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Widow of man crushed by shipping container files lawsuit
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

On August 15, 2016, Jorge Gomez, an employee of H&M International Transportation, was operating a lifting machine at his work site when a cargo container fell on the vehicle he was operating in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gomez’s body was crushed and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His widow Carmen Rosa Gomez has […]

New bike lane opening in Portland as the result of cyclist’s death and lawsuit
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This week the family of deceased cyclist Martin Lee Greenough settled their case against the City of Portland and the State of Oregon for the lack of a bike lane on a 200-foot stretch of Northeast Lombard Street where the cyclist was killed. The lawsuit claimed that the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City […]

Former Milwaukie cheerleader files lawsuit in brain injury case
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A $20 million lawsuit has been filed against North Clackamas School District by a former Milwaukie High School cheerleader who claims she suffered brain damage when she fell in a cheer stunt and hit her head on a floor mat. Alexis Lisle, now 16 years old, was held at shoulder height by four teammates when she fell backwards and hit a mat. The lawsuit claims […]

California school bus crash reaches settlement
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Orange Unified School District reached a $10 million settlement over a 2014 school bus crash in Anaheim Hills that injured five middle-school children. The crash occurred when the driver, Gerald Rupple, passed out and the bus hit a tree. The driver is facing felony charges in trial this February for allegedly concealing information from […]

Takata reaches $1 billion settlement in faulty air bag suit
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The lawsuit linked to the largest safety recall in US history settled with the US Justice Department for $1 billion. Takata pleaded guilty to wire fraud for providing falsified data around the safety of their airbags. Takata airbags can become over-pressurized, causing them to rupture and propel pieces of metal into the cabin of the […]

OSHA Ruling Lowers Beryllium Exposure Limit
Monday, January 30th, 2017

Earlier this month, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new ruling on exposure limits to the toxic metal beryllium. The new ruling is 10 times stronger than the last ruling which was made in 1949. Beryllium is a toxic metal that is stiffer than steel yet lighter than aluminum. When the […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

Potential Class Action Following Yahoo Security Breach
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A proposed class action law suit filed in California claims that Yahoo! Inc. permitted hackers to access their users’ personal information and failed to warn users of the security breach. This news comes after Yahoo’s release last week that a security breach in August 2013 may have affected more than 1 billion users, making it […]

Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

Spotting a Foodborne Illness
Friday, November 4th, 2016

Earlier this month, health officials warned that shoppers at a Costco store in Lynwood, Washington had become sick after consuming the rotisserie chicken salad. In this blog we’ll dive into some of the details of foodborne illness and considerations for bringing a case after consuming a contaminated product. It seems like every month there is […]

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