See what others are saying — Legal and safety news of interest from around the internet:
- Minnesota man sues Groupon over expiration dates [Amy Forliti at the Chicago Tribune] Man claims Groupon’s discounts are deceptive and illegal because Groupon and its retail partners knows many customers won’t use the certificates before they expire and "many customers are left with nothing, despite having already paid for the particular service or product."
- 3 more sue Massey over deadly WVa mine explosion [AP via Washington Post] Families of two miners killed in the Massey Upper Big Branch Mine explosion and another man who survived it have filed suit against Massey Energy. [More on the Massey West Virginia Mine Explosion]
- Study: Even "BPA-Free" Plastics Leach Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals [Bryan Walsh at Time Magazine] Plastic containers and linings — especially those used in food containers — often leach chemicals into the surrounding environment. Some of those chemicals like BPA and phthalates may do strange things to the body. [More on BPA Dangers]
- 21 Priests Suspended in Philadelphia [Katharine Q. Seelye at NYT] Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced it had suspended 21 priests from active ministry in connection with accusations that involved sexual abuse or otherwise inappropriate behavior with minors.
- Group files Medicaid ethics complaint against NY Gov. Cuomo [Michael Gormley at AP via MSNBC] A national advocacy group filed an ethics complaint accusing NY Governor Cuomo and his political appointees of violating NY state ethics rules in recommending caps on medical malpractice awards. [More via the Pop Tort] [More on Tort Reform and your 7th Amendment Rights]
- Intruder Calls 911, Afraid Homeowner May Have Gun [Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy] Intruder was in bathroom taking a shower when homeowner returned. He locked himself in bathroom when confronted by homeowner and called for help. [More at CNN]
- Call your Legislator and Protect your rights! [S.E. Farris at St. Louis Injury Lawyers Blog] Workers’ rights are under attack in Missouri. The MO legislature is considering restrictions on worker rights and opening the door to workplace discrimination by restricting the rights of whistleblowers and others in the workplace (HB 205 and SB 188).
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Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.