Daily Archives: June 4, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Chinese Drywall Suit Settles for $80 Million

Plaintiffs in New Orleans have settled a lawsuit for $80 million against builders, suppliers and manufacturers who sold and installed defective drywall in houses across the south, ruining metal fixtures and causing health problems for residents. Chinese-made drywall eroded metal in houses and provoked short-term respiratory problems Manufacturer previously agreed to rebuild thousands of houses at a cost approaching $1 billion Consumer Product Safety Commission did not issue a recall, or conclusively link health problems to drywall   Fools Gold …

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Posted 5 years ago in Estate Planning by Josh Crank  
When You Can’t Trust Your Trustee

Establishing a trust fund with a family member as trustee is a common practice, but it works out best when the trustee doesn’t gamble away all the assets. Unfortunately, that’s allegedly what happened over the course of six years as 73-year-old Edna Sue Pate lost more than $93,000 of her grandson’s college trust fund at an Indiana casino. The grandson’s father became suspicious and filed suit when Pate ignored his attempts to reach her, and Pate was later arrested after …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Is Your Swimming Pool a Deathtrap?

Tragedy struck a Florida family last year when a fifteen-month old baby wandered outside the house and drowned in an unsecured backyard swimming pool. Unfortunately, as the summer pool season heats up this year, the child will be joined by countless others who die in preventable pool drownings. Ten people drown every day in the U.S., with toddlers at extra risk Most children drown in their own family’s pool Failing to properly secure pool opens owner to liability for accidents …

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