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Tesla Targeted in Autonomous Car Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb |

In a recent lawsuit, a Florida resident was doing 80 mph on a highway when a stopped vehicle “suddenly appeared” in his lane. The man crashed into the back of the vehicle and proceed to sue Tesla for a failure of their autonomous driving AI. The car had stalled in the lane that he… Read More »

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Natural Gas Explosion Levels Pennsylvania Home

By Alan Goldfarb |

The wife of a Pennsylvania utility worker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honeywell International among other defendants. A Pennsylvania homeowner reported an odd smell coming from his home and sought the aid of the gas company to come and look at it. What resulted was a tragedy that not only cost a… Read More »

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Class Action Takes on E-Scooter Companies

By Alan Goldfarb |

You can’t sue a company for a product that annoys a great segment of the population, but, you can sue a company for creating an unsafe product that creates foreseeable injuries or deploying the product in an unsafe way. That is precisely what California attorneys are attempting to do as they take on the… Read More »

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Birth Control Device Linked to Serious Injuries

By Alan Goldfarb |

The birth-control device Mirena is the target of a number of lawsuits. The most recent one is being filed in New York. A Tennessee woman claims that she experienced intracranial pressure as a result of having the device installed and suffered various injuries as a result of that pressure. The device, manufactured by Bayer,… Read More »

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Is Florida a “Judicial Hellhole”?

By Alan Goldfarb |

Florida has been called a “judicial hellhole” and a recent report from Florida Watchdog argues that Florida’s “flawed” tort laws cost the state nearly $12 billion annually in lost productivity. Florida Watchdog is a product of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity which publishes investigative reports that seek to shine a light… Read More »

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Supreme Court Upholds Liability in Lead Paint Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb |

A lead paint lawsuit out of California made it all the way to the Supreme Court where the findings of every other judge who heard the case were upheld. Among the defendants were Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra, and other subsidiaries of Valhi Inc. In their defense, the $1.1 billion verdict was a bit steep for your… Read More »

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Contractors in FIU Bridge Collapse Fined for Safety Violations

By Alan Goldfarb |

The contractors who designed the FIU bridge that collapsed killing 6 people and injured 9 others have been cited by federal authorities for rampant workplace and safety violations. On top of likely being on the hook for millions of dollars in wrongful death lawsuits and other injury settlements, the construction companies that employed the… Read More »

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Deadly FIU bridge suffered from design flaws, feds say

By Alan Goldfarb |

By Andres Viglucci And Nicholas Nehamas November 15, 2018 12:36 PM Updated November 15, 2018 07:26 PM Design flaws led to cracking in a critical portion of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed during construction earlier this year, federal investigators conclude in a brief update issued Thursday. The two-page report by the… Read More »

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Riviera Police the Target of Car Accident Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb |

The Riviera Beach police department has been targeted in a negligence lawsuit after chasing an SUV that ran a stop sign early in 2017. The man injured, Domonique Washington, was left with permanent brain damage and other severe life-altering injuries. Washington, who had recently celebrated the birth of his son, was a personal trainer… Read More »

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Florida Man Sues Merck & Co. Alleging a Vaccine Caused His Injuries

By Alan Goldfarb |

A Florida man who claims the shingles vaccination, Zostavax, actually gave him shingles. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox in children, the herpes zoster virus. As children, we get chickenpox and our immune system adapts, fighting it off. The virus, however, hides in our nerves and can remain dormant for… Read More »

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