Category: General

Children and Waivers of Liability

Summer is coming and with it summer activities for children. Sports, swimming lessons, summer camp are just some of the fun things our children like to do in the summer. As parents, we are presented with waivers, disclaimers, release of liability forms, and other similarly named documents. In these documents we agree not to sue [..]

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Pottery Barn Kids Crib Bumpers Recalled

This recall involves about 12,000 Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012. The cotton bumpers are padded and fit standard cribs. Lambs in grass and lambs with trees are embroidered on the interior and exterior of the bumpers. They were available in the colors pink, blue and ivory/oatmeal. Model [..]

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Keep Americans Safe from Deadly Products

Congress is rushing through legislation that would give handouts to corporations that knowingly exposed millions of Americans to the deadly toxin asbestos. In a previous House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, Chairman Spencer Bachus promised to hear from victims who oppose this bill. That request has not been fulfilled. H.R. 982, the “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act [..]

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Tort Tax: IRS has published final rules to determine whether certain income that is the result of personal physical injuries or physical sickness is taxable

Money from personal injury suits are not subject to a tort tax. Damages received as a result of a lawsuit are made to compensate victims for injury. Furthermore, these damages are designed to make the victim whole again, not as a form of enrichment that should be taxed as income. This is true regardless of [..]

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Laceration Hazard: Blount International Recalls Replacement Blades Used with Ariens Lawnmowers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Blount International, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. About 950 units of OregonĀ® Replacement Lawnmower [..]

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Rail Safety Improvement Act Faces Resistance from Railroad Companies

The Rail Safety Improvement Act was passed in late 2008 soon after a Chatsworth, California train disaster caused 25 deaths and 135 injuries. This Act mandated a $13 billion project which calls for installation of a technology known as Positive Train Control, which automatically brakes trains which are about to collide or derail. This legislation [..]

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Keep Your Baby Safe While Sleeping

Below are three of the most important rules you should follow in order to keep your baby safe in their crib. 1. Use Safe Sleepwear Pajamas should be flame resistant and fit snuggly. Pajamas also should not include ribbons or drawstrings. All buttons and snaps should be firmly buttoned in order to prevent them from [..]

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