Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Argentinian Train Crash

    Posted By Blog Manager || 28-Feb-2012

    On Wednesday February 22, there was a terrible train crash in Argentina. At least 49 people have been killed and hundreds of people have been injured. The morning train was full of rush-hour commuters and the train crashed head-on into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The train should have stopped before it came close to the barrier, and a video of the crash even shows people ...
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  • DOT Calls for Ban on Social Networks

    Posted By Blog Manager || 23-Feb-2012

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking automakers to design devices that prevent a driver from using social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook while the vehicle is running. Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary, in a nonbinding guidelines also called for disabling manual texting, Internet browsing, 10-digit phone dialing and the ability to enter addresses into a built-in ...
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  • Crash kills San Jose man after family vacation

    Posted By Blog Manager || 21-Feb-2012

    A San Jose man was killed early Monday morning after a SUV rolled over on the ramp from northbound 101 to Capitol Expressway. This was the third death on the South Bay roads during the holiday weekend. The coroner's office identified the man as Victor Gomez-Mendoza, age 30. He was one of eight people in the Chevrolet Trailblazer – at least two of whom were not wearing seatbelts – ...
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  • Checklist & Tips for Winter Road Trips

    Posted By Blog Manager || 16-Feb-2012

    It is important for drivers to properly maintain their vehicles and to take necessary precautions before hitting the road for the winter season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that drivers take the following precautions: Get the car serviced now Get a tune-up and other routine maintenance Have your entire vehicle inspected for any leaks, bad hoses, or other needed ...
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  • Details into the Explosion at Josh Powell's Home

    Posted By Blog Manager || 9-Feb-2012

    The tragedy started when Josh Powell lost custody of his two boys last week. His wife, Susan Cow-Powell disappeared in 2009 and Powell is a suspect. He was in a custody battle with Susan's parents. A social worker brought the two boys to their father's home for a supervised visit. Immediately the social worker feared that these two boys were in danger because when she arrived at the door ...
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  • Alien Torts Headed for the Supreme Court: Corporate Liability

    Posted By Blog Manager || 7-Feb-2012

    Later this month, the United States Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments for the liability of Corporations under the Alien Tort Statute for the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The decision to take the case is in response to a circuit split. The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) is a statute that grants Federal District Courts jurisdiction to hear tort actions and has been operational since ...
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  • PG&E Possibly Facing Significant Fines

    Posted By Blog Manager || 1-Feb-2012

    PG&E could possibly be facing substantial amount in fines in regards to the 2010 San Bruno Fire; if they are guilty of systemic violations in both state and federal safety regulations. The California Public Utilities Commission stated that PG&E had failed to follow accepted industry practice when installing the pipeline, failed to comply with federal pipeline integrity management ...
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