Month: July 2014

An Albuquerque judge ended 10 years of litigation and awarded $80 million in the wrongful death of a woman who suffered a slow and painful death while trapped in her vehicle. Laura Miera, 48, had just dropped her daughter off … Continue reading

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A Burrillville, RI man was recently charged with violating Rhode Island’s Social Host Law after serving alcohol to two 10 year-olds and an 11 year-old, requiring urgent hospitalization for the children. Police responded to Paul White’s home after a Burrillville … Continue reading

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall for the widely used heart drug Toprol XL after years of warnings about its generic counterparts. As discussed in a June 2014 New York Times article, Dr. Harry Lever … Continue reading

Kenneth Feinberg is the lawyer best known for setting victims’ compensation plans for injuries sustained on 9/11, the BP oil disaster, and now GM’s recent vehicle recalls. In other words, he values people’s worth. In June 2014 Mr. Feinberg outlined … Continue reading

A recent $13 million dollar settlement in favor of a permanently injured bicyclist reminds us of the potential dangers of riding on poorly resurfaced roads. According to the American Association for Justice ‘s Trial Magazine, Walter Rutland, 49, was bicycling … Continue reading

The United States Department of Labor governs employment practices that strictly outline the standards affecting employees in local, state, and federal governments. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards. According to … Continue reading

With hot summer days upon us, it is important to be reminded of the dangerous consequences that can result from leaving children unattended in a car, even for a short period of time. The nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars … Continue reading