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November 2010 Archives

Officials Use Sniff Test to Determine Safety of Gulf Seafood

Even though the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was greater than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the seafood testing measures in the Gulf of Mexico are less rigorous than the testing measures after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. Despite the lower testing hurdle, officials say the contamination risk of eating seafood remains low.

Deadly Car Crash is Reminder of Product Liability Issues for Toyota

A deadly automobile accident involving a 2008 Toyota Camry has raised questions over Toyota's system for repairing vehicles that have been the subject of recalls. The Toyota Camry that was involved in the accident was subject to three recalls and it is not clear what the cause of the accident was.

Parents of Deceased Son Sue Four Loko in Possible Product Liability Suit

The parents of a 20-year-old Florida State University student who died after he consumed three cans of the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko are suing the product's company Phusion Projects LLC in a possible product liability suit. Drinking three cans of Four Loko is the equivalent of drinking 18 light beers and 6 cups of coffee.

Front Car Passenger Seats Subject of Product Liability Case

Front car passenger seats and the ability of the seats to collapse during a rear-end accident was the issue in a recent product liability case where a five-year-old suffered permanent injury after a front driver's seat collapsed. According to the young girl's attorney, dozens of children have been injured because of the collapse of front driver and passenger seats.

Potential Product Liability Concerns Dismissed by Fed Inspectors

Food and Drug Administration scientists who allege they were pressured by their managers to approve medical devices believed to deliver an overdose of radiation have had their harassment claim dismissed. Along with the dismissal of the scientists' claim against their managers are the concerns of possible product liability issues for new CT scanners.

Michael Jackson's Father's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Will Go to State Court

A federal judge on Monday said that he lacked the authority to hear the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson. The case was dismissed from federal court because Joe Jackson's attorney agreed to drop a portion of the case that related to federal law. The remaining issues of the case are governed by state law and will be heard in a state court in California.

Teenager's Death from Hit-and-Run Accident Unsolved After 10 Years

It has been 10 years since a driver hit and killed a Pearl River, Louisiana couple's son. The driver who committed the accident and wrongful death has never come forward, and investigators do not believe that they will ever be able to arrest anyone for the incident because of a lack of evidence. The young man's death was ruled an accident but his parents believe the teenager was murdered.

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