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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by John McCarthy  
Children Engulfed in Flames by Exploding Gas Cans [Video]

  Millions of consumers in America own red plastic gas cans with a defect that causes them to explode in flames and immolate dozens of young children. The gas cans were made by Blitz USA and they lack a simple, inexpensive metal screen that arrests flames. Lawyers.com Supervising Producer John McCarthy reports that the company refused to make their gas cans safe. Instead Blitz USA went bankrupt and went to the press to blame the victims’ lawyers instead. The attacks …

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Homeowners Association Could Be Liable in Trayvon Martin’s Death

One big question at stake in the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin is whether Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws will shield Zimmerman from conviction, as well as subsequent civil action by Martin’s family. However, regardless of Zimmerman’s fate, the homeowners association in the gated community where Martin was killed could be liable for the teenager’s death. Zimmerman was the official watch captain for the neighborhood Questions abound about training and guidelines put forth by …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Anne Gallagher  
Lady Trucker Wins $10M in the Largest Slip-and-Fall Award Ever

The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict allowing a female truck driver who slipped and fell on spilled grease at a Greeley, CO,  Wal-Mart store to keep a nearly $10 million award.  On the second day of the original trial, 41-year old Holly Averyt’s lawyers found a city document backing up her claim that she fell at the site of a greasy spill at the big box store.  Until that point Wal-Mart had told jurors no spill had occurred.  …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Criminal Law Personal & Home Safety by Keith Ecker  
Peeping Landlord Attempts to Withhold Hidden Camera Evidence

Earlier this year, two women students were eager to leave Bulgaria for the summer and visit the U.S. They went through an agency to find employment and obtain the proper work visas. Meanwhile, a cafe operator in Tampa, Fla. was in search of new staff. He took the unorthodox approach of contacting the two women – Ralitsa Dzhambazova and Vanya Samokovareva – through Skype and Facebook prior to employing them at his eatery and providing them with an apartment. By …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal & Home Safety Personal Injury by Keith Ecker  
Teenager Cuffed and Beaten by School Cop over “Spirit Day” Costume

Thirteen-year-old Lennox Seaforth Jr. arrived at Drew Freeman Middle School on On Dec. 2, 2010, excited to show off his outfit for the school’s Spirit Week. During that week, the Prince George’s County public school elected to have a different theme for each day. Monday had been “Crazy Hat” day, while Tuesday had been “Dress for Success” day. That day’s theme was “70s and 80s,” which encouraged students, staff and faculty to dress in retro attire. For instance, one teacher …

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