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Brett Emison

Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: February 24, 2012

Legal and safety news that caught my interest this week: AAJ calls for transparency of medical industry payments [Katie Gommel at Fighting for Justice] Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iphone, iPad and Apple [Jeff Richardson at [...]
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Glee Winter Cliffhanger: Quinn In Texting Car Crash

The producers at Glee tackled the growing problem of distracted driving in this seasons's winter finale cliff-hanger. Quinn is running late for her friends' wedding and getting several frantic texts to "HURRY". Quinn replies [...]
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DePuy HIp Recall: 'Smoking Gun' Email Shows Company Knew About Artificial Hip Problems

A recently uncovered email circulated within Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics medical device unit sheds new light on what DePuy executives knew and when they knew it. In August 2009, a vice-president of DePuy Orthopaedics wrote [...]
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New Guidelines Proposed To Reduce Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued to automakers new guidelines regarding the installation and use of in-vehicle electronic devices, specifically those devices “that require use of the hands and/or [...]
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Rental Car Roulette: Will Car Rental Companies Stop Renting Recalled Vehicles?

Under current law, rental car companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, etc. can rent you a vehicle that has been recalled for a safety defect… and you might never even know it. A NHTSA study last year showed that Enterprise repaired [...]
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Will The Missouri Legislature Reject The American Rule Of Civil Justice?

Last week, I had the privilege of testifying in support of the American Rule of civil justice and against a bill that would reject centuries of legal precedent in favor of the British Rule that was rejected by our Founding Fathers. As I [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Roundup: February 17, 2012

It's been a busy week here at the office, so no round up this week. Check back next Friday for a list of legal and safety related news that caught my attention.
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GM Posts All-Time Record Profit – But What About Injured Victims?

Two years after exiting from bankruptcy, General Motors posted its largest ever annual profit. For 2011, all "Big 3" US automakers posted profits. GM earned net profits of $7.6 billion for 2011. [Bloomberg reported GM's profit [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Roundup: February 10, 2012

Legal and safety news from around the internet that caught my attention this week: Justice Kennedy As Healthcare Swing Vote: Which Way Will He Go? [Lee Pacchia at Bloomberg Law] The Citizens United Catastrophe [E.J. Dionne Jr. at [...]
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What Happens When The Defense Doesn’t Play By The Rules?

We live in a society with rules. These rules are intended to be followed. But what happens when someone intentionally breaks these rules? I remember as a child getting in trouble from time to time. The consequences were often much harsher [...]