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Wrongful Death
June 1, 2010
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks Answers Concerning Foster Care Death

The parents of a three-year-old girl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that their daughter died as a result of negligence and abuse in the foster care system. The situation giving rise to the lawsuit began more than a year ago when Brittany Compton’s children were removed from her home. Compton and her husband were stationed […]

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Environmental Law
May 28, 2010
Tar Balls from BP Oil Spill wash ashore in Vermillion Parish

Unsettling results of tests on tar balls discovered by beach combers on Marsh Island and at Chenier au Tigre confirm the balls are from the BP Deepwater Horizon source, says Mark Shirley, an LSU Ag Center agent based in Abbeville. The state departments of Wildlife & Fisheries and Health & Hospitals closed the area off […]

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Environmental Law
May 27, 2010
Oil Spill Causes Air Quality and Environmental Concerns

It has now been more than a month since the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig, but the effects are just beginning to be felt by people along the Gulf Coast. In addition, to the contamination caused by oil beginning to touch land, there is also a great deal of concern about […]

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Products Liability
May 24, 2010
Chinese Drywall Cases May Affect Thousands of Homeowners

The combination of a thriving real estate market and a series of major hurricanes has led to another catastrophe. The use of Chinese drywall by construction companies and homeowners now appears to have caused products liability damages reaching far into the millions of dollars. There are currently several thousand Chinese drywall-related cases in progress, some […]

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Products Liability
Legislation seeks to outlaw drop-slide cribs

NEW YORK CITY – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to make cribs safer for infants. On Sunday, she outlined a new legislative initiative to ban the manufacture and sale of “drop-side cribs.” In some cases, the cribs’ drop-side can slide or detach, creating enough space to trap and suffocate an infant. At least 32 babies […]

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Products Liability
May 21, 2010
CPSC Recalls Target Product; Woven Trunk Can Injure Young Kids

Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of woven storage trunks sold by Target Corporation. The trunks pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Two children have been injured, one with crippling brain damage. The CPSC recall includes 350,000 woven storage trunks. They say the trunk’s lid can drop suddenly when it […]

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Environmental Law
May 20, 2010
Unprecedented Levels of Toxic Oil Dispersant in Gulf Cause Worry

The EPA told BP late yesterday that they had 24 hours to choose an alternate chemical dispersant that is less-toxic than the one they are currently applying by the hundreds-of-thousands of gallons in the Gulf of Mexico to try to break up the crude oil that is rising to the surface and spreading. BP has been trying […]

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Products Liability
May 19, 2010
Watersports Safety Requires USCG Approved Vests

Summertime is here.  Boating is a popular pastime.  Many enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, jetskiing and other water related activities.  To safely enjoy these activities – it is imperative to wear an approved United States Coast Guard Vest.  Choosing a vest that is not USCG approved might be fatal. On September 23, 2007, Adam Puckett was water […]

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Environmental Law
May 18, 2010
Lawsuit seeks to halt drilling at an even deeper BP site

From reports in the Texas Tribune and Houston Chronicle: A former safety consultant for BP asked a federal judge Monday to order the oil giant to cease drilling at its Atlantis platform in the Gulf, citing federal regulators’ failure to investigate potential dangers at the site — described by BP as the deepest off-shore well in the world. On […]

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Products Liability
Children’s Deaths Prompt Recall of Toy Dart Gun Sets Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores

WASHINGTON — The asphyxiation deaths of two boys prompted the government Monday to announce the recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said a 9-year-old boy in Chicago and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee died after they chewed on the one-inch, soft-plastic darts, which slipped into their throats. The small […]

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