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Brett Emison

Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: October 26, 2012

Check out these legal, safety, and other news headlines from around the Internet that caught my attention this week: Top 10 Ways The U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans [Mary Graffam at Fighting for Justice] Larry Bodine: Exposing The Lie [...]
Megan O'Neill

Judging the Judges Before You Hit the Polls

This November, voters will have the final say on Missouri judges who are up for retention elections in their respective communities. Missouri’s non-partisan court plan – adopted by voters more than 70 years ago – reduces [...]
Brett Emison

Monster Energy Drink Linked To Teen Deaths

Monster Energy – a popular, highly caffeinated drink – has been linked to at least five deaths in recent years according to a report by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The information was released after Wendy Crossland [...]
Brett Emison

Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: October 18, 2012

Check out these legal, safety, and other news headlines from around the Internet that caught my attention this week: Obama and Romney Square Off In Political Jury Trial [Joe Patrice at Above The Law] Does Taxing Unhealthy (In This [...]
Brett Emison

Always Wear Your Seat Belt: Unbelievable Video Of Russian Truck Driver Ejected From Vehicle

There's a YouTube video just published last month and already with millions of views aptly titled "Luckiest Truck Driver In Russia". The video shows a nearly head-on collision between two commercial semi truck and the oncoming [...]
Brett Emison

Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: October 12, 2012

It's been a very busy several months around here (and particularly busy this week), so this week's list of headines that caught my interest is a little lighter than normal (but hope you enjoy what's here): Kansas Upholds [...]
Brett Emison

"Hazing For Cars": A Guided Tour Through GM's Super Secret Testing Facility

ABC's Nightline was granted an unprecedented tour through General Motors' Proving Grounds, where it tests its new vehicles for safety and durability. The report provides an interesting look inside GM's testing facility. Note: [...]
Brett Emison

Government Regulators Warn Of Counterfeit Air Bag Hazards; Say Air Bags May Not Inflate

Government safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alerted consumers to dangers that counterfeit air bags may not properly inflate. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway [...]
Brett Emison

Glasses, Optics & Eyewear Monopoly: Luxottica's Illusion Of Global Competition

This may be slightly off-topic from my normal topics, but I found this story fascinating. I happened to catch 60 Minutes report on global eyewear company Luxottica and its near total domination of the global market for eyewear – prescription [...]
Brett Emison

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Massachusetts Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Issues Recall

The New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, has voluntarily recalled its entire line of products. Meningitis from contaminated vials have been reported in at least nine different [...]