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Top 10 Posts of 2010

Happy New Years to all. To celebrate the turning of the calendar, here is a recap of the 10 most popular posts from this year: 10. Darvon, Darvocet Recalls Lead to Voluntary Withdrawals of Generic Versions 9. Rush Limbaugh Caller Blames Obama [...]
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University of Chicago, Northwestern, New York Times Examine Business Influences on SCOTUS

New York Times legal correspondent Adam Liptak this week filed an excellent page A1 story on the influence that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has had on recent Supreme Court decisions. In collaboration with the Times, professors from Northwestern [...]
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Lawsuits over DePuy Hips Consolidated by Federal Judge

Hundreds of cases involving the recalled DePuy hip implant device were consolidated this month by a federal judge in Ohio. The multi-district litigation involves approximately 150 federal cases from a variety of states. An MDL is like a class [...]
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AT&T Reminds You… Don’t Text And Drive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DebhWD6ljZs&feature=player_embedded [More on texting and driving dangers] (c) Copyright 2010 Brett A. Emison
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Did You Know… Your Christmas Tree May Be A Fire Hazard?

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas! After church is attended, gifts opened, new toys played with, and Christmas dinner eaten… many may unintentionally neglect their principle symbol of the holiday season… the Christmas tree. Christmas [...]
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Toyota Pays $10 Million In Sudden Acceleration Lawsuit

I wrote last week that Toyota would not be permitted to hide the settlement terms of the Mark Saylor case in California. Now, the Associated Press and others have reported that Toyota paid members of the Saylor family $10 million to settle [...]
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Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow is Christmas. As this entry posts, I will be surrounded by family and loved ones… I hope you are as well. However, we cannot forget that many are not so fortunate. I hope we never forget the true meaning of Christmas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn10FF-FQfs "Glory [...]
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Toyota Will Pay $32.4 Million In Recall Fines

Toyota will pay a record $32.4 million in additional fines to settle ongoing investigations into Toyota’s handling of sudden / unintended acceleration recalls and other recalls according to a number of news reports. These civil penalties [...]
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Did You Know… A Prisoner Could Have Made The Product You're Using (Even Your Airplane)?

We have been investigating a potential case where a simple, but critical, product failed and catastrophically injured our client. Our investigation discovered that the product was made by prisoners as essentially slave labor. I was curious [...]
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Why Do Medical Helicopters Keep Crashing?

Another medical helicopter has crashed — this time in a small Missouri town. An Associated Press report suggests the helicopter lost an engine on take off and crashed at the landing zone in central Missouri. The AP report did not indicate [...]