How does Rhode Island law treat someone who furnishes alcohol to a minor? We decided to take a closer look at the penalties in the wake of a recent teen drinking escapade in North Kingstown. For those who do not know the details of the incident I am referring to, here is a quick synopsis:…Read More
Injured From Snow or Ice on a Public Roadway in Massachusetts? Prompt Notice Is Required to Pursue a Claim.
Massachusetts counties, cities, and towns have a duty to exercise reasonable care and diligence to keep their public roadways in “good repair and condition.” Mass. Gen. Laws. Ch. 84, Sec. 11A, 15. When snow and ice are involved, the Massachusetts legislature has chosen to protect its counties, cities and towns from personal injury claims, but…Read More
DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip system on August 24, 2010. The system first became available in 2005 after the FDA gave Johnson & Johnson special clearance to market the ASR devices without first performing clinical trials to determine the safety of the products. Since…Read More
The Department of Justice has been inspecting an antipsychotic drug called Risperdal since 2012. The drug is mainly used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability in people with autism. Over the years, many individual claims have been filed due to the development of gynecomastia and weight gains. The Food and Drug Administration approved Risperdal…Read More
There are many ways one’s car may become damaged that does not involve a classic car accident. A car may be scratched while backing out of a garage, or it could be damaged by a fallen tree. Although these events are rather unfortunate, neither justifies the State having to reimburse the owner. However, there are…Read More
The use of red-light cameras to enforce traffic safety is a controversial topic. Laws that govern cameras at traffic lights vary from state to state. Some states allow cameras only in specified communities while other states have authorized cameras in communities all throughout the state. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 21 states have…Read More