they were killed in a fiery car accident that was triggered by carbon monoxide poisoning. According to a KCRA news report, Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and Stanislaus County community service Officer Raschel Johnson were responding to a burglary call on May 13, 2017, when their vehicle left the roadway. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects


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