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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]