“It makes me very angry – they didn’t do their jobs. I am surprised that it wasn’t investigated and also surprised that GM would allow faulty cars out on the road. They knew there was a problem, and they didn’t [...]
“I consider [trial by jury] as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
- Thomas Jefferson
That is high praise for the American civil justice system and [...]
It’s that time of year again. As the year draws to a close, it’s time for a brief look over the shoulder. These were the 10 posts you, the reader, enjoyed most this year (as least as measured by volume of readership).
I’ve mentioned before that my wife loves The Amazing Race. It really is a fun show to watch. Viewers get to watch entertaining challenges in some majestic parts of the world. If you’re not familiar with the show, contestants [...]
Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old from Texas, stole beer from Wal-Mart, got drunk, and crashed his father’s company pickup into two parked vehicles. Couch killed four people and injured nine. One of the people Couch injured suffered such [...]
Drinking and driving is no laughing matter. But, sometimes, humor or a prank can be an effective way to make a point. After all, the exaggeration is what makes a joke funny. But when the exaggeration is a deadly alcohol abuse problem, [...]
You might have noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I’ve been mostly absent from the blog since August. At our firm, we’re always busy with work. Clients come first. Blogging comes after. But these last few months, [...]
According to KidsAndCars.org, on average at least 50 children are injured in “backover” accidents each week. Of those injuries at least two are fatal. There are some 228 fatalities and over 17,000 injuries each year and the most [...]
Langdon & Emison is pleased to announce that Michael W. Manners has joined the firm as a partner. Mike has served for the previous 13 years as a trial judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit in Jackson County, Missouri. During his tenure [...]
The California Highway Patrol has concluded that a mechanical problem – a failure of the rear suspension system – led to the tragic fire that killed 5 nurses celebrating a wedding.
The catastrophic failure of the rear suspension [...]