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Environmental and Policy Focus -Interior Department offers new rules for 'fracking': Los Angeles Times - May 16 -
The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on...more
Back in 2010, a media firestorm erupted when Toyota owners across the United States reported that their vehicles were accelerating suddenly out of their control. Toyota issued several recalls impacting millions of vehicles,...more
The attorneys representing Toyota (NYSE:TM) owners who claim that their vehicles are prone to sudden, unexplained acceleration today announced that Toyota has agreed to a settlement valued between $1.2 and $1.4 billion, which...more
Chicago taxis may seem annoying but studies of urban areas show that cabs reduce traffic congestion and allow some city dwellers the luxury of not owning an automobile....more
LEVICK Executive Vice President Gene Grabowski discusses the problems currently confronting American Airlines and outlines what the carrier can do to regain passenger confidence. American needs to address issues related to...more
Attorneys with consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman today announced that the firm has reached a settlement with Hyundai (KSE: 005380) that allows some owners to return defective vehicles if the company cannot repair them....more
In December 2011, Governor Corbett signed into law the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act ("Act 127") that expands the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's ("PUC" or "Commission") authority to enforce federal pipeline...more
With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more
Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more
A recent decision of the Commercial Court in London (handed down on 8 November 2011) has clarified the limits of a ship owner's obligation under the Conwartime 1993 clauses to obey his charterer's orders to navigate waters...more
New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident.
Eight people were injured when a New York City bound...more
Italian Antitrust Authority fines RyanAir for its pricing practices which provide for charging separately customers for credit card fees and flight check in.
The decision follows the trend of Antitrust Authority to...more
In This Issue:
US Import Policy; Tariffs and Import Restrictions; Preferential Duty Programs; Country of Origin; Classification; Procedures; Consumer Product Safety; and, Miscellaneous.
Excerpt from "US Import...more
Safety operating your motorcycle during wintertime is important due to hazardous weather. Much more precautions should be taken during this time due to icy conditions and a lower perception of what is around you. If you...more
Italian Antitrust Authority, with decision of 16th February 2011, has found that Expedia web site price display practices were in violation of consumer protection laws. The decision follows a trend by Italian enforcement...more
Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Illinois Personal Injury Attorney
The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 was introduced in May 2010 following a series of Toyota recalls caused by an unintended acceleration...more
2010 was a record year for voluntary automobile recalls. Over 20.3 million cars were recalled last year. The recall statistics were obtained from a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety...more
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE TARMAC DELAY REGULATIONS
On April 29, 2010, new federal aviation regulations were enacted which govern the protection of passengers when delays occur in airline travel. These regulations, which are...more
Toyota’s troubles with sudden acceleration have given rise to litigation seeking to hold the carmaker accountable. Pursuing these cases in the courtroom will require a smart strategy and the willingness to face a tough,...more
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for children ages 3 and older, and one contributing factor is that nearly 75% of child car seats aren’t installed or used properly.
Please see full article...more
When Brianne Haltom woke from a medically induced coma, she saw her husband's face and had a thousand questions buzzing in her head.
"I was like, 'Did we have a party?' He was like, 'No, you were in a wreck,' and it all came...more
Rob Ammons of the Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Guadalupe Montana a representative of the late Maria Guadalupe Cabello de Montana, killed after a tire defect caused her car to rollover. ...more
Rob Ammons of the Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rogelio Lomeli a representative of the late Yesmit Rodriguez and two minor children. Rodriguez was killed after a tire defect caused her car to rollover. ...more
Beginning September 1, all new school buses are required to be equipped with seatbelts. But it could be years before students in the area are forced to buckle up....more