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Feb
20

KIDS PRODUCTS GETTING SAFER OVERALL, BUT SOME UNSAFE ITEMS REMAIN

When it comes to the safety of children’s products, there is good news to report and there is bad news. In 2011, the number of children’s items designated as dangerous products and subsequently recalled, dropped an astonishing 24 percent from the previous year. However, there…

Feb
6

YASMIN BIRTH-CONTROL LAWSUITS SETTLE FOR $110 MILLION

In the first resolution over cases involving Yasmin birth-control pills, Bayer, Germany’s largest drug manufacturer will pay at least $110 million to settle over 500 product liability lawsuits alleging that the drug caused blood clots and wrongful death. This amounts to approximately $220,000 per case…

Feb
3

New Technology Could Prevent Car Accidents Caused by Texting

Just a few years ago, drivers did not have to worry about distracted people behind the wheel, texting and driving at the same time. However with the advancement of technology, more and more drivers are getting into car accidents because they were too…

Nov
12

Former Leader of Milwaukee School Charged with Mail Fraud

The former executive administrator of a Milwaukee voucher school has been charged with five counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. If convicted, the 39-year-old man could face several years in prison for the federal charges even with the expert…

Nov
11

Milwaukee man faces three years in prison for voting illegally

A Milwaukee man has been charged earlier this month with one count of felony election fraud. In the state of Wisconsin, it is illegal for an individual serving a sentence for a felony crime to vote in any election. A felon must have…

Nov
5

Brain scans claim to identify potential criminals before they break the law

Criminal psychology researchers have long linked a mental health condition referred to as antisocial personality disorder to law-breaking behaviors. People diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder typically exhibit a chronic tendency to manipulate or abuse other people without showing what is considered a ‘normal’…

Oct
23

Experimental Treatment Helps Athlete Walk Again

Researchers reported last week that a 25-year-old Portland man who has been paralyzed from the chest down since 2006 took a few steps thanks to a revolutionary experimental treatment. The former Oregon State University baseball player sustained his spinal cord injury in a…

Oct
19

Learning About Assumption of Risk

Many people in this country have heard legal terms of art during their lifetime. When someone mentions a phrase, such as “assumption of the risk,” what comes to mind? For many Jersey City residents, images of sporting events often come to mind. Last…

Oct
11

Milwaukee Man Killed in Fatal Car Accident with a Motorcycle

A Milwaukee man was killed as a result of an early-morning car accident involving a motorcycle on Sunday. The crash occurred at the intersection of the Miller Parkway and West National Avenue at around 2:34 a.m. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. According to the Milwaukee…

Oct
11

STUDY SHOWS INCREASED RISK OF FATAL CRASH FOR THE ELDERLY

A recent study released by a national research group and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shows that elderly drivers have a surprisingly high crash and fatality rate. The number of elderly drivers is predicted to triple in the next…