Month: February 2014

Bottle of beer resting on the ground

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 … Continue reading

car in a snowy winter forest

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 … Continue reading

Hip pain

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Workers Compensation

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 … Continue reading

Unhappy Driver Inspecting Damage After Car Accident

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 … Continue reading