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Products Liability
February 2, 2015
Sunbeam recalls defective heater that sprays hot oil

The Sunbeam Corporation has issued a recall affecting anyone in Louisiana who purchased a product they manufactured that has been shown to be defective. Their Holmes brand of space heaters has been demonstrated to be capable of malfunctioning and spraying hot oil during ordinary use. This has the capacity to be extremely dangerous and damaging […]

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Products Liability
January 6, 2015
FDA limited in efforts to ban powdered caffeine

Residents in Louisiana may be familiar with caffeine sources such as coffee or energy drinks. However, they may not be aware of a potentially dangerous form of caffeine that is created in a lab and sold online. While caffeine is only mildly addictive and safe in moderate doses, powdered caffeine can be deadly. Despite this […]

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Products Liability
January 2, 2015
Keurig recalls more than 6.6 million coffee makers

Louisiana consumers should be aware that on Dec. 23, Keurig recalled approximately 6.6 million coffee makers in the United States. According to the company, the beverage brewers can overheat, causing burning liquid to be spilled during the brewing process. The company stated that it received approximately 200 reports regarding burning liquid spills from the model […]

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Products Liability
December 8, 2014
New Study Shows Scooters Are A Most Dangerous Toy

Louisiana parents may be surprised to learn that the most dangerous toy on the market is the popular, sleek foot-powered scooter. A new study published in Clinical Pediatrics in December found that the rate of toy-related injuries spiked 40 percent between the years of 1990 and 2011, with a sharp increase immediately following the release […]

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Products Liability
November 24, 2014
What is the Louisiana lemon law?

Like many other states, Louisiana has a lemon law in place to protect consumers who purchase vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include passenger and commercial vehicles that require registration, watercraft and all-terrain vehicles, and the drive train and chassis of motor homes that are sold in the state and are still under warranty. Consumers […]

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Products Liability
November 4, 2014
Levee Authority Reaches $50,000 Settlement With 2 Companies

On Oct. 31, a settlement was reached between the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and two oil companies from Houston. The oil companies had previously been named as defendants in a lawsuit that was filed against 97 different oil, gas and pipeline companies. After agreeing to settle for $50,000, Chroma Operating Inc. and White Oak […]

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Products Liability
August 13, 2014
Levee authority claims Act 544 is invalid

Claiming that oil and gas companies caused major damage to sections of the coast that previously provided protection against storm surges, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East filed a lawsuit in July 2013. The defendants are 97 different companies. Recent reports suggest that the defendants are attempting to kill the lawsuit by citing […]

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Products Liability
July 30, 2014
Case Against Oil Companies Shifts Focus To SB469

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East must contend with SB469, recently signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal, if it hopes to continue in its quest to hold oil and gas companies accountable for damage to wetlands. Supposedly, the new law strips the SLFPA-E of its authority to sue the companies. A former chair of […]

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Products Liability
July 17, 2014
Dialysis unit malfunction involved in wrongful death suit

The wife of a man who died after using a home dialysis machine filed a lawsuit in Louisiana on June 10. The suit maintains that the unit he was given was not working properly and that the health care company who provided it did not respond appropriately. The suit is asking for compensatory damages related […]

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Products Liability
July 7, 2014
Japanese automakers recall cars due to airbags

Three Japanese automakers recently issued recalls affecting vehicles in Louisiana and other southern states known for their humid climates. The automakers, Honda, Mazda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3 million vehicles because of the possibility that high absolute humidity might cause their airbags to explode. The automakers announced the recalls on June 23. Reportedly, Takata […]

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