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  • Corporations Cutting Benefits as they Ditch the Worker's Comp System

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 10-Nov-2015

    Workers’ compensation was founded on the idea that employers owe a duty to injured employees and their families. But now, a lawyer in Texas is helping corporations opt out of the workers’ compensation system and write their own rules on how to care for their employees. As can be expected, corporations are not making their employees a priority when they write their own rules. Many of ...
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  • 9 Big Rigs Involved in Highway Crash

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 23-Oct-2012

    Near Santa Clarita, California, nine big rigs were involved in a recent accident on the truck route near the Newhall Pass. According to the local ABC station, the crash happened on the southbound 5 Freeway at the 14 bound Freeway connector. About nine big rigs were involved in the catastrophe, which was made up of two separate crashes near each other. The beginning of the calamity occurred when a ...
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  • Are California Worker's Getting the Compensation they Need?

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 15-Oct-2012

    California recently changed Worker’s Compensation laws, but this could have a negative impact on those who are injured on the job and are unable to work due to –permanent workplace injuries. According to PR Web, Senate Bill 863 declares that there will be significant changes to California’s Workers’ Compensation system in the next few years. The bill will reform the system ...
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  • High Chair Safety

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Sep-2012

    For anyone with a baby, a high chair is a necessity when it comes to dinnertime. Unknown to many families, however, is the fact that high chairs can pose substantial safety risks to children. In particular, high chairs that fail to meet ASTM International safety standards can result in serious or deadly injury to tots that like to squirm. Consumer Reports, an organization that tests product ...
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  • What type of auto insurance should I have? The importance of UM/UIM coverage.

    Posted By Blog Manager || 9-Aug-2012

    Many people believe they are fully covered if they have good liability coverage on their automobile. However, this type of coverage protects YOU financially if you are responsible for causing an automobile accident. What many people do not realize is that they should have high uninsured/underinsured motorist ("UM/UIM") coverage as well. Why? The law in California requires drivers to have ...
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  • Peg Perego recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers

    Posted By Blog Manager || 31-Jul-2012

    Peg Perego is recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers because children can become trapped and strangle between the trays on them. The company stated that entrapment and strangulation can take place when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, the child can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom; which can cause the child's neck and head to ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Reserve $600 Million of Second Quarter Earnings for Settlement

    Posted By Blog Manager || 14-Jun-2012

    The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $600 million in anticipation of a possible settlement. The plaintiffs have alleged that Johnson & Johnson gave kickbacks to nursing homes that would purchase the Johnson & Johnson anti-psychotic medications, Risperdal and Invega as well as the respiratory drug Natrector. It is speculated that the $600 million is being used to ...
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  • Driver in deadly crash may have seen pedestrian too late

    Posted By Blog Manager || 30-May-2012

    The driver who struck and killed a 63-year-old man as he crossed an East San Jose street Saturday night may not have seen the victim until it was too late to avoid the crash, police said. However, the cause of the 9:05 p.m. collision on Jackson Avenue, just south of Alum Rock Avenue, is still under investigation, said San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. Drugs and alcohol don't appear to be a ...
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  • Elderly Man Gets Settlement After Tripping on Sidewalk

    Posted By San Jose Personal Injury Attorney || 25-May-2012

    A 70-year-old man was paid $450,000 by the City of Gilroy in a hushed $700,000 settlement after tripping on an uplifted sidewalk on Martin St. back in 2010; the culprit behind the accident being a 40-year-old Magnolia tree whose roots were tearing up the sidewalk. The San Jose resident was on his way to OD’s Kitchen on March 26, 2010 when he tripped on the jagged concrete as he was walking ...
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  • San Jose to adopt 'social host' law

    Posted By Blog Manager || 15-May-2012

    San Jose is set to adopt a law holding parents liable for parties with underage drinking in their homes. The City Council is expected to approve the "social host" ordinance at their next Tuesday meeting. Under the "social host" ordinance, homeowners could face fines and other charges if underage partygoers gather and drink alcohol on their property. Although, there are laws, ...
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  • Pit bull attacks again

