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    • Gas Leaks and Oil Spills Under Scrutiny

      Gas Leaks and Oil Spills Under Scrutiny

      Data on spills and other violations regarding oil and gas wells across the country has been analyzed in a new report titled, “Fracking’s Most Wanted: Lifting the Veil on Oil and Gas Company Spills and Violations,” by the Natural Resources […]

    • New Trucking Electronic Hours-of-Service Record Rule Proposed

      New Trucking Electronic Hours-of-Service Record Rule Proposed

      In April, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) proposed rules to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to provide a more accurate record than that of paper records of […]

    • Walmart Dolls Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

      Walmart Dolls Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

      Walmart, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of baby dolls in the U.S. and Canada because they have the potential to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To this date the agency has […]

    • Court Rules BP must Abide by its Settlement Agreement

      Court Rules BP must Abide by its Settlement Agreement

      BP, the company responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is dealing with more setbacks in the aftermath of the disaster, after a federal appeals court ruled that the company must stick to its agreement , paying some […]

    • Alabama Liquor Liability

      Alabama Liquor Liability

      Is the person serving you, liable for you? “Dram shops”, a legal term in the United States, refers to a bar, or saloon that serves alcoholic beverages, and are liable in certain states for the alcohol they serve their customers. […]

    • Dangerous Pet Treats? – Jerky from China

      Dangerous Pet Treats? – Jerky from China

      Pet owners have become alarmed and concerned about jerky pet treats after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked them to a mysterious outbreak that has led to several hundred sick dogs and cats which have resulted in 580 deaths. […]

    • Food Safety Issues Raised by Chinese Buyout of Smithfield

      Food Safety Issues Raised by Chinese Buyout of Smithfield

      A proposed deal between Smithfield Foods, the largest producer of pork in the United States and Shuanghui International, one of China’s largest food conglomerates, has officials concerned about the impact on U.S. food supply and food safety. “To have a Chinese […]

    • Parasailing Tragedies and Safety Regulation

      Parasailing Tragedies and Safety Regulation

      A staple of the Florida coast, parasailing is once again under the microscope for the lack of regulation, danger, and potential negligence in owner operation. With as many as 120 companies in peak tourist season, more people are parasailing in […]

    • Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Under Scrutiny

      Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Under Scrutiny

      Following the FDA’s January 2013 Safety Communication on the concerns with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement implants, a number of lawsuits have centered on these implants. Concern has…

    • What Is an "Umbrella Policy" ?

      What Is an "Umbrella Policy" ?

      A friend recently asked, why would I need an umbrella policy if I already have car or homeowners insurance? Umbrella or excess policies are a form of liability insurance that protects the…