Los Angeles Leads in Postal Worker Dog Bite Incidents

Dog bites are not exactly uncommon. In the United States, 78 million dogs have owners. But of all the cities in the nation, LA tops the list with the highest number of postal worker dog bites. Postal workers are most vulnerable to dog bites due to the inherent nature of their job. This tidbit of…

Oball Baby Rattles Recalled Due to Lawsuits and Risk of Choking

Roughly 680,000 Oball baby rattles were recalled for potential choking hazards. This product was sold around the country by large retailers like Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target. Its manufacturer, Kids II, has already received 42 reports that the plastic disc component of the toy broke. This disc contains small beads which could cause choking in young…

Hoverboard Fire Kills Toddler

A home fire triggered by a hoverboard that was charging killed 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes. The tragic incident occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania when a hoverboard caught fire while it was plugged into an electric socket on the first floor of the Hughes’ 3 story home. Family members heard “sizzling and crackling” sounds before the hoverboard exploded…

Study Shows a Surge in Nursery Product Injuries

A news report published by USA Today shows that there is a marked increase in the number of injuries caused by defective nursery products all over the country. At present, over 66,000 kids under the age of 3 are taken to emergency rooms every year due to accidents that involve nursery products. One research conducted…

Congress New Laws Preventing Justice for Victims of Corporate Misconduct

In its bid to protect corporate campaign donors, Congress has been working to pass 2 new laws that will provide more protection for corporations against class-action lawsuits. House Rule 986, which supporters dubbed the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation” law is also referred to as an “Erin Brokovich killer” by critics. The other law, House…

Frozen Pizzas Recalled by Wal-Mart Supplier

RBR Meat Company, which supplies Wal-Mart with frozen pizzas, has recalled 6,700 pizzas under the retailer’s Marketside brand in 11 states including California due to a potential listeria contamination. An estimated 21,220 lbs. of Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza that were sent to Utah, Washington, Nevada and California retail centers were recalled. The U.S. Department of…

Are Millennials the Most Dangerous Drivers?

But according to a recent study, a millennial who is now between 19 and 24 years old is the most dangerous age group for drivers. Their youth makes them more susceptible to irresponsible behavior, and they’re also more likely to be distracted by mobile tech devices while driving. Findings for Car Accident Study The study…

California Warehouse Fire Raises Legal Issues

A fire had broken out at a warehouse in Oakland, California and it led to the deaths of 36 people. This was a painful tragedy, to say the least. The fire occurred in the Ghost Ship warehouse, and what’s notable about this case is that the building was illegally converted to provide budding artists with a…

121,000 BMW SUVs Recalled Over Defective Driveshaft

Car Maker BMW has recently announced its plan to expand a May 2016 recall of SUVs to include 121,737 SUVs with a defective driveshaft. The recall includes X5 and X6 vehicles from model years 2011-2015. Based on the documents that were filed with the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), debris and water may penetrate the…