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October 29, 2019

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October 29, 2019

Have you recently been involved in an accident in which the other person has blamed 'hydroplaning' for losing control of their vehicle?

Hydroplaning is a term describing the sliding of tires across a wet surface. These incidents often cause a chain reaction crash, often...

October 20, 2019

According to a news story in The Buffalo News, "Tre died nearly two years ago because the Fisher-Price sleeper he was in was not safe for babies to sleep in, his father, James R. Weigand Jr., alleges in a lawsuit filed this week against Fisher-Price and its parent comp...

October 20, 2019

A man who suffered injuries after his bicycle came into contact with a cracked city sidewalk will get $1.25 million as a result. 

In November of 2016, Van Nguyen crashed his bicycle in San Diego California after the front wheel slammed into a cracked sidewalk. He...

October 20, 2019

Earlier this month, Walmart agreed to a $14 million settlement, after a legal battle with an Illinois Class of formerly pregnant and pregnant employees who claimed Walmart's policies on disability accommodations discriminated against them.

According to paperwork, plaint...

July 23, 2019

News broke a few days ago that Tennessee just experienced the deadliest year ever for drug deaths in 2018. According to new statistics from the Centers for Dis

July 13, 2019

A 6 year old boy who was hit by an 18-wheeler while exiting a school bus was taken to the hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries.The crash has people raising concerns on school bus safety, and many in the area say the location is no place for a bus stop...

July 13, 2019

A motorcycle manufacturer has been handed lawsuit paperwork alleging that they placed their customers in danger by selling cycles with defective gear indicators. The defective indicators increased the changes of riders' injuries or death. BMW of North America is facing...

July 1, 2019

Another airbag maker and more car makers are facing lawsuits after the bags failed to deploy properly. Initially the primary airbag maker in the lawsuits was Takata. However, ZF-TRW Automotive has now been added to several class action suits claiming fraud and concealm...

June 25, 2019

Have you been harassed at work?


Three former professors are taking a private University to court, one claiming the administration failed to act on claims of sexual harassment, and the other two for breach of contract.

The lawsuits, filed against St. Edward's University...

June 25, 2019

An $8.2 million settlement has been proposed in the class action suit against Target.

The retailer proposed the settlement to a California federal court for preliminary approval, ending a claim that Target Corp. engaged in deceptive marketing practices when promoting th...

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