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Apr-2012

    A pit bull owner was arrested and his dog impounded after the dog attacked a Fairfax policewoman and a resident at a Little League game. Both suffered bite wounds to their hands and wrists during the incident, however, the injuries were minor. The Fairfax police had received a report of an intoxicated man at the ballfield. When the policewoman contacted the suspect she escorted him to the street. ...
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  • Honda recalls SUVs

    Posted By Blog Manager || 3-Apr-2012

    Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 554,000 CR-V (2002-2004) and Pilot (2003) vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and replace components of the headlight wiring system. Honda stated that there wasn't enough slack in the wiring leading to the headlight switch, which over time the wires can work their way loose and cut off the low-beam lights. The loss of the low-beam headlights may increase ...
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  • PG&E's $70 million settlement with San Bruno

    Posted By Blog Manager || 15-Mar-2012

    PG&E will pay the City of San Bruno $70 million as compensation for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion. As part of the deal, San Bruno will have to cap at $50 million in a separate trust fund that PG&E created. This fund will be used to replace infrastructure destroyed in the blast, pay for social services for residents, and city staff time. No decisions have been made as to how the money ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • United States Supreme Court on GPS Tracking Devices

    Posted By Blog Manager || 26-Jan-2012

    On January 23, 2012 the Supreme Court rule unanimously that police must get a search warrant before using a GPS device to track criminal suspects. Justice Scalia wrote the opinion for this case which involved Washington D.C. drug kingpin, Antoine Jones. Jones was partially convicted because the police installed a GPS device and tracked his movements on public roads for 28 days. Installing a GPS ...
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    Posted By Blog Manager || 24-Jan-2012

    Reported in the New York Times on January 23, 2011 Nearly three months after the tragic death of Mathieu Lefevre, his family has finally obtained the police's investigation file. Mathieu (who was a Canadian citizen visiting Brooklyn, New York) was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a crane truck three months ago. According to the report, which was just recently released by the NYPD, the ...
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  • Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

    Posted By Blog Manager || 19-Jan-2012

    On Friday January 13, 2012, a loud bang indicated that something was going terribly wrong on the Costa Concordia Italian cruise ship. The 4,000 people on board began to panic as the ship quickly came to a halt, and then became dark. Passengers starting to feel the boat shake, as people began running and dishes were being thrown. The boat tilted to the left, an hour later an emergency was ...
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  • 7-year old girl dies at school of peanut allergy

    Posted By Blog Manager || 5-Jan-2012

    A 7-year old girl died on Monday from a suspected peanut allergy at school. First grader Ammaria Johnson broke out in hives and complained of shortness of breath at recess. Approximately 8% of children have some sort of food allergy. If a child's allergy is life threatening, it is imperative that the school is aware and is prepared. Shawn Smith, a spokesman for the Chesterfield County school ...
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  • 2012 Brings New DUI Law into Effect

    Posted By Blog Manager || 29-Dec-2011

    California legislators are trying to remove drivers, who are repeat offenders of DUIs, off the road. Under a new law, AB 1601, which will take effect on January 1, 2012, will allow a judge to suspend a driver's license for 10 years following a third DUI conviction. Under California's current law the suspension of a driver's license can only be authorized by the Department of Motor ...
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  • Will NFL Players Get Tested for HGH?

    Posted By Blog Manager || 27-Dec-2011

    HGH is a human growth hormone that takes care of certain functionalities that are connected to vitality, energy, and resilience. HGH became a hot topic in sports after federal and state agents raided a building in Florida that had performance enhancing drugs. There have not been too many reports on the differences between HGH and steroids. Some say that HGH will not help an athlete beef up as much ...
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  • 2011 Survey Indicates Drivers' Top Fear

    Posted By Blog Manager || 8-Dec-2011

    On July 1, 2008, two laws dealing with wireless phones went into effect. The first law (VC §23123) prohibited all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating a vehicle. Motorist 18 years of age or older were able to use a "hands-free" device. The Second law (VC §23124) prohibited drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or ...
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