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In December 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of nearly 23,000 crib and toddler bed mattresses that were sold in 2016. The mattresses, which were manufactured by a company called Dream On Me, were found to be outside of the federal mattress flammability regulations.
Bankruptcy During Tax Time—Can You Keep Your Refund? For many taxpayers, an annual refund is an important part of financial planning for the entire year. This can make it difficult to plan for bankruptcy. Tax refunds can be an asset subject to the liquidation powers of the bankruptcy court. However: with careful planning, a tax refund can be protected from the bankruptcy court, ...
I don’t know about you, but as a student, I relished the day when my life was not judged by a number (i.e. grades). Then at some point in my early adulthood, it hit me that my life will forever be judged by a number: my credit score. The State of Credit Experian just released statistics this week on the State of Credit Scores in 2017. Credit scores overall were higher as was debt.
Takata sold defective airbags for years. We believe the Japanese airbag supplier knew its products were defective at least as early as 2002 or 2004. There is evidence that they falsified test data and discussed how to cover their tracks. The right thing to do would have to alert regulators and dealers and warn the public.
Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercise. It can help to reduce stress, increase long-term health, and it’s a positive environmental option to take instead of driving your car. While there are many benefits to walking, one danger to be aware of is heavy traffic, especially distracted drivers.
Opioid abuse in Georgia and elsewhere has claimed thousands of lives. The new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia has promised a tough approach to the problem. A report in the Newnan Times-Herald noted that while the illegal use of prescription painkillers is falling, synthetic fentanyl and heroin have grown in popularity among drug users. BJay Pak, who took over as U.S.
Permanent hearing loss caused by another person’s negligence. Has a recent injury caused deafness or permanent loss of hearing? Our Dallas attorneys can help evaluate the strength of your claim, give advice, and explain your options moving forward. Call us for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313. Many of us don’t think about how important our sense of hearing is until something happens to it.
A class action lawsuit filed against several promoters details the sudden rise and fall of BitConnect. If the cryptocurrency start up’s figures are correct, almost $2.5 billion of investor monies was wiped out in just a few hours. The meteoric rise and subsequent crash of BitConnect highlights the dangers in cryptocurrency investing.
As cars get older they become more prone to accidents if they are not properly maintained. When a car breaks down on a busy highway like the interstates around Atlanta, drivers and passengers can be placed in danger. Here are seven most dangerous on your car that you ignore at your peril. Common car dangers 1 The Timing Belt The timing belt will snap if you don’t replace it.
Commercial vehicles are a vital part of our national economy. Flatbeds and semi-trucks haul everything from furniture to produce, and tankers transport petroleum from Houston’s many refineries out to the rest of the country, allowing people to enjoy a high standard of living. However, commercial vehicles are also quite dangerous.
Richard Johnson Parents, do not despair. You have rights and no longer need to choose between your career and your children. In this piece for BC Parent Newsmagazine, human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson provid ...
By nature, construction work is a dangerous occupation. Exposure to heavy machinery, moving objects, and extreme heights can all lead to serious injuries. One of the most common dangers on a construction site is a fall hazard from a dangerous height. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that any worker who is suspended from six feet or higher must u ...
If you have ever been driving along the highway at night and pulled up next to a car that is emitting a white-blue light from the drivers’ side window, beware. There is a good chance that the driver is looking at a screen and not at the road. Distracted driving is a major problem on the roads today, and results in approximately nine deaths every single day in the United States.
Every parent is nervous when they hand over the keys to a new teenage driver. Parents know that teenage drivers are inexperienced and do not always appreciate risks as well as adults. Teens may engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel—and not know what to do when they start to lose control of a car.
When you are in a car accident that was caused by another driver, it seems obvious that you would file a claim against that person to have their insurance take care of any damages or injuries you suffered. But, what if the other driver is your friend, or worse, your family member? Filing a car accident claim against friends or family can seem difficult, or even impossible to do.