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Brett Emison

Pokemon Go: Have You Read the Fine Print?

  Pokemon Go has had a remarkable roll out in the last week or so.  Earlier this week, USA Today reported that the augmented reality game had been downloaded more than 15 million times.  Another report tallied more than 21 […]

Brett Emison

Tesla Autopilot Crash: Who Is Responsible When Autonomous Vehicles Crash?

The first reported death involving an autonomous – or, in this case, a semi-autonomous – vehicle occurred this week.  The victim was driving in Florida when the Tesla’s Autopilot mode failed to detect a tractor-trailer that was turning in front […]

Adam Graves

Tips for Choosing a Safe Car for your Teenager

For all parents as terrified as I am to send their teenagers out on the open road, I hope these automobile tips will help keep your kids safe.

Brett Emison

Feds Warn: Stop Driving Honda Vehicles Until Takata Airbags Are Replaced

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) warned drivers of older model Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving those vehicles immediately.  The federal safety regulator urged owners to keep their vehicles parked until defective airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier […]

Adam Graves

Risks in Auto Repairs with Aftermarket Parts

Just last year, CNN reported that auto-insurers were trying to take advantage of cheap prices by forcing repair shops to use aftermarket parts when repairing crash damage. Repair shops from some 36 states are joining a lawsuit against these insurance companies alleging the repairs forced by some insurance companies are dangerous.

Brett Emison

Missouri Governor Vetoes Tort Reform Bills

The 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides for the right of citizens to have their disputes tried to a jury of their peers.  Under the Missouri Constitution, “the right to trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall remain […]

Brett Emison

‘Star Trek’ Actor Killed By Defective Jeep Grand Cherokee

Actor Anton Yelchin – likely most known for his role as Chekov in the Star Trek franchise reboot – died tragically when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence […]

David Brose

Like the Cavs, Our Clients Fight for Historic Comebacks

Despite the dejection of losing a pivotal, must-win Game 4 at home – leaving them staring at a 3-1 deficit no team in NBA history had ever overcome – somehow the Cleveland Cavaliers found a way to bounce back. Not once, not twice, but winning three games in a row to eventually crown themselves NBA champions. Resiliency in the context of my everyday job carries similar meaning.

David Brose

Profits Over Safety: Automakers Still Selling Vehicles with Defective Takata Airbags

At issue is Takata’s use of a compound called ammonium nitrate that acts like a propellant to create a small explosion that inflates the airbags in a crash. The chemical propellant is housed in a metal canister designed to contain the explosion. But, ammonium nitrate can deteriorate and become unstable over time or when it is exposed to moisture in high heat and humidity, causing the propellant to burn too fast; blow apart the metal canister; and send shrapnel into the necks and faces of vehicle occupants.

Brett Emison

The Right to an Impartial Jury

  The right to jury trial is preserved by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Here, in Missouri, the right to a jury trial is to “remain inviolate” (Art. 1, sec. 22(a)]. Our jury trial system is based […]