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 [...]
Rush hour traffic was snarled in Kansas City last night when a Ford Explorer lost control and overturned. The crash highlights the Ford Explorer’s well-documented stability issues as well as the importance of child seats and safety [...]
The damage to the vehicle doesn’t look substantial. The impact occurred at only about 35 mph. But the seat designed by Johnson Controls (“JCI”) failed, which paralyzed Dzemila Heco and a Vermont jury awarded $43 million [...]
Speeding deaths have climbed as attention has been focused on other critical issues like distracted driving and drunk driving. Safety advocates say the US must put renewed emphasis on slowing down teen drivers.
I remember doing it. [...]
Do campaign contributions play a role in judicial outcomes? 76% of voters and 46% of judges think so. New empirical data confirms the suspicion, especially when the contributions come from large business interests. As Dylan Matthews at [...]
I've not always lived what many would consider to be an "active" lifestyle. "Relaxed" is likely how most would describe my activity level until just under a year ago. Last summer, with baby no. 2 on the way, I [...]
The Boston bombing tragedy, distracted driving, & Red Bull. You wouldn't think these three things would have anything in common, but we've learned that this strange confluence ultimately resulted in the killing of one terrorist [...]