Multidistrict Litigation: a Primer

When a large number of people have been harmed in a similar manner by the same defendant, it is common for a few representative plaintiffs to file a single class action lawsuit. This makes sense when the degree of harm is similar across the board. But when each plaintiff has different injuries and unique expenses, […]

Tire Blowouts: Common Causes & What to Do If You Experience One

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a driver on the road is a tire blowout. We rely a huge deal on a simple car part to travel safely – the tire. If it bursts or “blows out” while driving the outcomes can be severe. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway […]

P&G Faces Dangerous “Tide Pod” Challenge

As soon as Procter & Gamble started advertising “Tide Pods” on You Tube recently, the meme “Eating Tide Pods” became a suicidal social media dare that P&G is quickly trying to neutralize before it becomes a personal injury nightmare. Clips showing teens biting into the highly-toxic laundry detergent have gone viral, including one showing people […]

Auto Safety Regulations: Are They Safe Enough for You?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has often mandated improved safety features such as airbags for newly manufactured vehicles. Currently, the NHTSA is negotiating on the newest lineup of non-mandated safety features which includes automatic emergency braking systems, backup cameras, electronic stability control, ejection mitigation, occupant crash protection, and roof crush resistance. Despite clear evidence […]

Monsanto’s Effort to Cover Up the Negative Effects of Glyphosate

In 2016, the Panama Papers were leaked to the world. These papers are a digital dossier containing crucial information on how the world’s richest people hide their money in offshore shell companies. This year, a similar chunk of data was leaked to journalists at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The so-called Paradise Papers outline the activities of […]

What Constitutes a Defective Product?

There are few things more frustrating than experiencing harm because of a defective product. We, as consumers, put a lot of faith in the companies that sell us the commodities we want and need for our daily lives. Finding out that you (and others) were sold something that is defective, and therefore harmful, can lead […]

ATVs: Dangerous by Design

ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) are designed to go off road and offer utility and recreation to many consumers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Administration, 385 ATV-related fatalities, and 93,700 hospital-treated injuries occurred in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths are a result of negligently designed ATVs. ATV manufacturers have a duty of care […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

Lawsuits in the Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the aftermath of a mass shooting, victims and their families often struggle to find some rationally explanation let alone recourse to redress their injuries. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to sue gun companies due to a really high bar for gun manufacturer liability. And it is almost unheard of to sue the […]