In a surprise decision, the jury hearing the case of Justin Smith, a dog owner in Cass County, Michigan whose dog was accused of mauling two young children and their grandmother, was found not guilty. After a three-day trial, the six-person jury unanimously found that Smith’s dog was not involved in the attack. Smith had
Parking lots can be very dangerous places. With so many vehicles and so many people walking around, it’s very easy for accidents to happen and for people to get hurt. But what happens when a person is injured because of a dangerous condition of the parking lot? Many types of personal injury lawsuits involve the
On the morning of January 20, 2017, three-year-old Lilliana Kerr and her twin sister were brought to St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, where the girls were enrolled in a Head Start program. In the school’s gymnasium, several fold-out cafeteria-style tables are built into the walls. When the tables are folded
People in today’s workforce have the benefit of having numerous laws and government organizations to help protect your right to work in a safe and healthy environment. While we now have organizations like OSHA to fight against unsafe workplaces and workers’ comp to help injured workers, it’s important to remember that those things haven’t always
When we talk about dangerous products, we’re often talking about items that are designed in a way that makes them more dangerous than they need to be or are made with components that are prone to failing and making a product dangerous. There are federal safety regulations clothing manufacturers have to meet to be able
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Amtrak has recently agreed to pay $265 million to settle claims related to a 2015 train derailment that killed 8 people and injured 200 others. The settlement is one of the largest railway accident settlements in history. It is just $30 million below the cap of $295 million for such accidents. This settlement is noteworthy
With national outrage still going strong over the water crisis in Flint, one thing millions of people want to know is what’s going to be done to help those who have been injured by drinking the city’s lead-contaminated water. Tens of thousands of Flint residents were stuck with drinking water that contained dangerous levels of
James R. Hausman had been enjoying a leisurely cruise on board the M/S/ Amsterdam, owned by Holland America Lines (HAL), in November 2011 when his trip suddenly took a turn for the worse after he was rammed by an automatic sliding glass door, injuring him. He sued the cruise line for his injuries and his
The sentencing trial for Farid Fata, the disgraced Detroit-area oncologist who pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud in 2014, has begun. The trial began on Monday, July 6, 2015 and is expected to last for several days. Farid Fata ran Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, which had seven locations throughout the Metro Detroit area,
Randall Miller, director of the now-scrapped film Midnight Rider, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter over the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones was killed in February 2014 while the crew was trying to film a dream sequence on a train trestle when a train came down the tracks unexpectedly. Miller also pleaded guilty
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