Are you one of the one in five ignoring recalls?

Chrysler faces potential lawsuit over Jeep fuel tanks. The AP (2/11) reports that a lawyer for the family of Kayla White, who burned to death after her Jeep Liberty was … Continue Reading →

Laws setting age limits on when a child can be unaccompanied in public?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  LET US KNOW…..   This question is posed by the ABA (American Bar Association). Last week, we noted that a Maryland couple was under investigation by … Continue Reading →

Dizziness side-effect of medications can cause fatal injuries for seniors.

Scientific American (12/19, Stern, 2.79M) reports that “some of the most popular medications, including those that control high blood pressure or alter the neurochemistry of the brain,” can “intensify or cause … Continue Reading →

Nine Sandy Hook victims’ families sue gun manufacturer

. ABC World News (12/15, story 4, 0:30, Muir, 5.84M) reported that families of some of the victims of the Newtown, CT shooting rampage that occurred two years ago “are … Continue Reading →

NHTSA investigating Graco’s possible delay in recall of child safety seats

The Detroit News (12/1, Shepardson, 504K) reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating “whether Graco Children’s Products Inc. delayed a recall of 6.1 million child seats.” The … Continue Reading →

Tort “reform” or “emasculation”?

Columnist blasts use of “reform.” In his column for the Chicago Tribune (11/11, 2.26M), Eric Zorn writes that he is “admittedly, late to the ‘reform’ reform movement,” having for his … Continue Reading →

Pennsylvania firm recalls frozen chicken over enterotoxin fears.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/27, 617K) reports a Pennsylvania-based frozen food company has issued a recall of “nearly 31,700 pounds of gluten-free breaded chicken products” over fears they may be “contaminated … Continue Reading →

Etc. Corporations Behaving Really Badly

Jury: Guardrail manufacturer defrauded US. The New York Times (10/21, Ivory, Kessler, Subscription Publication, 9.9M) reports that a jury said Monday that guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries had defrauded the US … Continue Reading →

Malpractice “Reform” not saving you or your pocketbook

Rand study finds malpractice reform weak on savings. The Washington Post (10/15, Millman, 4.9M) reported in its “Wonkblog” on a Rand study published in the New England Journal of Medicine … Continue Reading →

The Uncompensated Victims of Medical Malpractice

(This letter was written by Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Shanin Specter and appeared in last week’s Philadelphia Inquirer.) There is a silent crisis today in the tort field: the uncompensated victims … Continue Reading →