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Setting the Table - The FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Rule: What Warehouse Leaders Need to Know

Although the FDA has characterized the risk of food contamination during transportation as “low,” a proposed FDA regulation, entitled “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food” will impose new restrictions which all...more

Automobile Technology- Set to Change the Face of Liability Litigation

Google recently announced its first truly driverless vehicle. Google’s vehicle allows an individual to “drive” a car while never touching the steering wheel. It is completely autonomous. It is sure to be the first of many...more

Expect tort potholes for self-driving cars

While self-driving cars have the potential to significantly reduce auto accidents and injuries, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles do not fit neatly into the current motor vehicle and insurance regulatory regimes....more

To Hell With “Oh, Hell, Why Not” – The Fifth Circuit en banc Reverses Estis v. McBride Well Service, L.L.C.

In a much anticipated ruling, the Fifth Circuit en banc has reversed the original panel ruling in Estis v. McBride Well Service, L.L.C., 731 F.3d 505 (5th Cir. 2013), which sent shockwaves through the maritime bar and...more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reverses Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal of International Air Crash Case, But Don’t Equate Pennsylvania...

United States courts facing forum non conveniens (FNC) motions, at least with respect to lawsuits arising out of air crashes that occur outside of the United States, seem to fall into two distinct camps: Cook County,...more

Aviation Defendants Contend with Challenges to Federal Jurisdiction

- An aircraft manufacturer's ability to remove a case to federal court based on admiralty jurisdiction involved consideration of whether "injury became inevitable" while the aircraft was still over water. ...more

HBSS Secures $1.4 Billion Settlement in Toyota SUA Case

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

Automotive Quarterly - 3rd Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - VOLVO AGREES TO $1.5 MILLION LATE DEFECT REPORTING PENALTY. LARGER PENALTIES ON THE HORIZON. by Richard A. Wilhelm: NHTSA’s safety defect reporting regulations require manufacturers of motor...more

Automotive Recall = Prudentially Moot?

In Winzler v. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., ---F.3d---, No. 10-4151, 2012 WL 2236624 (10th Cir. June 18, 2012), a car owner brought a putative class action against Toyota, alleging an engine defect. At the same time,...more

Train and Railroad Workers at Risk from Asbestos Exposure

Railroad employees who worked onboard trains or in a railyard may be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Research has found that railroad workers are significantly...more

Deal in the works to keep Avondale Shipyard open past 2013

Several media sources in the New Orleans area have reported that a deal is in the works to keep the nearby Avondale Shipyards open past its proposed 2013 closure date. According to a story published by Fox News 8, the deal...more

Investigation Shows New Chicago Transportation Authority Cars Defective

Last year the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) introduced a shiny, brand new fleet of trains for the “L” track. This was the first time, in a number of decades, that the CTA had upgraded Chicago’s public transportation...more

Newsletter # 2 - Summer/Fall 2011

The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of "Updates"....more

When is an Animation Your Best Option?

Computer Animations can be successfully used in a variety of legal settings. Bring your judge or jury to the scene without them ever leaving the courtroom. You control what your audience sees; keeping their focus on your...more

Fasten Your Seatbelt: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Federal Seatbelt Regulation Does Not Preempt State Law Tort Suit

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held in Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 562 U.S. __ (2011), that federal regulations do not preempt a claim for design defect based on the failure to provide lap-and-shoulder belts...more

Motor Vehicle Safety Act May Be Closer to Implementation

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

EMS Helicopter Crash Litigation

With names like "Angel Flight," "Mercy Flight," and "Life Flight," the EMS helicopter companies market themselves as indispensible life-savers. This article talks about why the industry's accident rate is unacceptably high,...more

Judge Allows Class Action Lawsuit to Proceed Against Toyota

There has been an onslaught of lawsuits against Toyota in recent years due to design flaws with some of its vehicles. Most recently, two auto product liability lawsuits were filed in August 2010 against Toyota in which the...more

Air Bags May Have Failed In Hundreds Of Fatal Accidents

Here’s a disturbing report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as reported by WSMV-TV in Nashville. According to the television station, an internal memo at NHTSA estimates that air bags failed in 576...more

After an accident: How a lawyer can help you

If you get into an accident, one of the first things you have to decide is whether to use a Car Accident Attorney, or whether to make a claim against the wrong-doer and his/her insurance company yourself. For a number of...more

Taking On Toyota

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

Crash Survivor: "Air Bag Didn't Help Me"

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

Tire Defect Attorney Files Lawsuit Against General Motors After Woman Killed in Car Rollover

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

Tire Defect Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company After Woman Killed in Car Roll Over

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

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