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Brett Emison

The Best Time To Talk With Your Child About Abduction Danger? Now

  Many of us in the Midwest – Missouri, in particular – are shocked and saddened and outraged at the abduction and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens.   I’m sickened and outraged… and, like many parents I’ve [...]
Brett Emison

Capital One: In Your Wallet… and At Your House… or Work

  Capital One is drawing ire and fire from a recent contract update sent to cardholders.  The revised contract permits Capital One to harass customers by virtually any means and at any time Capital One pleases. From the LA Times: The [...]
Brett Emison

Congressman Ike Skelton, Dies at 81

Image Source: Facebook It’s with a heavy heart that I learned that former Congressman Ike Skelton passed away this evening.  It was just two weeks ago that Ike was at a bookstore across the street from our office signing copies of his [...]
Brett Emison

Breach of Confidence: J.K. Rowling’s Lawyers Outed Her Identity

J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series of books and then movies, made worldwide headlines again recently when it was revealed that she had authored another novel under a pseudonym.  Who was the leaker?  Her lawyers. “A [...]
Brett Emison

Just A Few Pounds Raise Health Risks

Did you overindulge at the 4th of July bar-b-que?  New research says those extra pounds may be worse for your health than you might imagine. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, showed that just a single-unit increase in Body Mass Index [...]
Brett Emison

$1 Billion Toyota Sudden Acceleration Settlement: Admission of Defect?

On Wednesday, Toyota agreed to pay between $1.1 to $1.4 billion to some Toyota owners related to defects that enable Toyota's electronic throttle controls to cause sudden unintended acceleration events in which the vehicles can run out [...]
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

Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: August 10, 2012

Check out these legal, safety, and other news headlines that caught my attention this week: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking [Mat Honan at Wired Magazine H/T Evan Schaeffer at Beyond the Underground] Wherein [...]
Brett Emison

Missouri Senate Votes To Destroy Non-Partisan Court Plan

The Missouri Senate voted last Thursday to destroy the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan, injecting politics into a legal system that should be determined on merit, facts, and law. The Missouri Plan – a plan in which judges are selected [...]
Brett Emison

Quinn on Glee Return: Texting And Driving Dumbest Thing I Ever Did

Glee's winter cliffhanger left the audience wondering what happened to Quinn after her texting and driving crash at the end of the episode. Some leaks from the set raised questions about what the consequences might be for Quinn after [...]